Friday, February 27th 2009

Pioneer Announces 8x Blu-Ray Writer

Pioneer Europe today unveiled its latest Blu-ray writer, the BDR-203BK, that's capable of writing at 8x speeds on Singe and Dual Layer BR-R discs. The BDR-203BK with black bezel will be available on an OEM basis from February 2009. It will cost around €250. Full specs follow below.


Specifications

Source: Pioneer
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10 Comments on Pioneer Announces 8x Blu-Ray Writer

#2
ZoneDymo
Damn it, why do these stupid things cost that much?
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#3
DanishDevil
by: ZoneDymo
Damn it, why do these stupid things cost that much?
Because they can.
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#4
kylew
I don't think I like the idea of a singed disc :D

At the moment, I find bluray to be completely restictive as a viable backup method due to the extortionate costs of the writable media for them, the 8X discs are going to make that even worse.
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#5
HossHuge
with the world economy in such dire straits, people will wait even longer to switch
to blu-ray
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#6
Silverel
Still not as fast as a decent HDD. Cheaper and faster to buy a couple 1TB drives than a BD-ROM and a stack of discs.
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#7
IcrushitI
by: Silverel
Still not as fast as a decent HDD. Cheaper and faster to buy a couple 1TB drives than a BD-ROM and a stack of discs.
Right on the money.
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#8
timta2
Although I'm not yet interested in burning Blu-Ray, you really can't go wrong with Pioneer optical devices. I can't wait until the price of media comes down.
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#9
PCpraiser100
by: ZoneDymo
Damn it, why do these stupid things cost that much?
Does it seem obvious? Electronics with new technologies are always pricier than our current generation of electronics. In other words, BluRay is a new technology that is being attempted to push the price into the consumer range. If it's too much for you, get a BluRay Reader for just over $100 if that makes you feel better :D
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#10
silkstone
True i remember when i got my first cd-writer. i think it was 2-speed and it cost about 150pounds! I made the money back on it tho ;)
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