New 12x Blu Ray writer - Pioneer BDR-205 $229 + 15.95 S/H

The new 12x writer for BD from Pioneer - the BDR-205, see this site for info about drive - also you can goggle it, for supported media list:

http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/pdf/bdr-s05j.pdf

This drive is $229 + $15.95 (for contenental US) S/H at Videoguys:

http://www.videoguys.com/Item/Pioneer+BDR-205+12x+Blu-ray+Disc-DVD-CD+Writer+/530323254424.aspx

Happy burning - look at the media list for overspeeding of popular media, IMPRESSIVE.:bigsmile:

NewEgg has then now slightly cheaper I believe

Yo Hef-

When making a post like [B]^[/B] - It is customary in this forum to also provide the [B][I]link[/I][/B] to help others get to the right product fast-eh!!

the problem with blu-ray burners is not the price of the drives but the price of the recordable discs. because they could give you a free blu-ray burner and it would almost be useless until the recordable media becomes reasonably priced. reasonable as in around 1 dollar a disc or cheaper.

With Verbatim DL media not even $1 each how do you consider >$1 for a Blank BD-R disc unreasonable?

I personally have scoured over eBay deals for the past few months and have gotten 100’s (yes 100’s) of BD-R discs for well <$2 each.

This is not crap media either I am talking either 2x or 6x TDK.

I do understand your comments but with DL media still highly overpriced I just can’t see BD media dropping that much very soon.

[QUOTE=bigmike7;2461468]Yo Hef-

When making a post like ^ - It is customary in this forum to also provide the link to help others get to the right product fast-eh!![/QUOTE]

bigmike7:

I said the same thing the hef where he listed the newegg deal; he is just starting -I think - he didn’t list a link there either -THANKS bigmike- eh? :wink:


NBR:
Mega DETH has a reply for you which I concur with - also consider the much greater data capacity of a BD SL or DL disc, and also the fact that the distance between tracks is much tighter - hence harder to make a quality media disc for BD. These two facts also play a part in the expense of BD - and it’s actual value relitive to other storage formats.


[QUOTE=MegaDETH;2461757]With Verbatim DL media not even $1 each how do you consider >$1 for a Blank BD-R disc unreasonable?

I personally have scoured over eBay deals for the past few months and have gotten 100’s (yes 100’s) of BD-R discs for well <$2 each.

This is not crap media either I am talking either 2x or 6x TDK.

I do understand your comments but with DL media still highly overpriced I just can’t see BD media dropping that much very soon.[/QUOTE]

Mega DETH:

:iagree::flower:too much - why complain - do something maybe. IMO:bigsmile:


Link to a little better deal now, cheaper w/free shipping:
http://club.myce.com/f58/pioneer-bdr-205bks-oem-newegg-219-99-w-powerdvd8-1-verb-bd-4x-disc-303931/
As far as expensive BD media goes, it is a lot cheaper now and you can get a decent deal if you look for one, search cdfreaks, smartimports.net often has good deals and so does ebay.
Also, go to videohelp.com for BDRebuilder: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/BD_Rebuilder
My buddy lent me a copy of Casino Royale the he processed with BDRebuilder and burned to a DVD5 disc (called a BD5) and it was unbelievable how good it came out. It is a compress BD file and it was 95% as good as the original. I was blown away. It looked better than some bluray movies that I bought in the store. You can also burn to a DL DVD9 (called a BD9) and it is indistinguishable from the original. No need to buy BD discs if you don’t want to.

Does anybody know the difference between P/N: BDR-205BK tested here:


and P/N: BDR-205BKS discussed here:

and sold here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129051&Tpk=BDR-205BKS

I think they are the same. I believe the BK just mean black and the S I’m guessing is SATA.

As I compared the sites offering BDR-205BK and BDR-205BKS the only difference that I have noticed was that BDR-205BKS included software CD “Cyberlink BD Solution”. So maybe “S” stands for the software but I cannot confirm it.