Pioneer unveils Blu-ray PC burner and initial pricing in Taiwan

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#1

I just posted the article Pioneer unveils Blu-ray PC burner and initial pricing in Taiwan.

At a
press conference in Taipei on April 25, Pioneer unveiled its BDR-101A. This internal model Blu-ray disc burner for the PC is aimed at the professional user though and not even your …

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#2

And without CD burning … stupid.


#3

This drive is waaay over priced… At the most this should be a 500 dollar drive… The DVDR writing specs r weak also… 8x please… for 1000 dollars it should blow me too…


#4

the BD format are only shooting themselves in the foot if they think people are going to fork out that kind of money for their drives. HD-DVD is going to win this one if they keep their cost low as they did so far.
[edited by swifty7 on 27.04.2006 22:49]


#5

The price is always going to be high for the first next-generation product. As competition increases, it drives the cost down. This is why anti-monopoly policies exist. For a Blu-ray burner that will be competition and supports CD Burning, look at this Benq. http://cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/Details.aspx?NewsId=16952


#6

Well, $995 is not bad for the first round. DVD burners cost 2-3 times that much seven years ago. Give the price 12-18 months to come down to reasonable levels.