Pioneers next Blu Ray Writer

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#1

The BDR-205 has been out for close to a year and many manufacturers have released x12 drives but none offer good rewrite speeds. So does anyone know when we can expect Pioneers next drive to be released? Are the rewrite speeds likely to be improved?

It seems stupid purchasing the current drive if a new one is imminent.


#2

The new Pioneer BD-RW BDR-206 will be released at Q4 2010 and the rewrite speeds WILL NOT be improved.


#3

[QUOTE=cih99;2537199]The new Pioneer BD-RW BDR-206 will be released at Q4 2010 and the rewrite speeds WILL NOT be improved.[/QUOTE]
Why don’t you think they will improve the rewrite speeds? The current rewrite speed is very slow. Is it a media availability issue?

DVD rewrite speeds were very slow to be increased but they did pick up after some time.


#4

Would be a shame…
Maybe Plextor would try to speed up BD-RE on their Pio clones? :smiley:


#5

[QUOTE=chef;2538736]Would be a shame…
Maybe Plextor would try to speed up BD-RE on their Pio clones? :D[/QUOTE]
I don’t know what the state of BD-RE media is because I don’t have a Blu Ray drive yet and haven’t looked at it but I use DVD+RW media quite a lot so I think it’s important to me and probably other people.

I think that burning a 25GB disk at x2 speed will take an awful amount of time.


#6

I don’t think BD-RE speeds will be increasing faster than 2X anytime soon. I think it’s a technology wall they’ve run into. Maybe it has to do with dye reflectivity. This is why DVD+RW is still at 8X and DVD-RW is at 6X.

I have two BD-RE DL 50GB discs and they take a very long time to burn. I use them for data backup only.


#7

4x BD-RE is closer as you think.


#8

Pioneer 206 already sell in Japan. Chipset and write speeds the same as Pioneer 205.

http://akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp/hotline/20100828/ni_cbd206.html


#9

[QUOTE=kawaponga;2541398]Pioneer 206 already sell in Japan. Chipset and write speeds the same as Pioneer 205.

http://akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp/hotline/20100828/ni_cbd206.html[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the link. If everything is identical to the 205, how can it be a new drive? How can they possibly market it as a new drive if it is identical?

The picture shows a black and a white drive but I didn’t think they made any white drives ATM.


#10

One word - marketing.
I think we will wait for review. First scans see here
http://homepage2.nifty.com/yss/
And wait for BDR-207 for something new (BDXL, 4x BD-RE).