Whats the best pioneer blu-ray writer out of these 4

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#1

Hi everyone, I am very confused in picking a pioneer blu-ray writer so I am asking for some advise.

The BDR-207MBK model, looks exactly the same as the BDR-207EBK, the specs are the same etc so what really is the difference?? Because I can’t find the answer to that one!!

Here are the links of all 4 pioneer burners

1: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-080-PO&groupid=701&catid=10&subcat=314

2: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-081-PO&groupid=701&catid=10&subcat=314

3: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-079-PO&groupid=701&catid=10&subcat=314

4: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-076-PO&groupid=701&catid=10&subcat=314

I really do like the smart look of the Pioneer BDR-S07XLT. But I guess the MBK & EBK model is more advanced??

My main question is, whats the best out of them all!!

Thanks :slight_smile:


#2

From doing a few minutes of Google work & knowledge of Pioneer’s general naming scheme, I can give you a few educated guesses:

S07 (BDR-S07XLT) is the premium drive that supports the most hardware features and, as you noticed, sports the nicest look. It also supports a few extra features and can be used with a few dedicated utilities to make the drive quiet or make it perform at maximum performance.

207M (BDR-207MBK) is the next drive in the tier, losing the fancy appearance, but still supports BDXL and all other hardware features. You lose the geeky ability to control the drive noise level and a few other premium features, but that is only a tiny thing, and the drive would still be perfectly capable and is still premium in its own right.

207E (BDR-207EBK): best guess, European version of the 207M. Retains all features of the 207M.

207D (BDR-207DBK): the most basic of the drives. Supports the features that would be most used by 99% of users. Drops DVD-RAM support and BDXL support. Is otherwise still completely feature rich and supports the mot common media available.


#3

S07 (BDR-S07XLT) can`t write BDXl. There is a S07 version made for Japan market that have support for BDXL.


#4

Ah, so I missed the mark. Thank you for that correction. :slight_smile:


#5

[QUOTE=Albert;2646867]From doing a few minutes of Google work & knowledge of Pioneer’s general naming scheme, I can give you a few educated guesses:

S07 (BDR-S07XLT) is the premium drive that supports the most hardware features and, as you noticed, sports the nicest look. It also supports a few extra features and can be used with a few dedicated utilities to make the drive quiet or make it perform at maximum performance.

207M (BDR-207MBK) is the next drive in the tier, losing the fancy appearance, but still supports BDXL and all other hardware features. You lose the geeky ability to control the drive noise level and a few other premium features, but that is only a tiny thing, and the drive would still be perfectly capable and is still premium in its own right.

207E (BDR-207EBK): best guess, European version of the 207M. Retains all features of the 207M.

207D (BDR-207DBK): the most basic of the drives. Supports the features that would be most used by 99% of users. Drops DVD-RAM support and BDXL support. Is otherwise still completely feature rich and supports the mot common media available.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the write up :bigsmile: but I think you made a few mistakes in your few minutes of Google work, thats why its good not to rush :stuck_out_tongue:

After researching, I noticed that the MBK and EDK support the higher capacity 120Gb quad-layer discs. Bit of future proofing going for one of these

the MBK model is just the OEM version of the EDK (i.e. It doesn’t come with any software). tbh I don’t have any blu-ray burning software so i might go for the EDK model, its fully boxed retail version) It’s only less than a tenner more

Also (BDR-S07XLT) is my kind of style, because my computer is a pure piano black, stylist MJ blacktop blue led ufo machine, so it will look sleek & sexy BUT at the same time I want the best features and I want the drive to be futureproof!!

So which ONE shall I go for?? Hmmmmm where can I get this Jap BDR-S07XLT that supports BDXL. It seems to have all the features of the EDK model and also look sleek & sexy. 2 in 1 is unique and I want it!!!


#6

[QUOTE=yojay;2647405]
So which ONE shall I go for?? Hmmmmm where can I get this Jap BDR-S07XLT that supports BDXL. It seems to have all the features of the EDK model and also look sleek & sexy. 2 in 1 is unique and I want it!!![/QUOTE]
BDXL right now are very expensive so take one with BDXL support only if the price are close.
The S07 for Japan market is at least tree times more expensive than the regular version because is Made In Japan. All the other models are Made in China. If you have friends who live in Japan ask to buy and send one.


#7

Hi to all,

What about scanning capabilities for 207M (BDR-207MBK) or 207E (BDR-207EBK) ?
I’am affraid about this, i read a post here => http://club.myce.com/f61/pioneer-bdr-207dbk-328157/

If it’s true, so what’s the best br drive @ this time ?

Regards.


#8

Just compared the specs of the 207DBK & EBK and I wonder if the EBK has really only 8x when reading BD-RE SL compared to 10x for the DBK or if this could be a typo because all other speeds of the EBK are equal to the DBK.
Can anyone able to check that on his own 207 drive???

Specs are from here:
http://www.pioneer-optical.eu/Products_Detail.asp?sn=170&class1=BD%20RW&ck=BD%20RW
http://www.pioneer-optical.eu/Products_Detail.asp?sn=166&class1=BD%20RW&ck=BD%20RW


#9

[QUOTE=danno78;2647032]S07 (BDR-S07XLT) can`t write BDXl. There is a S07 version made for Japan market that have support for BDXL.[/QUOTE]

That would be a BDR-S07XLB.