[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 but I think you made a few mistakes in your few minutes of Google work, thats why its good not to rush
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!!!