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The Pioneer BDR-101A Blu-ray recorder
$1000 burning a hole in your pocket?

For those who cannot wait to get on the Blu-ray train, Pioneer's BDR-101A PC Blu-ray recorder is just starting to trickle into the retail channel.  Tiger Direct has just listed the BDR-101A for sale at a mere $999.99.  Many analysts had speculated that Pioneer would drop the price of the BDR-101A significantly after NEC and Toshiba both announced PC HD-DVD recorders for under $500. 

The HD-DVD camp currently does not have a recordable device, nor media, but Toshiba currently has the only next-generation set top player available on the retail market, the HD-DVD Toshiba HD-A1 -- though the Sony Blu-ray BDP-S1 player is also expected to show up at your local Fry's, eventually.

Pioneer announced the device several months ago at the Consumer Electronics Expo 2006 in Las Vegas.  Recordable media was announced a few weeks ago, with single layer 25GB once-recordable discs checking in at $48, and re-recordable discs coming in at $60.


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By astrodemoniac on 5/18/2006 4:53:00 AM , Rating: 2
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For those who cannot get wait to get on the


Anyway, that's a crazy price but I guess that's what we've always seen with this type of HW.




RE: Error
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 5/18/2006 4:58:06 AM , Rating: 2
Sven is a nice guy, don't get me wrong. Unfortunately he writes about as well as he speaks. Thanks for the correction, I've fixed it and let him know.


RE: Error
By astrodemoniac on 5/18/2006 5:28:56 AM , Rating: 2
LOL!! No no no, this is unnacceptable, I wanna see heads rolling :D

:P


RE: Error
By Samus on 5/18/2006 5:32:13 AM , Rating: 2
Haha, no problem Kris, the grammer here is what makes Dailytech what it is ;)


RE: Error
By astrodemoniac on 5/18/2006 5:50:07 AM , Rating: 2
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the grammer here is


LMAO, I hope you were looking for irony :P


RE: Error
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 5/18/2006 6:24:47 AM , Rating: 5
We don't have a tagline for DailyTech yet, maybe I should make it:

"DailyTech: Our SciTech News are Better then Are Grammer"


RE: Error
By Visual on 5/18/2006 10:28:44 AM , Rating: 2
I completely agree, their isn't no SciTech news better then you're grammer


RE: Error
By hoppa on 5/18/2006 1:14:58 PM , Rating: 2
How many comments must I read before one of them is actually about the article? There should be a way to mark posts as grammar or error corrections so I don't have to waste my time with them. And yes, you can mark this as that too.


More space
By xit2nowhere on 5/18/2006 9:02:27 AM , Rating: 3
Why is it only 25GB ?
Where is that 50+ GB media that they said made Blu-ray superior to HD-DVD ?
And that would prolly cost twice the current price.

Bummer...


RE: More space
By on 5/18/2006 3:35:52 PM , Rating: 2
25GB is already more capacity than the Travan TR40 tapes (which are really only 20GB raw capacity) we have for office backups. And this Blu-Ray drive is already far larger in capacity than current Dual-Layer DVD+R (8.5GB).

Of course, cost-wise a few DLDVD+R is far cheaper if you don't mind hanging around to swap media. Travan tapes are only slightly cheaper and tape units are notoriously expensive. Once prices start to drop on Blu-Ray, it may be attractive as a backup solution.


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