Pioneer Blu-Ray PC Recorder Now For Sale
May 18, 2006 4:23 AM
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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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RE: Not too bad
5/18/2006 9:06:33 AM
The first CD burner I use was a 1x/2x SONY burner. It cost around $4000 plus you needed a PC with SCSI running a DOS bruner program and if you wanted to burn in 2x the planets had to align correctly. Even when burning at 1x about 20% failed.
Still burner, which was the size of a big VCR, did have the feel of High End hifi with a very smooth tray and all.
Media at the time was around $20 if you could get it! At one time we had 10 CDR flow in by personal curier from Germany. Thoose discs real price ended at something $150 a piece. (Note we are talking about 1991/92 money)
RE: Not too bad
5/18/2006 9:08:01 AM
Sorry for the bad typing and stuff.
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