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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: What would you do?
By bob661 on 5/18/2006 1:59:00 PM , Rating: 2
That was excellent creathir! That's exactly how J6P would see this. A little informed because he/she knows the tech exists but not a geek like us. I think since most people are of the instant gratification type, you'll see that customer buys the HD-DVD player and movies because he can have it today for a good price and it's almost as good as BluRay. With that $500 savings he can get more movies or some other auxillary equipment for his setup.


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