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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: Blu-ray must win
By outsider on 5/18/2006 3:54:56 PM , Rating: 2
In November, when PS3 is coming, it will have everything the 700+$ BluRay Players have plus it will:
-be the fastest gaming machine on the market
-feature the processing power of 10.000+ Athlon64s at 50GigaFLOPS
-be programmable and feature web surfing and everything else developers will create
-cost only 499$

Have people gotten so dumb that the Sony PR can publish stuff like that?

RE: Blu-ray must win
By SunAngel on 5/18/2006 4:05:24 PM , Rating: 1
You need to thread carefully on this website. Comments like your will get you branded as a trollee, like me, and your score will get modded down while the troller's will get modded up.

BTW, you will want to buy the $599 system instead of the $499 system. HDMI will make all the difference in the world.

RE: Blu-ray must win
By outsider on 5/18/2006 10:53:54 PM , Rating: 2
"Have people gotten so dumb" was not referred to anyone in particular. It was about the consumers, it was about me too. I don't find it the least bit offensive and would be greatly disillusioned if someone did. We are still anonymous people on a web forum, not diplomats.
As to the flaming above, I am 100% convinced now I should not have posted it. Not only was it harsh, also what the post stated was obvious on itself. Shame on me at least twice.

What is the members' scoring for?

Me buy a PS3? I'm a mobile freak. If they made a mobile version with the LCD than maybe. BTW, no, I don't waste my time with the PSP as they show in the advertisments.

RE: Blu-ray must win
By epsilonparadox on 5/18/2006 5:15:32 PM , Rating: 2
fastest gaming machine? maybe on paper.
10,000 Athlons? Intel and AMD better pack up and leave the industry, the Cell will replace all.
Web surfing? Probably be the first console to get infected by a virus too.
only $499? Forget HDMI and 1080p gaming, Wireless, 40 gigs of space and flash slots.

I'm so excited about the PS3, I'm giddy.

RE: Blu-ray must win
By outsider on 5/18/2006 10:59:26 PM , Rating: 2
What is even insulting is that they included the FLOPS of the GPU in that 50GFLOPS number they came up. This is like saying "I have walked 1 million miles in my life" while counting all the car and airplane travels.
I wonder how 1080p would look after 5yrs on that 7900GT.

Enough bashing the PS3. This thread isn't about it at all.

Lets bash BluRay :P

RE: Blu-ray must win
By bob661 on 5/19/2006 1:24:00 PM , Rating: 2
Lets bash BluRay :P
Yeah, stay on topic. :P

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