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Pioneer BDR-101A Info - Blu-Ray People!

Postby Ian on Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:23 am

Saw this over at CD Freaks:

http://www.dvdrwinfo.net/bbs/zboard.php ... view&no=70

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Postby frank1 on Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:03 pm

Edit: pictures removed at the request of Pioneer Europe NV
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:14 pm

I think the question on a lot of people's minds is: What's the estmated cost on this thing?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:22 pm

The question on MY mind is why does it support 4x DVD-RDL, when the official minimum speed for the format is supposed to be 4x :o
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Postby Ian on Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:35 pm

I'm waiting for Pioneer to email me about those specs. Last time I posted specs early, their lawyers crawled up my ass.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:35 pm

Ian wrote:I'm waiting for Pioneer to email me about those specs. Last time I posted specs early, their lawyers crawled up my ass.


Well, right now you're just quoting other people's webpage's.... so I hardly think it fair to hold you accountable for it.... but as we all know, lawyers are not known for being fair :wink:
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:33 pm

no CD support...CD is on the way out ?
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Postby MonsterMan on Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:21 pm

dodecahedron wrote:no CD support...CD is on the way out ?


=D> =D> =D>

Haven't burned any CDs for myself in well over 2 years. I say good ridance!

It'd also be nice to say to my friends that ask me to burn them a cd "Sorry, I CAN'T burn cds on my pc!"
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:33 pm

dodecahedron wrote:no CD support...CD is on the way out ?


Not a consumer drive... it's not for the consumer market.
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:43 pm

what do you mean?
looks like an internal IDE drive to me.
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Postby Ian on Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:53 pm

Yes, but when people are shelling out $500-$1000 for a drive, they're buying it for its Blu-ray support.. not so they can burn mix CD's.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:24 pm

Ian wrote:Yes, but when people are shelling out $500-$1000 for a drive, they're buying it for its Blu-ray support.. not so they can burn mix CD's.


Exactly :wink:

It's going to be more for people in business markets looking for high volume data storage... and possibly people in the film industry looking for HD dailys.
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:31 pm

ok so im working at best buy today, remember im in the computer department

i take this "drive" off the shelf and look at it, says it can burn cds? whats this thing about cd "burning" ive been hearing so much about?

and i guess you can even now erase cds and re-record back on them?
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Postby Ian on Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:20 pm

I doubt few, if any, of the initial drives will be available at Best Buy. As dolph said, they're aimed at businesses, not Joe Consumer.
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:50 pm

supposed to be a joke, notice the cd part and not BD part

you killed the joke
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Postby Ian on Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:58 pm

Yes, I have no sense of humor. \:D/
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:59 pm

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Postby frank1 on Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:55 am

The site dvdrwinfo.net seem to have removed the information from this link:
http://www.dvdrwinfo.net/bbs/zboard.php ... view&no=70

Am I right or did they put it somewhere else on their site ?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:31 am

frank1 wrote:The site dvdrwinfo.net seem to have removed the information from this link:
http://www.dvdrwinfo.net/bbs/zboard.php ... view&no=70

Am I right or did they put it somewhere else on their site ?


Looks like the lawyers are on their way! (cue the jaws theme)
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Postby Phoenix '97 on Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:57 pm

Does anyone know what the rotational speed of a BD-R/E disc is when reading/writing at 2x? At the inner edge? outer edge? Just trying to figure out what the maximum read/write speed potential would be for this. :D
If 2x = 9MB/sec then 16x would mean 72MB/sec. I benchmarked a 200GB hard drive I bought a while ago and at most it would read at 60MB/sec, sequentially. I hope they come up with speedier hard drives by then.
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Postby Ian on Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:20 pm

Phoenix '97 wrote:Does anyone know what the rotational speed of a BD-R/E disc is when reading/writing at 2x?


Good question. I was hoping the CD Speed screenshot Erik Deppe posted at CD Freaks would show that, but it doesn't.
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Postby Phoenix '97 on Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:21 am

Ian wrote:
Phoenix '97 wrote:Does anyone know what the rotational speed of a BD-R/E disc is when reading/writing at 2x?


Good question. I was hoping the CD Speed screenshot Erik Deppe posted at CD Freaks would show that, but it doesn't.


Looks like I'm going to answer my own question. :)
From this CDFreaks article ( http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/186/4 )

A constant rotation speed of 10.000 RPM, which is the current upper limit for optical drives, will result in 12x BD but only 9x HD-DVD. This means that a HD-DVD must rotate faster to reach the same transfer rates.

If you go back two pages in the above article it says that 1x for both formats is about 36 Mbps, or about 4.5MB/sec. So at 10,000 RPM we could probably expect a maximum of 54MB/sec from Blu-Ray and around 41MB/sec for HD-DVD.
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Postby Ian on Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:37 pm

Pioneer Europe NV emailed me, asking that we remove the pictures of their drive. Since they asked nicely and didn't make legal threats, I complied.
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:25 am

They didn't make legal threats because they wouldn't have a leg to stand on!
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:05 am

Ian wrote:Pioneer Europe NV emailed me, asking that we remove the pictures of their drive. Since they asked nicely and didn't make legal threats, I complied.


I think that's a good choice. I don't think you were wrong in putting the pictures up... but it's important to show Pioneer that they'll get more flies with honey then lawyers. :wink:
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