Pioneer Japan sent out a press release earlier this week, announcing the its new BDXL compatible Blu-ray Disc writer, the BDR-S07J. Along with the ability to playback BDXL discs, the drive can write to triple- (100GB) and quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 6x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x. The BDR-S07J is also capable of 12x BD-R, 12x BD-R DL, 6x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and includes features like Pioneer's PowerRead and PureRead3+ technologies as well as power-saving and silent modes. Pioneer rounds all this out with a software bundle from CyberLink that supports BDXL recording as well as Blu-ray 3D playback. The BDR-S07J also includes DiXiM BD Burner 2011 from DigiOn, which lets you burn video directly from DLNA or UPnP devices on your home network. 


The BDR-S07J is scheduled to ship in mid February and is expected to retail for about 25,000 Yen ($326US).