Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
AMD Demonstrates Network Function Virtualization Solution on 64-Bit Embedded R-Series SoC
Apple To Release New "Gold" iPad Air: report
New Solid State Drives Have Self-destructing Features
Google Triples Bug Bounty Reward
Samsung To Invest In Vietnam TV Plant
Garmin Introduces The Forerunner 920XT GPS Watch
LG Unveils The F60 LTE Smartphone
JVC Americas and Kenwood USA Merge Operations
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Sony Un...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Sony Unveils First Blu-Ray Disc Drive


Sony Electronics officially unveiled its first internal Blu-ray Disc rewritable drive, the BWU-100A, for the computer aftermarket.

The new BWU-100A Blu-Ray drive supports up to 50 GB of data on BD-R (write once) or BD-RE (rewritable) discs or up to four hours of high-definition video using HDV 1080i on a BD-RE 50GB disc. The new drive is capable of burning a full 25GB disc in about 50 minutes.

For personal content captured on a HDV camcorder, the BD drive is optimized for keeping the video in the native HDV 1080i for playback on home players compatible with BD-AV format and PCs with BD drives installed.

Playback of Blu-ray movies will be supported with the BWU-100A, however, an HDCP compliant graphics card and display is required to playback protected AACS content. A high definition display is also required to experience the full 1080 lines of high definition content.



Recording speeds of up to 2x are supported with Blu-ray media which is typical for a first generation drive. DVD recording is limited to a maximum of 8x with DVD+R and DVD-R media, 8x for DVD+RW, 6x for DVD-RW, 4x for DVD+R/-R DL, 5x for DVD-RAM while CD recording is limited to a maximum speed of 24x.

"Now consumers, professional videographers and filmmakers can store, record and experience the highest capacity of high-definition video available - from capture to playback," said Bob DeMoulin, marketing manager for branded storage products in Sony Electronics- IT Products Division.

The BWU-100A drive comes bundled with the CyberLink BD Solution from Cyberlink, which provides a software application for capturing, authoring, editing and burning high-definition personal content captured by a HDV 1080i format camcorder onto BD discs. Video can also be "down-converted" to standard-definition resolution for burning onto DVDs.

The internal drive features an IDE (ATA/ATAPI) interface and standard 5.25-inch form factor for easy installation inside a PC.

The drive will be available in August for about $750. The price of Sony BWU-100A burner is lowest in the industry. Panasonic and Pioneer have already released their LF-MB121JD and BRD-101A Blu-ray disc burners, which cost $900 and $1000, respectively. Additionally, BenQ Europe is expected to start selling its BW1000 burners in late August for €799 ($1023), and LG its LG GBW-H10N at the same time.

Pre-orders of the Sony BD drive are now being accepted at sonystyle.com.


Previous
Next
PS3 Production Begins        All News        Samsung's 2006 DVD Recorders Minimizes Format Confusion
CinemaNow Unveils Download-to-burn DVD Service     Optical Storage News      Teac's Latest DVD Drives

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
PlayStation TV Coming October 14th
Sony Develops SmartEyeglass, Launches SDK
Sony To Offer Unity For PlayStation To PlayStation Licensed Developers
Sony Slashes Guidance Due To Poor Smartphone Sales
Pioneer Introduces New High-end Blu-ray Players At CEDIA
Sony Smart EyeGlass Prototype Appears At IFA
Blu-ray Discs For 4K Content And 4K Players Coming Next Year
New Sony Camera Shoots In The Dark
Sony Unveils New Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact And More at IFA
Sony PSN Back Online
Sony Offers New Smart Tennis Sensor
New BD-DSD Blu-ray Disc Standard Allows Storing 200GB Of Data Per Disc

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .