Sunday, November 29, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
NSA's Phone Surveillance Program Changes
Lenovo and Razer Partner to Make Gaming PCs
LG Display Makes Huge Investment in OLED Panels
Sony To Bring Remote Play Feature To PS4
MINIX NEO U1 Media Hub for Android Coming Next Week
Samsung Joins Audi’s Progressive SemiConductor Program
German ISPs May Block Music-sharing Sites: court
Study Says HTTPS Certificate and SSH Key Reuse Endangers Millions of Devices Worldwide
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Pioneer...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, September 01, 2006
Pioneer Plans Blu-ray and HD DVD Hybrid Drive

Pioneer presented plans for upcoming Blu-Ray burners at the IFA 2006, saying that that they are planning a hybrid drive that can play Blu-ray and HD DVD discs for 2007.

The Pioneer BDR-103 would be the one that solves the High definition format issue for you. Pioneer's third generation of Blu-Ray burners is expected to be able to read both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD discs, as well as CD media. The drive will be equipped with an optical pickup unit developed by Pioneer. This could possibly lower the price of the drive to the 500 EUR tag.

Currently, Pioneer has released the BDR-101A, capable of writing at 2x on BD-R/RE media and also supporting DVDs. The second generation of the company's BD burners is expected for January 2007. The BDR-102A will be a triple-writer, which means that it will support writing on BD, DVD and CD media.

Currently, mass production of Blu ray and HD DVD hardware has been delayed due to the limited availability by blue laser diodes. Current suppliers can reportedly cover a very small percentage of the overall demand. In addition, the demand is expected to be higher with the introduction of Sony's Playstation 3 game console, which is equipped with a Blu-Ray drive. The situation is expected to change next year.

Korean-based Samsung is also expected to work on a Blu-ray/HD DVD drive. Ricoh has already announced that they have developed assemblies that would make it easy to build hybrid drives.

Pioneer's Red laser drives

Pioneer is also expected to release a series of red-laser DVD burners in the following months. The Japanese company has scheduled the release of the DVR-112 series, the successor of the DVR-111. The drive will offer 18x writing for DVDs and will have an ATAPI interface. Release is scheduled for January 2007.

One month later, Pioneer is expected to launch a S-ATA version of the 18x DVD drive, code-named DVR-212.

Both DVR-112 and DVR-212 series are also expected to come in LightScribe-enabled versions, later in March and April 2007. But before then, Pioneer fans should expect the DVR-111C (LightScribe model). Although the drive is still pending HP's LightScribe verification, it should be expected later this year.

Philips Showcases Blu-ray Hardware at IFA 2006        All News        Plextor Europe Launches Security Security Device Which Destroys Data on a CD/DVD
Philips Showcases Blu-ray Hardware at IFA 2006     Optical Storage News      Plextor Europe Launches Security Security Device Which Destroys Data on a CD/DVD

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Memory-Tech Ready To Start Mass Production Of UHD Blu-ray Disc
Sony Unveils First 4K Ultra HD Discs
CyberLink Joins Ultra HD Blu-Ray Development Group
Pioneer DJ Brings The RMX-1000 for iPad
U.K. Physical Media Market To Keep Falling In Q3 2015
Sharp Showcases Ultra HD Blu-ray Recorder, 8K TV at CEATEC 2015
Panasonic DMR-UBZ1 Is The World's First BD Recorder With Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback Capability
Pioneer HDJ-700 Headphones Are Optimized For Club DJs
Pioneer Develops Telematics Platorm For Cars
Pioneer To Use HERE Maps For Car Navigation Systems
Pioneer DJ Introduces Entry Level DDJ-SB2 Controller for Serato DJ Intro
Licensing Ultra HD Blu-ray Format To Start This Month

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .