Pioneer today announces the BDC-2202, a Blu-ray Disc computer drive, which will be available in the U.S. next month for a suggested price of $299.
The Pioneer Blu-ray Disc combination drive allows users to playback new high definition Blu-ray Disc film titles as well as read and write digital content to DVD and CD, fulfilling their storage and entertainment needs.
The drive can read BD-ROM/BD-R/BD-RE at up to 5X and can read BD-ROM (DL) and BD-R/-RE (DL) at up to 2X speed. It comes bundled with media software for compatibility with commercially released Blu-ray Disc movies. It also allows users to create personal DVD movies and digital photo slideshows, backup personal data and media files to DVD or CD, and create and burn favorite music to CD.