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Pioneer BDR-101

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Pioneer BDR-101A Blu-ray Disc Writer

26 October 2006
  • Conclusion: As Pioneer is quick to point out, the BDR-101A is targeted primarily at professional users. With its $1000 price tag and lack of CD support, you probably won't see too many of these drives in the hands of consumers, let alone enthusiasts. Nevertheless, the extra capacity afforded the Blu-ray Disc format will make the BDR-101A an attractive choice among those looking to record high-definition video or back up large amounts of data.
  • Pros: Writes to BD-R and BD-RE media at 2x, Writes to DVD-R and DVD+R media at 8x, Writes to DVD-RW and DVD+RW media at 4x, Writes to DVD+R DL media at 2.4x, Writes to DVD-R DL media at 2x, Reads Blu-ray Disc media at 2x, Reads single layer DVD-ROM's at 8x, Reads DVD±R media at 8x, Reads DVD±RW and DVD±R DL media at 6x, Includes buffer underrun prevention technology, 8MB buffer (BD only), Includes Roxio DigitalMedia 7 SE, Automatically sets book type to DVD-ROM for DVD+R DL...
  • Cons: Expensive, Does not support CD media, Cannot write to dual layer BD-R/RE media, Questionable writing quality with some DVD±R and DVD+R DL media, Cannot set the book type of DVD+R or DVD+RW media, Does not include any BD/DVD playback or video editing software, Buffer limited to 2MB when writing DVD's
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Overall 6

Pioneer BDR-101A Blu-ray Burner

PC Magazine
21 September 2006
  • Conclusion: The BDR-101A is a first-generation Blu-ray recorder suitable for authoring Blu-ray and DVD discs, albeit slowly. However, its limitations and extremely high price make it useful only to a select audience.
  • Pros: Burns Blu-ray BD-E single layer media. Can act as a DVD recorder. Can read all Blu-ray formats.
  • Cons: DVD burning is slow. Only burns to single layer BD-E media. Cannot read or write to CD media. Expensive.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

PC Advisor
22 September 2006
  • Excerpt: Blu-ray is finally here, with Pioneer's BDR-101A leading the way. This drive is the first burner for PCs that records to BD (Blu-ray Disc). It may be light on software and extras, but its appeal is undeniable – in three-quarters of an hour it can pack nearly 25GB onto a single write-once disc.
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Pioneer BDR-101ABK

15 November 2006
  • Conclusion: 소니의 2배속 BD-RE는 2배속으로 기록되었으며, 23GB를 모두 기록하는데 걸린 시간은 46분 22초였다. 파이오니아의 BDR-101ABK는 세계 최초의 블루레이 레코더로 소니의 VAIO 데스크톱 PC 등에 OEM으로 많은 양이 공급된 제품이다. 하지만 제품 출시 당시의 기술적인 한계 때문에 여러 제약을 안고 있는 과도기적 제품이기도 하다. 파이오니아는 2006년 안에 BDR-101A의 단점을 개선한 4배속 블루레이 레코더를 내놓을 예정이다.
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Expert Review

18 October 2006
  • Conclusion: Tak więc doszliśmy do ostatniej części artykułu, którą jest podsumowanie. Jednak tym razem będzie miało nieco innych charakter, gdyż póki co nie jesteśmy w stanie dokonać pomiaru jakości zapisów nośników BD-R(E). Sytuacja ta zapewne potrwa jakiś czas - na razie nieznanmy żadnych szczegółów co do, tego jakie napędy będą potrafiły zwracać błędy (może LG w końcu nas zaskoczy :). Przejdźmy już jednak do głównego wątku...
  • Pros: Tragiczna jakość zapisu płyt DVD R5, Brak możliwości pomiaru jakości płyt BD, Dobra jakość zapisu płyt DVD z prędkością max 4x, Brak obsługi płyt CD, Wolne prędkości odczytu/zapisu, Duże wymiary nagrywarki
  • Cons: Obsługa technologii Blu-Ray, Dobra jakość zapisu na nośnikach DVD-R9, Dołączone oprogramowanie firmy Roxio
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9 August 2006

Pioneer BDR-101A

10 July 2006
  • Excerpt: Le BDR-101A de Pioneer peut se targuer d’être l’un des tout premiers graveurs pour PC à lire et écrire des données sur des disques Blu-Ray. Ce modèle est en effet compatible avec ces nouveaux supports d’enregistrement, désignés comme de probables successeurs au support DVD . Quelles différences avec ces derniers ? En premier lieu, ils offrent un espace de stockage cinq fois supérieur au DVD classique.
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