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Pioneer BDR-206MBK
Pioneer BDR-206MBK

4 Pictures - Pioneer BDR-206MBK

  • Pioneer BDR-206MBK
  • Pioneer BDR-206MBK
  • Pioneer BDR-206MBK
  • Pioneer BDR-206MBK


December 17, 2010, 4:57 pm

The best price I've found for a spindle of 10 Blu-Ray Dual Layer media (50 GB) is around $80. That's $80 for 500 GB of storage - assuming no coasters. God alone knows what the quad-layer ones will cost.

At these kind of prices, that 2 TB drive starts looking more appealing...


December 17, 2010, 5:55 pm

But when the Feds come bursting through the door it's a lot easier to smash a Blu-ray than a hard drive ;)


December 17, 2010, 11:44 pm

Truecrypt Hugo ... Truecrupt! :)


December 18, 2010, 12:07 am

"These new format discs are intended to be the delivery vessel for 3D Blu-ray films, as the extra capacity makes fitting the extra that data 3D-encoded films require much easier."

This is patently wrong. I know I'm on the naughty step for whatever reason, but please don't spread misinformation. BD-XL is a writeable format, and under the BD 3.0 and 4.0 specifications only single write and multiple write specifications are defined. No 5.0 specification defining a ROM format has been discussed. In fact 3D-BD is based on the original spec of 50GB and 1.5x (54Mbit) speed.

The PS3 is compatible with 3D Blu-ray, and BD-XL is not going to be used as a ROM format by content publishers, it is and always will be a home format for backing up data and Japanese PVRs which record OTA HD.


December 18, 2010, 4:15 pm

@Hugo, what, you mean you don't have 16-Tesla electromagnets lying around the house for just such eventualities?

And apropos of nothing at all, I'd forgotten what the units of magnetic field strength were and looked 'em up on Wikipedia - did you know that a "mere" 16 Tesla is strong enough "to levitate a frog" ? I am not making this up:


"The levitation trick works because giant magnetic fields slightly distort the orbits of electrons in the frog's atoms. The resulting electric current generates a magnetic field in the opposite direction to that of the magnet. A field of 16 teslas created an attractive force strong enough to make the frog float— until it made its escape."

To which I can only add: video! video! video!


December 19, 2010, 3:57 am

@Xamph - It's amazing what you learn from reading the comments of a humble Blu-ray recorder. And, yes, video of a levitating frog or I don't believe you :)


December 19, 2010, 8:25 pm

@Xamph - Or if you're Al-Qaedah then a nuke to take care of all the problems in one go!

Was the frog alive afterwards? Or, more to the point could he remember anything?

I think there may be one, Google it and for reason of impartiality Yahoo it!

Before I direct the readers to my comments on storage media, and IN PARTICULAR the obsolescence of the Blue Ray: given the 'speed-typo' mistakes can I add my request to the very old long list of people for ability to edit posted comments. Likewise, can we have a bigger comment window PLEASE.


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