Archive for January 6th, 2006

Blu-Ray burner for $1,000 US this month

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Stolen from an article on

Pioneer has officially announced the availability of the first BR burner for the end on January. It will “only” cost 995$US; just to remind you it was the price of a DVD burner 5 years ago. Mid-2006 Philips should release its first BDR/DVDR/CDR burner.
Panasonic has also announced the price of the first BR media: a BD-R 25GB will cost 17.99$ whereas a BD-R with a double storage capacity (50GB) will cost 42,99$. BD-RW media will also be available and should cost 24,99$ and 59,99$ respectively for the 25 and 50GB models.
Sony has announced the first BD standalone player for this summer.