Pioneer's BDXL Writer Ships in the US at $199

Posted Thu Dec 16, 2010 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

It records up to 128GB of data on a disc and it's available now.

When we first heard about BDXL recordable discs, we assumed this was something that wouldn't be hitting the states any time soon. After all, we're not exactly the biggest buyers when it comes to recordable optical media.

Imagine our surprise then, to find out that Pioneer's BDXL internal drive is available today at an unexpectedly reasonable $199. Not too shabby.

The BDR-206MBK BDXL writer is capable of handling both 100GB triple layer discs and 128GB quadruple layer discs. It can, of course, play back CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays. The press release is a bit unclear, but it sounds like you'll be getting 3D Blu-ray playback as well.

You can pick up Pioneer's new BDR-206MBK BDXL for $199 now at Fry's Electronics and at Pioneer's website.

Source: Pioneer (via Engadget)

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