BDR101aPioneer BDR-101A Blu-Ray burner will be shipping before NAB! We’re hoping to get our first shipments in by the end of April! The BDR-101A will have a projected street price of $995. Here are a few Blu-Ray FAQs to wet your appetite!  ·How much data can a Blu-Ray disc hold? o 25GB on a single layer DBR or BD-RE re-writable disc  ·How long will it take to write a full 25GB single layer BD-R or BD-RE disc writing at 2X? o Approximately 45 minutes. (1X burn is about 36Mbps or 4.5MBps )  ·How much High Definition video can be recorded onto a BD-R? o It depends on the codec and bit rate used. For instance, using MPEG-4 AVC and encoding at 12Mbps, you can put more than 3 hours and 47 minutes of High Definition video along with 3 audio languages using full 1920 x 1080 resolution onto a single sided (25GB) disc.  ·How many times can a BD-RE disc be rewritten/overwritten? o More than 1,000 times!  ·Which CODECs are supported by Blu-ray Disc? o For Video: MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC, and VC-1 o For Audio: LPCM, DTS, DTS-HD, Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus We will begin taking pre-orders for the BDR-101A sometime in early April. For more information on the BDR-101A visit our Pioneer BDR-101A page

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