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    Pioneer releases BDR-211UBK Blu-ray burner, UHD Blu-ray player

    Internal drive for PCs plays 4K UHD content via bundled CyberLink PowerDVD 14 software.
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    Re: Pioneer releases BDR-211UBK Blu-ray burner, UHD Blu-ray player

    Cant say i have a need for a 4k blu-ray player for movies.
    but 128GB discs for backup of data sounds neat.

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    Re: Pioneer releases BDR-211UBK Blu-ray burner, UHD Blu-ray player

    It's neat but media is quite costly.

    Edit: Not quite as costly as I remember, down to about $6 per triple layer disc. Still in terms of price per GB it's cheaper to buy single layer, but might be worth it to save on number of discs.

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    Re: Pioneer releases BDR-211UBK Blu-ray burner, UHD Blu-ray player

    Even though I have a rig that would support this I don't like the DRM - is it really purely anti piracy or just some back handed deals to try to sell more hardware? Surely they could have found a way to protect it without the need for the latest CPU's and GPU's (correct me if I'm wrong)

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    Oh, a disk burner, how retro
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    Re: Pioneer releases BDR-211UBK Blu-ray burner, UHD Blu-ray player

    Quote Originally Posted by eviling View Post
    but 128GB discs for backup of data sounds neat.
    The storage potential is nice, my 2209/209 supports BDXL formats but the price is prohibitively expensive, honestly you might as well buy a hard drive or two and back up that way.

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    Re: Pioneer releases BDR-211UBK Blu-ray burner, UHD Blu-ray player

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    you might as well buy a hard drive or two and back up that way.
    Yep. SL BD-R do currently have a better price/Gb ratio over HD, but only just. I prefer archiving to optical media rather than HD - many years of experience with decent branded media I've never had a "failure" and I've had a couple of "archive" drives die on me.

    I can't see the higher capacity Blu ray media coming down in price, it was the same with SL/DL DVD media - the dual layer format was very stubborn in its pricing.

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    Re: Pioneer releases BDR-211UBK Blu-ray burner, UHD Blu-ray player

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCycle View Post
    Even though I have a rig that would support this I don't like the DRM - is it really purely anti piracy or just some back handed deals to try to sell more hardware? Surely they could have found a way to protect it without the need for the latest CPU's and GPU's (correct me if I'm wrong)
    AFAIK you need the latest CPU because only they come with hardware 10-bit HEVC decoding, PlayReady 3.0's integration into hardware has largely been driven by content creators.
    Last edited by Corky34; 13-03-2017 at 03:51 PM.

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    Re: Pioneer releases BDR-211UBK Blu-ray burner, UHD Blu-ray player

    The future of "discs" is doomed, I don't see much point to invest much in it.

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    Re: Pioneer releases BDR-211UBK Blu-ray burner, UHD Blu-ray player

    Would like one for my HTPC but the rest of the machine isn't up to spec, will leaves it with its Blu-ray/HD-DVD drive for a little longer.

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    Re: Pioneer releases BDR-211UBK Blu-ray burner, UHD Blu-ray player

    Quote Originally Posted by GinoLatino View Post
    The future of "discs" is doomed, I don't see much point to invest much in it.
    Blu ray sales are doing okay. The quality of blu ray playback vs streaming is quite massive and I think consumers know that.
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    Re: Pioneer releases BDR-211UBK Blu-ray burner, UHD Blu-ray player

    buy a hard drive or two and back up that way.

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    Re: Pioneer releases BDR-211UBK Blu-ray burner, UHD Blu-ray player

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by eviling View Post
    but 128GB discs for backup of data sounds neat.
    The storage potential is nice, my 2209/209 supports BDXL formats but the price is prohibitively expensive, honestly you might as well buy a hard drive or two and back up that way.
    I already have several hard drives for backup, but i like to keep atleast one backup on a different media
    USB flash drives and SD card havent had a good lifespan for me, and tape drives tend to be too expensive for me.
    ...and i dont trust the cloud with my personal data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outwar6010 View Post
    Blu ray sales are doing okay. The quality of blu ray playback vs streaming is quite massive and I think consumers know that.
    Indeed whilst I love streaming for casual viewing / TV shows ill take a blu ray any day where I can.
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    Re: Pioneer releases BDR-211UBK Blu-ray burner, UHD Blu-ray player

    Not quite sure what is new with these drives, other than the "Ultra HD Blu-ray" logo and the bundled PowerDVD software. AFAIK, Ultra HD Blu-ray is just BDXL, which my 4 year old BDR-S08XLT can do as well. All the DRM stuff is in the other components.

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    Re: Pioneer releases BDR-211UBK Blu-ray burner, UHD Blu-ray player

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Oh, a disk burner, how retro
    I must take a look at it, then

    Quote Originally Posted by tomthum View Post
    buy a hard drive or two and back up that way.
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