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17. Industry Support, Prices and Availability

17.1. What companies create and support BD formats?
17.2 What movie and music studios support BD?
17.3 How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
17.4 How much do BD computer recorders cost?
17.5 How much do BD consumer electronics recorders cost?
17.6 How much do commercial BD movie titles cost?
17.7 How much do blank BD discs cost?
17.8 How much do BD game consoles cost?
17.9  How much do BD duplication and publishing systems cost?
17.10 How much do printable BD-R discs cost?
17.11 How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
17.12 What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
17.13 What companies provide BD testing and verification services?
17.14 How much do BD camcorders cost?
17.15 How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box and Sound Bars cost?
17.16 How much does BD video authoring software cost?
17.17 How much does BD computer video player software cost?
17.18 How much do computers equipped with BD drives cost?
17.19 How much do BD video encoders and transcoders cost?
17.20 How much do BD disc changes and home entertainment servers cost?
17.21 How much do BD data storage and archiving jukeboxes cost?
17.22 How much do TV/BD player combos cost?
17.23 How much do portable BD players cost?
17.24 How much do BD Network-Attached Storage devices cost?
17.25 How much do BD audio encoders cost?
17.26 What companies offer BD quality assurance and quality control services?
17.27 How much do BD professional video recorders cost?


17.1 What companies create and support BD formats?
All BD formats are created and supported by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), originally formed from the Blu-ray Disc Founders (BDF), an alliance of manufacturers initiated in 2002 by Hitachi, LG Electronics, Matsushita Electric, Pioneer, Philips Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sharp, Sony, and Thomson.

For complete details and a list of members see: 3.3 What is the Blu-ray Disc Association?

 

17.2 What movie and music studios support BD?
As of Aug. 2008, a number of domestic and foreign studios, independents, broadcasters and distributors have released or announced that they will offer movies, television shows and music in BD format. These include:

Movies and Entertainment:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Walt Disney Company/Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Walt Disney Home Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures Home Video, Touchstone Home Entertainment, Miramax Home Entertainment, Dimension Home Video, Disney DVD), Lions Gate Home Entertainment, MGM Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. (Warner Home Video, HBO Video/Castle Rock Entertainment, Turner Entertainment Company, New Line Home Entertainment), Universal Pictures (Universal Studios Home Entertainment), Paramount Home Entertainment (Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Animation SKG, DreamWorks Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Nickelodeon Movies, MTV Films), The Weinstein Company (Genius Products), BCI/Navarre, Magnolia Home Entertainment, Starz Home Entertainment (Anchor Bay, Manga Entertainment), Bandai Visual, Pony Canyon, FUNimation, GDH, Shochiku, Square Enix, TBS, HDenvironments, Digital Leisure, R&B Films, Koch Entertainment Distribution, BBC Video, Razor Digital Entertainment, Image Entertainment, Tartan Video, Vivid Entertainment, Digital Playground, Wicked Pictures, LFP Video Group, High Def Home Entertainment, DVD Acquisition and Development Group (DVD International), National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Big River Pictures, Kinowelt Home Entertainment, Capelight Pictures, Polyband Medien, 2 Entertain, Entertainment in Video and others.

Music:
Eagle Rock Entertainment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Concert Hot Spot, Live Nation, LRSmedia, Universal Music Group (Decca Music Group, Deutsche Grammophon, DreamWorks Nashville, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Records Group, Verve Music Group) and others.

 

17.3 How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
As of Mar. 2010, Sony, Pioneer, Samsung, Panasonic, Philips, LG, Sharp, D&M Holdings Inc. (Denon, Marantz, McIntosh), Goldmund, Yamaha, Funai (Insignia, Magnavox, Sylvania), Sherwood, VisionQuest, Netlogic, Olveia, Onkyo, Integra, NAD Electronics, Dongguan Contel Electronics (APEX, Contel, Curtis Mathes, Element, Memorex, Polaroid), JVC, Harman Kardon, Loewe, Grundig, Momitsu Technology, Kogan Technologies, OPPO Digital, Vizio, China Hualu Group, Gowell, Lexicon, Toshiba, Orion America (Sansui), Lite-On (HP) and others are shipping their BD consumer electronics (CE) players with U.S. suggested retail prices ranging from $179 to $141,000. Of course, Sony’s PlayStation 3 (PS3), priced at $299 to $399, also plays BD movies.

Haier, Krell Industries, Anthem Electronics, ezGear, Cambridge Audio, Mitsubishi, Daewoo, SiGMATek, Winbase Electronics, Action Technology, Desay A&V Science and Technology, Dongguan QiSheng Electronic Industries, Eastech Electronics, Express Luck Industrial, Express Way, Forworld Electronics, Guangzhou Panyu Juda Car Audio Equipment, Nanjing Wanlida Technology, Samwin Hong Kong, Shenzhen MTC, Starlight Video Limited, TCL Technoly Electronics and Tonic Digital Products have also announced plans to offer BD players in the future.

BD Consumer Electronics Player Prices
(as of Mar. 2010)
Brand/Manufacturer Model Type Profile MSRP (US$) Availability
(North America)
Anthem BLX 200 BD BD-Live $799 current
Cambridge Audio 640BD BD TBA TBA TBA
Curtis Mathes CMMBX720 BD BONUSVIEW $299 current
Contel Electronics BD-100/B/D/E/F BD BD-Live OEM current
Denon DVD-2500BTCI BD BONUSVIEW $899 current
Denon DVD-3800BDCI BD BONUSVIEW $1,999 current
Denon DVD-1800BD BD BONUSVIEW $599 current
Denon DVD-A1UDCI BD BD-Live $4,500 current
Denon DBP-1610CI BD BD-Live $499 current
Denon DBP-2010CI BD BD-Live $699 current
Denon DBP-4010UDIC BD BD-Live $1,999 current
Denon DN-V500BD BD BD-Live $999 current
Desay DS-BDP8010 BD TBA TBA TBA
Element EDBCO11 BD BONUSVIEW $199 current
ezGear BluCobra EZ3000 BD BONUSVIEW $399 current
Funai NB500 BD BONUSVIEW $300 current
Funai B1-M100 BD TBA TBA TBA
Goldmund Eidos 20 BD BD BONUSVIEW $16,900 current
Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue BD BONUSVIEW $141,000 current
Gowell BHD-G8865/66/68/69/70 BD TBA TBA TBA
Haier BDP100 BD BD-Live $169 Q1 2010
Haier BDP200W BD BD-Live $229 Q2 2010
Harmon Kardon BDP 1 BD BD-Live $499 current
Hewlett-Packard BD-2000 BD BD-Live $169 current
Insignia NS-BRDVD3 BD BD-Live $179 current
Insignia NS-WBRDVD BD BD-Live $249 current
Integra DBS-6.9 BD BONUSVIEW $600 current
JVC XV-PB1 BD BD-Live $229 current
JVC XV-BP11 BD BONUSVIEW $199 current
Krell Industries Evolution 555 BD BD-Live $15,000 Q2 2010
Lexicon BD-30 BD BD-Live $3,499 current
LG BD300 BD BD-Live $399 current
LG BD370 BD BD-Live $299 current
LG BD390 BD BD-Live $399 current
LG BD550 BD BD-Live TBA TBA
LG BD570 BD BD-Live TBA TBA
LG BD590 BD BD-Live TBA TBA
Magnavox NB530MGX BD BONUSVIEW $199 current
Marantz BD8002 BD BONUSVIEW $1,999 current
Marantz BD7003 BD BONUSVIEW $549 current
Marantz UD5004 BD BD-Live $549 current
Marantz UD7004 BD BD-Live $799 current
Marantz UD8004 BD BD-Live $2,299 current
Marantz UD9004 BD BD-Live $5,999 current
McIntosh MVP881BR BD BD-Live TBA current
Memorex MVBD2520 BD BD-Live $199 current
Momitsu BDP-888-F1 BD BONUSVIEW TBA TBA
Momitsu BDP-888-F2 BD BD-Live TBA TBA
Momitsu BDP-799 BD BD-Live $249 current
Momitsu BDP-899 BD BD-Live $249 current
NAD Electronics T 587 BD BD-Live $1,499 current
NAD Electronics M56 BD BD-Live $1,999 current
NAD Electronics T 577 BD BD-Live $999 current
NAD Electronics T 557 BD BD-Live $599 current
Olveia BD-100 BD BONUSVIEW $199 current
Onkyo DV-BD507 BD BD-Live $449 current
OPPO Digital BDP-80 BD BD-Live $289 current
OPPO Digital BDP-83 BD BD-Live $499 current
OPPO Digital BDP-83SE BD BD-Live $899 current
Panasonic DMP-BD35 BD BD-Live $299 current
Panasonic DMP-BD55 BD BD-Live $399 current
Panasonic DMP-BD60 BD BD-Live $299 current
Panasonic DMP-BD80 BD BD-Live $399 current
Panasonic DMP-BD70V BD/VHS BD-Live $399 current
Panasonic DMP-BD45 BD BD-Live $159 current
Panasonic DMP-BD65 BD BD-Live $179 current
Panasonic DMP-BD85 BD BD-Live $249 current
Panasonic DMP-BDT350 BD 3D BD-Live TBA TBA
Philips BDP5010 BD BD-Live $249 current
Philips BDP7310 BD BD-Live $299 current
Pioneer BDP-09FD BD BD-Live $2,199 current
Pioneer BDP-120 BD BD-Live $299 current
Pioneer BDP-320 BD BD-Live $399 current
Pioneer BDP-23FD BD BD-Live $599 current
Pioneer BDP-V6000 BD BD-Live $999 current
Samsung BD-P1600 BD BD-Live $299 current
Samsung BD-P3600 BD BD-Live $399 current
Samsung BD-P4600 BD BD-Live $499 current
Samsung BD-C5500 BD BD-Live $179 March 2010
Samsung BD-C6500 BD BD-Live $249 March 2010
Samsung BD-C7500 BD BD-Live $349 1st half 2010
Samsung BD-C6900 BD 3D BD-Live $399 March 2010
Sansui BDP3959 BD BD-Live $179 current
Sharp BD-HP21U BD BONUSVIEW $348 current
Sharp BD-HP50U BD BONUSVIEW $449 current
Sharp BD-HP22U BD BD-Live $299 current
Sharp BD-HP52U BD BD-Live $379 current
Sharp BD-HP24U BD BD-Live $279 Q1 2010
Sharp BD-HP70U BD BD-Live $379 Q1 2010
Sherwood BDP-5004 BD BD-Live $199 current
Sherwood BDP-6003 BD BD-Live $499 TBA
Sylvania NB500SL9, NB501SL9 BD BONUSVIEW $279 current
Sony BDP-S5000ES BD BD-Live $1,499 current
Sony BDP-S350 BD BD-Live $299 current
Sony BDP-S560 BD BD-Live $249 current
Sony BDP-S1000ES BD BD-Live $699 current
Sony BDP-N460 BD BD-Live $199 current
Sony BDP-S370 BD BD-Live $179 current
Sony BDP-S470 BD 3D ready BD-Live $199 current
Sony BDP-S570 BD 3D ready BD-Live $249 current
Sony BDP-S770 BD 3D BD-Live TBA Summer 2010
Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) 80 GB BD BD-Live $299 current
Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) 160 GB BD BD-Live $399 current
Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) 120 GB BD BD-Live $299 current
Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) 250 GB BD BD-Live $349 current
Toshiba BDX2000 BD BD-Live $249 current
Toshiba BDX2500 BD BD-Live $199 Spring 2010
Toshiba BDX2700 BD BD-Live $249 Spring 2010
Toshiba BDX3000 BD 3D BD-Live TBA Q3 2010
VisionQuest VQM-1000-BLU BD BONUSVIEW $399 current
Vizio VBR100 BD BD-Live $189 current
Vizio VBR110 BD BD-Live $188 current
Vizio VBR200W BD BD-Live $199 Mar. 2010
Yamaha BD-S2900 BD BONUSVIEW $1,199 current
Yamaha BD-S1900 BD BD-Live $699 current
Yamaha BD-S1065 BD BD-Live $599 current
           
Discontinued          
Denon DVD-3800BDCIP BD BONUSVIEW $1,999 discontinued
Insignia NS-BRDVD BD BONUSVIEW $169 discontinued
Insignia NS-2BRDVD BD BD-Live $199 discontinued
Insignia NS-BDLIVE01 BD BD-Live $199 discontinued
LG BH100 BD/HD DVD Grace Period $999 discontinued
LG BH200 BD/HD DVD BONUSVIEW $999 discontinued
Magnavox NB500MG9 BD BONUSVIEW $279 discontinued
Marantz BD7003P BD BONUSVIEW $649 discontinued
Memorex MVBD2510 BD BONUSVIEW $269 discontinued
Memorex MVBD2511 BD BONUSVIEW $269 discontinued
Onkyo DV-BD606 BD BONUSVIEW $499 discontinued
Onkyo DV-BD606P BD BONUSVIEW $599 discontinued
Panasonic DMP-BD10 BD Grace Period $1,299 discontinued
Panasonic DMP-BD10A BD Grace Period $599 discontinued
Panasonic DMP-BD30 BD BONUSVIEW $499 discontinued
Panasonic DMP-BD50 BD BD-Live $699 discontinued
Philips BDP9000 BD Grace Period $999 discontinued
Philips BDP7200 BD BONUSVIEW $349 discontinued
Pioneer BDP-HD1 BD Grace Period $1,500 discontinued
Pioneer BDP-94HD BD Grace Period $999 discontinued
Pioneer BDP-95FD BD Grace Period $1,000 discontinued
Pioneer BDP-51FD BD BONUSVIEW $599 discontinued
Pioneer BDP-05FD BD BONUSVIEW $799 discontinued
Samsung BD-P1000 BD Grace Period $799 discontinued
Samsung BD-P1200 BD Grace Period $799 discontinued
Samsung BD-P1400 BD Grace Period $399 discontinued
Samsung BD-P1500 BD BD-Live $449 discontinued
Samsung BD-UP5000 BD/HD DVD BONUSVIEW $799 discontinued
Samsung BD-P2500/2550 BD BD-Live $399 discontinued
Sharp BD-HP20U BD Grace Period $549 discontinued
Sherwood BDP-5003 BDP-5003 BONUSVIEW $299 discontinued
Sony BDP-S1 BD Grace Period $799 discontinued
Sony BDP-S300 BD Grace Period $299 discontinued
Sony BDP-S2000ES BD Grace Period $1,299 discontinued
Sony BDP-S500 BD Grace Period $399 discontinued
Sony BDP-S360 BD BD-Live $299 discontinued
Sony BDP-S550 BD BD-Live $399 discontinued
Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) 20 GB BD BD-Live $499 discontinued
Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) 60 GB BD BD-Live $499 discontinued
Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) 40 GB BD BD-Live $399 discontinued

 

17.4 How much do BD computer recorders cost?
As of Jan. 2010, Pioneer, Panasonic, Hitachi-LG (HLDS), Lite-On/PLDS, LaCie, Buffalo, I/OMagic, Delkin, Amex Digital, DIGISTOR, Addonics, Norazza, Sherlock Systems, EZ Quest and others are shipping BD computer recorders with U.S. suggested retail prices ranging from $199 to $659.

BD Computer Recorder Prices
(as of Jan. 2010)
Brand / Manufacturer Model Form Factor Disc Loading Interface MSRP (US$) Availability (North America)
Addonics ZBW-H63DEU external tray eSATA, USB $389 current
Amex Digital Blu-ray Super Multi Drive external slimline slot USB $289 current
Amex Digital BDR-S1, BDR-T28 external slimline tray USB $599 current
Buffalo BR-816FBS internal HH tray SATA $349 current
Buffalo BD-816SU2 external tray eSATA, USB $399 current
Delkin DDBD-R external tray USB $399 current
DIGISTOR DIG-68100 internal HH slot SATA $429 current
DIGISTOR DIG-78102 external slimline slot USB $375 current
EZQuest Super Drive Blu-ray internal HH tray PATA $399-$499 current
FastMac APP-6523 internal HH tray SATA $579 current
FastMac APP-7015 internal HH tray SATA $299 current
FastMac APP-6963 external slimline tray USB $299 current
FastMac APP-6964 external slimline tray USB $399 current
I/OMagic IBD1 internal HH tray SATA $249 current
I/OMagic IBD1E external tray USB $299 current
LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drive external tray USB, FireWire $429 current
LG BH10LS30, BH10NS30 internal HH tray SATA $199 current
LG BE08LU20 external tray eSATA, USB $299 current
LG GBW-T10N slimline tray SATA OEM current
Lite-On/PLDS DH-4B1S internal HH tray SATA $399 current
MCE BD6XMPINT internal HH tray PATA $299 current
MCE BD8XMPE2009 internal HH tray SATA $229 current
MCE BD6XEXT external tray USB $329 current
MCE BD8XEXT external external eSATA, USB $349 current
Norazza DVDBREXT1 external tray USB, Firewire $659 current
OWC Mercury Pro external tray eSATA, USB, FireWire $299-$449 current
Panasonic UJ-230 slimline tray SATA $410 current
Panasonic UJ-232 ultra slimline tray SATA OEM current
Panasonic UJ-235 slimline slot SATA $349 current
Panasonic UJ-240 slimline tray SATA TBA Nov. 2009
Pioneer BDR-203, BDR-S03J internal HH tray SATA $209 current
Pioneer BDR-2203 internal HH tray SATA $249 current
Pioneer BDR-205, BDR-S05J internal HH tray SATA TBA current
Pioneer BDR-2205 internal HH tray SATA $249 Q1 2009
Plextor PX-B940SA internal HH tray SATA $279 current
Sherlock SSI-BD-USB external slimline slot USB $479 current
Sony Optiarc BD-5730S slimline tray SATA OEM current
             
Discontinued            
BenQ BW1000 internal HH       discontinued
BenQ EW100G external       discontinued
Buffalo BRHC-6316U2 external tray USB $649 discontinued
DIGISTOR DIG-97116 external tray eSATA, USB $425 discontinued
FastMac APP-6536 slimline slot PATA $999 discontinued
FastMac APP-6363 internal HH tray PATA $529 discontinued
I-O Data BRD-UM2/U external tray USB $999 discontinued
I-O Data BRD-AM2B/U internal HH tray PATA $899 discontinued
Lite-On/PLDS LH-2B1S internal HH tray SATA $600 discontinued
LG GGW-H10N internal HH tray SATA $1,199 discontinued
LG GBW-H10N internal HH tray PATA $699 discontinued
LG GGW-H20L internal HH tray SATA $399 discontinued
LG GBW-H20L internal HH tray SATA $299 discontinued
LG BE06LU11 external tray USB $399 discontinued
LG BH08LS20, BH08NS20 internal HH tray SATA $279 discontinued
MCE BD2XMPINT internal HH tray PATA $699 discontinued
MCE BD2XEXT external tray   $749 discontinued
NU Technology HBR258 external tray USB $749 discontinued
Panasonic SW-5582, LF-MB121JD internal HH tray PATA OEM discontinued
Panasonic SW-5583, LF-PB271JD internal HH tray SATA OEM discontinued
Panasonic SW-5584, LF-PB371JD internal HH tray SATA $399 discontinued
Panasonic UJ-210 slimline tray PATA OEM discontinued
Panasonic UJ-215 slimline slot PATA OEM discontinued
Panasonic UJ-220 slimline tray PATA OEM discontinued
Panasonic UJ-225 slimline slot PATA OEM discontinued
Philips SPD7000BD internal HH tray SATA $699 discontinued
Pioneer BDR-101A internal HH tray PATA $995 discontinued
Pioneer BDR-202 internal HH tray SATA $699 discontinued
Plextor PX-B900A internal HH tray PATA $999 discontinued
Samsung SH-B022 internal HH tray PATA   discontinued
Sony BWU-100A internal HH tray PATA $749 discontinued
Sony BWU-200S internal HH tray SATA $599 discontinued
Sony BWU-300S internal HH tray SATA $399 discontinued
Sony Optiarc BD-M100A internal HH tray PATA OEM discontinued

 

17.5 How much do BD onsumer electronics recorders cost?
As of Feb. 2009, BD consumer electronics (CE) recorders are available from Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Mitsubishi, Pioneer and Hitachi in Japan, Europe and Australia. Prices and units destined for the U.S., Canada and other markets have yet to be announced.

 

17.6 How much do commercial BD movie titles cost?
As of Feb. 2007, individual movie titles released and announced by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, MGM Home Entertainment, Warner Home Video, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Home Entertainment, Buena Vista Home Entertainment and Concert Hot Spot have suggested U.S. retail prices ranging from $19.95 to $39.99.

 

17.7 How much do blank BD discs cost?
As of June 2008, TDK, Panasonic/Matsushita, Sony, Verbatim/Mitsubishi, Imation, Memorex, Philips, Fuji, Maxell, Moser Baer (MBI), Taiyo Yuden, Ritek, CMC Magnetics, MAM-A, FTI, JVC, Magnavox, Delkin and Traxdata have announced blank BD-R and BD-RE discs with U.S. street prices starting at $8 (SL) and $25 (DL) each for BD-R and $18 (SL) to $45 (DL) each for BD-RE.

 

17.8 How much do BD game consoles cost?
As of Aug. 2009, Sony is shipping its PlayStation 3 (PS3) with U.S. suggested retail prices ranging from $299 to $399.

 

17.9 How much do BD duplication and publishing systems cost?
As of Aug. 2009, Primera, MF Digital, Microboards, Disc Makers, ILY Enterprise, Vinpower Digital/Xerox, Wytron Technology, Microtech, Rimage, Norazza and Verity Systems have announced BD duplication and publishing systems with prices starting from $1,395.

 

17.10 How much do printable BD-R discs cost?
As of Mar. 2009, TDK, Imation, Moser Baer, MAM-A, Verbatim, Ritek, Panasonic, Microboards and FTI have announced inkjet and thermal re-transfer printable BD-R discs.

 

17.11 How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
As of Feb. 2010, AOpen, Addonics, LG, Lite-On/PLDS, Panasonic, Pioneer, Plextor, Sony Optiarc, Asus, LionDisk, Norazza, Samsung, Amex Digital and others are shipping BD-ROM and BD Combo drives with U.S. suggested retail prices ranging from $69 to $299.

BD-ROM/Combo Computer Drive Prices
(as of Feb. 2010)
Brand / Manufacturer Model Form Factor Disc Loading Interface Type MSRP (US$) Availability (North America)
Amex Digital BD-UG1 slimline slot SATA BD Combo $199 current
AOpen BDR0412SA internal HH tray SATA BD-ROM $149 current
Addonics ZBH63DES/DEU external tray eSATA, USB BD/HD DVD Combo $199-$225 current
Asus SBC-06D1S-U external slimline tray USB BD Combo TBA TBA
Asus SBC-04B1S-U external slimline tray USB BD Combo $199 current
Asus BC-1205PT internal HH tray SATA BD Combo TBA TBA
Asus BC-06B1ST internal HH tray SATA BD Combo TBA TBA
Asus BC-08B1ST internal HH tray SATA BD Combo TBA TBA
DIGISTOR DIG-79092 external slimline tray USB BD Combo $290 current
FastMac APP-6907 external slimline tray USB BD Combo $99 current
LG CH08LS10, CH08NS10 internal HH tray SATA BD Combo $199 current
LionDisk LBLU external slimline tray USB BD Combo $199 current
Lite-On/PLDS iHES206 internal tray SATA BD Combo $159 current
Lite-On/PLDS iHES208 internal tray SATA BD Combo $159 current
Lite-On/PLDS iHOS104 internal tray SATA BD-ROM $69 current
Nu Inc. EBC100 external slimline tray USB BD Combo $229 current
Norazza BRxROM external tray USB, Firewire BD-ROM $519 current
Panasonic UJ-130 slimline tray SATA BD Combo OEM current
Panasonic UJ-135 slimline slot SATA BD Combo $199 current
Panasonic UJ-140 slimline tray SATA BD Combo OEM TBA
Panasonic SW-4583 internal HH tray SATA BD-ROM OEM current
Pioneer BDC-2202, BDC-202 internal HH tray SATA BD Combo $127 current
Pioneer BDC-TD02 slimline TBA TBA BD Combo TBA TBA
Plextor PX-B310U external tray USB BD Combo $179 current
Plextor PX-B320SA internal HH tray SATA BD Combo $179 current
Samsung SH-B083L internal HH tray SATA BD Combo $124 current
Sony Optiarc BC-M110S internal HH tray SATA BD Combo TBA TBA
Sony Optiarc BC-5600S slimline slot SATA BD Combo TBA current
Sony Optiarc BR-5100S internal HH tray SATA BD-ROM OEM current
Sony Optiarc BC-5500A slimline tray PATA BD-ROM OEM current
Sony Optiarc BC-5500S slimline tray SATA BD Combo OEM current
Velocity Micro VMBLUDRIVE external slimline tray USB BD Combo $159 current
               
Discontinued              
Lite-On/PLDS DH-4O1S internal HH tray SATA BD-ROM $199 discontinued
Lite-On/PLDS DX-4O1S external tray USB BD-ROM $299 discontinued
LG GGC-H20L internal HH tray SATA BD/HD DVD Combo $299 discontinued
LG GBC-H20L internal HH tray SATA BD Combo $199 discontinued
Panasonic UJ-110 slimline tray PATA BD Combo OEM discontinued
Panasonic UJ-120 slimline tray PATA BD Combo OEM discontinued
Plextor PX-B310SA internal HH tray SATA BD Combo $159 discontinued
Sony BDU-X10S internal HH tray SATA BD-ROM $149 discontinued
Sony Optiarc BC-5100S internal HH tray SATA BD Combo OEM discontinued

 

17.12 What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
As of Mar. 2010, Sony DADC, Shanghai Epic Music Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Sony DADC), Technicolor Home Entertainment Services, arvato digital services (formerly Sonopress), Cinram International, Panasonic Disc Manufacturing Corporation of America (PDMC), Deluxe Digital Studios, Infodisc Technology GmbH, Bestdisc Technology Corp., Quantum Optical Laboratories (QOL), Axiom Technologies, Laser-Video Multimedia, MPO Group, Memory-Tech Corporation, U-Tech Media Corp., CDA Datenträger Albrechts GmbH, B.R. Productions GmbH, Magi Disc S.r.l., Microservice Tecnologia Digital S.A., PrimeDisc International Ltd., DVD Norden A/S and Info Source Multi Media Ltd. replicate prerecorded (pressed) BD-ROM discs.

Videolar S/A, Toyo Recording Co., Ltd., Infosmart Group, Victor Creative Media Co. Ltd., Horon Co., Ltd. and Société Nouvelle Areacem (SNA) plan to add BD production in the future.

As a matter of background, according to the research firm Understanding & Solutions, Cinram, Technicolor, Sony and Sonopress accounted for 74% of North American prerecorded DVD disc production in 2006 while Technicolor, ODS Business Services, Cinram, Sony and Sonopress replicated 57% of the DVDs manufactured in Europe.

BD-ROM Disc Replicator Capabilities
(as of Mar. 2010)*
BD-ROM Disc Replicator BD25 (SL) BD50 (DL) BD25/DVD9 Hybrid
arvato digital services Weaverville, NC
Gütersloh, Germany
Weaverville, NC
Gütersloh, Germany
 
Axiom Technologies Mfg Pte Ltd. Singapore Singapore  
Bestdisc Technology Corp. Keelung, Taiwan Keelung, Taiwan  
B.R. Productions GmbH Görlitz, Germany Görlitz, Germany  
CDA Datenträger Albrechts GmbH Suhl, Germany Suhl, Germany  
Cinram International Inc. Olyphant, PA
Alsdorf, Germany (Aug. 2009)
Olyphant, PA
Alsdorf, Germany (Aug. 2009)
 
Deluxe Digital Studios Burbank, CA (check discs) Burbank, CA (check discs)  
DVD Norden A/S Sakskøbing, Denmark Sakskøbing, Denmark  
Infinity Storage Media Ltd. Tokyo, Japan   Tokyo, Japan
Infodisc Technology GmbH Renchen, Germany Renchen, Germany  
InfoSmart Group, Inc. Hong Kong, China (June 2008 est.)    
Info Source Multi Media Ltd. Macau, China    
Laser-Video Multimedia Moscow, Russia Moscow, Russia  
Magi Disc S.r.l. Rende, Italy    
Memory-Tech Corporation Japan Japan  
Microservice Tecnologia Digital S.A. Manaus, Brazil Manaus, Brazil  
MPO Group Villaines la Juhel, France Villaines la Juhel, France  
Panasonic Disc Manufacturing Corporation (PDMC) Torrance, CA Torrance, CA  
PrimeDisc International Ltd. Hong Kong Hong Kong  
Quantum Optical Laboratories (QOL) Vernouillet, France Vernouillet, France  
Sony DADC Terre Haute, IN
Shizuoka, Japan
Salzburg, Austria
Shanghai, China
Huntingwood, Australia
Terre Haute, IN
Shizuoka, Japan
Salzburg, Austria
Shanghai, China
Huntingwood, Australia
 
Technicolor Home Entertainment Services Camarillo, CA
Warsaw, Poland
Camarillo, CA
Warsaw, Poland
 
Toyo Recording Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan (TBA) Tokyo, Japan (TBA)  
U-Tech Media Corp. Tao Yuan Shien, Taiwan Tao Yuan Shien, Taiwan  
Victor Creative Media Co. Ltd. Japan (early 2009 est.) Japan (early 2009 est.)  

* Replication capability information collected directly from manufacturers.

 

17.13 What companies provide BD testing and verification services?
The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has established several laboratories to provide testing and verification services to BD product manufacturers. They include Matsushita, Philips, Pioneer, Sony, TDK, Hitachi, LG, Mitsubishi, Sharp and Samsung.

BD Testing Center Services
(as of Oct. 2009)
Product Panasonic Pioneer Sony TDK Hitachi LG Mitsubishi Sharp Samsung Technicolor (TCS) CESI JVC Audio
Dev
Lite-ON ALMEDIO ITRI BluFocus
BD-ROM                                  
Movie Media   X X                 X X   X    
Non-commercial AV Media   X X                 X X   X    
Data Media   X X                 X X   X    
Game Media   X X                 X X   X    
Movie Player X X X   X X X X X   X         X X
Game Console X   X                         X X
PC Drive X X X   X X     X         X   X  
PC Application Software X   X       X                    
Commercial Audiovisual Content X   X             X   X         X
                                   
BD-R Ver. 1                                  
Recorder X X X   X X X X X                
Player X X X   X X X X X                
Media X X X X X                        
PC Drive X X X   X X     X         X      
Player PC Application Software X X X       X                    
Recorder PC Application Software X X X       X                    
                                   
BD-R Ver. 2                                  
Archiver/Recorder/Player X X X   X X X X X                
Video Camera X X X   X X   X X                
Recorder/Player PC Application Software X X X                            
                                   
BD-RE Ver. 2                                  
Recorder X X X   X X X X X                
Player X X X   X X X X X                
Media X X X X X                        
PC Drive X X X   X X     X         X      
Player PC Application Software X X X       X                    
Recorder PC Application Software X X X       X                    
                                   
BD-RE Ver. 3                                  
Archiver/Recorder/Player X X X   X X X X X                
Video Camera X X X   X X   X X                
Recorder/Player PC Application Software X X X                            
                                   
AVCREC                                  
Recorder X                                
Player X                                
Recording Application Software X                                
Playback Application Software X                                
BD Testing Centers
(as of Oct. 2009)
Company Testing Center Address Fax Email/Web Site
ALMEDIO Inc. ALMEDIO Testing Laboratory 2-32-13 Sakae-cho, Higashimurayama-shi, Tokyo 189-0013 Japan +81-42-397-1919 testlab@almedio.co.jp
AudioDev AB Publ. AudioDev TestCenter Kabingatan 9, S-21239 Malmö Sweden +46 40 690 49 90 testcenter@audiodev.com
www.audiodev.com/bdtc
BluFocus Inc. Blu-Focus Blu-ray Test Center 4121 Vanowen Place, Burbank, CA 91505 U.S.A. 818-276-8429 bdtestcenter@blufocus.com
CESI Technology Co., Ltd. CESI Blu-ray Disc Product Testing Center No.8 Tongji Nanlu, Beijing Economic Technology Development Area, China. 100176 +86-10-84029064 zhaoxy@cesi.ac.cn
Hitachi, Ltd. Format Verification Center Technological Planning & administration Consumer Business Group, Hitachi, Ltd. 292 Yoshida-cho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama 244-0817 Japan +81-45-866-5905 fmt-vc@itg.hitachi.co.jp
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) DVD / BD Verification Laboratory Rm. 233, Bldg. 53, 195, Sec. 4, Chung Hsing Rd., Chutung, Hsinchu, Taiwan 31040, R.O.C. +866-3-5832805 jiinsen@itri.org.tw
Lite-ON IT Lite-ON IT BD Test Center 4F, No.8, Dusing Rd, Science-Based Industrial Park, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan, R.O.C. +886-35639113 BDTC.Liteonit@liteonit.com
LG Electronics Inc. Digital Media Standards Laboratory 19-1, Cheongho-ri, Jinwi-myeon, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, 451-713, Korea +82-31-610-5336 jackhp@lge.com
Panasonic Corporation Format Verification Laboratory 1-15 Matuo-cho, Kadoma City, Osaka, 571-8504 Japan +81-6-6909-5027 http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/fvl/en/index.html
fvl-info@ml.jp.panasonic.com
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Mitsubishi Electric BD Testing Center 1, Zusho, Baba, Nagaoka-kyo, Kyoto, 617-8550 Japan +81-75-958-3703 BD.TestingCenter.al@rm.MitsubishiElectric.co/jp
Pioneer Corporation BD Testing Center 6-1-2 Fujimi, Tsurugashima-shi, Saitama, 350-2288, Japan +81-49-279-1512 Tcenter_BD@post.pioneer.co.jp
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Samsung Blu-ray Disc Testing Center 416, Maetan-3Dong, Yeongtong-Gu, Suwon-City, Gyeonggi-Do, 443-742 Korea +82-31-277-3398 bd.tcenter@samsung.com
Sharp Corporation Sharp BD Testing Center 2613-1, Ichinomoto-cho, Tenri-shi, Nara, 632-8567 Japan +81-743-65-0543 shbdtc@list.sharp.co.jp
Sony Corporation Sony Blu-ray Disc Test Center Sony Gotenyama Technology Center 5-1-12 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-0001 Japan +81-3-5448-3458 bd-sony_bdtc@jp.sony.com
TDK Corporation TDK Blu-ray Disc Testing Center 462-1 Otai, Saku-shi, Nagano, 385-0009 Japan +81-267-68-4515 bldtc@mb1.tdk.co.jp
Technicolor TCS BD Testing Center 2233 N Ontario St., Burbank, CA 91504, USA +1-818-260-1201 bdtestcenter@thomson.net
Victor Company of Japan, Limited JVC BD Testing Center 12, 3-chome, Moriya-cho, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 221-8528 Japan +81-45-450-2428 BD_Testing_Center@jvc-victor.jp

 

17.14 How much do BD camcorders cost?
As of Nov. 2008, Hitachi is shipping its BD camcorder with a U.S. suggested retail price of $1,099.

BD Camcorder Prices
(as of Nov. 2008)
Brand/Manufacturer Model MSRP (US$) Availability (North America)
Hitachi DZ-BD10HA $1,099 current
       
Discontinued      
Hitachi DZ-BD70A $1,299 discontinued
Hitachi DZ-BD7HA $1,499 discontinued

 

17.15 How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box and Sound Bars cost?
As of Mar. 20010, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, LG, Philips, Denon, Sharp and JVC have announced BD Home Theater in a Box (HTiB), Sound Bar systems and BD receivers with U.S. suggested retail prices starting at $599.

BD Home Theater in a Box (HTiB) and Sound Bar Prices
(as of Mar. 2010)
Brand/Manufacturer Model Type Profile MSRP (US$) Availability
(North America)
Denon S-5BD BD BD-Live $1,799 March 2010
JVC TH-SB100 BD BD-Live $699 current
LG LHB953 BD BD-Live $600 current
LG LHB977 BD BD-Live $750 current
LG LHB335 BD BD-Live TBA TBA
LG LHB535 BD BD-Live TBA TBA
LG LHB975 BD BD-Live TBA TBA
Panasonic SC-BT100 BD BONUSVIEW $999 current
Panasonic SC-BT200 BD BD-Live $599 current
Panasonic SC-BT230 BD BD-Live $399 current
Panasonic SC-BT300 BD BD-Live $699 current
Panasonic SC-BT330 BD BD-Live $499 current
Panasonic SC-BT730 BD BD-Live $599 current
Panasonic SC-BTX70 BD BD-Live $999 current
Philips HTS 5100B BD BONUSVIEW $599 current
Samsung HT-BD1250 BD BD-Live $549 current
Samsung HT-BD7200 BD BD-Live $799 current
Samsung HT-BD8200 BD BD-Live $799 current
Samsung HT-BD3252 BD BD-Live $799 current
Samsung HT-C6730W BD BD-Live $799 March 2010
Samsung HT-C7530W BD BD-Live $999 May 2010
Samsung HT-C6500 BD BD-Live $649 March 2010
Samsung HT-C6930W BD BD-Live $899 April 2010
Samsung HT-C5500 BD 3D BD-Live $499 March 2010
Sharp BD-MPC41 BD BD-Live $749 Q2 2010
Sony BDV-IT1000ES BD BD-Live $1,999 current
Sony BDV-E300 BD BD-Live $599 current
Sony BDV-E500W BD BD-Live $799 current
Sony HT-SS370 BD BD-Live $349 current
Sony BDV-E570 BD 3D ready BD-Live $549 current
Sony BDV-E770W BD 3D ready BD-Live $649 current
Sony BDV-H2970W BD 3D BD-Live TBA TBA
           
Discontinued          
Samsung HT-BD2T BD Grace Period $1,499 discontinued
Samsung HT-BD2ET BD Grace Period $799 discontinued
Samsung HT-BD2ST BD Grace Period $999 discontinued
Sony BDV-IS1000 BD BD-Live $999 discontinued
           
Withdrawn          
Sharp BD-MPC30 BD BD-Live $799 withdrawn
Sharp BD-MPC40 BD BD-Live $799 withdrawn

 

17.16 How much does BD video authoring software cost?
As of Aug. 2009, Adobe, Avid, Sony, Sonic Solutions/Roxio, Corel, Nero, CyberLink, ArcSoft, NetBlender, Ensequence, RCBb, sofatronic, Dreamer, TMPGEnc, Rivergate and Pinnacle offer BD video authoring software with U.S. suggested retail prices ranging from $64 for consumer packages to more than $50,000 for professional tools.

BD Video Authoring Software
(as of Aug. 2009)
Package Publisher Platform BD-R/RE AV (BDAV) BD-ROM AV (HDMV) BD-ROM AV (BD-J) MSRP (US$)
BD-Live Client/Blu-ray Magic RCBb PC     X  
BIDDLE Dreamer Co.       X  
Blu-print Sony Creative Software PC   X X $50,000+
BluStreak Premaster Rivergate Software Mac   premastering premastering $299
Creative Suite 4 Production Premium Adobe Systems Mac, PC   X   $1,699
Creator 2010 Roxio PC   $19 Hi-Def/BD plug-in   $99
Creator 2010 Pro Roxio PC   X   $129
DoStudio BD Authoring Edition NetBlender PC   X X $2,495/year+
DoStudio Workflow Suite NetBlender PC   X X $4,995
DVDit Pro HD Roxio/Sonic Solutions PC   X   $499
Kaleidoscope sofatronic PC, Mac     X $3,000+
Nero 9 Nero PC $9 Blu-ray plug-in $9 Blu-ray plug-in   $99
on-Q Create Ensequence PC     X $30,000+
Pinnacle Studio Plus 12 Pinnacle Systems PC   X   $99
Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 12 Pinnacle Systems PC   X   $129
PowerDirector 8 Ultra CyberLink PC X X   $99
PowerProducer 5 Ultra CyberLink PC X X   $99
Premier Elements 7 Adobe Systems PC   X   $99
Premier Pro CS4 Adobe Systems Mac, PC   X   $799
Scenarist BD Edition Sonic Solutions PC   X X $30,000+
Studio Toolkit 5.7 Avid Technology PC   X   $1,295
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 PEGASYS Inc. PC   X   $99
TMPGEnc MPEG Editor 3 PEGASYS Inc. PC X     $64
Toast 10 Titanium Roxio Mac   $19.99 HD/BD plug-in   $99
TotalMedia Extreme (BD/HD DVD) ArcSoft, Inc. PC X     $159
Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6 Plus Corel Corporation PC X $19.99 HD Power Pack   $79
Video Studio X2 Pro Corel Corporation PC   X   $99
Vegas Movie Studio 9 Platinum Edition Sony Creative Software PC   X   $99
Vegas Movie Studio 9 Platinum Pro Pack Sony Creative Software PC   X   $129
Vegas Pro 9 Sony Creative Software PC   free DVD Architect 5   $679

 

17.17 How much does BD computer video player software cost?
As of Mar. 2010, ArcSoft, Corel, Roxio and CyberLink offer BD computer video player software with U.S. suggested retail prices ranging from $89 to $158.

BD Computer Video Player Software
(as of Mar. 2010)
Publisher Package Platform MSRP (US$)
ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum PC $89
Corel WinDVD Pro 2010 PC $99
CyberLink PowerDVD 10 Ultra 3D PC $99
Roxio Creator 2010 PC $99 + $29 plug-in
Roxio Creator 2010 Pro PC $129 + $29 plug-in

 

17.18 How much do computers equipped with BD drives cost?
As of Sept. 2009, Dell, Sony, HP, Acer, Toshiba, Fujitsu, ASUSTek, MSI, Lenovo, Gateway, NEC, Alienware, PC MicroWorks, CLEVO, First International Computer (FIC), MiTAC, VidaBox, Medion, Hush Technologies, Packard Bell, Samsung, Okoro Media Systems, Epson and others have announced BD drive-equipped desktop, notebook and Home Theater PC (HTPC) computers with U.S. suggested retail prices starting below $1,000.

 

17.19 How much do BD video encoders and transcoders cost?
As of Dec. 2008, Sony, Thomson, Adobe, Inlet, Sonic Solutions, PixelTools, MainConcept, Omni-Cinema Craft, Harmonic, Apple, Optibase, Telestream, TMPGEnc and others offer BD video encoders and transcoders with U.S. suggested retail prices ranging from $99 for consumer packages to more than $75,000 for professional tools.

BD Video Encoders and Transcoders
(as of Dec. 2008)
Package Publisher Platform MPEG-2 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 VC-1 MSRP (US$)
BAE-VX1000 Sony Creative Software PC X X   $40,000
Cinema Craft HD encoder Omni-Cinema Craft PC   X   $75,000
CineVision Sonic Solutions PC   X X $40,000
CineVision PSE Sonic Solutions PC     X $50,000
Episode 5.0 Telestream Mac X     $395+
Expert-H264 PixelTools PC   X   $995
Fathom Inlet Technologies PC X X X  
Final Cut Studio 2 Apple Mac X     $1,299
FIRECODER Blu Thomson Grass Valley PC X     $599
4.0 XPress TMPGEnc PC X X   $99
MegaPEG Pro HDTV Digigami Mac X     $1,995
MovieMaker HD Optibase PC X      
MPEGRepairHD PixelTools PC X     $3,995
NexCode HD AVC Encoder Thomson PC   X    
Premier Pro CS4 Adobe Systems Mac, PC X X   $799
Reference 1.6 MainConcept Mac, PC X X X MPEG-2 $460
MPEG-4 AVC $590/$1,900
VC-1 $590/$1,900
Rhozet Carbon Coder Harmonic PC X X X $4,995
Vegas Pro 8 Sony Creative Software PC X     $599

 

17.20 How much do BD disc changers and home entertainment servers cost?
As of May 2010, Sony, Kaleidescape, S1Digital and Crestron have announced BD disc changers and home entertainment servers with U.S. suggested retail prices starting at $799.

BD Disc Changer/Entertainment Server Prices
(as of May 2010)
Brand/Manufacturer Model Number of Discs/Capacity BD Profile MSRP (US$) Availability (North America)
Crestron ADMS-BR / ADC-200BR 200 per changer
(5 changers max.)
BD-Live ADMS-BR $9,000
ADC-200BR $9,000
current
Kaleidescape M500 TBA BD-Live TBA TBA
S1Digital 100 Disc Blu-ray Changer 100 BD-Live $1,500 current
Sony BDP-CX960 400 BD-Live $799 current
Sony BDP-CX7000ES 400 BD-Live $1,899 current
           
Discontinued          
Sony HES-V1000 200 Grace Period $2,999 discontinued

 

17.21 How much do BD data storage and archiving jukeboxes cost?
As of July 2009, JVC, PowerFile, Asaca, DISC and Hie Electronics have announced BD data storage and archiving jukeboxes.

 

17.22 How much do TV/BD player combos cost?
As of Jan. 2010, JVC, Bang & Olufsen, Sharp, Haier, Polaroid  and Orion America (Insignia, Sansui) have announced TV/BD player combos.

TV/BD Player Combo Prices
(as of Jan. 2010)
Brand/Manufacturer Model TV Size/Type BD Profile MSRP (US$) Availability (North America)
Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 7-40 40" LCD BD-Live $13,500 current
Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 7-55 55” LCD BD-Live $18,700 current
Haier HLB32XK2 32” LCD BD-Live $799 May/June 2010
Insignia NS-LBD32X-10A 32" LCD BD-Live $649 current
JVC LT-42B300 42" LCD TBA $1,399 current
Polaroid TBA 42” LCD TBA TBA 2nd half 2010
Polaroid TBA 52” LCD TBA TBA 2nd half 2010
Sansui FHDBDP3209 32” LCD BD-Live $795 current
Sharp LC-32BD60U 32" LCD BONUSVIEW $1,099 current
Sharp LC-37BD60U 37" LCD BONUSVIEW $1,299 current
Sharp LC-42BD80U 42" LCD BONUSVIEW $1,899 current
Sharp LC-46BD80U 46" LCD BONUSVIEW $2,299 current
Sharp LC-52BD80U 52" LCD BONUSVIEW $2,599 current

 

17.23 How much do portable BD players cost?
As of Jan. 2010, Panasonic has announced several portable BD players.

Portable BD Player Prices
(as of Jan. 2010)
Brand/Manufacturer Model Screen Size/Type BD Profile MSRP (US$) Availability (North America)
Panasonic DMP-B15 8.9" LCD BD-Live $799 current
Panasonic DMP-B100 8.9” LCD BD-Live TBA TBA
Panasonic DMP-B500 10.1” LCD BD-Live TBA TBA

 

17.24 How much do BD Network-Attached Storage devices cost?
As of June 2009, LG has announced a BD Network-Attached Storage (NAS) unit.

BD Network-Attached Storage Device Prices
(as of June 2009)
Brand/Manufacturer Model Form Factor Capacity Interface MSRP (US$) Availability (North America)
LG N4B1 external BD recorder, 4TB HDD max. USB, Ethernet $799 current

 

17.25 How much do BD audio encoders cost?
As of May 2009, Dolby Laboratories, DTS and Minnetonka Audio Software have announced BD audio encoders.

BD Audio Encoders
(as of May 2009)
Brand/Manufacturer Publisher Platform MSRP (US$) Availability (North America)
Dolby Media Encoder Dolby Laboratories Mac $8,000 current
Dolby Media Encoder SE Dolby Laboratories Mac $2,900 current
DTS-HD Master Audio Suite v2.0 DTS, Inc. Mac, PC $1,495 current
SurCode Encoder for DTS-HD for Compressor Minnetonka Audio Software Mac $249 current

 

17.26 What companies offer BD quality assurance and quality control services?
As of June 2009, Testronic Laboratories, The Testing Group, My Eye Media, BluFocus and Check Disc Labs offer BD Quality Assurance (QA), Quality Control (QC) and compatibility testing services.

 

17.27 How much do BD professional video recorders cost?
As of Oct. 2009, JVC has announced BD professional video recorders with U.S. suggested retail prices ranging from $1,995 to $2,500.

BD Professional Video Recorder Prices
(as of Oct. 2009)
Brand/Manufacturer Model MSRP (US$) Availability (North America)
JVC Professional SR-HD1250 $1,995 Oct. 2009
JVC Professional SR-HD1500 $2,550 Oct. 2009

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