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Pioneer Launches BDR-207JBK Blu-ray BDXL Writer

Pioneer Corporation announced that it will begin shipping its new BDR-207JBK Blu-ray Disc (BD) recorder in Japan early in the new year. No word yet on North American availability.

According to the press release, the BDR-207JBK writes BD-R (SL) and BD-R (DL) discs at 12x speed, BD-R XL (TL) and BD-R XL (QL) at 6x as well as DVD±R (SL) at 16x.

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Translated press release follows:

※ 2 The world’s first PC with a drive for BDXL ™ ※ 1
※ 4 can record Blu-6X to ※ 3 BDXL ™ disc recording to 12x ray Disc
BD / DVD / CD Writer for Windows PCs with built-in “BDR-207JBK” Releasing


Product Name Model number Color Suggested retail price Release time
BD / DVD / CD Writer BDR-207JBK Black Open price Early January 2012

Manufacturer: Pioneer Sold by: ST Trading Co., Ltd.

[Planning] intent

Pioneer, ※ 2 compatible PC drive for the first BDXL ™, Blu-ray Disc (BD) BD / DVD for Windows PC that supports built-in recording ※ 4 BDXL ™ 6x to 12x recording disk to ※ 3 / CD Writer “BDR-207JBK” (Serial-ATA interface) to the market.

This unit, BD conventional (single-layer 25GB media, two-layer 50GB media) plus, BDXL ™ all disks (BD-R XL: 100GB media layer 3, BD-R XL: 128GB media layer 4, BD-RE XL: Media 100GB tier 3) In addition to recording and playback make ※ 5, the first drive-compatible PC BDXL ™, now supports BDXL ™ disc recording and 6X to 12X recording to BD. In addition, accuracy and excellent recording characteristic of Pioneer Drive, dustproof, quieter, in addition to heat dissipation, power consumption by reducing the peak operation, the ministry to maintain stable operation at reduced power power mode (PEAK POWER REDUCER) has been carried.

Our drive for PC products compliant BDXL ™ can record large volumes of information, we will continue to expand.

- Main Features

1) ※ 2 The world’s first PC with a drive for BDXL ™, ※ 4 can record speed and disk PC6 BDXL ™ ※ 3 to 12x recording to BD

This unit, BD conventional (single-layer 25GB media, two-layer 50GB media), plus all the disks compliant BDXL ™ (BD-R XL: 100GB media layer 3, BD-R XL: 128GB 4-layer media , BD-RE XL: Media 100GB tier 3) to record and playback ※ 5. In addition, the first drive-compatible PC BDXL ™, 12 times faster than BD, you can record on BDXL ™ 6x discs.

2) included with the application software that supports BDXL ™

Recording and playback software application compatible with standard BDXL ™ “PowerProducer 5″ “Power2Go 7 for PURE READ” and has been shipped.

3) with a newly developed power-saving mode

The newly developed power-saving mode (PEAK POWER REDUCER) has been carried, by reducing the peak power consumption behavior to maintain stable operation at reduced power.

4) Other Features

With various proprietary technologies to improve the recording quality.

When reading data from the · BD, to clear the mechanism of signal to noise generated by the optical “limit equalizer” with technology.

- “Resonance Stabilizer Disk” by adopting improved accuracy when writing records.
Enhanced the sealing structure, provides excellent dust-proof and quiet.
Using the air flow generated by rotation of the disk, provides excellent heat dissipation.
Enjoy Blu-application software and powerful 3D video playback support ray3D ™ “PowerDVD10″ ※ 6 Bundle
If an error occurs when playing an audio CD, to read again “PureRead2 ™ (original play)” featured.
And BD / DVD scratches with dirty fingerprints, it can play BD / DVD recordable writing low-quality “PowerRead ™” function with ※ 7.
The original collection of high-quality images “Visual Material” bundled.
The quality of DVD-Video, with upscaling capabilities ※ 8 to full HD quality.
CPRM, AVCREC supports playback of discs.
Environmentally Friendly Design: RoHS (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Europe) support.

※ 1 as determined by the Blu-ray Disc Association, Blu-ray standard for high capacity.
Pioneer currently investigating 13 December ※ 2 2011.
※ 3 BD-R, R-12X can be recorded only in the DL.
※ 4 BD-R TL, R-You can record only 6x QL.
※ 5 for media support, please refer to the media list to be published in the Pioneer website.
※ 6 3D video playback is, Windows7 ™, requires a peripheral display that supports 3D.
※ 7 BD-MV, BD-AV, DVD-VIDEO, DVD-but effective for BD / DVD recording format recorded VR, is not guaranteed to play BD / DVD is not all . In addition, the state of the BD / DVD, the picture block noise, the sound may cause skipping. PowerRead ™ features, you need a BD / DVD player software that supports the drive and support.
※ 8 1920 × 1080p, converted to 60fps.

[List of bundled software]

· PowerDVD10 (manufactured by CyberLink)

Movies, Anime, Blu and music-ray, DVD-playback on a PC Video. CPRM, also supports AVCREC. And Blu-ray 3D ™, you can also play video and convert to 3D 2D.

· PowerDirector 8 (manufactured by CyberLink)

You can easily edit high-resolution picture. You can also enjoy a movie in your photo taken with a digital camera photos. Which corresponds to the BDXL ™, a single write to disk support different content.

· PowerProducer 5 (manufactured by CyberLink)

BD-MV, corresponding to AVCHD. From high-definition video and burn, you can edit the video to BD. Which corresponds to the BDXL ™, a single write to disk support different content.

· Power2Go 7 for PURE READ (manufactured by CyberLink)

Corresponds to the BDXL ™. BD, DVD, data CD, music CD in addition to creating and capturing music CD protection and encryption, and supports various disc write applications.

· InstantBurn 5 (manufactured by CyberLink)

Written to disk by dragging and dropping a file on your computer. Since each file can be added or deleted, the file record can be done easily.

· PowerBackup 2 (manufactured by CyberLink)

Data backup and restoration, you can manipulate the screen viewing.

· Medi @ Show 5 (manufactured by CyberLink)

You can organize images and video captured on the computer list, you can edit with special effects. Create a slide show as well with the BGM, you can easily convert the file format for Web video to smart phones and video in your room.

· LabelPrint 2 (manufactured by CyberLink)

Design makes it easy to label the disk.

Pioneer BD drive utility (Pioneer)

Perform a variety of drive configurations.

[Main specifications]

Recording disc BD BD-R (Single / Dual / Triple / Quadruple layer), BD-RE (Single / Dual / Triple layer)
DVD DVD-R ※ 9, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD + R, DVD + R DL, DVD + RW, Highspeed DVD + RW, DVD-RAM ※ 10
Disc Playback BD BD-ROM (Single / Dual layer), BD-R (Single / Dual / Triple / Quadruple layer), BD-RE (Single / Dual / Triple layer)
DVD DVD-ROM (Single / Dual layer), DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD + R, DVD + R DL, DVD + RW, DVD-RAM ※ 10
CD CD-ROM (Mode 1 & 2), CD-ROM XA, Photo CD (Single / Multi-session), Video CD, CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-R, CD-RW
Interface Serial ATA Revision 2.6
Writing speed BD-R 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x
BD-R DL 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x
BD-R TL 2x, 4x, 6x
BD-R QL 2x, 4x, 6x
BD-R (LtH) 2x, 4x, 6x
BD-RE 2x
DVD-R 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x
DVD-R DL 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x
DVD-RW 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x
DVD+R 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x
DVD+ R DL 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x
DVD+ RW 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x, 5x
CD-R 4x, 10x, 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x
CD-RW 4x, 10x, 16x, 24x
Read Speed BD-ROM (single layer) 10x Max
BD-ROM (Double Layer) 8x Max
DVD-ROM (single layer) 16x Max
DVD-ROM (Double Layer) 12x Max
CD-ROM 40x Max
Buffer Memory Size 4 MB
Installation position ※ 11 Horizontal Vertical
External dimensions 148 mm x 42.3 mm x 180 mm (W x H x D)
Mass 750 g

[Setting] Region

This unit features playback control region of the DVD. Changing the region code can be up to five times including the initial setting. Will be fixed when changing the region code of the last change as the fifth caution, please.
The change in the region (set) you can change many times will vary depending on the OS and software and how to play DVD.
※ 9 DVD-writing to support our R Version 2.0 For General. DVD-R For Authoring 3.95GB, 4.7GB is not possible to record.
No ※ 10 cartridge only supports DVD-RAM Version 2.0/2.1/2.2. RAM2 is not recorded.
When using ※ 11 is vertically, 8cm disc is not available. (8cm disc adapter will not work)

[Operating Environment]

BD recording time
Supported OS Windows7 ™, Windows Vista ™, ※ 12 each Japanese version of Windows XP Home Edition / Professional
CPU Over Core ™ Duo T2700 / Core ™ 2Duo E6300
Memory 1 GB or more
Hard drive space Recording time: 25 GB (※ 13 or more 50 GB), Playback: 120 MB
Graphic The video BD-Video, digital output and monitoring features require graphics support HDCP.
3D video playback, Windows7 ™, requires a peripheral display that supports 3D. For more information, please refer to the play environment CyberLink website.
When recording DVD / CD
Supported OS Windows7 ™, Windows Vista ™, ※ 12 each Japanese version of Windows XP Home Edition / Professional
CPU Over PentiumIII 800 MHz (Pentium4, ※ 13 or more 2.2 GHz)
Memory Over 128 MB (※ 13 or more 256 MB)
Hard drive space More than 2 GB (※ 13 over 7 GB)
Sound card 16 bit or higher
Monitor Resolution Minimum of 1024 × 768,32 bit
Video input device (such as a VCR or camcorder) and a capture card, please be prepared separately.

Before connecting this unit ※ 12 “after the WindowsXP Service Pack1″ Please install the.
Recommended system ※ 13.
* Requirements are not guaranteed to work but not necessarily.
* This product is a consumer products, professional treatment is not covered under warranty.
* Recording media, as well as personal enjoyment, copyright law, the rights can not be used without permission.
* Microsoft, Windows are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries the United States.
* PowerRead ™ is a trademark of Buffalo Inc..
Other product names mentioned in this article are *, and system name are trademarks of their respective owners, or registered trademarks.