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Pioneer BDR-205 Blu-ray drive Review

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MegaDETH
Retired Senior Moderator and Senior Reviewer
Article posted 29 Nov 09 18:44

Introduction

 

 

Review: Pioneer BDR-205BK
Reviewed by: MegaDETH
Provided by: Pioneer USA Firmware: 1.02
Manufactured: September 2009


Pioneer USA was kind enough to send us their new BDR-205BK Blu-ray disc writer. This is an internal SATA drive capable of writing both Single and Dual layer Blu-ray media at up to 12x, DVD media at 16x and CD-R writing at 40x respectively.

In this review we will show the performance of the Pioneer BDR-205BK by running the drive through many tests on a considerable amount of various CD/DVD/BD media.

Corporate Information:


Pioneer was founded in 1938 in Tokyo, Japan by Nozomu Matsumoto – a man with a passion for music that he hoped to share with the world through high quality audio speakers. That passion began with a small operation to repair and manufacture speakers in Matsumoto’s garage. It has since grown to international stature as a manufacturer of audio and video products for use at home, in the car and in business environments.

If you are interested in reading more about Pioneer USA, please visit: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/

Drive Specifications:


Let us take a look at the detailed specifications of the Pioneer BDR-205BK Blu-ray disc writer:


What’s inside the box?


Let’s take a look at the Drive:

Pioneer USA has sent us the OEM Drive.

  • The Pioneer BDR-205BK Blu-ray disc writer
  • Quick Setup Guide and Limited Warranty booklet (not shown)

 

BD Advisor showing Blu-Ray compatibility

BD Advisor showing Advanced Playback

Now let’s take look at some screen shots of the drive itself:                                                  

 

Front

Back

 
Top


Drive Sticker

On the top of the drive we found a sticker that shows the drive was "Made in Japan" and has a production date of September 2009.


Bottom


Drive Right


Drive Left

 

Now, let us connect the drive and check out the features, program bundle and writing technology on the next page…

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