Pioneer BDR-S06XLB Retail 50GB Internal SATA Blu-Ray Writer - £53.38 @ Amazon
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Pioneer BDR-S06XLB Retail 50GB Internal SATA Blu-Ray Writer - £53.38 @ Amazon

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Found 14th Feb 2012
My first post. Pioneer Internal PC Blu-Ray Writer, now dropped from above £60. Long wait - 1 month to 2 months delivered but still a deal and sold by Amazon, they don't take payment until sent, so order at this price before rises again. Lots cheaper than other sellers on their site. Free Delivery - may as well select Super Saver with that wait!
My response email says Delivery estimate: 5 Mar 2012 - 26 Mar 2012
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Thanks for the post Hud50n. I've added the price to the title.
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Cheers djmetsandy
I paid £64.99 last week, too bad there is a 1 to 2 month wait
This will go nicely with my Ivy Bridge build in April.

Thanks
Cheers OP, heat added
Great price for a Pioneer writer.
Got my writer delivered from amazon today, paid £64.99 :-( great writer for a bargain.
Edited by: "FAMILYGUY" 14th Feb 2012
That's a really good price.Very tempting.
In my experience, Amazon usually despatch before the quoted wait time.
Heat added.
Banned
Rarer than hen's teeth - a first post that gets heat

Now if I could only find a laptop drive for that price to replace my knackered one.
I bought one of these the last time they were on offer, Amazon delivered it sooner than advertised last time. Its a good drive, very quiet.
CSB

I bought one of these the last time they were on offer, Amazon delivered … I bought one of these the last time they were on offer, Amazon delivered it sooner than advertised last time. Its a good drive, very quiet.

What price was this previously if you don't mind me asking?
what do we use these for again? back up data? Can we do one-one bluray copies of movies yet? PS3 games? I have no idea why as other methods seem fine? Maybe better HD home movies/wedding/pr0n i dunno
Could anyone recommend a suitable / good value external enclosure...? Ideally USB 3.0 and eSATA, but minimum of just USB 2.0 if substantially cheaper. Thanks!
you can get 50GB on a disc these days? not bad.
I got a bluray player/dvd writer and it came with Cyberlink, I just dont really like it. I had been using Nero (8 I think) and this cyberlink stuff seems bloated, is there any alternatives. And when I put in a bluray to play it was pixellated green and unwatchable! No doubt I have to buy some addon to watch a bluray. I have nero 8, 9 and 10 which I may try (but nero I heard got bloated also). But I still need PowerDVD to watch blurays? Or is there an alternative?

I only used Nero for writing dvds and doing lightscribe labels.
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Zek

I got a bluray player/dvd writer and it came with Cyberlink, I just dont … I got a bluray player/dvd writer and it came with Cyberlink, I just dont really like it. I had been using Nero (8 I think) and this cyberlink stuff seems bloated, is there any alternatives. And when I put in a bluray to play it was pixellated green and unwatchable! No doubt I have to buy some addon to watch a bluray. I have nero 8, 9 and 10 which I may try (but nero I heard got bloated also). But I still need PowerDVD to watch blurays? Or is there an alternative?I only used Nero for writing dvds and doing lightscribe labels.



Zek - I think VideoLan can play Blu Rays - it's small and free (download.cnet.com/VLC…tml?tag=rb_content;main;pop)
Zek

I got a bluray player/dvd writer and it came with Cyberlink, I just dont … I got a bluray player/dvd writer and it came with Cyberlink, I just dont really like it. I had been using Nero (8 I think) and this cyberlink stuff seems bloated, is there any alternatives. And when I put in a bluray to play it was pixellated green and unwatchable! No doubt I have to buy some addon to watch a bluray. I have nero 8, 9 and 10 which I may try (but nero I heard got bloated also). But I still need PowerDVD to watch blurays? Or is there an alternative?I only used Nero for writing dvds and doing lightscribe labels.



yeah u will need sw to decode the blu ray, just line u did with Windows xp and dvds
great buy just ordered one
Zek

I got a bluray player/dvd writer and it came with Cyberlink, I just dont … I got a bluray player/dvd writer and it came with Cyberlink, I just dont really like it. I had been using Nero (8 I think) and this cyberlink stuff seems bloated, is there any alternatives. And when I put in a bluray to play it was pixellated green and unwatchable! No doubt I have to buy some addon to watch a bluray. I have nero 8, 9 and 10 which I may try (but nero I heard got bloated also). But I still need PowerDVD to watch blurays? Or is there an alternative?I only used Nero for writing dvds and doing lightscribe labels.



PowerDVD came with my Samsung BR drive and it plays them just fine. Needed to do a couple of free updates but nothing at extra cost.
Really good price.
I'd order if I didn't already have a BD Drive. I can't imagine ever needing to write BD-R's though as portable USB hard drives are often cheaper then blank BR disks.
Edited by: "xtrem3x" 14th Feb 2012
can anyone tell me how long it takes to burn a full 25gb and 50gb BR?
Mentions it in the the review link posted two posts back from you i think
Hud50n

Zek - I think VideoLan can play Blu Rays - it's small and free … Zek - I think VideoLan can play Blu Rays - it's small and free (http://download.cnet.com/VLC-Media-Player/3000-13632_4-10267151.html?tag=rb_content;main;pop)



Yeah I already have VideoLan and I don't think it will play a bluray, will give it a try though as I can't really rememer
maddogb

yeah u will need sw to decode the blu ray, just line u did with Windows … yeah u will need sw to decode the blu ray, just line u did with Windows xp and dvds



Yeah annoying that! They finally put dvd playback in WMP for Win 7 (Vista too?). Lets hope Windows 8 has bluray playback in WMP!
Weenie Beenie

PowerDVD came with my Samsung BR drive and it plays them just fine. … PowerDVD came with my Samsung BR drive and it plays them just fine. Needed to do a couple of free updates but nothing at extra cost.



Ah thats probably whats wrong with it, I noticed when I started it today it said updates are available, it said on the webpage do I want to upgrade to the latest version they are selling, but there was also (in smaller writing) a free update, I downloaded it but haven't installed it yet. Thanks.
Get VLC 2.0 - Blu-Ray support.
Anyone recommend any types of media?
Cheap and cheerful good enough? -
amazon.co.uk/gp/…KU0

Edited by moderator: "Feb 15, 2012 08:41" 15th Feb 2012
tyketyson

Anyone recommend any types of media?Cheap and cheerful good enough? … Anyone recommend any types of media?Cheap and cheerful good enough? -[url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.amazon.co.uk%252Fgp%252Fproduct%252FB004UGPKU0]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004UGPKU0[/url]


I was wondering the same thing myself.
I've not tried these, but from what I've read the only ones that you could depend on 100% are the Verbatim disks, which aren't exactly cheap.

Have ordered this and would be interested in identifying cheap but reliable disks if such a thing exists.
I bought one these at this price before Christmas, it said it would take two months but arrived after just over a week. Great little drive too, although I would recommend using arcsoft total media instead of the bundled cyberlink software.
Ignorant Pom

you can get 50GB on a disc these days? not bad.


You can, but they are still very expensive - The 50gb discs are generally about £7-£10 per disc!

The cheapest I've seen are these japanese ones 20 x BD-R 50gb which work out at just under £3.50 each, which is still a lot when you consider can get the 25gb discs for under 80p each now
xtrem3x

Really good price.I'd order if I didn't already have a BD Drive. I can't … Really good price.I'd order if I didn't already have a BD Drive. I can't imagine ever needing to write BD-R's though as portable USB hard drives are often cheaper then blank BR disks.



How do you figure?

50GB blu ray discs are around £3 each:

ebuyer.com/232…cts

32GB flash drives are from £17.99:

play.com/PC/…rch

£17.99 > £3 and 50GB > 32GB...
dunfyboy

Rarer than hen's teeth - a first post that gets heat :pNow if I could … Rarer than hen's teeth - a first post that gets heat :pNow if I could only find a laptop drive for that price to replace my knackered one.



what is the model od drive you ared replacing. is it a writer or just reader?
If you have just bought the drive of them in the last 7 days they will refund the difference back

they did it for me even though mine was just over the 7 days
Great price if you need one.

Optical media is slowly dying and with flash memory and normal hard drives so cheap (plus broadband streaming) I can't really see a use for Blu-rays.
dmorison

How do you figure?50GB blu ray discs are around £3 … How do you figure?50GB blu ray discs are around £3 each:http://www.ebuyer.com/232757-tdk-bd-r-4x-dl-50gb-blu-ray-disc-j-c-bd-r50jc4eb?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products32GB flash drives are from £17.99:[url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.play.com%252FPC%252FPCs%252F4-%252F18293083%252FPlay-com-32GB-USB-Flash-Drive%252FProduct.html%253Fsearchtype%253Dallproducts%2526searchsource%253D0%2526searchstring%253DI%252527m%252Bsearching%252Bfor...32gb%252Bflash%2526urlrefer%253Dsearch]http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/18293083/Play-com-32GB-USB-Flash-Drive/Product.html?searchtype=allproducts&searchsource=0&searchstring=I%27m+searching+for...32gb+flash&urlrefer=search[/url]£17.99 > £3 and 50GB > 32GB...



The TDK is for 1 so £10.66 each the 4x is referring to speed.
Is the bezel just smooth plastic, or has it been given a grain effect to look like aluminium the same as earlier XL drives?
I wonder if this is worth the investment considering optical drives are dying out. However, with the prices of hard drives remaining relatively high, maybe it is worth it as a means of backing up big downloads? I don't know, this is a genuine question as I have never owned a Blu-Ray drive, let alone a BR writer before.
Arstar

Is the bezel just smooth plastic, or has it been given a grain effect to … Is the bezel just smooth plastic, or has it been given a grain effect to look like aluminium the same as earlier XL drives?


It has the shiney fascia. not the standard OEM style
I wonder if this is worth the investment considering optical drives are dying out. However, with the prices of hard drives remaining relatively high, maybe it is worth it as a means of backing up big downloads? I don't know, this is a genuine question as I have never owned a Blu-Ray drive, let alone a BR writer before.
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