Each time it seems more complicated that the physical supports for films are maintained to the level that they have been years ago, and is that we are getting used to consume the contents through streaming, each time with a better quality. As there are those who do not give up, and there are people who want to possess the contents to the maximum of quality, Pioneer has thought of creating Ultra HD Blu-ray drives for the computer.
There is no novelty in the format, we know it in players and consoles, but until now nobody had thought of an optical drive to integrate into our computers. There are people who have the PC as the main system to consume content, associated with the best screen and sound, so this can make sense.
More specifically, this is an announcement from Pioneer Japan, and there are two units to be put up for sale next month: BDR-S11J-BK and BDR-S11J-X, both prepared to read the new discs up to Three layers – and a size of 100GB – packed with 4K content.
As a personal computer it does not make sense that this would have appeared without the corresponding software that is able to read the disks – which are well protected -, and for this the people of Cyberlink have a version of PowerDVD 14, which comes included with the Readers of Pioneer.
Following are the speeds supported in each recording mode: BD-R 16x, BD-R LTH 8x, BD-R DL 14x, BD-R TL 8x, BD-R QL 6x, BD- 2x, DVD ± R 16x, DVD ± R DL 8x, DVD-RW 6x, DVD + RW 8x, DVD-RAM 5x, CD-R 40x, CD-RW 24x.
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In addition to the software, it takes Windows 10 for this to work, and to the hardware there are a couple of steps that are quite striking: first, you have to have an Intel seventh generation processor, i.e. a Kaby Lake that is Core i7 or Core i5, with at least 6GB of RAM, almost nothing.
The second thing to keep in mind has to do with connectivity, and is that our computer has to have an HDMI port that complies with 2.0a certification, which can work with HDCP 2.2. The internal connection is made with Serial ATA 3.0.
There is still no price or exact date of readership at the international level, but what seems clear is that once they appear in Japan, they will do so in the rest of important markets. In addition to Pioneer, there are two other companies licensed to create such readers: Hitachi and LG.Tags: Ultra HD Blu-ray players