Pioneer to release $300 Blu-Ray player
Although HD-DVD has managed to grab some spotlight, due to the discovery of a code that enables users to copy (or in the more popular term, “rip”) the contents of any HD-DVD movie; the Blu-Ray format has received some great sales lately.
The only “but”, with these new formats is that their respective players or drives are still incredibly expensive and until now, the Playstation 3 was the best deal you could take in terms of Blu-Ray players. Thankfully, that will soon change, because Pioneer is going to release a new Blu-Ray player, that is capable of reading 5x, or 2x Blu-Ray or dual layer Blu-Ray respectively.
It also allows you to burn CDs and DVDs, which makes it a pretty decent offer, although what I really want from a next-gen media player is, at the very least, recording capability for all common formats.