Burn-and-print device announced for Blu-ray

By Derek Sooman on February 9, 2006, 2:34 PM
Primera Technology has announced an automated burn-and-print device for Blu-ray media. Known as the Bravo XR-Blu Disc Publisher, the device is a Pioneer BDR-101A Blu-ray Disc/DVD recorder with full-colour direct-to-disc inkjet printing. Currently, the device is only compatible with single-layer 25GB Blu-ray media, but a future firmware upgrade will add compatibility with dual-layer 50GB media. Great news here for folks who are mass producing their own video disks: 50 discs can be loaded into the device at once, enabling 2 and a half TB of data to be written in one go.

'We're proud to be the first company in the world to offer a professional, automated burn and print disc publishing system based upon Blu-ray Disc technology,' said Mark D. Strobel, VP of sales and marketing at Primera. 'The increased capacity of Blu-ray Discs over standard DVD-R media will open up new applications and solutions that until now were impossible due to storage space constraints.'

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djleyo said:
this device looks sweet too bad blu ray media and devices are going to be expensive nice tool for movie pirates ;)
JMMD said:
They may be expensive at first, just like DVD-R was. Now look how cheap it is.
phantasm66 said:
Well, I think that the thing in the article is to remain pretty expensive, but Blu-Ray in general should not be too expensive after a wee bit, I think.
Kaleid said:
No it won't be that pricey, that [wonderful] thing ain't exactly what the common joe will purchase.
sngx1275 said:
This is the type of thing buisnesses and universities will purchase. A few years back the geology department at the school I was attending made a dvd for recruiting purposes, I'm sure it cost a lot to get stamped and such. A tool like this would be ideal for them to make a few hundred copies quickly and cheap.
gamingmage said:
Wow this may be expenisive but very nice.
Race said:
Hmmm....I'm wondering if this type of device would make sense if you were....say...an up and coming band, you made a video, and now you want to mass produce, whether it be to sell, or to send out to labels, stations, etc......it would certainly save the group a lot on production costs.
Need_a_Dell said:
This sounds excellent for those individuals who produce their own video. This will eliminate the need of having to go to a duplication press for when they want to sell their labours. This is also good news for the bootlegging business. I can't imagine what the price of the media will be. (Let alone the price of this unit!)
cyrax said:
I'm sure i'll find a use for it. I'll get back to you all when i find it.
buttus said:
DVD-R and RW media was brutally expensive when first launched....and so too was DVD-RAM. Like everything else the early adopter pays the premium for this technology....But, 25gb/disk? WOW.Sony has just come forward to say that their Blue Ray movies will be $35 a pop. WOWZERS. To us here in Canada, that'll be about $42 a disk.What I am personally interested in seeing develop is if the quality will be worth the price. Sure there is tons more capacity and lots of "theoretical" quality improvements in the technology, however, will it really make a noticable and determinable difference to the average consumer in order to justify the costs? Will there be enough content to fill the creative void for movie releases? Can software companies create compelling content to truely use the medium, or are we to be treated to a whole lot of filler?
nathanskywalker said:
Expensive, what are you kidding me...[url]http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/26/samsung-sh-b022
blu-ray-burner-reviewer/[/url] *cough[quote]2.5TB of data to be burnt in a single session. [/quote] A little while ago that would have been an impossible number.
sornypanafonic said:
lets hope the bootleggers get a hold of these devices as soon as possible. i look forward to taking the subway and having the lil ladies walking around peddling bluray movies instead of dvdr movies.. then again i doubt the fake bluray movies will cost the $5 of the current wave of bootleg dvds
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