Pioneer BD Computer Drive Now Shipping

July 11, 2007

Pioneer Electronics is now shipping the BDC-2202 combination BD-ROM/DVD/CD computer drive to retail stores. The drive comes bundled with Corel’s software for playback of multiple Blu-ray Disc formats. The software also provides reading and writing of data to DVD and CD formats.

 “Our new Blu-ray Disc combo drive is one of the most exciting introductions for Pioneer, as it is one of the industry’s most advanced optical drives for business and consumer users,” said Andy Parsons, senior vice president at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.  “With BD-ROM compatibility, the new drive enables users to play Blu-ray Disc movies and explore their impressive new interactive features on their PC.  We’ve also included a solid software bundle from Corel that allows creative individuals to assemble and preserve their own video, photo and music projects onto CDs and DVDs.”

To read the press release in its entirety visit the Pioneer Press Release Page.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Pioneer Electronics
Suggested Retail Price: $299
Street Price:
Playback: BD-ROM, DVD, CD
Recording: DVD, CD

Bundled Software

Corel WinDVD 8 LE: For playback of BD-ROM high-definition movies and DVD movies
Ulead VideoStudio 11 SE:  An authoring package that allows users to create DVD movies and digital photo slide shows. 
Ulead BurnNow SE:  Provides for the backup of data to DVD or CD, and the creation of music CDs

About Corel Corporation

Corel is a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software. With the 2006 acquisition of InterVideo Corel now supports WinDVD, and Ulead software for video, imaging and DVD authoring.

About Pioneer

Pioneer is a leading manufacturer of audio and video products for home, car and business. They currently produce Blu-ray players / recorders and computer drives. They are a member of the Board and one of the founding members of the Blu-ray Disc Association.

Pioneer and Elite are trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
Blu-ray Disc is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.

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