BDXL is now entering the computer market, too. Pioneer Japan today announced [JP] the BDR-206MBK, the world’s first Blu-ray burner for PCs supporting the new format. The internal device is compatible to BD-R XL discs with three (100GB) or four layers (128GB) and BD-RE XL discs with 3 layers (100GB).
To make things complete, the BDR-206MBK also supports 3D Blu-ray discs. The burner will hit Japanese stores next month with a $372 price tag.
Buffalo announced [JP] a very similar model, the BRXL-6FBS-BK, today, (pictured below). The Buffalo model supports exactly the same BDXL discs as the Pioneer burner and plays 3D Blu-rays, too. Buffalo plans to ship the device in Japan next month with an open price model, also claiming the bragging rights for the world’s first PC BDXL disc burner.
At the same time, the company will start selling an external version, the BRXL-6U2 (pictured below), which features the same specs as the internal model and connects to your PC via USB 2.0.
Neither Pioneer nor Buffalo have announced international sales plans for these devices yet.