Slot Loading Pioneer Blu-ray Burner Stands up to the Competition

  Slot Loading Pioneer Blu-ray Burner Stands up to the Competition

        BDR-XS05 Blu-ray Burner can be Used Horizontally or Vertically

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- October 22, 2013

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today officially released its BDR-XS05 slot
loading BD/DVD/CD burner, which can be used in a horizontal or vertical
(standing up) position to save on desk space. The slot loading mechanism on
the BDR-XS05 adds elegance and a differentiating style to conventional tray or
clamshell drives, and is intended for discerning consumers opting for a device
that combines technology, performance and great cosmetic appeal. The versatile
and slim BDR-XS05 supports all BDXL™ discs and includes CyberLink® software
for Blu-ray™ and DVD playback, video editing and authoring, and data/file
storage. In addition, the drive offers USB 3.0 connectivity for high speed
read and write performance.

BDR-XS05 Blu-ray Burner (Photo: Business Wire)

BDR-XS05 Blu-ray Burner (Photo: Business Wire)

“The BDR-XS05 not only offers great performance, but we’ve also made it fun
and functional by letting users customize it so it’s not just another computer
device sitting on a table or desk,” said Steven Cohn, director of optical
sales for the Home Electronics Industrial Department at Pioneer Electronics
(USA) Inc. “With the clear top plate, users can change the color with the
three inserts we’ve included in the packaging or add their own insert such as
a picture so the device becomes part of the office or home décor.”

The BDR-XS05 also offers additional advantages including Pioneer’s unique
technologies, PureRead 2+ and Auto Quiet Mode.

BDR-XS05 Advantages:

  *Slot Load Mechanism – By using a slot load mechanism, the BDR-XS05 can be
    mounted in a horizontal or vertical position, which can save desk space.
  *Clear Panel Top Plate – Three design sheets included with the drive can be
    interchanged and inserted between a protective clear acrylic top panel for
    a more customized look. Users can also insert their own customized sheets
    such as a photo or image for a “picture frame” look.
  *PureRead2+ – This built-in technology enables the drive to dynamically
    adjust its optical playback settings through the use of a unique
    algorithm. Clicking or popping sounds that might normally occur due to
    minor scratches and fingerprints on CDs can be minimized, resulting in
    optimized playback of discs.
  *Auto Quiet Mode – This feature minimizes the drive’s operating noise based
    on the type of use. The rotation speed changes to a quieter mode (slower
    speed) when watching Blu-ray and DVD titles or listening to conventional
    audio CDs and increases in speed when used for reading or writing data
    onto media.
  *USB Power – The drive can be powered by a USB connection and can support
    USB boot on startup for CD boot recovery.

The Pioneer BDR-XS05 is now available with a suggested retail price of $149.

More details can be found at

PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.
BLU-RAY and BDXL are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
CYBERLINK is a registered trademark of CyberLink Corporation.

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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Jaed Arzadon, 310-952-2451
Katherine Harbeston, 310-952-2388
Dana Block, 310-496-4460
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