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Old 12-21-2006, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default Pioneer BD player and BD-R/RE compatibility confusion!

According to the owner's manual, the player does not support BD-R/RE playback. This, despite the following on Pioneer's own web site:

The Elite® BDP-HD1 Blu-ray Disc® Player is a versatile machine, compatible with most commercially available DVD formats: DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW and +R/RW discs.* If you have an HDMI® input, the player can also upconvert standard DVDs, making everything old "new" again.

But the real reason to own a Blu-ray player is to play Blu-ray Discs! There are three types available. Commercially produced BD-ROM discs hold movies and other content. The recordable and re-recordable versions of the Blu-ray format are called BD-R and BD-RE.,00.html

And why this little blurb on the downloadable .PDF product brochure?

Multi-Format Compatibilty: The BDP-HD1 is compatible with BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW media.
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:48 PM   #2
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Well, good news! I got a PM reply from Chris Walker. Here's what he had to say regarding this matter:


Sorry for the confusion regarding this feature.. There has been a discrepancy on the interpretation of the BD license agreement on whether or not a BD-R/RE disc can be played without AACS for BD-R/RE... The player DOES support reading these discs, however the player will not play BD-R/RE discs with Java Code (As per the spec)...


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