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Saturday April 22, 2006 8:37 am

Panasonic to Ship Blu-Ray Burner For PC

Panasonic Blu-Ray Burner

Panasonic has announced that they will ship an internal Blu-Ray disc writer in June.  The new device will be able to read BD, DVD, and CD media, and will be capable of writing BD-R, BD-RE, DVD±R/RW (single and dual-layer), DVD-RAM and CD-R/RW discs.  This drive will be able to handle 25GB and 50GB Blu-Ray media, and while it will playback DVDs, you will not be able to playback BD movies without special software.  Panasonic is not bundling any software to playback BD movies, but said that they will bundle PowerDVD for DVD viewing.  There will also be backup software that will enable users to write to BD-R/RE discs.  No pricing is set for the LF-MB121JD, but rumors say that it will cost around $851.00.

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