CES 2014: Pioneer Shows Off Latest Blu-ray Drives

At the 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas, I was on the hunt for some exciting data storage products and innovations. At the Pioneer booth, I was wowed by the variety of Blu-ray drives on display! Pioneer is a founding member of the Blu-ray Disc Association and has backed the format since its inception […]

ASUS Blu-ray XL Burner Delivers Form and Function

Today, Blu-ray XL discs are on the cutting edge of optical media technology. We’ve written about Blu-ray XL products from Pioneer, Imation, Sharp, Verbatim, Panasonic, and other companies. However, nothing compares to the new slim Blu-ray XL burner from ASUS. The SBW-06C2X-U drive is the latest and greatest external burner from the Taiwan-based manufacturer. Like […]

Windows 8 To Add New Disc Burning Features

The Microsoft Corporation played a major role in pushing users towards optical CD/DVD media with the release of the Windows XP operating system in 2001. This was the first operating system to integrate CD and DVD burning features with drag-and-drop convenience. Microsoft then went on to add support for writing Blu-ray discs in Service Pack […]

Can You Burn 3D Blu-ray Movies on Regular BD-R Discs?

With the right hardware, watching a 3D Blu-ray movie is a fairly simple process. All you need is a 3D-compatible TV, Blu-ray player, and a replicated Blu-ray 3D movie. Pop the disc in the player, put on your 3D glasses, and enjoy a high-definition movie in 3D from the comfort of your own home! When […]

How to Play Blu-ray Discs on Your Computer

If you have purchased a new desktop or laptop computer within the past year, chances are good that it may include a Blu-ray disc drive. It may surprise you to learn that playing back Blu-ray movies on a computer is a bit more complicated than watching them on a PlayStation 3 or standalone Blu-ray player. […]