New Pioneer® BDR-211UBK Internal BD/DVD/CD Writer Supports Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback

LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today unveiled its new internal BD/DVD/CD
writer, the BDR-211UBK. The new model supports Ultra HD Blu-ray1
playback using bundled CyberLink PowerDVD®14 software.

The market for 4K resolution is expected to expand significantly as
demand increases for definition higher than full HD. The BDR-211UBK
meets that need, enabling PC users to enjoy 4K content via a PC, as well
as providing up to 16x² maximum BD-R writing speed (BD-R: SL 25GB) and
the ability to read and write a variety of BD (SL 25GB/DL 50GB) and BDXL
(BD-R XL: TL 100GB/ QL 128GB, BD-RE XL: TL 100GB) discs.

Features Include:

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray playback – the BDR-211UBK supports
    Ultra HD Blu-ray playback using the bundled CyberLink software. Ultra
    HD Blu-ray includes content up to 4K resolution (3840 pixels
    horizontal×2160pixels vertical) and a wider range of colors compared
    to full HD.
  • Faster burning – Up to 16x² maximum write speed on BD-R
    single-layer discs, 14x on BD-R DL discs and 8x on BD-R
    triple-layer discs.
  • Compatible with Windows® 10 – The BDR-211UBK and bundled
    software are compatible with the latest Windows® OS, Windows 10.
  • Region Code Change – BDR-211UBK has DVD regional playback
    control. It allows users to set the region of the drive up to five
  • Other features:

    • Store more data – Support for BDXL media, which stores up to 156%
      more data than 50GB Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc™, including 100GB
      Triple Layer (TL)³ and 128GB Quadruple Layer (QL)³ discs.
    • QuickPlay – BD-ROM and DVD-ROM discs are ready quickly after
    • PowerRead – Through its PowerRead feature, the BDR-211UBK provides
      smoother movie playback when a disc is marked with fingerprints or
      has minor surface scratches. When the drive is not able to read
      through these obstructed areas of a disc, it will quickly move
      forward to the next available data point, resulting in smoother
      Blu-ray and DVD movie playback.4
    • Auto Quiet Mode – The drive monitors how it is being used and will
      adjust its disc rotation speed automatically, using a quieter mode
      (slower speed) when watching Blu-ray and DVD titles or listening
      to conventional audio CDs.
    • PureRead3 – Clicking or popping sounds that might normally occur
      due to minor scratches and fingerprints on CDs can be prevented on
      some discs with the drive’s PureRead3 technology, which allows the
      drive to adjust its optical playback settings dynamically through
      the use of a unique algorithm.5
    • Peak power Reducer – This power saving mode enables the drive to
      suppress power consumption at peak operation. It keeps stable
      operation in case of a drop in power supply.

CyberLink Software Included

  • PowerDVD 14 UHD-BD

    • PowerDVD is the market-leading media player for Blu-ray and Ultra
      HD Blu-ray. Watch high definition movies with better image and
      audio quality than with typical streaming.   
  • Power2Go 8

    • Easily burn and back up content to Blu-ray, DVD, and CD media;
      includes system recovery tools. BDXL format supports 128GB
      Quadruple Layer and 100GB Triple Layer Blu-ray discs.
  • PowerDirector 14 LE

    • Make movies with fast, powerful video editing tools. Edit high
      definition movies and author them to Blu-ray Disc or DVD and/or
      upload them to social media websites with the included software.
  • InstantBurn 5

    • Packet-writing solution allows the user to operate disc burner as
      if it was another hard drive or floppy disk.
  • Label Print 2.5

    • Design and print stylish disc labels in four easy steps.
  • PhotoDirector 5 LE

    • Complete editing and adjustment tools to bring photos to life.

The Pioneer BDR-211UBK will be available in late March with a suggested
retail price of $129.99.

More details can be found at

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., is
a preeminent manufacturer of leading-edge technology solutions for the
mobile electronics aftermarket. Its affiliate Pioneer Automotive
Technologies, Inc. (PAT) is a key supplier for Tier 1 automotive
entertainment systems and components to vehicle manufactures. Pioneer is
focused on creating the ultimate in-car entertainment experience with
high performance audio and video components, as well as connectivity
with today’s smart devices. Building off of more than 75 years of
electronics experience, Pioneer has expanded into the cycle sports
industry, designing world-class power meters and cycle computers for
professional athletes and cycling enthusiasts.

Note: Auto Quiet mode, PureRead3 and Peak Power Reducer can be
configured as well as enabled and disabled with the Pioneer BDR-211
Drive Utility. The utility will be provided on the Pioneer Web site

¹ To play back Ultra HD Blu-ray, all equipment must use HDMI 2.0a
connections supporting HDCP2.2 and HDR.
216x BD-R write
speed achieved using certain media. Refer to the media support list.
and quadruple layer BDXL discs can only be used in BDXL drives.
is not guaranteed to work with all disc conditions or in all PC
5PureRead3 is not guaranteed to work with
all disc conditions or in all PC environments.

Pioneer and the Pioneer logo are registered trademarks of Pioneer

Intel and Core are trademarks Intel
Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

and Radeon are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.

BLU-RAY DISC, the Blu-ray Disc
logo and the Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc logo are trademarks of the Blu-ray
Disc Association.

CyberLink, CyberLink PowerDVD, CyberLink
Power2Go, CyberLink PowerDirector, CyberLink Instant Burn, CyberLink
Label Print and CyberLink Photo Director are trademarks or registered
trademarks of CyberLink Corporation.

PowerRead is a
registered trademark of Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc.

its Design Mark are trademarks of Serial ATA International Organization.

Windows, and Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the U.S. and other countries.

NVIDIA and GeForce are
registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation.

Minimum system requirements for Ultra HD Blu-ray playback*

Operating System:   Windows 10**
  • 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 processor for
    Desktop PC (Kaby Lake-S)**
  • 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 processor for
    Notebook PC (Kaby Lake-H)**

**U processor is incompatible

GPU:   Intel® HD Graphics 630 (Internal GPU for 7th generation
Memory:   6GB minimum
External Display:  
  • HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 compatible
  • 4K display (3840 x 2160 minimum display resolution)
  • HDR compatible (Incompatible display reproduces HDR contents
    with HDR>SDR format.)
  • Intel® SGX(Software Guard Extensions) support Intel® 200 series
  • HDCP62.2/HDMI 2.0a output compatible
  • Intel® internal GPU output compatible

*System requirements are not necessarily to ensure operation.

Minimum system requirements for writing and reading BD/DVD/CD*

Operating System:   Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Processor:   Intel® Core™ Duo T2700/Core™2Duo E6300, AMD® Athlon® 64 X2 3800 or
Video:   Intel G45, NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600GT,

ATI Radeon® X1600 or faster

Display:   HDCP6 compliant display required for Blu-ray playback

1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Memory:   1GB required for Blu-ray playback and editing HD video
Hard Disk Space:   5GB minimum, 50 GB recommended

*System requirements are not necessarily to ensure operation.

Disc Format

Write Support   BD   BD-R (Single/Dual/Triple/Quadruple layer)

BD-RE (Single/Dual/Triple layer)

Read Support BD   Ultra HD Blu-ray (BD-ROM Dual/Triple layer),

BD-ROM (Single/Dual layer),

BD-R (Single/Dual/Triple/Quadruple layer),

BD-RE (Single/Dual/Triple layer)

DVD   DVD-ROM (Single/Dual layer),DVD-Video, DVD-R,DVD-R
    CD   CD-ROM (Mode 1&2),CD-ROM XA, Photo CD(Single/Multi-session),Video
CD, CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-R, CD-RW
Interface   Serial ATA Revision 3.0
Write Support BD -R 2x,4x,6x,8x,10x,12x,16x
-R DL 2x,4x,6x,8x,10x,12x,14x
-R TL 2x,4x,6x,8x
-R QL 2x,4x,6x
-R (LTH) 2x,4x,6x,8x
-RE 2x
-RE DL 2x
  -RE TL 2x
DVD -R 1x,2x,4x,6x,8x,12x,16x
-R DL 2x,4x,6x,8x
-RW 1x,2x,4x,6x
+R 2.4x,4x,6x,8x,12x,16x
+R DL 2.4x,4x,6x,8x
+RW 2.4x,3.3x,4x,6x,8x
  -RAM 2x,3x,5x
CD -R 4x,10x,16x,24x,32x,40x
      -RW 4x,10x,16x,24x
Read Support BD-ROM (single) 12x Max
BD-ROM (Dual) 8x Max
BD-ROM (Triple) 4x Max
DVD-ROM (Single) 16x Max
DVD-ROM (Dual) 12x Max
    CD-ROM 40x Max
Data Buffer   4 MB
Mounting Orientation   Horizontal or Vertical9
Dimensions(mm)   148 mm x 42.3 mm x 180 mm (W x H x D)
Weight   740 g

6 HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) display
device required for playback of high-definition copy protected content
(for example, a commercial movie titles). For such content, the
connection between the PC and the display device must be made using a
digital DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort cable.
7Support for
writing DVD-R Version 2.0 For General. Unable to write DVD-R For
Authoring 3.95GB and 4.7GB.
8Compatible with DVD-RAM
Version 2.0/2.1/2.2 without cartridge. Unable to write RAM2 format disc.
to use 8cm disc when you use the drive vertically. (Unable to use 8cm
disc adapter.)


Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Katherine Harbeston, 310.952.2388
Villafan, 310.496.4454