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    Default Pioneers first 4K Ultra HD BD-ROM drive with a list price of only $129.99

    The Pioneer BDR-211UBK has a list price of only $129.99

    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...211UBK#manuals

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    Is the USA market only going to get one desktop 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray drive from Pioneer this year? There was another article that mentioned two Pioneer BD-ROM drives being released, but maybe that is for Japan.

    This Pioneer BDR-211UBK for only $129.99 is only $30 more when compared to the old Pioneer BDR-2209. Also it looks like most or all the specs are basically the same as the BDR-2209 when it comes to BDXL support up to 128GB. Sometimes I wonder if a firmware update could be written to the old BDR-2209 so that 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs can be read (the BDR-211UBK might have special optics that were needed to play 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs).

    Here is the owners manual

    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/StaticFiles/Manuals/Business/BDR-211UBK_OperatingInstructions022717.pdf

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    At least the drive itself will still work on a standard system. The UHD playback has the special requirements, which are so ridiculous one can hope they crack the mechanism or make changes of some sort int he future.

    And yes, the reason they won't firmware upgrade existing drives is to sell more drives.
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