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jun 30 2016

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Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner

In this article I talk about the Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner, you got to burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays.

Motivation

The reason for the acquisition was that recently I was burning a CD-R with my music DVD writer + Sony/-RW AD-7280S, acquired more than 3 years, and the result of surface scan Nero did not yield a good result. The media in question was a CD-R Sony, whose purchase already reported here in Skooter Blog. Conferred with the Opti Drive Control, the bad result was repeated, as can be seen in the figure below.

Scan of CD-R Sony recorded with audio with DVD writer + Sony/-RW AD-7280S

Scan of CD-R Sony recorded with audio with DVD writer + Sony/-RW AD-7280S

I decided to test the recording of the same content with other media CD-R, Also Sony, However acquired in 2008. The result was much better, as can be seen in the figure below.

Scan of CD-R Sony acquired in 2008 and recorded with audio with DVD writer + Sony/-RW AD-7280S

Scan of CD-R Sony acquired in 2008 and recorded with audio with DVD writer + Sony/-RW AD-7280S

The current media are not good like the old ones I already knew. But there's not much you can do. The old stocks are gone. The good factories already closed. The good brands, as Sony, always had outsourced production, but before outsourced to good factories. Now that good factories no longer exist, She went on to outsource to factories just medians. In the case of DVDs, that is visible even in the media ID. On the CD there was no change in the ID and even physically the disks remain similar, but the change came.

As first-line media no longer exist, the way is to adapt with the second line same. And for that I thought I'd invest in a better writer. I also had a Blu-ray recorder LG, model HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH14NS40, that was also acquired for more than 3 years, and was only chosen because LG was the only brand that was at the time, but I've never been a big fan of her and his recordings are nothing exceptional.

The Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner

For the new investment I decided to search for a good model and the Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner appeared frequently in my research, cited as one of the best. Another advantage of the Pioneer is that she apparently produces its own drives and is not releasing new models all the time. There are other manufacturers that shed many models and/or outsource the production and trade of manufacturer with frequency, making acquisitions.

In the case of Pioneer, the Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner on the line for more than two years, so much so that mine was manufactured in January 2014. And even with so long after release, Pioneer continues releasing new firmware updates. The mine came with the firmware 1.10, and as soon as I installed it already updated to firmware 1.34 released last month (18/05/2016).

Photos and videos

Check out some photos from the Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner:

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner, on its packaging

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner, on its packaging

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner, on its packaging

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner, on its packaging

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner, on its packaging

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner, on its packaging

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner, on its packaging

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner, on its packaging

Blu-ray recorder Pionner BDR 209-DBK and instruction manual

Blu-ray recorder Pionner BDR 209-DBK and instruction manual

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner

Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner

Instruction manual for the Pioneer Blu-ray Burner BDR 209-DBK

Instruction manual for the Pioneer Blu-ray Burner BDR 209-DBK

Instruction manual for the Pioneer Blu-ray Burner BDR 209-DBK

Instruction manual for the Pioneer Blu-ray Burner BDR 209-DBK

Instruction manual for the Pioneer Blu-ray Burner BDR 209-DBK

Instruction manual for the Pioneer Blu-ray Burner BDR 209-DBK

Blu-ray recorder Pionner BDR 209-DBK installed in my PC

Blu-ray recorder Pionner BDR 209-DBK installed in my PC

Blu-ray recorder Pionner BDR 209-DBK installed in my PC

Blu-ray recorder Pionner BDR 209-DBK installed in my PC

Blu-ray recorder Pionner BDR 209-DBK installed in my PC

Blu-ray recorder Pionner BDR 209-DBK installed in my PC

Blu-ray recorder Pionner BDR 209-DBK installed in my PC

Blu-ray recorder Pionner BDR 209-DBK installed in my PC

Instruction manual for the Pioneer Blu-ray Burner BDR 209-DBK

Instruction manual for the Pioneer Blu-ray Burner BDR 209-DBK

Instruction manual for the Pioneer Blu-ray Burner BDR 209-DBK

Instruction manual for the Pioneer Blu-ray Burner BDR 209-DBK

Also check out this video of the unboxing of the Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner:

Finally, a video of the Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner in action. Note that it is quite quiet:

Quality tests

The first task of the Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner recording an audio CD with the CD-R Sony Media purchased last year. He did well in the task as can be seen in the picture below which shows the quality test.

Quality test of the first recorded media with the Pioneer Blu-ray Burner BDR 209-DBK

Quality test of the first recorded media with the Pioneer Blu-ray Burner BDR 209-DBK

Note that I'm still using the DVD writer + Sony/-RW AD-7280S as a scanner to test the quality of the recordings, as the Pioneer is known for being a good writer, but it's not a good scanner, How could I check the test I did with the same media from the first recording, and the result will show in the picture below.

The DVD writer + Sony/-RW AD-7280S is a good writer, but it's not a good scanner

The DVD writer + Sony/-RW AD-7280S is a good writer, but it's not a good scanner

Then, I recorded a second audio disc, also in CD-R Sony Media purchased last year and the test result was again good quality.

Second test CD-R media recorded with the DVD writer + Sony/-RW AD-7280S

Second test CD-R media recorded with the DVD writer + Sony/-RW AD-7280S

To facilitate the comparison with other quality tests available on the Internet, I redid the test above with limited reading rate at 4 x, which reduces the amount of reading errors.

Second test CD-R media recorded with the DVD writer + Sony/-RW AD-7280S. with the read-speed locked at 4 x

Second test CD-R media recorded with the DVD writer + Sony/-RW AD-7280S. with the read-speed locked at 4 x

Por fim, recorded also a data CD and did a test of quality, getting results slightly above the audio CD, as expected.

CD-R test data recorded with the DVD writer + Sony/-RW AD-7280S

CD-R test data recorded with the DVD writer + Sony/-RW AD-7280S

All audio CDs were recorded at maximum speed. With lower speeds it is possible that the quality of recording her best.

I've done some recordings of Blu-ray discs with the new Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner, but these unfortunately I can't test quality, because none of my drives do quality test on Blu-ray. Would have to buy a drive from the LiteON for that, but for now left it to the end of the list of priorities.

I haven't recorded any DVD with the Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner, and so there is no testing of qualities of DVDs in this article. But, If there is interest from readers (leave a comment), I can add them, because I must burn a few DVDs this week still.

For while the Blu-ray writer BDR-209 DBK Pionner is approved and I'm considering it as a great, greatly improving the quality of my recordings.

About the author

Skooter

Skooter is a computer scientist and the founder of Skooter Blog. He is interested in everything related to technology and he likes to save money by making his purchases directly from abroad.

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2 comments

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    Polter

    I was curious to know why you still uses CD audio and Blu-ray?

    1. 1.1
      Skooter

      My last CD was for test the sound of the SCART cable from the Playstation. That's when I realized that the tapes were getting nasty. These two that I made with the new writer were to my mother.

      Blu-ray I use to back up photos and videos. Although automatically synchronize with other computers and automatically back up in NAS and external HD, There is always the possibility to delete a file accidentally, or a corrupt file and propagate by backups and I don't understand. Then, where next to each photo or video 20 GB, record them on a BD-R.

      Recently I decided to watch some DVDs that I converted from my VHS tapes a few 10 years. At the time the DVDs were perfect on CRT TV, but in today's Hdtvs can notice some MPEG compression artifacts. So I intend to rescan all, and a few more that I had not yet scanned, in the coming months. I just haven't decided if I'm going to deinterlace and save as MP4 (h. 264/AAC) to let in and watch the WDTV Live, HTPC or direct on TV via DLNA, or if I will keep interlaced and do AVCHDs and Blu-rays for use in Blu-ray player. But anyway I'm going to need to write BD-R media. Even if you choose to leave in the, I'm going to want to have copies on optical media to ensure.

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