Sony has unveiled its first internal Blu-ray Disc (BD) ROM Drive (BDU-X10S) for the computer aftermarket.
The new BDU-X10S offers consumers an affordable option to upgrade their desktop to a Blu-ray player, which can also play DVDs and CDs, but is only available for Windows systems at this time.
BDU-X10S now comes bundled with the CyberLink's PowerDVD BD Edition software for playback of commercial movie titles, recorded Blu-ray Disc home videos, DVD-ROMs and CD-ROMs. It also supports playback of recorded Blu-ray Discs in MPEG-2 or H.264 format, standard DVD-Video discs or recorded DVDs encoded with MPEG-2 or AVCHD formats.
The 5.25-inch internal drive allows fast and easy transfer of data or videos through its high-speed Serial ATA (SATA) interface.
Commercial Blu-ray movies can be viewed on computers that incorporate an HDCP-compliant graphics card offering DVI or HDMI connections, HDCP-compliant computer display, and software that supports BD-ROM playback.
Other technical specifications include, 8x DVD ROM (Read Only), 24X CD-ROM (Read Only), Data Buffer size of 4MB, it costs around $300 in India.