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Pioneer BDR-206MBK BDXL burner is $199 world’s first

Pioneer BDR-206MBK BDXL burner is $199 world’s first

By now it's common knowledge that printer hardware is merely the gateway to the addictive - and expensive - drug that is printer ink; could the same be happening with optical media? Pioneer has launched the first BDXL drive, the Pioneer BDR-206MBK, capable of burning up to 128GB Blu-ray discs, and while it's $199 itself, a single 100GB disc is around half that amount alone.

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Pioneer Network Vision head-up display for in-car PNDs due 2012 [Video]

Pioneer Network Vision head-up display for in-car PNDs due 2012 [Video]

Pioneer's head-up display ambitions - which the company showed off at CEATEC 2010 earlier this year - look headed to a commercial release, with Microvision announcing that it will be providing its PicoP laser projection engine for the Pioneer Network Vision system. We shouldn't have too long to wait until the results start showing up in front of our eyes, either, as Pioneer is targeting commercial introduction of an in-vehicle HUD in 2012.

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Pioneer Network Vision HUD video demo

Pioneer Network Vision HUD video demo

Pioneer brought along its latest in-car technology to CEATEC 2010 this week, with a demo of their work-in-progress Network Vision HUD (head-up display).  The system - which was being demonstrated to SlashGear Japan with screens showing the moving road ahead, and a partial windshield which you could peer through - projects animations, directions and general guidance glyphs onto the glass, overlaid on top of what's happening in the real world.

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Pioneer unveils new speakers for home theater and more

Pioneer unveils new speakers for home theater and more

Pioneer has a wide range of products for home theater and music fans. The company was first known to many people here in the US for its line of stereo equipment and speakers. Pioneer is also a big name in the home theater market with TVs and a line of receivers and speakers as well. Pioneer has added several new speakers to its home theater and music line.

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Pioneer unveils new entry-level HDJ-500 DJ headphones

Pioneer unveils new entry-level HDJ-500 DJ headphones

Pioneer is very big in the DJ gear market with all manner of stuff from hardware for actually making the music to headphones for listening to the tracks the DJ crafts in a noisy environment. Pioneer has unveiled the latest set of headphones for the DJ market that are aimed at the person just getting into the DJ scene called the HDJ-500.

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Pioneer KODO XW-NAW1 iPod speaker dock begging to be wall-mounted

Pioneer KODO XW-NAW1 iPod speaker dock begging to be wall-mounted

Pioneer has unveiled their latest iPod speaker dock, the KODO XW-NAW1, and it's about as close to an wafer-thin after-dinner mint as you can hope from a way to play tracks on your Apple PMP.  83mm thick and designed to be wall-mounted (though it does get a bundled stand, too), the KODO XW-NAW1 has 30W stereo speakers and nifty touch-sensitive buttons.

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Pioneer Elite G-Clef range updates SACD players & stereo amps

Pioneer Elite G-Clef range updates SACD players & stereo amps

Pioneer has outed its latest prosumer A/V equipment, and the company reckons the updated Elite G-Clef range is good enough to be classed with professional systems despite being sold at relatively down-to-earth prices.  The four new models comprise two stereo amplifiers, the SX-A6MK2 and SX-A9MK2, and two CD/SACD players, the PD-D6MK2 and PD-D9MK2.

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Pioneer debuts new CDJ-850 digital media player for DJs

Pioneer debuts new CDJ-850 digital media player for DJs

Pioneer has a gob of equipment and gear for pro and amateur DJs that it offers. This includes gear like the DJM-2000 pro DJ mixer that launched back in March. Pioneer has offered up another new piece of DJ equipment called the CDJ-850 digital media player.

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Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT in-dash PND gets Pandora audio support

Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT in-dash PND gets Pandora audio support

Pioneer have outed their latest high-end in-dash navigation system, and it has brought along mobile Pandora access too.  The Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT has a 7-inch WVGA touchscreen, 3D graphics accelerator, onscreen iPod/iPhone control, integrated Bluetooth for hands-free calling and wireless music streaming (along with USB connectivity and an SD card slot) and is SIRIUS XM satellite and HD Radio ready.  As for Pandora, that's courtesy of Pioneer's PandoraLink for iPhone app, which as the name suggests requires Apple's smartphone in order to funnel streaming music through the head-unit.

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NaviRobo crab points your sat-nav directions [Video]

NaviRobo crab points your sat-nav directions [Video]

Wikitude Drive's augmented reality directions too complicated for you?  If you prefer a more straightforward guide to unfamiliar highways then Pioneer and iXs Research's NaviRobo might fit the bill.  A crab-shaped robot, he squats on your dashboard and points to the direction you should take next, using illuminated eyes to indicate how close the turn is.

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Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K & VSX-1120-K 7.1 receivers get iPhone remote support

Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K & VSX-1120-K 7.1 receivers get iPhone remote support

Pioneer certainly seem to love iPod touch/iPhone integration; their latest batch of A/V receivers are the third generation of models to include support for the touchscreen devices.  The Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K and VSX-1120-K each offer 7.1-channels of surround sound and can - via a USB hook-up - play back content from an attached Apple PMP; new to these models, however, is compatibility with the Pioneer's iControlAV App, that turns an iPhone or iPod touch into a touchscreen remote.  They also boast support for Bluetooth A2DP stereo audio streaming, to funnel music from any A2DP-compliant device.

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Pioneer drops new CDJ-350 and DJM-350 DJ hardware

Pioneer drops new CDJ-350 and DJM-350 DJ hardware

Pioneer has all sorts of electronic items from TVs to home theater gear. The company also makes a full range of gear for professional and amateur DJs. Pioneer's latest offerings for the DJ crowd include the CDJ-350 digital media player and the DJM-350 2-channel mixer.

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