Sony today announced a Blu-ray add-on drive for computers that breaks the $200 price barrier. The new BDU-X10S drive connects to your PC using a Serial ATA connection, adding high-definition movie playback to your desktop or HTPC.
The player includes CyberLink’s PowerDVD BD Edition, providing playback of Blu-ray discs on your computer screen. In addition to store-bought Blu-ray movies, the player supports discs burned in MPEG-2 or H.264 format, and standard DVD discs or recorded DVDs encoded with MPEG-2 or AVCHD formats.
The $199.95 BDU-X10S is available for pre-order now and should start shipping later this month.