Pioneer plans to unveil at the International Consumer Electronics Show its first Blu-ray Disc format optical disc drive for personal computers, it said this week. The drive will go on sale in Japan at the end of January pending the completion of two licensing issues, the company says.
It sounds like the release is pending two items:
- Finalization of AACS, which both BD and HD-DVD rely on. It was supposed to be finished by the fall of 2005, and is still incomplete
- Finalization of the licensing terms for the BD logo