To reduce consumer confusion in the marketplace, the DVR-SK12D supports multiple types of writable DVD media, which is an industry first in the slim drive category. The DVR-SK12D can read and write to the DVD Forum's recording formats, DVD-R/DVD-RW, as well as +R/+RW discs. In that way, the new slim drive is similar to Pioneer's other drives like the DVR-A06 internal half-height drive, and the recently announced DVR-S606 external half-height drive.
Pioneer's internal and external writers include bundled software to make it easy for users to do the following: import content, record and edit video, author DVDs, create digital photo albums or slide shows, play movies, and test recorded DVDs. Data recording and backup applications are also provided.
The Pioneer DVR-SK12D enables high-speed recording of up to 2x write speed with high-speed DVD-R and DVD-RW discs, 2.4x write speed with high-speed +R and +RW media. It also records CD-R media at up to 16x speed and up to 10x speed with high-speed CD-RW discs. DVR-SK12D is available for $349.