Blu-ray disc writers have dropped in price drastically in the past year. The latest is Pioneer with the BDR-2203, with a price tag of $249.99. The Blu ray writer can write 25 GB of data to a single-layer Blu ray disc in 15 minutes according to Pioneer. It can also handle double-layer discs at 8x speeds. Additionally, The BDR-2203 can also write to DVD and CD and comes with software for authoring Blu-ray discs.