It's not every day you get to play with a pre-production Blu-ray burner, but the team at
Germany's CT Magazine were able to get their hands on a Samsung SH-B022, and liked what they saw. The burner, which
doesn't have AACS copy-protection, was able to burn a 25GB disc in about 43 minutes, and had no trouble playing a range
of CDs and DVDs. The reviewers also found that the drive didn't generate as much heat as some other models they've
tested; it reached a manageable 107 degrees after a burn. The final model is due out in April for about $500, and will
include copy protection, along with the ability to write double-layer 50GB discs.