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In the endless parade of "me too" products, it’s always a joy to encounter something different and even more satisfying when that something scratches a nagging itch. Such is the case with the latest Blu-ray Disc (BD) offering--an EMedialive Editor's Choice winner--from DIGISTOR (a division of Sunland International).
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 14 Oct 2009 By
The new eco-friendly drive features low power consumption and an aerodynamic frame design to lower acoustic noise by preventing pressure concentration in several areas of the bezel and door
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Oct 2009
High-Speed 12x Write Capability Lets Professional Users and Enthusiasts Quickly Test, Author and Preserve High Definition Content
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Sep 2009
Slim, lightweight, and compact design; Full-featured burning software for Mac or Windows; USB bus-powered; LightScribe enabled to create custom labels
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Sep 2009
Sunland International (also known as SLI and SLI Direct) is now operating under the name DIGISTOR—while Sunland International remains the name of the holding company for DIGISTOR
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Sep 2009
The Pocket Blu-ray/DVDRW supports practically all types of DVD or CD content from Blu-ray discs to regular DVDs and CDs in various file formats and is also a high speed DVD+/-RRW and CDRW burner
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Aug 2009
USB-powered drive provides maximum portability with top-load design and four color options
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Aug 2009
Special Mac Bundles Include $149 Value Toast Titanium Pro for Drag & Drop Video Burning to Blu-ray
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jul 2009
Hugh Bennett | Peppy, compatible and complete, LG’s new Super Multi Blue Rewriter BH08LS20 hits the spot. Although slower at times and priced at a premium over its competitors, the BH08LS20 remains the only high-speed solution for those seeking an all-in-one BD, DVD and CD recorder with LightScribe capability
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 07 Jul 2009 By
Sleek, top-loading drive provides convenient content playback, data access and software installation in lightweight and compact package
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Jun 2009
Hugh Bennett | To my mind, Pioneer’s new BDR-2203 writer kit and BDR-203 recorder offer the best value of any currently available Blu-ray Disc burning systems. The blend of high-performance, obliging compatibility, and reasonable prices make both attractive for everything from HD video authoring and BD publishing to everyday data backup and archiving. Faster and less expensive units may always be around the corner, but at least for the moment, Pioneer rules the roost.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 17 Jun 2009 By
Roxio CinemaNow Service with Qflix Burning Technology Featured in Select Dell Desktops; Provides Convenient Access to 'Play Anywhere' Digital Hollywood Hits
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 May 2009
The size of a credit card, the Clickfree Traveler slips easily into a wallet; New Clickfree DVD Transformer bypasses tricky CD & DVD burning software
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 May 2009
Hugh Bennett | Sunland International's EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD-winning Digistor SPW is an attractively sleek and compact USB 2.0 device that not only reads and writes every type of CD, DVD and BD but, best of all, does so without the aid of an external power supply.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 04 May 2009 By
WriteBD! provides the world's first UDF and HFS+ file system writer for re-writable Blu-ray Disc drives that enables true direct writing to disc
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2009
New Blu-ray Disc Media Creation Workflow Includes Authoring with Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, and Burning and Archiving with Blu-ray Writer Powered by Panasonic
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Apr 2009
Advanced Software Bundle Ushers Consumers into New Era of HD Digital Scrapbooking
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Apr 2009
Led By the World’s Slimmest and First-Ever Wall-Mountable Blu-ray Player
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Mar 2009
New Blu-ray reader and DVD writer combo provides all-in-one PC solution for hi-def movie playback and writing DVDs
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Mar 2009
New Blu-ray reader and DVD writer combo provides all-in-one PC solution for hi-def movie playback and writing DVDs
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Mar 2009
Hugh Bennett | While it isn’t the least expensive option going, with its swiftness, attractive features and compelling software bundle, Plextor’s PX-B310SA offers the best performance, utility, and value of any BD Combo drive currently available. It’s a good entry point for anyone looking play BD movies and capable enough to act as a single reading and writing drive solution.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 31 Mar 2009 By
Designed to match both black and white PCs, the PX-860 series comes complete with two easy to change front bezels
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Mar 2009
Recommendation: scanning photos and saving the resulting images on DVD discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Feb 2009
Write/burns Blu-ray up to 8X speed, DVDs up to 16X and CDs up to 32X speed
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Feb 2009
Enables more than 20% Reduction in System's Component Count
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Feb 2009
New Drives Offer 24X DVD Writing Speeds and Unique LabelTag and SmartErase Features for Data Erasing and Labeling
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Feb 2009
The Ideal External Optical Drive for Business and Entertainment
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2009
Market share for high-definition video will reach 73.8% by 2017, but video-on-demand will play an ever-increasing role in home entertainment over the long term
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2009
license from HP to sell certain HP branded products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Feb 2009
Allio Lite combines high-definition television with PC and DVD player in a single, affordable device
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Jan 2009
Verification ensures users can record premium content in BDAV format on Blu-ray recordable discs with AACS protection
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jan 2009
LG to Offer Consumers Unparalleled Access to Streaming Entertainment from CinemaNow, YouTube and Netflix
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Dec 2008
A perfect solution for those users who are looking for a compact-sized, trendy, and portable BD combo
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Dec 2008
In addition to the four drives, new multimedia and duplicator product offerings also available from Plextor in time for the holidays
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Nov 2008
Jan Ozer | Sooner or later, if you’ve been shooting or otherwise producing high-definition video, you’re going to want to create a Blu-ray Disc. At this point, your Blu-ray authoring options range from well under $100 to burn on a desktop recorder or duplicator, to close to $100,000 for a program capable of producing Blu-ray projects that you can have pressed at a replication facility. In this article, I’ll identify the relevant categories of Blu-ray authoring software and identify the features that differentiate programs within each category.
News/News Feature - Posted 04 Nov 2008 By
Qflix recording technology allows consumers to download and burn movie titles at home
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Nov 2008
New SuperDrive Models Read/Write DVDs & CDs Faster -- Up to 20X Speed for DVDs, 48X for CDs -- Priced Starting at $29.99 for Internal, $71.99 for External FireWire + USB 2.0 Solutions; Models Offering Blu-ray Support Now Available from $149.99
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Oct 2008
OWC Mercury Pro features Quad Interface for FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, and eSATA for Mac and PC; 4X Speed Blu-ray recording for 25GB and 50GB discs; Writes up to 50GB; Reads/Writes BD/BD-R/BD-RE, DVD/DVD+/-R, CD-R/RW Discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Oct 2008
Two New Computer DVD/CD Writers with QFlix Technology are First Models Available at Retail Stores
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Oct 2008
The iHES206 is capable of recording on today's most popular DVD and CD media in the market, and playback from media such as Blu-ray Discs, DVD, and CD
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Oct 2008
The world's first Qflix drive bundle--hardware by PLDS, software by Sonic, media by Ritek, movie site by CinemaNow, sales by Dell--does everything it should do, from simple-and-seamless download-to-burn of movies from the Qflix catalog to general-purpose DVD and CD burning. The selection of burn-ready CinemaNow movies is still quite limited, and the jury remains out on whether consumers will buy into Qflix's drive- and disc-specific restrictions, but there's no question the PLDS drive and Roxio Venue application are effectively holding up their end of the bargain.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 30 Sep 2008 By
Sub-$400 Model Leaps Ahead in Recording Speed; Includes Blu-ray Disc Movie Title 'Men In Black'
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Sep 2008
The New MediaStation External and Internal Drives Bring Users An All-In-One Solution for Blu-ray, DVD and CD to Fit All Their PC Entertainment Needs
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Sep 2008
Hugh Bennett | LG's Super Multi Blue Rewriter GGW-H20L offers sound writing performance, broad media compatibility, LightScribe facility and provides BD, HD DVD, and DVD video playback for those with mixed movie collections. Realistically, however, it’s expensive fare for all but die-hard enthusiasts and professionals but should prove to be a fine choice for those needing Blu-ray capabilities today.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 19 Sep 2008 By
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Today Dell Computer announced the first Qflix recordable drives, and Sonic Solutions' bid to take burn-to-DVD downloads to the Hollywood mainstream gets its official market launch
News/News Feature - Posted 15 Sep 2008 By
eSAU208 is a 8X DVD writer with USB connection and LightScribe; eSAU108 is a 8X DVD writer with USB connection
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Aug 2008
6X Blu-ray, 16X DVD±R/RW + DL, 5X DVD-RAM, HD DVD-ROM, LightScribe
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Jun 2008
Mark Fritz | Will Qflix fix the DVD download market? Is CSS crucial?
News/News Feature - Posted 20 Jun 2008
Expands Its TruDirect Line With Slim, Portable DVD Writer for Easy and Fast DVD Title Creation
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jun 2008
Consumers Benefit from Optimal Write Speed, Quieter Drive Usage and Anti Dust Mechanism
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jun 2008
LaCie today announced LaCie Remote Burn software for both its Portable DVD±RW with LightScribe, Design by Sam Hecht and d2 DVD±RW with LightScribe drives for FireWire that also include Toast Titanium
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jun 2008
Now Available Through U.S. Retailers, Drives with Flexible Storage Options Ideal for Home and Office
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Jun 2008
Drive records, rewrites and reads 25 gigabytes (GB) or 50GB BD-R (recordable) and BD-RE (rewritable), as well as DVD±RW DL and CD±RW
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 May 2008
Features Newest, Fastest, & Quietest Superdrive Technology With 20X Burn Speeds for DVDs & 48X Speeds for CDs!
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 May 2008
Blu-ray drives will become the majority of the total market value in 2012
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 May 2008
Provides Automatically Optimized Disc Burning for the Best Quality Backups
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 May 2008
PX-B920SA drive features 4X BD-R write speed and a Serial ATA (SATA) interface for fast data throughput, up to 150 Mbits/sec; PX-B920SA is a Blu-Ray burner that also plays HD DVD discs and supports high-speed reading and recording of DVD and CD media formats, including DVD-RAM, Dual Layer DVD, Double Layer DVD, DVD±R/RW, and CD-R/RW
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Mar 2008
Reads Blu-ray Disc at 4X (17,844KB per sec.), DVD-ROM at 12X, DVD+/-R at 12X, DVD-RAM at 5X and CD at 32X
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Mar 2008
LightScribe standardized application user interface now available for any application that utilizes CDs and DVDs
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Mar 2008
SH-S223 drive offers a powerful over-speed performance feature that enables consumers to burn data at high speeds -- even on low-speed media. With over-speed recording, users can write at 22X speeds on 16X media and 12X speeds on 8X media
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Mar 2008
Hugh Bennett | In official circles, Pioneer’s BDC-2202 is known as a “BD Combo Drive.” To the rest of the world, it’s an internal computer device that reads Blu-ray Discs (BDs), DVDs, and CDs, as well as writes DVDs and CDs.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 15 Feb 2008 By
Newest, Fastest, and Quietest SuperDrive Technology Reads/Writes DVDs, DVD-RAMs, & Dual-Layer DVDs at Speeds up to 20X -- CDs up to 40X
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Feb 2008
ASUS DVD-E818A2/A2T Provides Quieter and More Stable Operations with ASUS Exclusive QuieTrack Features
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Feb 2008
Company to begin duplicating USB flash drives
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Jan 2008
Personalized full-label disc designs can now be created in three easy steps
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Dec 2007
TruDirect SE-S204S allows consumers to create DVDs and burn digital content through a PC without the need for a hard drive
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Nov 2007
20X Serial ATA (SATA) DVD burner offering 16X dual layer recording, and support for all CD/DVD discs including DVD-RAM
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Oct 2007
Cuts Burning Time in Half from Previous Model
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Oct 2007
CSS-MR Ready Products Available for Consumers, OEMs, and Replicators
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Sep 2007
FireWire/USB2 Plug & Play Blu-ray Burners Now Priced Starting at $499.99
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Aug 2007
Developed for professional users, the BDR-202 internal drive for PCs supports the writing of both write-once (BD-R) and rewritable (BD-RE) single-layer Blu-ray discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Aug 2007
New VRD-MC5 model can now transfer AVCHD(TM) quality videos to DVD discs in their native 1080i HD resolution when connected directly to a Sony hard drive or Memory Stick Handycam camcorder
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jul 2007
Drive provides storage solution for notebooks with no built-in DVD-RW capability, offers DVD-RAM technology
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Jul 2007
External Drive Delivers Data Transfer Speeds up to 480 MB/Sec
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jul 2007
Mainstream entertainment industry's most popular rip control technology now available to independent producers nationwide who create Recordable DVD-Video products
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jun 2007
Chris Randall | It appears that the wait for a Blu-ray Disc authoring solution fully integrated with a mainstream pro NLE is over, with software giant Adobe selecting Blu-ray as their format of choice for delivery of HD video in the new CS3 version of Encore, which debuts in July with the release of Adobe CS3 Production Premium. Here's a quick walkthrough of Blu-ray Disc workflow in Encore CS3.
News/News Feature - Posted 25 Jun 2007 By
Unique Coating, Laser Technology Produce Label Image for Finished, Professional Look
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jun 2007
Drive can read and write and rewrite to HD DVD-RW discs, and read and write to HD DVD-R discs and to standard DVD and CD discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jun 2007
New External Drive Provides Effortless Connectivity and Portability
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 May 2007
Hugh Bennett | For similar money to Pioneer's BDR-101A, the PX-B900A offers more features including dual-layer BD-R/RE burning, superior blank media support, and CD reading and writing abilities, as well as a functional software suite. That said, it's still early in the game and BD recorders of all stripes need time to mature and reach an affordable price level to attract a larger audience. But Plextor has made a good start.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 26 May 2007 By
Geoff Daily | As with DVD, proper testing is essential for producing a quality, replication-ready HD disc. Given the exponentially more complex inner workings of next-gen discs and the current state of the technological ecosphere built up around these products, testing disc images has produced a string of challenges.
News/News Feature - Posted 26 Apr 2007 By
EMedialive announces updates to The Authoritative HD DVD FAQ in the following categories: VI. Compatibility; VIII. Device Connections; IX. Industry Support, Prices, and Availability; XI. References, Suggested Reading, and Resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Apr 2007
Hugh Bennett | Some suggest the conflict between Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD DVD can be resolved by simply offering devices compatible with both formats. I’m not so sure. It’s easy to paint a rosy picture of peaceful coexistence, but compromise comes at a price.
News/News Feature - Posted 03 Apr 2007 By
Internal Drive Features 12X DVD-RAM Performance and Latest Roxio Software Bundle
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Apr 2007
Introduces PX-DB500 5.25" Dual-Bay ODD solution
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Mar 2007
Burn Blu-ray, DVD, DVD-RAM, CD, & All Popular Types of Optical Media
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2007
Hugh Bennett | New information available on BD9, BD-Video, BD-Live Profiles, BD CE recorders, and printable BD-R discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2007 By
Upgrade with Newest, Fastest, and Quietest SuperDrive Technology Read/Write DVDs & Dual-Layer DVDs at Speeds up to 16X - CDs up to 40X
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Feb 2007
Personal Storage Leader Produces Ultra Portable Optical Drive with Dual Layer DVD Recording and LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Feb 2007
World’s First Dedicated HD DVD Write Drive for the Desktop Supports Read and Write to All Main Optical Discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2007
Sonic's Jim Taylor exlpains how the discs will combine the technology of physical discs with the Web 2.0 economics of digital distribution
News/News Feature - Posted 05 Jan 2007
Jan Ozer | This article discusses three ways to produce high-definition video for viewing on either HD DVD or Blu-ray players—three solutions that will work for us right now. Briefly, these involve using Apple DVD Studio Pro or Pinnacle Studio to burn HD DVD-formatted discs on your current DVD±R/RW burner for playback on an HD DVD set top player, or using Roxio DVDit Pro HD to record projects to a Blu-ray recorder for playback on a Blu-ray set-top player.
News/News Feature - Posted 14 Dec 2006
WriteMaster SH-S183L now shipping nationwide with an Estimated Street Price of $89.99
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Dec 2006
Anthony Burokas | A full-fledged PC designed to make DVD recording as simple and straightforward as set-top DVD decks, but with greater flexibility, DVD Shop is a very powerful tool if you intend to use it to its full ability. However, if you don’t need the advanced features DVD Shop provides, there are software-only packages that can handle each aspect of what DVD Shop does and are not tied to a piece of hardware.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 27 Oct 2006 By
dvd940i is a new, high¬speed internal drive with DVD±R/±RW and DVD-RAM read/write, ±R double-layer capability, and LightScribe direct disc labeling
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Oct 2006
Computer Industry's First Device to Safely Destroy Data on CD/DVD Discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Oct 2006
Slim-line HD DVD Drive Supports Read and Write for Next-Generation DVD and all Legacy Optical Formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Oct 2006
Blu-ray DIGA DMR-BW200 and DMR-BR100 can record high-definition imagery on BD-RE rewritable discs and dub from the built-in hard-disk drive (HDD) to BD discs at 4X speed without compromising video or audio quality
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Sep 2006
Featuring 18X DVD±R recording speed, the 830 burners deliver a full 4.7GB of video, data, music, or images on standard 16X DVD+R media in about five minutes
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Sep 2006
Burner Records 25GB to 50GB Discs for Removable Data Storage, Computer Backup, and High-Definition Video
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Aug 2006
Hugh Bennett | With high performance and 25GB-per-layer recording capacity, Blu-ray Disc (BD) promises a brave new world of storage and entertainment. Until now, all this has been so much talk, but BD devices and software are finally emerging, with Pioneer’s BDR-101A leading the pack.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 11 Aug 2006 By
Integration of 1TB hard disk with HD DVD recordable drive opens way to recording and archiving of high-definition video
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jun 2006
WriteMaster SH-S182D also features 8X double layer recording and 48X CD-R
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jun 2006
ASUS DRW-1612BL disc burning speeds include 16X DVD+R and 8X DVD Double Layer (DL)
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jun 2006
DoMiNo DVD recorder solutions deliver higher integration and improved cost-performance, enabling volumes and retail price points to capture the DVD playback market
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 May 2006
New AUTOSTRATEGY automatically checks user media and develops unique write strategy for high-quality recording
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Mar 2006
DRU-820A internal Multi drive records 8X DVD+R DL and supports all DVD formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Mar 2006
Features 8X dual-layer recording and LightScribe technology
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Feb 2006
First automated disc publishing system with Blu-ray Disc support
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Feb 2006
Hugh Bennett | Pioneer’s DVR-R100 doesn’t break any new ground and has a few issues that need some attention, but it is attractively priced ($89.99) and should fit the bill for day-to-day studio, office, and home recording needs.
News/News Feature - Posted 31 Jan 2006
All-in-one FlexWare software suite, powerful 16x DVD Plextor drives, and large disc capacity highlight the newElite2 and Elite4 automated duplication and printing systems.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2005
For many of us—early adopters or not—2005 was the Year of HDV. But there was much more to 2005 than HDV. We saw scads of significant products released that had nothing to do with HDV and of course, event and corporate videographers the world over continuing to do dazzling, innovative, and effective everyday work with or without HDV. To provide readers with a highly subjective “Year in Review” report, we asked EventDV’s many esteemed and opinionated columnists and contributing editors to reflect on the new products they saw in 2005 and tell us what struck them as the most exciting, and the biggest boon to their own work.
Editorial/Feature - Posted 01 Dec 2005
12 Columnists and Contributing Editors choose 17 essential products for videographers released in 2005
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Nov 2005
Consumer electronics retailers nationwide now offering LG's LRM-519 digital video recording solution featuring Windows Media Center-based interface
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Nov 2005
Hugh Bennett | In a few weeks 18X DVD recorders will begin arriving on store shelves but to what end? 18X writing is of no practical use, it has negligible marketing value, and technical people say it’s a bad idea.
News/News Feature - Posted 15 Nov 2005 By
External, double and dual-layer DVD drive ships with Roxio Toast 6 Lite
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Oct 2005
LaCie d2 DVD±RW Double Layer drives to feature Roxio’s Toast 7 CD and DVD Mac burning suite
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Oct 2005
Hugh Bennett | Samsung’s new WriteMaster 16X DVD/CD recorder reliably gets the job done, albeit a touch slower than its competition and at a slightly higher price ($199).
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 30 Sep 2005 By
30GB Dual-Layer HD DVD-R Discs Confirms Larger Capacity
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Sep 2005
Anthony Burokas | How do the latest "pro" DVD decks stack up to one another? More importantly, how well do they measure up to the task of live DVD production for professional event work? Here we sample three new contenders from Panasonic, Pioneer, and Sony for live production in the field.
Editorial/Feature - Posted 08 Sep 2005 By
Drive Records 16X DVD±R on Single-Layer Media, 8X DVD+R on Double-Layer Discs, 4X DVD-R on Dual-Layer DVDs
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Sep 2005
Feature 8X DVD+R Double Layer Recording
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Aug 2005
Combines the industrial quality of DX-2 and Print Factory in a compact package
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Aug 2005
New 16X external DVD recordable/rewritable drive
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Aug 2005
Hugh Bennett | While the advances made in Pioneer’s DVR-A09XL ($129.99) aren’t sufficiently compelling to warrant running out to replace your existing high-speed recorder, the A09XL is a solid state-of-the-art choice when shopping for a new unit.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 26 Jul 2005 By
Hugh Bennett | With impressive writing and reading performance as well as its more competitive price tag ($109) the Plextor PX-740A is one of the best recorder choices going.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 25 Jul 2005 By
Include customized version of Charismac’s Discribe
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jul 2005
Feature both USB and FireWire connectivity
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jul 2005
Software suite supports multi-session and layer-jump recording
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jul 2005
Research and Markets report includes analysis of “Next Generation” players and recorders
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Jun 2005
Nero software provides LINUX with multiple burning tools
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jun 2005
Baxter features CD/DVD duplicator, CD ripper, hard drive backup
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jun 2005
While not in the same league as its industrial PRV-LX1 cousin, Pioneer’s PRV-9200 ($1,025) is a tremendously useful tool in its own right. Its relative simplicity is welcome and its large built-in hard drive, high-speed DVD recorder, and rudimentary editing abilities are well-suited for all manner of work including budget projects, videotape and camcorder conversions, broadcast capture, and banging out quick proofs-of-concept and prototypes.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 06 Jun 2005 By
Event also saw announcements of 45GB HD DVD and DVD9 + HD 30 Hybrid discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2005
Record up to four hours of DVD-quality videos on a single side
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2005
Four new drives, including a slimline with DVD+R double-layer capability
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2005
PX-740A series DVD burner features 16X DVD±R single-layer recording, 8X DVD+R double-layer recording
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 May 2005
RD-XS54 Multi-Drive to debut in August
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 May 2005
Features single and dual-layer disc and drive testing and data recording
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 May 2005
Users can create custom laser-etched labels with LightScribe technology using specially coated media
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 May 2005
Hugh Bennett | The word 'round the campfire is that DVD rewritable dual-layer (DL) will appear early next year. Maybe it's inevitable, but it's also pointless--why add another soon-to-be outdated technology to an already-muddled market?
News/News Feature - Posted 10 May 2005 By
New burners come bundled with Nero DVD authoring software
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 May 2005
VRD-VC20 adds FireWire, DVD-R/RW support, lists for $299
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Apr 2005
System integrates HP thermal inkjet printer
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Apr 2005
New DVD chips combine Nero Digital and MediaTek solutions
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Apr 2005
DVD analyzer checks error rates, beta, and jitter
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Apr 2005
Storage library delivers scalable capacity to 10.2TB
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Apr 2005
New drivers allow for 8X dual-layer DVD write speed
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Apr 2005
Digital business card CD replaces paper standard paper version
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Mar 2005
Prices cut up to $300 on the line of 16x DVD±R/48x CD-R tower duplicators
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Mar 2005
HD-DVD and Blu-ray both succeed, researcher predicts
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Mar 2005
DVD + RW allows users to burn silkscreen-quality CD and DVD labels
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Mar 2005
Burners available as internal and external drives
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Mar 2005
Xoro DVD players are MPEG-4 compliant
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2005
RIDATA 8X discs may now carry the DVD+RW logo
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2005
Leverages Pioneer connectivity and PRV-LX1/LX10 recorders for live DVD authoring/duplication solution
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Mar 2005
New software supports MPEG-4 video files
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2005
New One-Button 'Load and Go' CD and DVD Duplicators
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Feb 2005
New recording device enables users to connect a digital camera directly to preserve images without a PC
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Feb 2005
New disc drive designed for consumer market
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Feb 2005
PRV-9200 conducive for a wide range of applications
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Feb 2005
Hugh Bennett|Pioneer's latest boasts 16X DVD±R, and is the first Pioneer recorder to offer DVD+R DL
News/News Feature - Posted 04 Feb 2005 By
SubWave AQWP650+ enables smaller size for CD/DVD optical pick-up units
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2005
PX-716 now supports 6X DVD+R DL, 6X DVD-R DL
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Jan 2005
DRX-720 Series to feature 16X DVD±R
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jan 2005
Hugh Bennett|Though groundbreaking in incorporating a fully functional disc labeler into a standard form-factor DVD recorder, LightScribe will not replace the usual suspects for serious commercial and decorative work.
News/News Feature - Posted 27 Jan 2005 By
Stephen F. Nathans|Sony’s DVDirect knocked my socks off like no product I’ve seen in years. Billed as a product that combines the capabilities of standalone and desktop DVD recorders, DVDirect’s best feature is its ability to record live video to DVD as you shoot it. It boasts excellent image quality and limited but functional DVD menu creation. It’s also a rock-solid desktop burner, promising and delivering state-of-the-art high-speed DVD±R/RW and 4X double-layer DVD+R DL.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 20 Jan 2005 By
LightScribe-equipped LaCie DVD±RW drive shown at Macworld 2005
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jan 2005
DVD player can play back Nero Digital files
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Dec 2004
Review tests two brands of media in 33 various players
News/News Feature - Posted 19 Nov 2004 By
New Double Layer Dual Format (D2) model doesn’t deliver significant time savings for most applications
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 02 Nov 2004 - November 2004 By
Boasts 12X DVD+R, 8X DVD-R, 4X DVD±RW, and CD-R up to 40X
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 02 Nov 2004 - November 2004 By
Sony's DVDirect is a groundbreaking product that—if it performs as advertised—sets a startling new standard for versatility in a DVD burner.
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New comprehensive package includes video capturing, editing, and DVD authoring
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Sep 2004
New drives include 16X recording to SL DVD±R and 4X recording to DVD+R DL
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Sep 2004
New Writemaster TS-H552B supports 16X recording to SL DVD media and 2.4X to DVD+R DL
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Sep 2004
Full-featured, double-layer capable recording suite bundled with second-generation DL drives
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Sep 2004
Promises six-minute DVD burns with 16x drive; DVD+R DL speed now at 4x
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Aug 2004
USB 2.0 and internal models are also available
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2004
Volume shipments begin this month
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2004
Bundled with MyDVD,RecordNow, Cineplayer, Simple Backup, and Drive Letter Access
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2004
Light and compact USB Hard Drive designed for storing large volumes of video, music, photos, and data files
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Aug 2004
First drive to ship from the new Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST) Joint Venture
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Aug 2004
Drives also feature improved shock tolerance, power consumption, and vibration control
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Aug 2004
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Offers high-capacity portable storage drive to the Mac market
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Aug 2004
Geoff Daily|While we're still a year away from seeing any products on the shelves, the DVD Forum has laid another cornerstone for its next-generation blue-laser HD-DVD format by selecting the H.264 Advanced Video Codec (AVC) for encoding video that will be delivered on the new discs.
News/News Feature - Posted 02 Aug 2004 - August 2004 By
Internal SuperDrive upgrades and external SuperDrive FireWire solutions available for certain models of Apple computers
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Jul 2004
Panasonic SW-9572-C Multi Drive Continues to Gain Strength with New Back-up and Storage Software Customer Applications
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jul 2004
New Iomega Super DVD 12X Dual-Format USB 2.0 drive reaches 8.5 GB capacity milestone
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jul 2004
Double-layer DVD recorders expected to hit North American market late July 2004
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jul 2004
Largest and Fastest External Hard Drive with FireWire 800/400 Support
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jul 2004
Twice the storage capacity of DVD recordable discs with the new double-layer DVD internal drive.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jul 2004
Internal and external models coming in August
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jul 2004
Dual-format DVD±R/RW drive supports high-speed USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 FireWire.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jul 2004
Announces pair of automatic power control ICs
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jul 2004
Features 16X write speeds on single-layer DVD+R media and up to 8.5GB of storage capacity on DVD+R DL media
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2004
An all-in-one convergence device featuring a FireWire DVD burner that also plays DVDs, CDs, MP3s, Picture CDs, and PowerPoint presentations
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jun 2004
Sets the stage for technology standards battle
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jun 2004
Can connect almost any drive interface with any storage device
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jun 2004
The study focused on the two different drive-based defect management methods--slipping and linear replacement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 May 2004
Roxio Toast 6 and Jam to add DL capability
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 May 2004
New high-speed 1:1 standalone duplicator
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 May 2004
Hugh Bennett | After consumers have begun to make some sense out of writable DVD formats, along comes more confusion. Dual-layer recordable technology is promoted as a significant advance, but where does it fit in the real world?
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Drive features improved recording quality.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Apr 2004
Available in retail stores in June.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Apr 2004
Demonstrates DivX-certified DVD players, HD playback, and DivX encoding software
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2004
No assembly required
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2004
Available for $249
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2004
Adds Support for 3x DVD-RAM, 4x DVD-R
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Apr 2004
A fully automated DVD authoring and production system
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Apr 2004
Stephen F. Nathans | Attendees of NAB 2004 in Las Vegas will find media manufacturers like Verbatim and drive makers like Sony doubling down and gambling that professional DVD authors and, soon, their consumer counterparts will pay a modest premium to (nearly) double the capacity of their recording media.
Editorial/Feature - Posted 12 Apr 2004 - April 2004 By
Three fast and small USB drives feature up to 80 GB of external storage, also offered is a multi-format USB powered Slimline DVD drive.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Apr 2004
Makes DVD Recording Easy and Portable
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Apr 2004
Primera integrates Pioneer’s DVR-107 drive to record DVDs at 8x and CDs at 24x.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Apr 2004
Features, functions, and applications fueling recordable DVD growth.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2004
Offers maximum performance at a nominal price
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Mar 2004
Offers maximum performance at a nominal price
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Mar 2004
New slim and desktop drives support DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Mar 2004
Enables 8X DVD-R writing speeds, 24X CD-R and CD-RW recording
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Mar 2004
Features Cirrus Logic chipsets, software
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Mar 2004
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Internal DVD+/-R/RW drive bridges gap between leading DVD recordable standards.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Mar 2004
FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces; requires no external power supply
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Mar 2004
Bundles feature VideoStudio 7 and MovieFactory 3
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Mar 2004
Doubles capacity to 8.5GB
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Mar 2004
Announcements about 8X media are everywhere. Too bad the discs are still so hard to find.
News/News Feature - Posted 04 Mar 2004 By
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Ideal for multi-standard CD/DVD drives, DVD camcorders
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Feb 2004
ZL 40510/1 laser diode drivers achieve 16X speed
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Feb 2004
4X SD-R5112 sells for $99
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Feb 2004
TDK distinguishes the 8X-capable IndiDVD with a well-thought out, generous software bundle.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 30 Jan 2004 - March 2004 By
Sony's DRU-530A records a DVD+R in under 9 minutes.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 30 Jan 2004 - March 2004 By
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News/News Feature - Posted 22 Jan 2004 - March 2004 By
Products include 80-hour and 250-hour models
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jan 2004
Uses XVD codec to put two hours of video on standard CD-R
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jan 2004
Mach 8 and Xtreme-8
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jan 2004
OEM version upgraded, bundled with Philips portable
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jan 2004
Four new dual-format external drives
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2004
Enables 16X DVD recording and 23GB Blue-Violet laser
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2004
LSI, YesVideo partner on home recorder-based custom DVD creation
News/News Feature - Posted 08 Jan 2004 - February 2004 By
“Networked Lifestyle” products debut at CES
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2004
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Editorial/Product Review - Posted 02 Jan 2004 - January 2004
Plextor's new internal DVD±R/RW, the PX-708A accomplishes the "future is now" feat of 8X DVD+R on 4X media. Until 8X DVD media ships in quantity, it's a welcome innovation for those who like to write on the wild side.
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SP8052 PDIC features 6ns settling times and 12ns saturation recovery
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2003
Bundle includes PowerProducer 2 and Medi@Show
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2003
Contract to run through February 2004
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2003
Includes Philips MPEG-2 codec
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Dec 2003
Available December 30
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Dec 2003
Toshiba selects Maxtor HDDs for Multi-drive DVD set-tops
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Dec 2003
Writes at 8X to 4X Verbatim media
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Dec 2003
4X DVD-R recorder now sells for $119
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Dec 2003
The makers of DVD X Copy software are offering a $20 DVD burner as they continue to fight the courts and U.S. Copyright Office, which say the product violates the DMCA.
News/News Feature - Posted 05 Dec 2003 - January 2004 By
As 8X recorders and media hit the market, Philips demonstrates its next-generation technology.
News/News Feature - Posted 05 Dec 2003 - January 2004 By
Autochanger offering 1.6TB capacity also available
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Dec 2003
Fastest recording time achieved in test environment
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Nov 2003
Dual-layer DVD+R debuts at CEATEC, raising questions of compatibility, rate of implementation, drive and media cost, and impact on DVD authoring.
News/News Feature - Posted 23 Nov 2003 - December 2003 By
Includes Pinnacle software bundle.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Nov 2003
Both external and internal drives drop in price.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Nov 2003
Roxio's digital media software suite comes bundled with every Dual-X DVD Recorder.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Nov 2003
A Lite-On DVD/CD burner for just $20 to all who purchase DVD X Copy Platinum plus any other 321 title.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Nov 2003
The DVR-A07 writes DVD-R at 8X and DVD-RW and +RW at up to 4X.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Nov 2003
You couldn't help but wonder if this ETW represented the brave new world of trade shows, where bigger isn't always better, and you've got to go to the people rather than expecting them to come to you.
News/News Feature - Posted 11 Nov 2003 - January 2004 By
Discs will hit the market later this month.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Nov 2003
With Toast 6 Titanium, users can drag and drop, burn and share data, audio, photos, and video with the d2 drive.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Nov 2003
Designed to help users maximize the benefits of their Samsung high-performance drives, WinCinema is a fully integrated solution that includes WinDVD Recorder, WinDVD Creator, and DVD Copy.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Nov 2003
Let's hope there's a "burning hell" for vendors who ignore their customers.
Column/The Network Observer - Posted 01 Nov 2003 - November 2003 By
About two dozen manufacturers have announced plans to introduce new DVD recorders using the DVD+R/+RW recording format, according to the DVD+RW Alliance.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Oct 2003
321 Studios vowed to appeal the ruling by United States Librarian of Congress to prohibit users from backing up content-protected DVDs.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Oct 2003
Toshiba is working to establish themselves in the DVD recording space, and the 4X SD-R5112--aggressively priced at $189--should put them on their way.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 29 Oct 2003 - October 2003 By
Verbatim's unique DigitalMovie DVD Recordable discs are designed to put the fun in recording, viewing, and sharing home movies. Verbatim also says the discs are "ideal" for backing up DVD-Video titles and transferring video tapes to optical media that won't degrade over time.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Oct 2003
News/News Feature - Posted 23 Oct 2003 - November 2003 By
Sony Electronics announced two new Dual RW DVD drives that support 8X DVD+R recording. Sony's Dual RW DVD drives, which started shipping a year ago this month, were the PC industry's first combination drives to support the DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW and DVD-R formats.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Oct 2003
EZQuest’s latest Boa DVD Recorder ($299) puts a shiny, wide-load enclosure on the Editor’s Choice-winning Pioneer DVR-106D and makes it a handy, sturdy FireWire 400 drive. Like the recorder at its core, the Boa does almost everything you could expect in a modern-day DVD Recorder: quad-speed recording to 4X-certified DVD-R and DVD+R media; 2.4X DVD+RW recording and rewriting; 2X DVD-RW recording and rewriting; 16X CD-R recording; and 10X CD-RW recording and rewriting.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 15 Oct 2003 - October 2003
Offering a rainbow of colors that go beyond traditional computer color tones, Plextor Corp., a developer and manufacturer of DVD and CD recording equipment, announced that the new Spectrum DVD+/-R/RW drive is available in 12 colors.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Oct 2003
Optical storage is poised to make a dramatic entrance (or is it a comeback?) to the digital studio on October 13. Sony will then announce that Asaca's TeraCart Multimedia Storage System optical libraries will now support Sony's Professional Disc Data (PDD) drives.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Oct 2003
Dell, HP, Mitsubishi Chemical/Verbatim, Philips, Ricoh, Sony, Thomson, and Yamaha, members of the DVD+RW Alliance, announced the prospect to make a dual-layer DVD+R disc compatible with the dual-layer DVD-ROM standard (DVD-9).
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Oct 2003
NEC Electronics Corporation and its subsidiaries NEC Electronics America, Inc. and NEC Electronics GmbH, report that they have developed a new chipset for rewritable DVD drives supporting 8X recording to DVD-R and DVD+R media.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Oct 2003
Pioneer Electronics Inc. began shipping a new slim, external DVD/CD writer. With the DVR-SK12D, professionals can easily connect this recordable DVD/CD writer and transport it.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Oct 2003
Column/Glass Houses - Posted 03 Oct 2003 - October 2003
With its beginner’s software toolkit and its "what format war?" multi-media approach, Sony is clearly aiming this drive at the consumer market. And at $309.99 for the external we tested, $229 for the internal version, it delivers just about anything anyone in that market could ask for. Even Mac users.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 01 Oct 2003 - October 2003 By
Sunland International, a storage solutions provider, has signed a software licensing agreement for the Ulead Systems, Inc. Under the agreement, SLI will include Ulead software with its Digistor internal and external DVD burners.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Sep 2003
With a growing customer base and the addition of four new 4x DVD+/-R/RW drives, Sunland International LLC a storage solutions supplier, announced that it has tripled its facilities to accommodate its rapidly growing engineering, warehousing and support requirements.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Sep 2003
Royal Philips Electronics has five additional manufacturers who will use its Nexperia 8X DVD+R/RW turnkey reference design. These include Changhong, Skyworth, Argus Electronics, Syber and Xingqiu.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2003
HEURIS software has developed a QuickTime plug-in specifically for A/V and PC convergence between Panasonic DVD-RAM products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2003
Pioneer Electronics Inc., a leader in recordable DVD technology, announced that a new multiple format external DVD/CD writer will be available in mid-September at a suggested retail price of $299.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Sep 2003
At CEDIA Expo 2003, Panasonic introduced nation's first cable-ready digital TV set, the widescreen (16:9) 53-inch PT-53WXD63 (diagonal screen measurement), high definition projection TV.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Sep 2003
Hewlett-Packard has announced the dvd400i, a new DVD+R/RW recorder boasting 8X recording speed for write-once DVD+R media, making it the first announced DVD recorder to promise 8X speed recording to any writable DVD format.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Sep 2003
EZQuest's new external Boa Slim DVD-RW drive for Macs and PCs is available now. T
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Sep 2003
Plextor Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of DVD and CD recording equipment, announced the new external PX-708UF DVD+/-R/RW drive for burning DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Aug 2003
The first officially DivX Certified DVD player, the KiSS DP-500, is now available for sale on www.divx.com.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Aug 2003
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Host Interface International has launched its Double Image 5.0 backup/restore software with support for Panasonic's OEM DVD Multi drive.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Aug 2003
Column/The Editor's Spin - Posted 08 Aug 2003 - August 2003 By
A handful of PC manufacturers like HP and Gateway are trying to feed a new kind of machine into the home computer market and position it as the entertainment platform of the future. The Media Center PC, TV-ready and preloaded with Microsoft’s Windows XP Media Center Edition, boldly matches living room luxury with professional PC power. But is it mismatched with its target market?
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Editorial/Product Review - Posted 08 Aug 2003 - August 2003 By
With well-rounded software bundles, solid rewritable performance, respectable CD-R/RW functions, the fastest writing speeds in recordable DVD, and the option to write to more affordable DVD+R discs, the Sony DRU120A and HP DVD Writer 200e have a lot going for them. However, when all is said and done, our test results here put DVD+R and DVD+RW short of DVD-R and DVD-RW when it comes to physical compatibility with current DVD devices and on low-cost blank media. But keep in mind that DVD products are still in their infancy, and much could change with next-generation products due within the year.
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synopsis: Saddled with the most challenging interface of any tool in its class, Pinnacle Edition is off-putting at first, to say the least. But stick with it and you’ll reap the rewards—that same interface is extraordinarily flexible, powerful, and inspiring. Overall, workflow is fast and efficient, and the software boasts versatile color correction, great stability, and the most ingenious use of hyperthreaded processing we’ve seen to date. All hail the new prosumer video editing king, at least for now. Bring on Premiere Pro.
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News/News Feature - Posted 08 Aug 2003 - August 2003 By
Designed to burn daily "takes" or "rough cuts" directly to industry standard DVD-R media for convenient, view-anywhere, random access to the day's shoot, TransPro II now supports the industries broadest selection of high-quality, image file formats giving film professionals an even more powerful means of electronic dailies distribution.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Aug 2003
Bridging the gap between the two leading DVD recordable format standards, Plextor Corp., announced its first ever drive to burn DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Aug 2003
TEAC recently announced the introduction of its new DV-W50D Dual DVD-Recorder drive, a 4X DVD+/-R/RW IDE/ATAPI DVD-Recorder drive. The TEAC DV-W50D offers support for both DVD+R/+RW and DVD-R/-RW recording formats.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Aug 2003
LSI Logic Corporation announced that it is addressing the needs of the high-volume DVD playback market with its newest products, the single-chip LSI Logic ZiVA-6 DVD player family of system processors.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jul 2003
Condre will distribute Ricoh's new 4X DVD +RW/+R writer drive, and integrate the unit into plug and play external subsystems.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jul 2003
The drives are compatible with DVD+, DVD- and all CD media - and they are complete solutions for creating video, photo and music discs, and for backing up and archiving data.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jul 2003
The new prices for these burners have dropped to $309 for the internal model and $379 for the external version.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jul 2003
The new drive is available in an internal model for the PC and external models for both PCs and Macs.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jul 2003
Digital Peripheral Solutions Inc. (DPS) announced it is shipping its new Que! DVD 2i dual format dual interface drive with direct-to-disk recording (DDR).
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jul 2003
Plextor is expanding its range with its first Dual Format drive: PX-708UF, which writes DVDs at 8X and rewrites at 4X using the DVD plus format.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jul 2003
Taiwan-based Sampo Corporation announced the launch of its new DVD Recorder, the DV-R1, made ready for the mass market by Cirrus Logic Inc.'s DVD recorder integrated silicon/software reference platform.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jul 2003
Panasonic has introduced the DMR-E100H, a new set-top DVD recorder with a built-in 120GB hard drive as the newest member of its "DIGA" line.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jul 2003
The FireWire/USB 2.0 combo drive allows users to easily add fast, external DVD burning capability to a laptop or desktop.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jul 2003
The new drive supports DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and DVD-R formats -- and enables PC users to create DVD discs that can be played on most DVD-Video player or drives.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jul 2003
It includes the new drive, software suite, an illustrated installation map, blank DVD discs, an IDE ribbon cable, and a hardware set with audio cable and fastening screws.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jul 2003
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 01 Jul 2003 - July 2003 By
hese new recorders offer consumers the control provided by the TiVo service integrated with advanced DVD recording for the option of short-term storage on a hard drive or long-term archival of broadcast programming on DVD-R/RW discs.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jun 2003
The Home Electronics Division of Hitachi America Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., announced the addition of a DVD recorder to its 2003 product line, the DVRX5000U.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Jun 2003
Sonic Solutions announced that the Iomega Corporation has chosen Sonic MyDVD and Sonic CinePlayer 1.5 as the DVD creation and playback applications to be bundled with its DVD-recordable drives.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Jun 2003
News/News Feature - Posted 01 Jun 2003 - June 2003 By
Plextor Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of DVD and CD recording equipment, has announced the new PX-504UF DVD+R/RW drive.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 May 2003
Sigma Designs, a leader in digital media processors for consumer appliances, has announced that its EM8500 family of DVD decoder chips are now used worldwide by more than eleven manufacturers of advanced DVD players. These advanced DVD players turn Internet video content, based on MPEG-4 and DivX Video, into everyday television entertainment.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2003
CenDyne Corporation announced the company's first CenDyne-branded Dual-Format DVD Recorders, which support the four most popular DVD formats, DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW and DVD+R, as well as CD-R and CD-RW.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 May 2003
InterVideo, Inc. announced that two of its products, WinDVD Creator Plus and WinDVD, are being bundled with Memorex's newest 4x DVD+RW/+R Internal Drive.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 May 2003
Pioneer Electronics announced a new DVD/CD internal writer to be available in June of this year. Pioneer's sixth generation recordable drive, the DVR-A06, will provide another solution to consumers looking for worry-free DVD and CD recording.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 May 2003
Verbatim Corporation and Peripherals Group, Inc., the exclusive licensee of the Verbatim brand for optical hardware products and subsidiary ofCenDyne, Inc., is now offering its first Dual-Format DVD Recorders that support the four most popular DVD formats—DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW and DVD-R—as well as CD-R and CD-RW.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 May 2003
Toshiba's SD-H400 combination DVD/DVR product, set to ship in August, delivers on the promise of the licensing agreement made between Toshiba, a primary developer and leader in DVD technology, and TiVo Inc, the creator of television services for digital video recording.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 May 2003
Microsoft Corp. announced at the 12th annual Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) that it will provide built-in operating system support for all major writable DVD formats in future versions of the Windows desktop operating system.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 May 2003
Combined with the brand's Vizio P4 46" plasma EDTV or other digital displays, the Bravo D1 provides DVD and MPEG-4 AVI playback via DVI output in high resolution 480p, 1080i and 720p formats.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 May 2003
Hewlett Packard has dropped the price on its DVD 300i internal DVD writer from $299.99 to $279.99. Additionally, the new HP DVD 300e external DVD writer is also available to consumers for a list price of $399.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 May 2003
Apogee Technology announced that Mustek Incorporated of Taiwan, a leading producer of DVD players, scanners, digital cameras and other consumer electronics, is expanding its product line by introducing a family of DVD receivers using Apogee's all-digital, high efficiency DDX audio amplifiers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 May 2003
Roxio provider of the best selling digital media software in the world, announced today that TDK has chosen Roxio Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 Basic, Roxio PhotoSuite and Roxio DVDMax Player to be included with its first Indi DVD Multiformat burner (model 440) capable of recording DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW and CD-R/RW media.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 May 2003
MacroSystems has introduced the Casablanca Avio DVD with DVD port, a DV recorder and editing system that includes DVD-writing capability.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 May 2003
Panasonic has introduced two DVD recorders as part of a new "DIGA" DVD recorder line.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 May 2003
Enclosing the latest in technology with an attractive outer shell, all4DVD, Inc. unveils the Art Drive, a one-of-a-kind FireWire hard drive and DVD Recorder designed to appeal to the visually-minded, not just the technology fan.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Apr 2003
Royal Philips Electronics announced today it has added enhanced functionalities to Philips Nexperia DVD+R/+RW reference design.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Apr 2003
Sonic Solutions announced that Plextor Co., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance CD-related equipment and software, has selected MyDVD to bring DVD and Video CD creation capabilities to the PX-504A, its first-ever DVD recordable DVD+R/RW drive.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Mar 2003
CenDyne will expand its popular line of 4X DVD-R/RW drives with a new external drive with a USB 2.0/FireWire interface.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Mar 2003
According to new research from Strategy Analytics, DVD video recorders are set to become the next hot trend in digital consumer electronics.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Mar 2003
Teradyne, Inc. has announced that Amlogic, Inc., a leading supplier of highly integrated system-on-a-chip solutions in the multimedia and Internet consumer markets, has selected Teradyne to test a next-generation DVD decoder.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Mar 2003
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The DVD+RW Alliance has announced that Microsoft Corporation has become its newest member and will be one of nine companies that sit on the Alliance's policy-setting team, the Executive and Steering Committee.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Feb 2003
321 Studios, a maker of DVD-copying software, is offering $10,000 bounties for tips about people who are using the product to pirate movies, but the company says the move is not directly related to its legal fight with Hollywood.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Feb 2003
Video Without Boundaries, Inc. has announced the debut of the MediaReady Internet/DVD Player, an easy-to-use home entertainment device that makes it possible to surf the Web, send email, watch DVDs, and sing karaoke with any television.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Feb 2003
Toshiba recently introduced the Satellite 2455-S305 and Satellite 1955-S805 to its retail lineup of notebook PCs.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Feb 2003
Kano Technologies, a new DVD+RW/R storage solutions company, has introduced its first retail products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Feb 2003
Plextor Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance CD-related equipment and software, has entered the DVD burner market with its first-ever PX-504A DVD+R/RW drive.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2003
Verbatim Corp. and Peripherals Group Inc., the exclusive licensor of Verbatim optical hardware products and a subsidiary of CenDyne Inc., have jointly unveiled Verbatim's 4X "Producer" DVD+R/RW
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Jan 2003
Marking its entry into the emerging digital home entertainment category, Zenith Electronics Corporation introduced its first DVD recorder and hard-disk recorder at CES 2002.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Jan 2003
Roxio, Inc., has announced that its Easy CD Creator 5.3 DVD Edition software will be bundled with new BUSlink and TEAC DVD drives.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jan 2003
Addonics Technologies has announced its fastest and most flexible DVD player/CD burner with the release of its Mobile DVD/CD-RW drive.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jan 2003
Cirrus Logic, Inc. has unveiled a fully functional DVD+R/RW reference platform based on Cirrus Logic's flagship DVD processor, the CS98200, and its leadership video encoding solution, the CS92288 MPEG A/V codec
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Jan 2003
Zoran Corporation announced at CES that the new Activa 100 DVD recording chip is shipping in sample quantities to major DVD recorder manufacturers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Jan 2003
Hewlett-Packard has introduced two new DVD writers capable of writing an entire DVD in as little as 15 minutes.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Jan 2003
Alera Technologies has introduced the DVD-R Quad Cruiser, an external 4X DVD Recorder with USB 2.0 A-Connect supporting optional IEEE 1394 FireWire or Cardbus/PCMCIA connections.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Jan 2003
Pacific Digital Corporation's new DVD-Combo Drive lets PC users watch DVD movies, make video CDs, create music CDs, and store data.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Jan 2003
With DVD playback being combined with an increasing number of consumer electronics products, DVD is everywhere, according to In-Stat/MDR.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jan 2003
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321 Studios, a leader in DVD copying software, has teamed up with TRITTON Technologies, a leading provider of DVD recorders, to offer customers the ultimate "copy and burn" package.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Dec 2002
Sonic Solutions has announced that Melco Inc., one of Japan's largest suppliers of computer peripherals, is bundling Sonic MyDVD 4 and Sonic CinePlayer 1.5 DVD creation and playback software with their new DVR-21FB internal Buffalo DVD-R/RW drive.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Dec 2002
CyberLink Corp., a leading developer of digital video and multimedia streaming software, announced today that it's DVD decoding technology has been selected by Samsung to enhance the entertainment capabilities provided on Samsung's MT-20 Windows XP Media Center Edition PCs. Using CyberLink's technology users will be able to watch DVD movies on Samsung's MT-20 Windows XP Media Center PCs, which are now available for purchase in Korea for the holiday seasons. Samsung's MT-20 Windows XP Media Center Edition PC is powered by an Intel Pentium 4 Processor, with 2.4GHz frequency, 512MB RAM, 80GB HD, and 32x RW-COMBO (DVD-ROM+CD-RW). PC includes an Nvidia GeForce4 MX 440 graphics card, a TV-tuner and MPEG-2 encoder card, and a remote controller. It is available for purchase in Korea retail stores for the holiday seasons.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Dec 2002
The American market now has access to a quality CyberDrive CD-R/RW drive that reads, writes and rewrites at industry-leading speeds.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Dec 2002
Philips' Nexperia reference design, complete with back-end and front-end integrated circuits (ICs), and optical pickup unit (OPU), will allow high-end consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to rapidly develop advanced DVD+R/+RW recorders for the consumer audio/video (A/V) market at competitive price points
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Dec 2002
Kano Technologies a new storage solutions company, introduced its first product, the K2EXTREME DVD+R/RW drive, at COMDEX 2002.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Nov 2002
Philips announced its latest DVD+R/+RW data drive that offers a faster writing speed on DVD+R media.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Nov 2002
The Dual RW DVD/CD recordable drives recently introduced by Sony Electronics will soon support up to 4X DVD+R recording with a simple firmware upgrade.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Nov 2002
321 Studios has announced the release of DVD X Copy, an complete software package that allows users to back-up their DVD collections to DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs without losing any quality from the original DVD.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Nov 2002
Apple has announced the availability of a firmware update for the Pioneer SuperDrive DVD drives in its iMacs. The update will prevent the drives from being damaged by attempts to use high-speed (4X) DVD discs.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Nov 2002
NewTech Infosystems, Inc. (NTI) has released NTI CD-Maker 6 Platinum, a new version of the long-standing all-purpose CD recording tool that adds a wide array of new features including support for DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Nov 2002
Royal Philips Electronics has announced a highly integrated chipset, optical pickup unit (OPU), firmware and reference design for the industry's highest-speed DVD+R/RW (DVD+Recordable/ReWriteable) recorders.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Nov 2002
Toshiba, a primary developer and leader in DVD technology, is gearing up for the 2002 holiday season with an all-star lineup of state-of-the-art DVD players and an exciting offer from Hollywood Video.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Nov 2002
CenDyne, Inc. has announced that by the end of October, it will begin shipping a new 4X DVD-Recorder based on Pioneer's fifth-generation DVR-A05.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Oct 2002
Panasonic has begun shipping its new DMR-HS2 DVD recorder, which features Time Slip recording to hard disk and DVD, to U.S. retailers with an MSRP of $999.95.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Oct 2002
Alera Technologies has announced a $100 price decrease on its DVD+R Cruiser DVD Recorder Solution that started shipping in August.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Oct 2002
Samsung Electronics, Ltd. and Software Architects, Inc., have announced the signing of a software development agreement whereby SAI will develop new file system technology to be used in next generation consumer video recorders manufactured by Samsung that comply with the new "Blu-ray Disc" specifications for advanced digital video recording.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Oct 2002
NewTech Infosystems, Inc. (NTI) and Panasonic Industrial Company have announced the compatibility of NTI Backup NOW! 3.0 Deluxe backup and recovery software with Panasonic's LF-D311SC, a combination 4.7GB DVD-RAM/R drive.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Oct 2002
InterActual Technologies, Inc. has announced a license agreement with STMicroelectronics to integrate InterActual's proprietary DVD technology into ST's DVD products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Oct 2002
Sonic Solutions has announced that Memorex Products, Inc. has selected Sonic MyDVD as the editing and authoring software for the new DVD+RW/+R Internal ReWritable Drive.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Oct 2002
Three new VAIO(R) notebook PCs from Sony offer a creative, competitive edge of a versatile, pick-up-and-go workspace with portable DVD burning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Oct 2002
Sonic Solutions announced that Sony Corporation has chosen Sonic MyDVD 4 Video Suite to bundle with its Dual RW drives worldwide, the first combination drives for the PC to support the DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW and DVD-R formats.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Oct 2002
Canopus Corporation has announced ProCoder 1.2, an update to the company's professional video transcoding software tool.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Oct 2002
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QPS Que! USB 2.0 DVD Burner Synopsis: QPS’s new Que! DVD-Recorder is the first drive based on Pioneer’s Editor’s Choice-winning A03 to use a USB 2.0 interface, and the drive and the interface prove mightily up to the challenge at hand. It writes DVD-R at 2X and CD-R/RW at 8X, like all A03 derivatives; it burns seams-bursting DVD-5s in under 29 minutes. The Que! drive also comes with a nifty software bundle, including PowerDVD for DVD playback, Easy CD Creator 5 (standard edition) for CD recording, and medioStream’s wonderful neoDVD for entry-level DVD authoring and recording. Some bundles also include for promotional purposes an unidentified 2-port USB 2.0 PCI host adapter.
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Even though the 4X DVD-R recorders just hit the streets last fall, and 4X DVD+R upgrades have just been released, Philips Semiconductors is already putting the pieces in place for 8X DVD+R and 4X DVD+RW recording with an integrated chipset, optical pickup unit, firmware, and reference design. Philips introduced the Nexperia DVD+R/RW solution in November.
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At $1149 for four 4X DVD recorders and remarkably straightforward multidisc duplication software, the Simple Copy 4 is hard to beat as a simple, speedy, low-cost disc-to-disc copier. Installation is quick and easy, and operation is a piece of cake. In testing, burns from hard drive-based disc images proved somewhat chancy, but disc-to-disc dupes worked every time.
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