Philips starts shipments of its 16x DVD+R/+RW writer with double layer functionality to leading PC manufacturers.
"Consumers massively embraced the DVD video format and now want to create their own DVDs," says Cor Saris, CEO of Philips Optical Storage, the business group in Philips responsible for the development and manufacture of DVD writers. "With the current prices in DVD recorders and DVD writers, the market has reached the price level that will stimulate mass-market adoption."
End users will benefit from the full multimedia experience of the latest PCs equipped as standard with Philips' latest high-performance DVD+R/+RW writer. Featuring 16x write speeds on DVD+R media and up to 8.5 Gbytes of storage capacity on DVD+R DL media, it will allow consumers to create a DVD in less then 6 minutes or to record up to 4 hours of DVD quality video on a single side of one disc. As the Philips DVD writers are fully tested and qualified to work in PCOEMs' new systems, the consumer is guaranteed optimal performance and maximum DVD creation pleasure, without the hassle of having to install this high-performance DVD writer.
Philips' latest DVD+R/+RW writer offers the consumer the highest performance and flexibility not only in DVD creation (16x write DVD+R, 2.4x DVD+R DL, 4x rewrite DVD+RW, 16x read DVD-ROM), but also in CD creation (40x write CD-R, 24x rewrite CD, 40x read CD-ROM) making it today's most versatile high-performance storage device integrated in standard PCs.
Next to sales to PCOEM, Philips branded drives DVDR1640K will be sold in the aftermarket as a complete kit in Europe by July 2004.
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|Publication:||EDP Weekly's IT Monitor|
|Date:||Jun 28, 2004|
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