The DL drives are quickly made available by hardware manufacturers. Lite-On IT, which has had a heavy impact on the CD-R market, now has a strong presence in the emerging next generation DVD recording market as well. The Taiwanese company offers competitive products with DVD-R(W) DL already implemented, and the price tag seems reasonable as well.
According to Gish chairman Garry Chen, a few local makers already claim to offer 8x DVD+RW DL burner models, but Lite-ON IT’s 8x DVD Dual DL is also compatible with the –RW format, and will sell at prices of US$229-239 per burner. Lite-On IT also recently began selling the 12x DVD Dual burners in Japan, Chen indicated.Source: Digitimes.com