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Philips sets the DVD recording speed record at 16x

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 22 Jun 2004 11:31 User comments (9)

Philips sets the DVD recording speed record at 16x The DVD recorders are evolving very quickly. Already the capacity has been doubled by using the two layers, and now the fastest recorders already spin at 16x. Philips believes that a dual layer drive will be a mainstream PC feature as early as by the end of 2004.
Philips said it planned to produce 600,000 of the devices every month. Computer makers will pay between 80 and 90 euros ($97-$109) per DVD writer when buying in large quantities, while consumers will have to pay around 180 euros.
The product, which has two layers that take the maximum storage capacity up to 8.5 gigabytes or four hours of DVD quality video, will be a mainstream feature in personal computers by the end of 2004, Philips said.Source: Reuters.com

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9 user comments

122.6.2004 12:05

Is this 16x Single Layer, and 2.4x Dual? or is it faster dual then that?

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The product, which has two layers that take the maximum storage capacity up to 8.5 gigabytes or four hours of DVD quality video, will be a mainstream feature in personal computers by the end of 2004, Philips said.
That sounds like 16x dual (lol), its about $200-220 usd, not to bad.

223.6.2004 22:49

hi there ummm - i was thinking of getting new writer but now i think i will wait to see what developes on dvd writers in the next few months - not in that much of a rush to buy at present... and yes is this 16x dual write speed? and also is this for - or + or both formats? thx...

324.6.2004 2:45
ozwinpunk
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The Philips stand alone DVD Recorder for the TV is likely to be DVD+R R/W format only, as this is the one format they support for home entertainment. As for the PC Drives, if they are not dual format, its only a matter of time till someone does it.

424.6.2004 22:27

They're dual format- Check this out: http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/9831

524.6.2004 22:31

New 16x DVD±R and DVD+R DL burners displayed at Computex Posted by Johnny on 02 June 2004 - 10:20 - Source: PC Watch PC Watch has an interesting report from the ongoing Computex show in Taipei with many photos of the exhibited DVD writers. Several of the drives support 16x DVD+R and 2.4x DVD+R DL and some of them also support 16x DVD-R and 8x DVD±RW. Here is a list of some of the drives: ASUS DRW-1608: 16x DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 8x DVD+RW, 4x DVD-RW, 2.4x DVD+R DL(?) BenQ DW1600: 16x DVD+R, 2.4x DVD+R DL BenQ DW1620: 16x DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 2.4x DVD+R DL BenQ DW1630: 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD±RW, 4x DVD+R DL BenQ DW1650: Serial ATA version of DW1630 BTC BDW0810SI: Slim type 8x DVD±R, 4x DVD±RW BTC DRW1016IM: 16x DVD+R, 12x DVD-R, 8x DVD+RW, 4x DVD-RW Gigabyte GO-W1608A: 16x DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 8x DVD+RW, 2.4x DVD+R DL Lite-On SOSW-852S: Slim type DVD±R/RW, DVD+R DL MSI DR12-A2: 12x DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD±RW, 2.4x DVD+R DL MSI DR16P: 16x DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 2.4x DVD+R DL Toshiba TS-L532A: Slim type 8x DVD±R, 4x DVD±RW, 2.4x DVD+R DL Toshiba TS-L632S: Slim type 8x DVD±R, 4x DVD±RW, 3x DVD-RAM Toshiba TS-H552B: 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD±RW, 2.4x DVD+R DL The BenQ DW1650 looks like a nice drive but according to PC watch it’s unfortunately not scheduled to be released until year’s end. 16x DVD±R media, DL media and Blu-ray discs from several manufacturers are also displayed at the show. For pictures of the drives and the media go to PC watch’s website here.

626.6.2004 1:50

There's no need for someone to be hurry! 1. Concerning writting speed most of the existing home devices are'nt capable to play written discs at X8. 2. Concerning the capacity most of home made movies are'nt axceeding the 2 hours length. 3. Concerning the format my suggestion is to wait untill the final winner (blue ray / doual layer). The choise is yours!

726.6.2004 2:28

hi the speed of watching a dvd film isnt the issue, its how fast and how much data we can get on a disc that counts...

826.6.2004 2:36

hold on a sec.... so are you saying if we burn at 16x dvdr there are no players out yet for sale to play the 16x burned dvdr? Um??????

911.10.2004 22:19

Delayed clarifications: (1). Home made movies are those which have been shot from us. Ripped DVDs aren't belong to this category. (2). Most of the existing home DVD players aren't capable to play movies written on high speeds. This happens to the most recognised brands around the world. Computers aren't belong to this category. (3). The market will chose the winner of the Blue Ray - Dual layer duel. My opinion is that the dual layer will be adopted due to it's backward compatibility. (4). If you able to stand up from the coach and walk foth and back to the TV and DVD player or the Home Cinema set you can live with Single layer format changing disks when needed. In this case you can save a lot of money. (5). DVD players don't mond if the inserted disks are +R or -R format. In this case both Home Devices and Computers.

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