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Lite-on introduces external Blu-ray drive

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Feb 2008 12:49 User comments (4)

Lite-on introduces external Blu-ray drive PLDS, the joint venture between Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions, has announced the DX-4O1S, a new, faster BD-ROM external drive set to hit stores by April.
The player is only a BD-ROM however and will not having burning capabilities. The drive works via a USB connection making Blu-ray playback very simple. The drive can also read DVD+/-R(W) and CD-R(W) media at high read speeds.

"Due to recent market developments we can expect an increasing volume of movies to be released in High Definition on Blu-ray Discs",
says Jelmer Veldman, European marketing manager at PLDS.

"The market adoption of Blu-ray as the optical disc standard for high definition content results in a growing demand for Blu-ray playback solutions. The portable external Lite-On BD-ROM drive allows users to playback their Blu-ray discs on any PC via a USB 2.0 cable,"
added the company.

More details on specs and pricing when they become available.


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4 user comments

125.2.2008 22:38

Herein lies the benefit of the console war being over. Companies finally know what their objective is all about. No more fooling around with consumer debates, quality, or anything. Now they know what there needs to be done and everything's fine.

226.2.2008 0:28

..And by "any PC" you mean any ***dows based PC protected... i mean infected by DRM.

Linux users should expect Blu-Ray drivers when hell freezes over.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Feb 2008 @ 0:34

327.2.2008 0:18

Linux users are being left out in the cold with Lite-On probably making the external Blu-ray drive Windows OS compliant only.

Even though I rarely use Linux, it'd be nice if companies would allow hardware such as Blu-Ray external/internal Drives be able to use other OSs.

419.4.2008 19:27

I will not be getting one of the blu-ray drives until and unless they have burning capabilities that are at leas 10x and that the prices will be at a reasonable affordable price.

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