Since this is no more news and no more an insider-only knowledge, I can post about it. First, read it here.
LG also has a DVD writer that supports 4x DVD+R Double Layer recording. Not only that, LG included 8x DVD+RW and 6x DVD-RW. LG DVD writers often had the most complete and advanced features and this is no exception.
Also, one of the industry’s first P-CAV 16x writing for both DVD+R and DVD-R is included. Before laughing at LG (or me), one can look at the actual PCAV 16x writing. There is 5x DVD-RAM P-CAV as well for both reading and writing unlike Pioneer’s DVD-RAM reading at slower speeds which is pathetic in my views but was considered to be great by some others.
None of these are LG’s monopoly, or Hitachi’s for that matter. Plextor PX-716A has 8x DVD+RW. Several manufacturers have 4x DVD+R DL. Matsushita introduced 5x DVD+R DL writers some time after Hitachi-LG’s GSA-4120B release. P-CAV 16x DVD+R recording was first announced by Toshiba-Samsung two months ago. 16x DVD-R is even less unique. However, GSA-4163B is the first of all to support all of the above.
Some test results will be posted later along with chipset and firmware information. At this moment, LG is working hard with various partners, both companies and individuals, to meet the release date and to make sure the quality and performance are acceptable.