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#1

I got some hot news from a source very close to NEC.

  1. A new model will come out in like Q3 with lightscribe support.
  2. New model out later with DVD-RAM support.
  3. Speed increase for DVD+R9 to 8X max.
  4. No decision yet on name but the DVD-RAM one tentatively 4500, the lightscribe one 35xx ?

All this is from the horses mouth directly from NEC !


#2

very nice

ty for the info


#3

“Speed increase for DVD+R9 to 8X max.”… Only 8x ?? =(
EDIT: Oh you meant writing =) … what about reading? =)


#4

Not interested in Lightscribe. DL @ 8x seems good but media is still too expensive. Not interested in DVD-RAM (Bit of a dead format anyhow). Not much of interest really. What we would all like is media testing (Including jitter) and bitsetting as standard.


#5

hehehe, we want to hear the better news: Full error scanning, bitsetting, no riplock?
I don’t think that lightscribe will make them sell more units :wink:


#6

I think you are underestimating lightscribe. There are many people who don’t like the Sharpie method of labeling and will see this not as a gimmick (like I do) but as a feature they can’t live without and didn’t even know they were missing.

There will be consumers who buy the lightscribe drives


#7

Ask them when the f/w for error testing on the 35xx drives is coming out :slight_smile:


#8

It’s gonna take more than lightscribe to get me to jump.


#9

If lightscribe works like tattooing on some yahama CD writers—which works with all discs and not just lightscribe-enabled discs, the feature will be much more attractive

Tattooing is cool! Probably helps the ringing annoyance at the same time
But burn-flip-burn, in contrast, is only a waste of time and money.


#10

I agree I like the idea of lightscribe if you can do it to on any media. Also I would like a faster speed to do it with.
Thanks ScorpioSoft for the info. :slight_smile:


#11

Just like a lot of people are underestimating DVD-RAM!!

@ScorpioSoft, just to be sure, when you said DVD-RAM support you meant reading and writing right, not only reading?

So Benq is gonna support DVD-RAM, NEC is gona support it, LG already supports it … I can choose in the future, wheeeeeeeeeeeee.

/ Waiting for the LG GSA-4165B, NEC4500 and BenQ???


#12

What is really needed here is price decrease. :wink:


#13

DVD-RAM would be very cool!!!
My Standalone DVD Recorder being a Panasonic and using DVD-RAM almost on a daily basis DVD-RAM support would be nice on NEC and all other drives.


#14

Well, to me this is the no point to consider, especially when media costs more. It is cute feature, but I do not see consumer insisting on having it. Yes, Monica Bellucci looks great though :slight_smile:

Reading through the forums I see people fighting to shave 12 seconds of the backup process, will they now add 25 minutes to lightscribe?

Reading through the forums I see people using a second DVD-ROM for ripping, while some argue it is faster/better, others argue they do not want to overwork the burning laser. Will they now use the laser even more?


#15

LightScribe uses it’s own laser not the burning laser!


#16

Some updates on the news:

1)The lightscribe might not be named lightscribe but probably be something “compatibel” - will try to get more info on that.

2)The DVD-RAM will be something optional - so we will end up with a “standard” model from NEC, PLUS a “enhanced” version which will have the DVD-RAM (read/write) feature set in addition.

3)And yes - the DL+R 8X will be the write speed, my source mentioned that after that speed increase there won´t be any faster drives anymore but future stuff will be the new HD DVD then.


#17

Oops, sorry for my ignorance, I did not pay attention to details as this is not a feature I need or want :frowning:
But now it makes me avoid Lightscribe even more, because another component in the drive is more ways for something to go wrong…


#18

Will they make two different hardwares just for the distinction? I doubt it. NEC don’t even want to maintain 3500 production line now. I bet my 2 cents on the theory that they’ll announce two models with different firmwares.


#19

Don’t forget the Panasonic SW-9585 Super Multi drive. :smiley:


#20

I know about the Panansonic drive(s), but can’t find them overhere. :frowning: