Lite-On won't launch DVD- R or DVD+R drive before next year

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Digitimes reports that several Taiwanese optical storage drive manufacturers will not be launching their DVD-/+R drives before next year. Also Lite-On has said it will wait, and the company seems…

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I can’t wait to buy a home unit once one format is crowned.

Lite-On -> Take your time! No rush as yer DVD burner should rock all others just like your CDR/W is currently the king of such hardware! Hopefully, you’ll be 4x DVD-R/+R speeds and perhaps even support the main formats and not just one! Since when we’re combo drives a bad thing? I suppose when they do one thing better and neglect another - this is never a good thing.

screw 4x by that time 8x will be coming down the pike.:slight_smile:

Just by the SONY DRU500A DVD-writer, it can write the following “standards”: DVD-R (4x), DVD-RW (2x), DVD+R (2,4x), DVD+RW (2,4x), CD-R (24x), CD-RW (10x) or the NEC ND-1100 DVD-writer, it can write the following “standards”: DVD-R (4x), DVD-RW (2x), DVD+R (4x), DVD+RW (2,4x), CD-R (16x), CD-RW (10x). If Lite-On isn’t gonna release a DVD-writer soon one of this babies will soon be in my PC!! :stuck_out_tongue:

One standard would be less confusing. But I don’t see the problem in both,… both standards don’t seem to be fully compatible with the old players. So why not make new drives compatible with both standards and like sony, produce writers that burn both