New feature in new Lite-On's?

Is Lite-On waiting with their release of their new writers because they are also implementing this new feature: 1.4 Gb on a normal 700Mb disc or are they just late?

Wanna know what I’m talking about, look at the link about SANOY’s new feature in their new-coming drive!

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Didn’t SONY also release a drive that could write 1.4 on a normal CD last year (I remember something but can’t find it).?

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Sony introduced DDCD. But who wants that with dvd writers being affordable.

yeah good point, plus will the current cd-roms and dvd-roms be able to read these cd’s with 1.4GB?

For DDCD: No.

I do not think current dvd and cdrom will read the new burned double density disc from Sanyo either …it was mentioned with a fw change new DVD players can…but I would guess at a mininum a new fw would be needed for DVD/CDrom drives and for the avg consumers who has no idea on how to flash a drive this means it will be a problem