A new survey conducted by National Consumers League has found that consumers want to be able to make backup copies of their DVDs. Out of the 1000 people surveyed, 90% agreed that DVD owners should be able to copy a DVD to their computer in the same way that they save music from a CD. Half of those surveyed were also bothered that they couldn't save DVDs to their hard drives without cracking the encryption or purchasing an expanded version of the DVD.
Americans' attitudes towards DVDs are evolving and driving expectations about their use, according to a new survey released today by the National Consumers League. The Opinion Research Corporation survey of 1,000 consumers, aged 18-64, who own a personal computer, conducted March 11-16, finds that -- amidst a backdrop of a slowing market and troubled economy, when consumers' satisfaction may be more important than ever -- Americans are overwhelmingly interested in the ability to copy or back up their DVDs to their computers and laptops.
With 69 percent of respondents reportedly watching DVDs on their computers, and with more than a third saying they've had to repurchase lost or damaged DVDs in the past, consumers are resoundingly interested in the ability to back-up their DVD content. According to the survey, 90 percent (and 93 percent of those with children in the household) agree that DVD owners should be able to copy a DVD to their computer in the same way that they save music from a CD.
As the popularity of Full HD grows, the demand for refined image resolution and image file size increases. Team Group Inc. understands the needs of consumers and has launched large capacity, 32GB SDHC and 16GB microSDHC memory cards. Now anyone can easily capture each exciting moment in life, even for pictures and video clips of high resolution, overcoming the nightmare of insufficient memory card capacity.
Team Group’s large capacity 32GB SDHC/16GB microSDHC memory cards offer Class 6 super-fast transfer speed (over 6MB/sec) for effortless high resolution write-in. In addition, its compact dimension can store up to 8,000 songs in MP3 format, 6,600 10-megapixel digital photos, and 4 hours of Full HD video. It is compatible with most consumer electronics products on the market such as PDA, DV camcorder, digital camera, GPS, portable media player, and other devices. With a card adapter, Team Group’s microSDHC can easily be made compatible with MS Pro Duo, SD, and other popular formats, eliminating the “one-card, one-device” hassle, and optimizing the enjoyment of spectacular quality media and high speed data access!
Vinpower Digital announces the availability of its latest Blu-ray Disc duplicator lines offering true 8X BD-R duplication speed combined with standalone LightScribe printing capability. The BH08LS 8X Blu-ray Disc writer drives, from LG Electronics, combined with the exceptional performance of the Vinpower Digital controller, provide reliable high quality copies of Blu-ray master discs as well as convenient laser label printing using LightScribe technology.
"Vinpower Digital promotes both the expansion and adoption of LightScribe printing technology and Blu-ray Disc duplication as the most viable applications for growth within the duplication industry. The fact that the LG BH08LS Blu-ray Disc drive offers both options in a single drive directly correlates with our current business model and future growth," declares Calvin Chang, C.E.O Vinpower Digital.
"LG's BH08LS20 provides a fast BD-R write speed of 8x and compatibility with Blu-ray discs, DVDs and CDs, complementing Vinpower Digital's controller," said Ron Snaidauf, vice president of Commercial Products, LG Electronics USA. "Companies like Vinpower Digital enable LG's top-of-the-line writer technology to be used even more effectively to duplicate and create multiple Blu-ray discs at once."
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched EX-10 (1xHDD), EX-20 (2x HDD’s), EX-30 (3xHDD’s) and EX-50 (5xHDD’s) external HDD rack to support your storage needs in an all aluminum frame and housing. The HDD rack has a front loading door, with individual handles on a bracket for each HDD, as well as a back panel PCB with a RAID controller from Silicon Image. The Sil5744 chipset offers hot plug and play capability with many of the RAID settings required today.
The SATA HDD configuration is in a Hot Swap Plug & Play backplate with an integrated RAID controller chip. To keep the device cool there is an appropriately sized fan for your unit with a washable nylon filter keeping dust and debris out.
ArcSoft, Inc. announced today the retail version of ArcSoft SimHD, a plug-in for ArcSoft TotalMedia™ Theatre, its universal high-definition multimedia player. SimHD is ArcSoft’s in-house upscaling technology, which simply brings most standard-definition video to near high-definition quality. SimHD performs this video upscaling work by utilizing the NVIDIA® CUDA™ parallel computing architecture to solve complex calculations in a fraction of the time required on a CPU.
"Our newly released upscaling technology, ArcSoft SimHD, is available now in retail to allow viewers to obtain an HD-like viewing experience on the PC from the existing standard DVDs,” said George Tang, ArcSoft Vice President and General Manager of Video and Home Entertainment Group. "The partnership with NVIDIA is an important step for us in delivering such an extraordinary experience to users with extremely sufficient power usage.”
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Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced its patented RAIDDrive™, which dramatically increases the performance and slot capacity of PCI Express-based storage solution. The new RAIDDrive is the market’s largest and most innovative server-based solid-state storage solution, and an extension of its patented technology from the RAIDSSD™ product lines.
RAIDDrives support up to 2 TB of MLC or SLC Nand Flash memories, have a turbocharged DRAM Cache, and the RAIDDrive ES is fully battery backed to protect data in the event of power loss. The RAIDDrives connect through a PCIe Gen. 2.0 x8 interface and are capable of delivering sequential Read speeds of up to 1.2GB/s, sequential Write speeds of up to 1.3GB/s. More performance details will be unveiled in June. As an optional feature users will be able to configure the drives with an internal RAID5 capability to deliver an extra level of data protection for mission critical applications.
Moser Baer, the world’s second largest optical media manufacturer, now brings to you a range of world class Blu-ray discs (BDR) with full printable surface. The full surface printable Blu-ray discs are available in both Inkjet and Thermal variants and make Moser Baer India the first company outside Japan to offer such an exclusive and niche product.
Full surface printable BDR discs are made using utmost care and advanced technology at OM&T, Moser Baer’s Netherlands-based subsidiary.
BDR full surface printable discs are available for the entire range of BDR discs offered by Moser Baer India: BDR 1-4x, BDR 1-6x & BD RE 1-2x.