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In House Review - Sony BWU-100A Blu-ray Disc Writer

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In House Review - Sony BWU-100A Blu-ray Disc Writer

Postby Ian on Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:07 pm

CDRLabs kicks off the week with an in depth look at Sony's new Blu-ray Disc writer, the BWU-100A. Offering support for both single and dual layer BD media, the BWU-100A has the ability to store up to 50GB of data or four hours worth of HD video onto a single disc. Sony's new drive is also capable of playing commercial Blu-ray Disc movies and can read and write to all major CD and DVD formats, including DVD-RAM.

In this review we'll take a look at some of the features found on the BWU-100A and see how it compares to the drives from I-O DATA and Pioneer. Does Sony's new Blu-ray Disc writer have what it takes? You'll have to read the review to find out.

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Sony BWU-100A Blu-ray Disc Writer[/url]

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Postby Ian on Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:10 pm

I didn't mention this in the review, but the BWU-100A is based on the Panasonic SW-5582.

Also, if you enjoyed the review, please digg it.
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:32 pm

1.0c firmware is out:

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Fixes in 1.0c
- Improved writing to DVD+RW 8x (MKM Produced) Media.


http://www.sonyisstorage.com/bv_downloa ... 0A_10c.exe
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:36 pm

wow... thank god they fixed that 8x DVD+RW problem... I think that's probably why everyone was buying these drives :lol:
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

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