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Lite-On To Produce 20x DVD Burners In 4Q

Postby Ian on Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:58 am

I guess 18x wasn't fast enough for Lite-On...

http://www.digitimes.com/systems/a20060616A6033.html

Lite-On IT will begin volume production of 18x DVD burners in July and plans to start production of 20x DVD burners in the fourth quarter of this year, according to Michael Gong, the company's Optical Disc Drive Business general manager, at a press conference following the company's 2006 shareholders meeting on June 15.

As OEM prices of 16x DVD burners drop further due to intense competition, the switch to production of more profitable 18x and 20x DVD burners is aimed at keeping overall gross margins from falling, Gong indicated.
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Postby [buck] on Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:07 am

Sorry, but 20X is pushing the limits of DVD technology way too far. I don't even want to imagine how bad burn quality will be at 20X :o
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Postby Ian on Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:20 am

Hopefully it will at least read at 20x and not 16x.
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Postby Scour on Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:32 pm

I guess it would be very noisy drives, bad quality at the end and let explode some DVDs at highest speed :o
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Postby burninfool on Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:34 am

[buck] wrote:Sorry, but 20X is pushing the limits of DVD technology way too far. I don't even want to imagine how bad burn quality will be at 20X :o



Exactly,they can't even perfect 16x writing yet...let alone DL.
That reminds me:what's with the media companies not keeping up with writer technology?I can't find 32x CD-RW,16x DVD/RW or 8x DL.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:35 am

burninfool wrote:
[buck] wrote:Sorry, but 20X is pushing the limits of DVD technology way too far. I don't even want to imagine how bad burn quality will be at 20X :o



Exactly,they can't even perfect 16x writing yet...let alone DL.
That reminds me:what's with the media companies not keeping up with writer technology?I can't find 32x CD-RW,16x DVD/RW or 8x DL.


32x CD-RWs are easy to find in Canada... a little harder in the USA it seems, but here's a source:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_produ ... id=0201256

8x DVD+RDL is just coming to Canada now, but it has been in the USA for a bit:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_produ ... id=0234732

as for 16x DVDRWs, they don't exist yet :wink:
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Postby Dartman on Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:27 am

Well lets hope all of the BenQ engineers do this thing or it'll be lousy like most of everything dvd they have done lately except maybe the latest ones that probably have some BenQ influences.
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Postby burninfool on Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:53 am

Thanks Dolph...maybe I should move to Canada. :wink:
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