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NEC To Enter US Market With ND-3500A

Postby Ian on Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:47 pm

Good news for those of us in the States. You'll finally be able to buy a retail ND-3500A directly from NEC.

On October 25, 2004 NEC Solutions America will enter the consumer hardware market in the US with the introduction of the new ND-3500A, a 16X DVD double layer drive that features the highest performance combined with the leading market price of $99.95. The ND-3500A ensures users will no longer have to compromise the quality of video and photos by offering significantly faster recording speeds.

With the Holiday Season fast approaching, a DVD writer upgrade is the perfect holiday gift for users looking to burn, play and store data on DVD's using their PC.

The ND-3500A is a double layer 16X DVD+-R/RW drive, which supports all formats of media. This NEC drive is compatible with all major PC brands, which offers consumers a flexible, high capacity, and reliable device ideal for burning and recording DVD's and CDs.

Now, a one hour DVD can be recorded in less than four minutes and with newly available double layer DVD media that store up to 8.5 GB of data on just one DVD+R DL disc the ability to record huge amounts of data at industry leading speed are unlimited. Along with a simple and easy to follow quick installation guide the ND-3500A is the ultimate DVD writer upgrade.
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Postby burninfool on Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:28 pm

Cool...I might have to buy one for my birthday.
Anybody want to buy a slightly used Optorite DD0203 and BenQ DW800A? :wink:
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Postby Ian on Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:29 pm

It's definitely about time they started selling their own drives here in the US. At $99.95, the ND-3500A is going to be stealing a lot of sales from Pioneer whose retail drive is still priced at $150+
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Postby Vanderlow on Mon Oct 11, 2004 5:45 pm

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>>Anybody want to buy a slightly used Optorite DD0203 and BenQ DW800A?<<<

Are you aware that the DW800A has new disk quality reporting features with the latest CD-DVD Speed... PIF reporting and 4x,8x scans.
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Postby Joker on Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:47 pm

Hmmm.... I wonder if that means we will get more BIOS updates?

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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:50 pm

I'm not buying another thing until Black Friday!

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Postby Wesociety on Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:38 pm

Nice!
Dare I say, this might even improve firmware support. :-?
(US consumers requesting updates from NEC USA, who in turn requests updates from NEC Development)
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Postby pchilson on Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:14 am

wesociety wrote:Nice!
Dare I say, this might even improve firmware support. :-?
(US consumers requesting updates from NEC USA, who in turn requests updates from NEC Development)

Does the rest of the world where NEC does have retail drives get firmware updates?
I don't see why this will change anything.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:19 am

because US customers are better at nagging ? :wink: :lol:
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Postby burninfool on Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:04 am

dodecahedron wrote:because US customers are better at nagging ? :wink: :lol:


...and I want a full version of Nero 6 or I will cry. :D
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Postby code65536 on Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:35 pm

dodecahedron wrote:because US customers are better at nagging ? :wink: :lol:


I'd actually guess that the Japanese would be better at nagging. The US is usually not on the cutting-edge while the Japanese seem to be obsessed with the latest-and-greatest new gadgets, so it'd seem that they'd be a bit more whiny if their latest-and-greatest toy was not as great as they'd hoped. While most US customers would be like "hey, honey, the movie is playing now! yay, it works!" :lol:
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