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Plextor announces new combo drives that read DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray media, which should be great for HTPC owners. Looks like they'll come with WinDVD8 also. They may be a rebadge of the LG drives, not sure.

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News...x?NewsId=22437

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Plextor announced today the new the PX-B920SA 4x Blu-ray DVD ReWriter drive as well as a combo DVD- Rewriter that also plays Blu-ray and HD-DVD movies - the Plextor PX-B300SA.

Plextor PX-B300SA

The new Plextor PX-B300SA is a dual-layer internal DVD drive for PCs and uses a SATA connection. Available from end of February, the competively priced, the drive combines high definition playback with support for all the DVD standards.

In addition, Plextor has included LightScribe technology to enable custom text and designs to be printed/burned onto discs.

The PX-B300SA plays the latest Blu-ray (6x) and HD-DVD (3x) movies, while as a dual-layer DVD drive, it combines multiple formats - DVD R/RW and RAM - into one. Write speeds: 16x DVD+R/-R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+/-R DL, 5x DVD-RAM, 40x CD-R and 24x CD-RW.

The retail package includes Intervideo WinDVD8, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5.5, Ulead Burn.Now 4.5.



Plextor PX-B920SA

Plextor PX-B920SA is a new 4x Blu-ray DVD ReWriter drive using the SATA interface. The internal dual-format drive is capable of writing Blu-ray discs at 4x (BD-R) and also plays HD-DVD ROM discs.

In addition, Plextor has added extra convenience by including LightScribe technology.

The drive can accept both 12cm and 8cm discs (in the horizontal position) and has a 4MB buffer. Write speeds: 4x BD-R, 2xBD-RE, 16x DVD+R/-R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+/-R DL, 5x DVD-RAM, 40x CD-R and 24x CD-RW.

Bundled software includes Intervideo WinDVD8, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5.5, Ulead Burn.Now 4.5.

The Plextor PX-B920SA will be available from end of February 2008.


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