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BenQ's BW1000 Trio recorder
Another PC Blu-ray devices gets a price tag

After months of waiting, it's finally here: the BenQ BW1000 Trio PC Blu-ray recorder. BenQ announced the player just one month ago, claiming it would become one of the more prolific recorders on the market

The single-layer recorder can record BD-R media at speeds up to 2X, but can read dual-layer Blu-ray media as well. The drive features a single-lens optical pickup with three separate lasers that will read and record Blu-Ray, DVD+/-R and CDRs.  BenQ claims the device will also write single-layer DVD+/-R media at 12X, 4X for DVD+/-R DL, 8X for DVD+/-RW, and 32X CAV for CD-R.

Like other Blu-ray PC recorders, the BW1000 has an estimated MSRP of $1,000 USD, but will not hit store shelves until August 2006.  Earlier this year Lite-On announced the company would take over the majority of BenQ manufacturing. To no surprise, the Lite-On LH-2B1S announced last month and the BW1000 are very similar.



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By feraltoad on 7/4/2006 1:30:35 PM , Rating: 2
Grandpas right about the CD burner, haha just kidding phax. I remember paying around $270 for my DVD burner. Haven't regreted that one bit, even tho they are $35 now. Doesn't anyone remember economics? Seller's market? The drives will sell at this price; the company makes money and recoups R&D costs. Eventually they will drop prices to different price points to move more and more drives. Remember that graph where x amount of people will buy x amount of product at x price. Of course I don't have an HDTV. Might have to pick one up this fall. Now TV technology that's something to complain about.


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