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Lite-On did not pull the plug on consumer optical disk drives

DigiTimes previously reported Lite-On was pulling out of the consumer optical disk drive and standalone DVD recorder market. This article incorrectly interpreted a Lite-On press release. Lite-On has issued a press release correcting the subject at hand. The press release states Lite-On will continue to ship consumer optical disk drives as it is the world’s second largest manufacturer. The previously released press release only affects Lite-On’s consumer standalone DVD recorder products.

Lite-On’s Director of its DVD recorder business unit, Mister Tony An’s official statement on the matter is:

We have to admit that retailer business is a big contributor to a negative profit of the DVD recorder Business Unit in Lite-On IT Corp, especially in the USA market. That is why we need to have a serious review on the current business model with each customer in different region. For any unhealthy business, in fact no matter it is Lite-On brand or private label/ODM business, Lite-On IT has to discontinue the projects or lead them to a profitable & healthy direction.

Internal 5.25" DVD recorders will continue to show up on store shelves.  Only set-top boxes  are really affected by this announcement.

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By therealnickdanger on 10/30/2006 12:11:00 PM , Rating: 5

RE: W00t!
By encryptkeeper on 10/30/06, Rating: -1
RE: W00t!
By Master Kenobi on 10/30/2006 1:50:34 PM , Rating: 4
Actually you can blame Digitimes for the misinformation, they posted it first, and several other tech sites also came to the same conclusion. Stop Trolling.

RE: W00t!
By hubajube on 10/30/2006 2:10:26 PM , Rating: 2
So the origional story was yet another misinformed article at DailyTech. Who hires these guys?
Are you a total dumb ass? The first sentence of the article states that the original article came from Digitimes. I can't wait for you to enter the job market.

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