We kunnen straks met een gerust hart een DVD writer gaan kopen, alle soorten CD (ook DVD dus) spelers en writers die er zullen komen in de toekomst gaan waarschijnlijk voldoen aan de MultiRead 2 standaard :
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 7, 2000 – The Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) today revealed that 17 CD drive manufacturers, representing well over 90 percent of all CD optical drive shipments worldwide, have achieved compliance with its MultiRead specification. MultiRead is an optical drive specification that enables all classes of CD discs (CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW) to be read on current and future CD and DVD devices. Today’s announcement marks a key milestone in the association’s ongoing effort to protect users’ investments in optical media and its content by ensuring disc read compatibility as they upgrade to newer CD and DVD drives.
CD drive manufacturers that have achieved MultiRead compliance include: Actima, Aopen Inc., Behavioral Technology Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, LG Electronics, Lite-On, Matsushita Kotobuki Electronics, Mitsumi, NEC, Pan-International, Philips, Ricoh, Samsung, Sony, TEAC and Toshiba. Building on this success, OSTA is setting its sights on the burgeoning DVD market by urging drive manufacturers to achieve MultiRead compliance for their new products.