Onze vrienden van Philips hebben op de Comdex een nieuwe CD-Rewriter en 2 nieuwe DVD-ROM drives vrij gelaten. De PCRW804K (oh dank lieve Sint, voor deze heerlijke naam) CD brander toast op achtvoudige snelheid en herfikt op 4-speed. De PCVD104R en PCVD104K DVD drives lezen op 10-speed DVD en 40-speed CD snelheid. Hier wat soep uit de press release:
The Philips PCRW804K ReWritable Drive
The newest addition to the wide variety of Philips CD-ReWritable drives is the PCRW804K. The internal 804K utilizes an IDE/ATAPI interface for direct connection to the motherboard of almost any Pentium PC. The fastest of the Philips drives, the PCRW 804K reads CD-ROMS at 32X, writes at a blazing 8X rate, and rewrites at a 4X rate. For a smooth high-speed data transfer and writing, the Philips drives utilize a 4 MB buffer to reduce buffer underruns. Designed for serious desktop computer use, the PCRW804K offers speedy data storage and retrieval. With the ease-of-use, versatility, and storage capacity that these Philips drives offer, computer users will consider their floppy drives obsolete.
The Philips PCVD104R and PCVD104K DVD-ROM Drives
Also making its debut are the Philips PCVD104R and PCVD104K DVD-ROM upgrade kits. Enjoy home entertainment by turning your PC into a desktop multimedia theater with the new 10X DVD-ROM products.
With the 10X/40X DVD drive, Philips makes it possible to upgrade a PC with DVD without trading off CD-ROM read-back performance. The drive boasts a maximum data transfer rate of up to 13,580 KBs per second in DVD mode (10X), while offering an incredible maximum data transfer rate of up to 9,600 KBs per second in CD mode (40X).
The PCVD104 will turn an average PC into an engaging, interactive entertainment system, providing seamless, razor-sharp playback of video and sound from both DVD and CD-ROM titles. Consumers can experience the brilliant clarity of DVD-Video movies, play the hottest computer video games, benefit from interactive educational DVD or CD-ROM programs, and listen to all their favorite Audio CDs -- all on their PCs.
The 104K drive features a high-capacity DVD-ROM drive for high-speed data transfer, as well as an MPEG2 board with REALMagic technology that features analog video overlay technology for virtually all VGA cards and Dolby AC-3 with S/PDIF digital audio output. The kit also includes connection cables for TV and application software with a simple-to-operate user interface for playback of DVD-Video titles on a TV or PC. Suggested street price for the PCVD104K DVD-ROM Drive with a REALMagic(TM) MPEG2 board is $249.