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Blu-ray is one small step closer to becoming mainstream, thanks to the publicity generated by Sony's PlayStation 3. The next step is to get the enthusiasts onboard and Sony intends to do that with its new BWU-100A Blu-ray writer. Here's our experience with this drive.
After numerous delays that prompted speculations about its chances of winning the format war against the rival HD DVD standard, Blu-ray drives are starting to appear in the market. We finally managed to get one from LG that is capable of a record 4x Blu-ray write speed. Read on for our impression of this new drive.
Fancy yourself a guru of home videos? Then you'll find the Sony DVDirect VRD-MC1 a godsend for transferring your videos, as we found out in our first look at this external DVD writer.
The winner of the next-gen media format wars may well be decided by the end of the year but the DVD is still very much alive and DVD writers are arguably at their technological peak. LITE-ON's latest 'Super AllWrite' drive exemplifies this. Read on for our thoughts on the LITE-ON SHM-165H6S.