BenQ previews Blu-ray DVD burner

By Derek Sooman on
BenQ have demonstrated their forthcoming BW1000 prototype blue-laser DVD burner at Computex 2005. Boasting writing speeds of 2x for Blu-ray single-layer and DL (single-sided double-layer) discs, 12x for DVD+R/-R, 4x for DVD+R/-R DL, 4x for DVD+RW/-RW, 32x for CD-R and 24x for CD-RW, as well as reading speeds of 2x for Blu-ray, 12x for DVD and 32x for CD, the new BW1000 drive will be mass produced by BenQ in the first or second quarter of 2006.

Single-layer Blu-ray discs will have a storage capacity of about 25GB while DL versions will have a capacity of 50GB, so the BW1000 will target high-density applications such as HDTV (high-definition TV) recording and playback, the company stated.

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