LG Drops Blu-ray Drive In UK Market

Coming to a PC near you this Chrimbo.

Blu-ray is a market where every single device built to use it costs an absolute bomb, so the more players to bring the price down the better. Welcome aboard LG.
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2006’s most progressive company (in my humble opinion) is brining its ‘GBW H10N’ Blu-ray optical storage drive to the UK. December is the anticipated month of arrival and £499 is the (still) rather costly RRP.


The GBW H10N boasts the fastest currently available Blu-ray write speed of 4X, as well as writing to existing DVD formats at speeds of up to 12x. The full line up is as follows:


Write speed: BD-R 4x, BD-RE 2x, DVD-R 12x (SL/DL), CD-R (DL 6x), DVD-RW 6x, DVD-RAM 3-5x, DVD+R 12x, DVD+R DL 12x, DVD+RW 8x, CD-R 8x, CD-RW 10x DVD-R.


Read Speed: BD-R 4x, BD-RE 2x, DVD-R 10x, CVD-R DL 6x, DVD-RW 10x, DVD-RAM 3x-5x, DVD+R 10x, DVD+R DL 10x, DVD+RW 10x, CD-R 40x, CD-RW 40x.


Sadly, as you may have spotted from these figures (and the reason I gave you the full breakdown) LG has no quoted speeds for dual layer Blu-ray media because it cannot burn to this format. Little can.


Still, with its breakout 4x BD-R the GBW H10N will no doubt appeal to early adopters and those of you who take home a bigger paycheque than me. The rest of us will need to wait until the middle of next year when prices take their inevitable slide.


Link:
LG UK

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