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Lite-On Unsure of Blu-ray Future
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According to the Taiwan based daily electronics newspaper Digitimes Systems, Lite-On is looking conservatively towards the Blu-ray market.
Company CEO Guang-chung Chen said of the strategy â€śSignificant growth in the global BD player market hinges on price drops of BD movie discs and penetration of high-definition TVs.â€ť
China does have its own high definition format, CBHD, which some believe may be setting Lite-on a bit off course, but Chen says this is not affecting their plans. â€śCBHD players are already available in the China market and this is unfavorable for the promotion of BD players there, but Lite-On IT has no plans to produce CBHD players for the time being.â€ť
Lite-onâ€™s $59 Blu-ray Drive
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Blu-ray just keeps getting cheaper
Itâ€™s official, weâ€™re not buying that â€śBlu-ray is too expensiveâ€ť excuse anymore. Sure, expensive Blu-ray players exist; theyâ€™re for people that know why theyâ€™re expensive and are willing to pay the premium. For the rest of consumer America, thereâ€™s the Lite-on internal Blu-ray drive.
Itâ€™s not the fanciest thing in the world, and a lot of the video quality will be dependent on your computer. The drive doesnâ€™t automatically make everything high def, you need to have a rig that can handle the appropriate resolution, but itâ€™s not a bad option.
The drive has an 8x read speed, a 250ms access time, and comes with Power DVD 8, and is available on electronics websites everywhere.