Pioneer to Ship DVD/CD Recordable/Re-Recordable Drive in May
Pioneer New Media Technologies announced that it will ship "the world's first combination DVD/CD recordable drive," the DVR-A03, to distributors by the end of May at $995 SRP. Retail distribution will follow. The external computer drive reads and writes DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R and CD-RW. The drive records DVD-R discs at 2X speeds. The drive will be targeted for digital video recording and data archiving applications. It will ship with Sonic Solutions' MyDVD for DVD video authoring, CyberLink's PowerDVD 3.0 software DVD player and Prassi Software's PrimoDVD for archiving data on DVD and CD discs. The DVD-R format discs will be compatible with most DVD video players and DVD-ROM drives, Pioneer said. The OEM version of the A03 drive is currently available in Compaq Presario 7000 and PowerMac G4 systems.
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