Low-cost Blu-ray drive announced

Low-cost Blu-ray drive announced

Philips and Lite-On Digital Solutions has just announced a new Blu-ray Disc drive for PCs at the low-price of $199. This is now the most affordable BD-ROM drive available. Frankly, it’s the cheapest Blu-ray player period.

The DH-401S plays all single and double layer Blu-ray Disc, DVD and CD (no HD DVD, obviously). BD-R/RE/ROM discs can be read at up to 4x. DVD±R and DVD-ROM discs at 12x, and DVD±RW at up to 8x speeds. CD-R/RW/ROM can be read at up to 32x.

Lite-On DH-401S

The drive ships with Cyberlink PowerDVD and you can output a 1080p signal from your PC to your TV with an HDMI w/HDCP equipped video card.

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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