BenQ doubles up DVD storage

BenQ has unveiled a new double-layer DVD recorder capable of storing 8.5GB of data.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  June 12, 2004

BenQ has unveiled a new double-layer DVD recorder capable of storing 8.5GB of data. The firm’s new DW830A DL release, which has been developed through BenQ’s digital storage partnership with Philips, gives users the chance to record up to 16 hours of VHS quality video or four hours of DVD quality video on a single disc and features full disc compatibility with DVD video players and DVD-ROM drives. "People have long been used to the unparalleled quality of DVD technology, now we are offering them the ability to capture that quality themselves," said Robert Dung, managing director, BenQ Middle East. "We were the first vendor to offer a high-quality 8x DVD+R-speed recorder, now we are pleased to be first to market in the region with a double-layer recorder." BenQ claims the DW830A offers the best quality and highest storage volume currently available in a DVD recorder. "As always, we have researched our market, and we think customers will respond with enthusiasm to this latest BenQ innovation," predicted Dung. The DW830A features the WOPC (Walking Optimal Power Calibration) algorithm, which evaluates the writing quality during recording, adjusting writing power to guarantee quality over the whole disc. The new recorder also comes bundled with BenQ’s proprietary application, Q-Video. Philips first announced the development of double layer technology back in October 2003. BenQ is currently into its second year of working with Philips on the development of digital storage products. When ITP spoke to William Wang, BenQ vice president and general manager of the firm's Imaging Network Group recently, he explained that "development power is key to winning this business."

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