AAPL Stock: 118.3 ( + 0.49 )

Printed from

LG showcases Blu-Ray, HD DVD hybrid computer drive

updated 11:35 am EDT, Thu March 15, 2007

LG Blu-Ray HD DVD for PCs

LG is planning the first computer drive ever to support both Blu-Ray and HD DVD discs, according to leaked information for its CeBIT appearance. The GGW-H10N will be a computer equivalent to the BH100 Super Multi Blue player for TVs that should allow playback of either next-generation disc format. Unlike the movie-oriented BH100, however, it should also permit high-speed recording. While HD DVD will be read-only, the drive can write 25GB Blu-Ray media at 4X and complete a burn in 24 minutes. 50GB discs will write at 3.5X and the legacy DVD and CD formats will be written at up to 10X and 32X speeds respectively.

Pricing is likely to match the movie-only Super Multi Blue at $1,200, exchanging the TV-friendly design for its writing abilities. The GGW-H10N will be available to computer builders in May and should arrive in production systems soon afterwards. [via Digital Trends]

by MacNN Staff




Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented