October 15, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
If you’re looking to add a little Blu-ray enjoyment to your PC experience, Lite-On’s iHES206 has got your back. Write the high-def format? Well, don’t get too excited.
The iHES206 is a 6X internal combo, meaning it can play Blu-ray movies and write good old standard-def DVDs. Remember those? Lite-On says it can read BD-R/RE/ROM discs at 6X, but can write DVD+/-R at 16X, DVD+/-R DL and DVD+RW at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X and DVD-RAM at 12X.
It also includes LightScribe, which allows users to etch a picture right on supported CDs or DVDs. That means after you are done burning Iron Maiden’s “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son,” you can flip the disc to add a sweet shot of Eddie the Head to your compilation. No printers or markers needed.
Lite-On still isn’t talking about price, but Engadget HD says it will be somewhere in the $190 area. Expect to find out more when the unit hits shelves at the end of this month.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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