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.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.