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Lite-On Announces Blu-ray Reader/DVD Writer
The iHES206 can read high-def, but don't even think about recording it.
Lite-On iHES206
Lite-On’s iHES206 can read Blu-ray discs at 6x, and write DVDs up to 16X.
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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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
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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