Blu-ray drive maker slashes burner price by €100

Lite-On is to knock 15 per cent off the price of its internal Blu-ray Disc writer, the LH-2B1S, in a bid to boost the popularity of the next-gen optical disc format in Europe.

Right now, the drive retails in Europe for around €649 ($895/£437), Lite-On said. But it expects that to fall €100 to €539 ($757/£370), "in the near future".

The drive can write BD-R and BD-RE media at 2x speeds, the current standard, and can burn both single-layer (25GB) and dual-layer (50GB) discs. It also writes CD and DVD media.

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Syko4206d ago

I would be so pissed if one of my burns came out as a coaster! The discs alone are like $20 or so. Would be pretty sweet to have one though.

actionjackson4206d ago (Edited 4206d ago )

But remember DVD, it was the same situation when they first came out. Each disk was around the same price you discussed. I remember peoples' biggest complaint was the coasters. $20 coasters would suck.

cdzie14206d ago

The new price will be $757 for a Blu-ray drive... and that's a price cut? Next...

Ebay3rd4206d ago

wow not really sure if burning blue ray is gonna be worth it until the price of the disc drops, 20 per is expensive so lets see what the future holds...