Cheap $199 Blu-ray Player Announced…for the PC

If you are entrenched firmly in the BLu-ray camp, or perhaps already have a Xbox360 add-on drive, you will be interested to know about Lite-On’s newest drive. For a mere $199, you can get a BD-ROM that reads all of the right discs. Some might be a little ticked off that it won;t write to DVDs.

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Spec-wise, the drive reads either single- or dual-layer BD-R/RE/ROM discs at up to 4X speeds, while single- or double-layer DVD±R or DVD-ROM discs can be read at 12X and single or double-layer DVD±RW discs can be read at 8X speeds. DVD, Single-layer or Double-layer media at 4X maximum. Single Layer DVD ±R or DVD-ROM can be read at 12X max, while Double Layer DVD±R and Single Layer DVD±RW can be read at 8X max. CD-R/RW/ROM has a maximum read speed of 32X.