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Primera Europe DP-4102 Disc Publisher Review

With its reasonable price, impressive speed, reliable operation, superior quality and gentle disposition, Primera Europe’s new DP-4102 Disc Publisher is our latest Editor’s Choice for automated optical disc duplication and labeling systems.

Primera Bravo 4102 Disc Publisher Review

With its reasonable price, impressive speed, reliable operation, superior quality and gentle disposition, Primera Technology’s new Bravo 4102 Disc Publisher is our latest Editor’s Choice for automated optical disc duplication and labeling systems.

LG Super Multi Blue Rewriter BH08LS20 Review

The Super Multi Blue Internal Blu-ray Disc Rewriter BH08LS20 is far more than just a mouthful to say. Not only is it the latest and greatest optical disc recorder from LG Electronics, it’s chock-full of handy features, turns heads with its speedy operation and is an amiable PC storage companion.

DIGISTOR 5.25 Slot Load Blu-ray Writer Review

In the endless parade of “me too” products, it’s always a joy to encounter something different and even more satisfying when that something scratches a nagging itch. Such is the case with the latest Blu-ray Disc (BD) offering from DIGISTOR (a division of Sunland International).  Most notably, DIGISTOR’s new 5.25” Slot Load Blu-ray Writer (SLBW) [...]

Plextor PX-B900A Blu-ray Disc Recorder Review

Promising a peerless high-definition video experience and oodles of removable storage space, Blu-ray Disc (BD) burners immediately command attention. But while hardware and blank media prices remain relatively high, such tools open a new world to hobbyists and fill an essential role for video professionals. Comparable in price ($999) to Pioneer’s BDR-101A, but with a [...]

Pioneer BDR-101A Blu-ray Disc (BD) Recorder Review

With high performance and capacity of 25GB per layer of recording, Blu-ray Disc (BD) promises a brave new world of abundant storage and lively movies brimming with high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and unprecedented interactivity. Until now, all this has been so much talk, but BD devices and software are finally on the move with Pioneer [...]

Pioneer PRV-9200 Professional DVD Recorder Review

While not in the same league as its industrial PRV-LX1 cousin, Pioneer’s PRV-9200 ($1,025) is a tremendously useful tool in its own right. Its relative simplicity is welcome and its large built-in hard drive, high-speed DVD recorder, and rudimentary editing abilities are well-suited for all manner of work including budget projects, videotape and camcorder conversions, [...]

Primera BravoPro Review

The Primera BravoPro is an affordable and painless in-house DVD production solution that yields professional results and provides some comfortable room to grow if your needs don’t immediately justify a system of its speed or capacity. When a Bravo II won’t quite do, it’s BravoPro to the rescue!

Pioneer DVR-A08XL Review

Pioneer Electronics’ DVR-A08 is a superior unit packing practical features with winning double layer writing performance to make it an excellent choice for use in any video authoring or production environment.

HP LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling Review

What’s the best way to label a disc — marker? sticker? printer? The inventive folks at Hewlett-Packard think they have the answer with LightScribe, promising slick labels with fewer hassles. But does HP’s LightScribe live up to the hype?

Lite-On SOHW-1213S Review

Attractively priced at $119, Lite-On’s SOHW-1213S isn’t the swiftest, most featured, or most technically advanced recorder on the market but still offers faster-than-8X DVD+R performance and furious CD operation for the budget-conscious.

Primera Accent Disc Laminator Review

Until Primera’s Accent Disc Laminator came along, desktop disc decoration had seen and done it all. The Accent raises the stakes for inkjet-printable label durability, appearance, and visual authentication. A specialized device best left for volume-batch production situations, the Accent introduces useful and innovative capabilities, and challenges the industry to take note.

Rimage Perfect Image Protégé II DVD Review

With its well-balanced ratio of recorders to printers, excellent incremental scalability, the attractive redundancy of multiple optional autoloaders, versatile multiplatform control software, and its peerless DVD label output, the Protégé II is a genuine digital studio thoroughbred.

Microboards Print Factory Review

Microboards Print Factory has a lot to offer prospective CD and DVD disc labelers including excellent high-resolution printing quality, rapid-fire output, reasonable cost per label, the ability to control multiple units from one PC and the convenience of using off-the-shelf inkjet cartridges. That said, Microboards still has work to do in ironing out some wrinkles, [...]

Primera Bravo Disc Publisher Review

With its lovable size, full range of features, integrated label printer, and competent operation — all at price to die for — Primera’s Bravo Disc Publisher sets a new standard for personal CD and DVD duplication, and may prove the ultimate digital studio peripheral. Primera Bravo Disc Publisher Review Hugh Bennett EMedia: The Digital Studio [...]