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CD-RW: Busted for Speeding

Here we go again. Despite the buying public’s four-year indifference to CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) technology, those involved in its creation just can’t take the hint. The latest attempt to increase the popularity of CD-RW involves extending its performance to 10X Constant Angular Velocity (CAV) and Constant Linear Velocity (CLV) writing speeds. Manufacturers must by now realize [...]

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 [...]

Copy Protection for CD and DVD Duplication Systems

As CD-R duplication and production systems take on a greater role in software publishing, they, too, must incorporate copy protection capabilities for CD-R to reach its full business potential.

Get the Picture: Digital Cameras and CD-R Need Each Other

Conventional photographs, properly kept, can survive for a hundred years, but where’s the digital photo storage equivalent? Storing photos on expensive flash memory cards won’t preserve them forever, nor will dumping them onto volatile hard drives, corruptible magnetic tape, or floppy disks. Surely universally readable, durable, reliable, portable, and embarrassingly inexpensive CD-R media makes a [...]

Smart and Friendly’s CD Rocket Mach 12 Review

With its screaming 12X performance, a full set of features, and a complete bundle of software, if you’re looking to get the latest and greatest CD-R/RW drive, the Smart and Friendly CD Rocket Mach 12 has to be it.

Computer CD Music Recorders

CD recorders are selling like hotcakes, but despite this overwhelming success, several companies feel they can reach an untapped market by promoting recorders as consumer audio products rather than as removable storage devices, which incidentally happen to have audio capabilities.

CD Cyclone T-8 Interactive CD Production Tower Review

CD Cyclone’s T-8 Interactive CD Production Tower shows great promise, and with some additional engineering could be a significant force in the higher-end market. However, due to a few lingering instabilities, poor error handling, and an as-yet- incomplete feature set, the T-8 remains a work in progress.

Pioneer DVR-S201 4.7GB DVD-Recorder Review

True to its promise, Pioneer has delivered and brought 4.7GB DVD-R capability to market with a very credible product. Limitations aside, the DVR-S201 should quickly prove itself an indispensable tool for serious DVD-Video and DVD-ROM title developers alike. How the future will unfold for mass-market DVD-R acceptance is still to be decided.