Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today announces two new high performance, multi-format DVD/CD writers for rapid and reliable preservation of digital movies, music, photos and data files. The Pioneer DVR-X122 external DVD/CD writer uses a high speed USB 2.0 port for quick connectivity to a PC lacking a built-in high-capacity writer, and also offers the portability needed to back up user files on multiple computers. For those who prefer a permanently installed drive, Pioneer offers the DVR-R200 internal DVD/CD writer. Both models are bundled with sophisticated software to create personalized videos, and the DVR-R200 features the LightScribe direct-to-disc labeling technology.
In as late as 2004, personal computers featuring DVD burners accounted for less than half of total units available, leaving many computer owners in need of a high capacity, high quality disc writer to preserve digital content. The combination of a recordable DVD drive and high quality blank media gives PC users the ability to maintain complete control of their digital media, as well as the security of durable, long-life copies that should preserve valuable personal content well into the future.
“Anyone currently storing valuable digital media only on their PC hard drive should know that they are taking a risk. Backing up content such as digital photos and camera videos on a secure format like DVD is very important in helping to ensure these precious files remain safe and intact for many years,” said Andy Parsons, senior vice president at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Knowing that many computers purchased just three years ago lack a DVD writer solidifies the need for an external model like our DVR-X122 that delivers a simple ‘plug and preserve’ process to easily organize and archive a sizeable amount of digital content.”
Safeguard Digital Keepsakes
According to research firm IDC, Americans purchased nearly 30 million digital cameras in 2006, which will result in large amounts of personal images and movies on hard drives. Digital scrapbooking is a modern twist on the traditional photo album allowing users to creatively archive favorite digital music, movies and photos with a host of interactive features. From the novice to aficionado, the DVR-R200 makes it easy for nearly every user to create professional-looking DVD films interspersed with photos, home video, songs, even provide a running dialogue and chapter bookmarks.
Engineered to Maximize Disc Volume
While online sites and portable hard drives can provide temporary storage solutions, DVD technology is an inexpensive, durable storage medium with large data capacity and quick-burning capability for long-lasting security of digital files. When considering 1GB of space holds nearly 250 downloaded songs or 500 digital images, average consumers usually require 1GB to 10GB of capacity. The Pioneer DVR-X122 and DVR-R200 writers support dual layer DVD-R recording capability to archive significant amounts of information by nearly doubling single layer disc capacity from 4.7GB to 8.5GB.
From Shutterbugs to Professionals
The Pioneer DVR-X122 external drive offers industry-leading drive technology for high-speed recording of up to 18x write speed with high-speed DVD-R/+R discs, 10x with high-speed DVD-R/+R dual/double layer disc, 6x with high-speed DVD-RW discs, 8x with +RW and 12x using DVD-RAM media. It has write speed of 40x with CD-R and 32x on CD-RW media. The writer features Nero® 7.5 Essentials allowing home users to design movies, digital photo slideshows and produce music CD compilations. With Pioneer’s Liquid Crystal Tilt Compensator, the DVR-X122 delivers precise reading and writing of marginal quality discs to assure optimum drive performance.
For the Advanced Designer
The Pioneer DVR-R200 internal drive enables up to 16x write speed with high-speed DVD-R/+R discs, 8x with high-speed DVD-R/+R dual/double layer disc, 6x with high-speed DVD-RW discs, 8x with +RW and 5x using DVD-RAM media. Additionally, it has write speed of 40x with CD-R and 32x on CD-RW media. It also features Pioneer’s Liquid Crystal Tilt Compensator functionality. The writer comes packaged with multimedia software from Roxio by Sonic Solutions® as well as LightScribe media technology enabling direct-to-disc labels for an all-around unique scrapbook.
The Pioneer DVR-X122external drive and DVR-R200 internal drive are currently available for a suggested price of $99.99 and $69.99, respectively.
Pioneer has been an innovator of optical disc technology since it brought LaserDisc, the precursor to DVD, to market in 1980. Pioneer went on to introduce the first DVD writer for computer use in 1997, the first DVD recorder as a VCR replacement in 1999, the first DVD/CD writer for home computer users in 2001 and the first Blu-ray Disc writer in 2006. Pioneer Corporation is one of the Blu-ray Disc Founders.