HP's dvd530i promises better compatibility

— 1:08 PM on July 23, 2004

On Tuesday, HP announced the dvd530i, a double-layer DVD writer promising better compatibility with existing DVD players.

"HP is committed to delivering DVD technology that gives consumers not only competitive prices, but also a great compatibility experience," said Steve Johnson, DVD product manager, Personal Systems Group, HP. "For users who want to create video DVDs on their PCs and play them back in the living room, excellent compatibility is a must."

The new HP DVD Writer dvd530i features double-layer recording technology at up to 2.4x speed and single-layer recording at up to 8x. Designed for versatility and value, this dual-format drive can write to DVD±R/±RW and DVD+R DL (double layer) media, as well as CD-R/RW. The device also comes with software to let users edit and author video and save photos, video, music or data to DVDs or CDs.

The drive is expected to hit retail in August with a MSRP of $99.
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