LG Debuts New Hybrid Disc Drives

LG is reportedly releasing its second-generation hybrid optical disc drives for PCs. The devices are able to read discs in all currently available formats, including CDs, DVDs, HD DVD, and Blu-ray. Two drives will be made available, one that is able to write to CD, DVD, and BD, while reading HD DVDs, and the other can write to CD and DVD while reading both high-definition disc formats.

The drives will cost $499 and $399, respectively. In any case, the new burners will likely help Blu-ray the most, since earlier drives retailed for as much as $1,000. In comparison, HD DVD drives were about a quarter of that price.

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