Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS) Tuesday introduced the Lite-On DH-4O1S, the company’s first BD-ROM drive available for a more affordable price of $200.
It doesnâ€™t write or record in the Blu-ray format, but it offers PC users a less expensive means to playback movies and games in Blu-ray discs.
With BD-ROM, â€œconsumers now have an affordable way to view the brilliant picture quality Blu-ray technology offers right on their personal computers,â€ says Christine Hsing, Marketing Manager at PLDS. It can also serve as a playback device to HD TVs by connecting an HDMI cable from the PC to the TV.
The DH-4O1S BD-ROM retail pack comes with an extra silver bezel to match some computers, and a SATA cable for easy connection. Also included in the package is the latest Cyberlink Power DVD software for playback of Blu-ray disc media, DVD, or CD multi-media content.