Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. This causes a variation in reflectivity as the disc rotates to provide a read-out signal as with commercially pressed read-only discs. In other words, the double-layer movies you burn with this drive probably won’t play in every machine. We’ve tested only a few DL burners, but for now it seems that buyers should beware: Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

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Our tests drive home this point: Interestingly, the more important performance issue regarding double-layer burning seems to be with DVD playback. So, if the incomplete documentation isn’t enough to turn you off and you don’t mind investing extra cash for a technology that isn’t quite there yet, this drive is one of the better double-layer deals around.

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The double-layer disc we burned with the SOHWS played in most of the set-top players we tried, but it was recognized in only about 30 percent of the PC-attached single-layer DVD recorders we tested. Protected AudioCD Tests 8. Removing the screws and opening the drive’s cover voids the drive’s warranty.

CD Recording Tests 9. For reference reasons, we post the following pictures.

After all tests had finished, LiteON released a newer firmware, VS03 with the update description “match more dvdwr. Don’t show this again. Nothing really changed in the drive’s properties, except the firmware revision. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world.

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LITE-ON SOHWS resources and drivers

The SOHWS looks more or less the same as the previous S series and it has all the appropriate logos lite-oh the supported formats. Of greater significance, the drive is among the first to support double-layer DL burning, meaning it can store upwards of 8. It is because of minor anomalies such as this that we wish Lite-On had provided more comprehensive, DL-specific documentation.

Heating with a focused laser beam irreversibly modifies the physical and chemical structure of each layer such that the modified areas have different optical properties to those of their unmodified surroundings.

Sounds great but lacks vision. The drive also uses the RPC II region control, allowing a user to change the drive’s region at most 5 times, which however can easily be bypassed with various utilities.

Our drive was manufactured during May in Taiwan. Now let’s take a look at the drive itself. CD Error Correction Tests 4. Leave this field blank. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. While the retail box doesn’t mention it, it supports 1-year warranty for Europe, Middle-East and Africa. We did, and we were 832w to get the drive installed and running inside of five minutes.

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LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-832S resources, firmwares and drivers

The days of single-layer DVD burners are numbered. Furthermore, the double-layer discs we burned failed to play in many of the other PC-attached burners we tested, and they also bombed in a few of the set-top DVD players we tried.

It’s worth noting that the SOHWS, as with all other first-generation double-layer drives, tops out at 2. The drive zohw a beige bezel and includes both a headphone jack and a volume control for listening to audio CDs directly from the drive, but not DVDs–for that you’ll need the headphone jack on your speakers or sound card. Maing Dvvrw writing speed 3: If you’re feeling brave and would like to install the drive yourself, check out CNET’s feature on how to install an internal burner.

Additionally, the sluggish 2. Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price.