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Philips Intros ‘All Speed’ DVD+R Blank Media

Eindhoven, The Netherlands — Philips Electronics is debuting “All Speed” DVD+R blank media that the company said is the first to be approved for 1x to 16x recording speeds.

The product, which allows consumers to use this single disc at all recording speeds — from real-time 1x video recording speed, up to the maximum achievable 16x speeds — means users can record video or data files with any DVD+R recorder, no matter if this is one of the latest 16x DVD writers or a legacy DVD+R writer. A 16x DVD drive writes the full 4.7GB DVD+R disc in about 5 minutes.

Philips said its new DVD+R disc was the first 16x media to be approved by the DVD+R/+RW Verification Laboratories Group, which tests newly developed DVD+R, DVD+R DL and DVD+RW discs from media makers to verify that read-and-write performance comply with the standard specifications to ensure optimal recording on discs.

The disc, which will be available in the United States by the end of August for an expected street price of $1.80, will be sold both under the Philips Recordable Media brand as well as by other recordable media manufacturers under their own brands.