A lot of the members of the DVD+RW Alliance (promoting the Plus R/RW format
of Philips) were gathered on a single booth in CeBIT this year.
Some of these companies had their own booths as well.
Some of them are also members of the RWPPI (ReWritable Product Promotion
Initiative, a similar move backed by Pioneer.) Most of the companies in
this booth demonstrated their latest hardware and software products
on different stands. Starting from Philips,
Ricoh and Sanyo (member also of the RWPPI) which showed their latest DVD+RW
recorders, NEC and Sony showed their dual format recorders, while Dell,
HP and Microsoft, which joined the alliance lately just underlined
their presence without promoting some particular products on their stands.
The list including the DVD+RW Alliance members is illustrated
in the picture below.
Live demonstrations of writing and editing the contents on DVD+R/RW
media where scheduled every day and were made available to the participating
manufacturers like CMC Magnetics, Ritek, Vermatim, Prodisc and Maxell demonstrated
their latest 4x DVD+R and DVD+RW media.
Most of these companies had also their own booth, so more information
will be available in other sections of this article.
Philips demonstrated the new DVD+R/RW recorder which supports 4x DVD+R and
2.4x DVD+RW writing. The company also showed its new stand alone consumer DVD
Ricoh showed the new MP5240A, supporting 4x DVD+R/RW and 8x DVD reading. More
information about the Ricoh products are available in the Ricoh page in this
manufacturers NEC, Sony, Sanyo, TDK and BenQ presented their latest
alternatives to DVD recording. The first two companies support both DVD
("dash" and "plus") in their IDE
drives, while Sanyo chose to demonstrate the +R/RW version of the upcoming
Sanyo recorder, which will also be a dual recorder as well. Sanyo also demonstrated
the HD-Burn writing technology, allowing recording of up to 1.6GB of data
on normal 700MB
about these new products will be available in the corresponding pages concerning
each company in this article.
the same booth, many software manufacturers showed their latest DVD recording
and editing programs. Ahead demonstrated the new Nero ShowTime, a very powerful
DVD playback software, NeroVision Express v2.0, the latest version of the famous
Nero Burning Rom, InCD v4.0, and many more. More information is available
in the Nero page of this article.
Roxio was also there with the latest Easy CD & DVD Creator v6. The new
Platinum Edition offers easy to use interfaces for DVD and CD recording,
DVD editing and Photo management on CD and DVD media.
Unlead presented the new DVD PowerTools series for easy authoring of DVD video
and fast capturing and MPEG 2 encoding from DV camera to your hard disk.
ArcSoft, BHA and MedioStream participated in the DVD+RW Alliance booth with
their latest DVD/ Video authoring and burning software solutions.
In the following you can see the stand alone recorder from Daewoo.