And Plextor Europe annouced today a new burner, the PX 740A:
http://www.plextor.be/products/px-740a.asp?choice=PX-740A The PX-740A is an internal E-IDE, dual-layer, DVD and CD re-writer drive. Ideal for the cost-conscious buyer who doesn't want to comprise on quality or speed. Offering fast writing speeds of up to 16x, the drive is ideal for everyday home and small business users, who don't require the extra professional features offered with Plextor's flagship PX-716A dual-layer drive
Still, the drive comes with Plextools professional, buffer underrun protection technology, DVD±VR
It does not seem to have features such as GigaRec, VariRec, SecuRec and AutoStrategy.
The drive will become available from June 2005, no pricing information was given.