9. Philips DVDR16LS - Page 1
We received the first bits of information about LightScribe drives from Philips and it turns out, Philips was the first company to release LightScribe burners. As expected, Philips used their former models and simply added LightScribe technology support.
The DVR16LS can burn DVD+R media up to 16x, DVD+R DL at 2.4x, DVD-R at 8x, and can Re-Write DVD discs at 4x. Advance writing control system is always present to optimize writing performance and improve burning quality.
Access time (typical) : 120ms on CD, 140 ms on DVD
Other connections : 12 V DC in, Analogue audio left / right out 2x, Master / slave select jumper, IDE interface connector
Ease of installation : Plug & Play
|Accessories||Included accessories : 4 mounting screws, CD-ROM with software & manual, Quick install guide, User manual, DVD+R 16x blank disc|
Ahead Nero Suite 6 : Nero Burning Rom 6, InCD 4, Nero Vision express 2, Nero media Player 1, EasyWrite Reader 4, Nero Burning Rights 1
Hard disc space : 500MB
|Dimensions||Product dimension (WxDxH) inch : 20x15x4 cm
Product weight : 0.95 kg
|Power||Adaptor type : DC 5V/12V
Power consumption : 25 W
Humidity : 5 - 90 %RH (no condensation)
The drive does not support Mount Rainier, cannot read/write DVD-R DL media, and supports bitsetting. Below are the drive's main specs as given by NeroInfoTool and DVDInfoPro:
- Retail Package
The retail package for the DVDR16LS includes more LightScribe media than any other burner on the market. It has three LightScribe CD-R discs, Nero Suite 6.6 (LightScribe Edition), a "How-to" manual, and of course, the burner with all the required screws and cables.
The drive is made in China, and assembled in Belgium. Philips uses the same front panel layout as with all former DVD burners.
For reference reasons, we post the following pictures, but remember that opening the drive's case will void the warranty. You can click on the mainboard picture for a higher resolution image:
Again, the same chipset as the two other LightScribe burners is used, Philip's Nexperia PNX7860E chipset.
The drive arrived with firmware revision P1.3 and easily updated the firmware to firmware revision P1.5.
The drive was installed with no problems under WindowsXP and was recognized as "PHILIPS DVDR16LS ".