Lite-On Announces iHES208 8X Blu-ray Disc Reader

Lite-On iHES208 8X Blu-ray Disc Reader with DVD Writer Combo Now Available

New Blu-ray reader and DVD writer combo provides all-in-one PC solution for hi-def movie playback and writing DVDs

Fremont, CA – March 31, 2009 – Lite-On, a global leader of optical storage solutions, announces the availability of the iHES208 8X internal Blu-ray Disc Combo.  The Blu-ray Disc reader, plus DVD writer, provides consumers an innovative way to playback high-definition content, while maintaining the capability of archiving personal data files onto CD or DVD.

The iHES208 can record on the market’s most popular DVD and CD media, as well as playback from media including Blu-ray, DVD and CD.  The drive reads BD-R/RE/ROM discs at up to 8X and supports the following writing speeds: DVD±R at 16X, DVD±R DL and DVD+RW at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X and DVD-RAM at 12X.

“The iHES208 is a great solution for those looking for the advanced technologies of Blu-ray in home entertainment,” said Christine Hsing, Marketing Manager at PLDS. “The drive will not only allow them to play high-definition content such as Blu-ray movies, it will also let them easily share data files, presentations, home videos and other image files on DVDs or CDs.”

The iHES208 comes equipped with LightScribe technology, allowing users to silkscreen any type of artwork directly onto the surface of the LightScribe-supported CD or DVD. The new LightScribe software completely eliminates the need for printers, permanent markers or adhesive labels and provides a clean, professional appearance that adds to the final touch to your perfect creation. Users simply burn content data as always onto any LightScribe-compatible media, turn the disc over, reinsert into the drive and burn a unique label based on any personal artwork, text or photographs.

The iHES208 also incorporates the latest industry standard Serial ATA interface which provides better performance and compatibility. MSRP for the iHES208 is $159.99, for more product information please visit

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