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Amex Digital Offers Portable Blu-ray Burners for Mac/PC  Print E-mail
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Written by AVRev.com   
Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Amex Digital releases a portable Blu-ray Burner for Macs.  Sleek and slim, this device has massive potential for Mac-lovers out there.  Naturally, it will also burn all DVD formatted discs.  The best part is that it retails for on $289.  That is a drop in the bucket compared to what it costs to buy a Mac system.  An Intel Core Dou processor is required.  And don't worry PC users out there, the portable drive also supports Windows XP and Vista platforms.

Available Colors
Black
White

Features

The Portable Blu-ray Super Multi Drive supports on the Quiet Drive Technology reduces the noise level of audio and video playback while also delivering increased writing reliability. Liquid Crystal Tilt/Blur Compensator plays and records to discs more reliably - the ad Research technology that compensates for warped discs. Dual/Double Layer recording provides nearly twice the capacity of a single layer recordable Blu-ray-R (25 Gbytes vs. 50 Gbytes).
 
Everything you need in a Blu-ray optical drive.

Whether you’re at the office or on the road with your computer, you can play and burn both Blu-ray and DVDs with the Blu-ray Super Multi Drive. It’s perfect when you want to watch a Blu-ray and DVD movie, install software, create backup discs, and more.

Technical Details

(BD-RE/-R/DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

BD-RE/-R (SL) 2X Speed Writing / Reading
BD-RE/-R (DL) 1X Speed Writing / 1.6X Speed Reading
BD-ROM (SL / DL) 2X Speed Reading
Writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL discs at up to 4x speed
Writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed
Writes DVD-RW discs at up to 6x speed and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed
Reads DVDs at up to 8x speed
Writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed
Writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed
Reads CDs at up to 24x speed

What's in the Box
Blu-ray Super Multi Drive
USB cable
User's Guide CD-Rom

Dimensions
Size: 140 x 143 x 16 mm
Weight: 360 grams

Power requirement
Y-Style USB bus powered
or 5V DC Power adapter (Optional)

Interface
USB 2.0 connection

Connector type
USB type A

System requirement

Intel® Core 2 Duo CPU or better
NVIDIA GeForce 8000 Series or better
ATI HD2000 Series or better 
2 USB interface
2GB of RAM or more
Mac OSX 10.5.2 (or later)
Windows XP or Vista

Blu-ray Software requirement for Mac

Roxio Toast® 9 + (HD/BD Plug-in)
The new HD/BD plug-in for Toast 9 gives users the ability to author high definition video content on to Blu-ray, or even standard DVD discs! Take high-def video footage from AVCHD camcorders, TiVo and EyeTV and create Blu-ray discs that can be played on any standard Blu-ray set top box or Playstation3 game console. Did you invest in HD DVD? The HD/BD Plug-in even supports HD DVD formats and disc players.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 with Encore
Create DVDs; deliver high-definition Blu-ray discs with pop-up menus, dual-layer burning, and subtitles; and output interactive web versions with Adobe® Encore® CS4 software.

As high definition (HD) has become the new standard for video, and Blu-ray Disc has won the high-definition format war for storing HD content, it's more important than ever to be able to author professional-quality Blu-ray discs. Included with Adobe Premiere® Pro CS4 and Adobe Creative Suite® 4 Production Premium software, Adobe Encore® CS4 software makes output to a wide range of industry-standard media formats, including Blu-ray Disc, easy and efficient.

VLC media player
The cross-platform media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (H.264 Blu-ray HD video, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...)

Blu-ray Software requirement for PC

SONY Vegas Pro 8
The Vegas Pro 8 software you can burn a Blu-ray Disc directly from the timeline. Blu-ray Disc burning allows you to create a disc similar to a "single movie" DVD — the movie has no titles, menus, or buttons. Blu-ray Disc burning in Vegas Pro 8 software provides an alternate distribution option for high-definition content, rather than traditional file-based hard disk or streaming media formats. You can also use the Blu-ray Disc burning feature to create high-definition discs that can playback on a set-top Blu-ray Disc player or on a Sony PS3 gaming system.

PowerDVD 8 Ultra Blu-ray
The High-definition movie content -The best video quality out there, with support for video formats like AVCHD and Blu-ray Discs.

Corel® WinDVD® 9 Plus Blu-ray
DVD and video playback for Blu-ray Disc, For movie lovers looking for the best that high-definition has to offer, WinDVD® 9 Plus Blu-Ray delivers superior picture quality and audio performance on your PC. Maximize your DVD viewing experience with Blu-ray Discs, the new standard in high-definition. Enjoy standard DVDs with HD-quality upscaling, play home movies in HD and watch movies on the go with advanced laptop enhancements.

AnyDVD HD™
AnyDVD HD comes with same functionality as AnyDVD, but with additional features for full Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD support, including decryption of Blu-ray (BD+ and AACS) and HD DVD (AACS) movies.
Allows you to watch movies over a digital display connection, without HDCP-compliant graphics card and without HDCP-compilant display. No need to buy an expensive monitor.

Store Retail Price

Model : BDP-2 Blu-ray Player
US$289.00

Model : BDR-2 Blu-ray Recorder
US$389.00







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