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Pioneer DVR-111 series shipping in March

The successor of the popular DVR-110 series, the DVR-111 / DVR-111D DVD burners from Pioneer will be released in Europe soon after mid-March. The device writes a full DVD disc in less than six minutes.

In short, there are two main differences between the DVR-111/111D and its former version the DVR-110/110D. In the first place, the upper chassis has been redesigned in order to further reduce noise vibration from the drive.

The DVR-111D adopts 5X reading for DVD-RAM, whereas the DVR-110D would only read DVD-RAM at 2X speed. Finally, the DVR-111 still remains at a 5X speed for read / write with DVD-RAM which is the same as the DVR-110.

Pioneer will be also launch the retail version of the DVR-111 series, dubbed DVR-A11XL. Pioneer USA, China, Australia and Japan will be introducing the A11XL (retail version) possibly at the same time later next March.

As it was previously reported, Pioneer Europe has decided to stop the retail drive business since the DVR-A08XL, as it was not profitable-business for them anymore because of the cheaper Taiwanese brands entering the market. Both DVR-111 and DVR-11D drives will be OEM/bulk versions, which means that they will come as bare drives only with no retail box and software.

Story filed 29.01.06

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