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Press Releases - PX-504A

Brussels, January 2003

Plextor launches its first DVD+R/RW Recorder

- High quality, competitively priced drive announced

Plextor, one of the world's leading manufacturers of CD/DVD drives and media, today announces its first DVD recorder - the PX-504A.

Supporting a wide range of CD and DVD media, the PX-504A is ideal for creating home videos, making back-ups of large files, creating digital photo collections and saving music. It can record up to four hours of video or save thousands of high-resolution photographs on to one single DVD disc (4.7 GB) and its excellent compatibility means that stored data can be easily read on most DVD-players and DVD-ROM drives.

Patrick Peeters, Sales and Marketing Manager at Plextor, says "Plextor has used its expertise in designing and manufacturing CD-RW drives to develop a high reliability DVD+R/RW drive. We are aiming to make this technology and quality available to a wide audience."

The PX-504A can be placed in a vertical position to allow more space and has a fast access time of 140ms for DVD. It features 'Lossless Linking' technology that ensures high quality DVD+RW recording and the writing of DVD multisessions, and is able to format while writing through its 'Background Formatting' function.

For the highest quality writing at an optimal speed, Plextor has included its unique PowerRec (Plextor Optimised Writing Error Reduction Control) technology that helps to avoid writing errors during high-speed recording. Also, with a 2 MB buffer and Buffer Underrun Proof technology, buffer underrun errors are prevented. The drive makes use of a black tray that reduces 'jitter' because the black absorbs some of the diffused reflection that can influence writing quality, therefore creating a higher quality DVD or CD.

The PX-504A comes with an extensive software package:

  • Ahead Nero: CD/DVD mastering software
  • Ahead InCD: packet writing software
  • Pinnacle Studio 8: video editing and authoring software
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD: DVD player software
  • PlexTools: CD/DVD utility software

Available from March 2003, the PX-504A includes a comprehensive support package consisting of a two-year warranty including free of charge On-Site Collect & Return Service for defective drives (within warranty) and hotline support.

Retail package content

  • PX-504A
  • 1 DVD+R disc
  • 1 DVD+R/W disc
  • E-IDE cable
  • Audio cable
  • Plextor CD/DVD utility software (PlexTools)
  • 16-language manual

Other specific items

  • E-IDE (ATAPI) interface
  • Simple firmware upgrade from FlashROM
  • DVD+VR format support (DVD video recording)
  • PX-504A also writes CDs at 16x, rewrites at 10x and reads at 40x


Plextor is one of the leading global manufacturers of high reliability, high performance CD and CD-RW drives in the market. It is also one of the original pioneers of CD technology and through its parent company, Shinano Kenshi Co. of Japan, has a history stretching back to 1918 of developing and manufacturing advanced technology hardware and precision electronic equipment.

With headquarters in Japan, Europe and USA, Plextor’s products are mainly sold through a network of specialised computer distributors. Plextor Europe, based in Brussels Belgium, handles sales, marketing and technical support for the European, Middle East and African markets. Since opening its Brussels office in 1994, Plextor has introduced 14 generations of award-winning CD-ROM drives and 16 generations of CD-Recorders and CD-ReWriters.

For further information about Plextor, please contact:
Inge Spoelders
International Marketing Responsible, Plextor Europe
t: (+32) 2 725 55 22 e: [email protected]

Jim Buchanan/Sarah Tokeley
Blitz PR
t: +44 (0)1869 240045 e: [email protected] / [email protected]

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