Blu-ray Disc Combo drives to go mainstream in 2009, BD burners in 2011, says Lite-On IT

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Blu-ray Disc Combo drives will be the mainstream PC-use BD drive format in 2009 and BD burners will become the mainstream format in 2011, according to Lite-On IT. Despite the impact of the global financial crisis on demand for PC-use BD drives, global volumes of BD-ROM drives, BD Combo drives and BD burners together increased from 700,000 units in 2007 to 1.7 million units in the first half of 2008, Lite-On IT cited statistics as indicating.

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