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Press Release

01/31/2008

LG brings world's fastest Blu-ray Disc Rewriter and HD DVD-ROM to the UK

LG expands its Blu-ray and HD-DVD offering with two new Super-Multi Blue optical storage drives


Berkshire, UK, 30 January 2007 - >LG Electronics, a global leader in consumer electronics, brings the world's fastest Blu-ray rewriter and HD DVD-ROM drive, the GGW-H20L, to the UK. With the ability to read and write Blu-ray at 6x, the internal drive from LG enables users to store large amounts of data at a record-breaking speed.


Fiona Landsberg, marketing manager, LG Electronics says, 'With the increased volume of data available today, the need for alternative storage options is rising rapidly. Not only are we choosing to store more data, such as digital images, music files and video, but we also continue to be bound by record keeping regulations, all of which take up precious space. LG's revolutionary new 6x optical storage drive, the GGW-H20L, allows users to not only store massive volumes of data compactly, but it also does it in lightening speed. Our new 6x technology is set to transform the way we interact with data.'


In addition to the GGW-H20L, LG is also launching the GGC-H20L in the UK. This optical storage drive also allows users to read Blu-ray at 6x, HD DVD media at 3x and read and write CDs and DVDs. However, unlike the GGW-H20L, it does not have the ability to write to Blu-ray.



Blu-ray storage statisticsFor the consumerA double layer Blu-ray disc (50GB) holds the equivalent of:
- 11,377 MP3s (based on a 4.5MB MP3)
- 34,133 photos (based on a 1.5MB photo)
- 10 DVDs (based on a 4.7GB DVD)
- 64 CDs (based on a 800MB CD)


For the SMEA double layer Blu-ray disc (50GB) holds the equivalent of:
- 14,408,774 A4 pages with 3,726 characters per page
- 72,044 A4 ring binders holding 200 pieces of A4 paper with 3,726 characters per page
- 14,409 lever arch files holding 1000 pages with 3,726 characters per page


Full specifications and deep etched images are available on request.

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