Pioneer New Media Technologies, Inc., created in 1993, has been one of the premiere manufacturers of DVD-ROM drives over the past few years. Their first DVD drives, SCSI and ATAPI 1X units, shipped in early 1997. In the following years, they distinguished themselves by continuing to stay at the forefront of DVD-ROM technology.
It's now been about one year since Pioneer's initial foray into the realm of 16X DVD speeds. While the DVD-115 was a success overall, its DAE abilities raised questions. Rated at 12X CLV, the drive would break from this specification in some situations, leading to possible quality issues.
Enter the DVD-116. Featuring an all-new DAE specification of 16X CLV, Pioneer's evolutionary upgrade of the DVD-115 strives to improve upon previous weaknesses. Does it succeed? We're about to find out!