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Hewlett Packard DC5000 External DVD +/- RW Movie Writer (OPEN BOX)

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Simplicity itself


  • The HP DVD Movie Writer is the fast, easy way to transfer home videotapes to DVD using your own PC.
  • External drive installs in seconds with included cables.
  • Video Transfer Wizard offers automatic, unattended conversion of home movies to DVD.

More storage


  • With double-layer recording capability, now you can store up to 8.5 GB on one DVD+R DL disc.
  • More photos, more video - protect all of your precious memories for future generations.

Get creative


  • Bring your photos and home movies to life with special effects, music and more.
  • Create slideshows with titles, separate music and voice tracks, pan & zoom - even video clips. Software is included.
  • Transform your home movies, and enjoy them in a whole new way.

Flexible solution


  • Make original DVDs and CDs using this DVD + or - R/+ or - RW and CD-R/RW writer.
  • Transfer an entire videotape or select just the best moments.
  • Choose among software and editing features that are right for your skill level, from novice to enthusiast.



Drive Performance



CD-R up to 40x (CAV or P-CAV); CD-RW up to 24x(Z-CLV); 24x(Z-CLV); DVD+R up to 16x (CAV); DVD+R DL up to 2.4x (CLV); (CLV); DVD+RW up to 4x (CLV); DVD-R up to 8x (ZCLV); DVD-RW up to 4X (CLV)


CD-ROM: up to 40x (CAV); DVD-ROM: up to 16x (CAV)

Sustained transfer rate:

1x CD = 150 KB/s (data mode 1); 1x DVD =1353KB/s

Access time:

160 ms avg random access (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM)


Disc finalization time:

DVD: <2 minutes at 4x (DVD+R single-layer disc); CD: <1 minute typical

RIP speed:

Extract a 4-minute audio track in less than 15 seconds, 16x minimum


Audio, Data Mode 2, and Mode 2 Form 2: <1 uncorrectable frame in 10 bits read; Data Mode 1 and Mode 2

Form 1: <1 uncorrected frame in 10 bits read

Operating system compatibility:

Microsoft Windows XP, 2000 Professional SP3 (Latest service packs recommended)



Minimum system requirements:

1.2 GHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent; 128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended for video editing); 1024x768 video resolution with a minimum of 16-bit color required for ArcSoft ShowBiz; USB 2.0 interface; Minimum hard disk space requirements: 650 MB free for included software installation, 10 GB free for DVD video disc creation (18 MB free for double layer); DV capture requires IEEE 1394 interface; Internet connectivity recommended for software updates and drivers




Device write media compatibility:



Device read media compatibility:

DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 -Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 ? Green Book), Photo-CD (single and multi session), VCD, CD-Text



Methods, Standards, Formats


Supported Video formats:

MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVI, QuickTime, WMV (requires Media Player 9)

Capture formats:

Full D1 MPEG 2 broadcast resolution (720 x NTSC / 720 x 576 PAL/SECAM); Frame Rates: 29.97 NTSC and 25 fps PAL/SECAM; Video Bit Rates: 3 Mb/sec to 7 Mb/sec (Constant or variable bit rate)

Video standards:


Audio formats:


Logical recording format:

UDF, ISO 9660, CD-DA, DVD-Video, VCD

Write methods:

Track at once, disc at once, (CD-RW and CD-R) Random Write/Overwrite (DVD+RW), Sequential Write (DVD+R, DVD+R DL), Multisession (DVD+R, DVD+R DL)

Encoding method:




HP external DVD and CD writer with built-in video transfer
Quick Start installation guide, Getting Help support guide
USB cable
Composite video/audio cable
Power supply
Vertical mounting stand

Software included:
Software CD, including electronic user's guide
HP Video Transfer Wizard (for easy, unattended transfer)
ArcSoft ShowBiz 2.2 (for video capture, authoring, editing, and photo/video slideshows)
Sonic RecordNow (for creating music and data discs)
CyberLink PowerDVD (for DVD playback)
This Kit Includes: