Quote from the review at CDRInfo:
“The new DVDR824P recorder is definitely a good answer of Philips against the competition of DVD writers in the market, offering the highest writing speeds for DVD recording, and very good performance as a CD-RW drive as well.
The supported 8x DVD+R writing offers impressive recording times, almost the same with Plextor PX-708A. Our 4.315GB DVD movie file was burned in only 8:00 minutes. The drive also burned the same files to a 4x DVD+RW disc in 14:09 minutes. Although the supported media list for 8x is currently very limited, it is expected to be wider as soon as more media manufacturers support 8x recording.”