Our friends at Sharka Corp. are selling what looks to be a great add-on for your computer or home theater PC: the VPC-1000 Multimedia DVD/CD ROM Drive.
The VPC-1000 is a 16X DVD ROM and 48X CD ROM drive with a built-in FM radio tuner and a front flip-down face similar to some aftermarket car stereos.
The VPC-1000 features a bright display and flip-down faceplate, similar to a car stereo.
Since the device is powered by an external power source, it can be used when the computer is turned off. This means you can listen to the FM radio or listen to audio and even MP3 CDs without having to power up your PC.
The VPC-1000 also comes with an infrared remote control and an add-on card for the back panel of your PC. The add-on card is not a PCI slot card, however. It acts as the interface between the external power supply and the DVD/CD drive.
The VPC-1000 package includes a remote, external power supply and internal interface.
Full specifications are:
|Data Transfer Rate:||DVD-ROM: up to 22,160 KB/sec max (CAV 16X max)
CD-ROM: up to 7,200 KB/sec max (CAV 48X max)
|Access Time (Random):||DVD-ROM: 120 msec
CD-ROM: 110 msec
|Seek Time (Random):||DVD-ROM: 110 msec
CD-ROM: 100 msec
|Full Seek Time:||200 msec|
|Compatible Disc Format:||CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD Single layer /Dual layer / 80mm disc, DVD-R, DVD-RW (v2.0), CD-ROM mode 1, CD-ROM XA mode 2, Photo CD, CD-DA, CD-Extra|
|Compatible Disk Size:||120mm / 4.72″ (horizontal & vertical), 80mm / 3.15″ (vertical)|
|Interface:||ATAPI / Enhance IDE: PIO mode 1 – 4, Ultra DMA mode 0 – 2, Multi-word DMA mode 0 – 2|
|Buffer Size:||512 KB|
|OS Compatibility:||DOS, Windows 95/98/SE/ME/2000/XP, OS/2 warp, Novell, SCO Unix, Linux|
|MTBF:||Longevity 100,000 POH (20% duty cycle)|
|FM Wave Range:||US / Europe: 86.5 MHz – 108 MHz
Japanese: 76 MHz – 91 MHz
|Sensitivity at 75 Ohm:||26 dB S/N ratio, FM mono
46 dB S/N ratio, FM stereo
|Stereo Channel Separation:||> 24 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio:||> 50 dB|
|Total Harmonic Distortion:||< 2%|
|Frequency Range:||20Hz – 20 KHz|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio:||> 75 dB|
|Channel Separation:||> 50 dB|
|Total Harmonic Distortion:||
|MP3 Player (PC Power Off)|
|Compatible Format:||MPEG 1 Layer 2/3|
|Supported bit-rate:||32 Kbit – 128 Kbit, 44.1 KHz, Stereo|
|Frequency Range:||20 Hz – 16 KHz|
|Audio Signal Processor|
|Max. Rear-In Input Voltage:||0.7 Vrms, 20 Hz – 20 KHz|
|Max. Rear-Out Voltage:||0.7 Vrms, 20 Hz – 20 KHz|
|Rear-Out Output Impedance:||100 Ohm|
|5 Mode Preset Equalizer:||Flat, Rock, Pop, Classiz, Jazz|
|SRS Audio Processor:||Stereo (bypass), SRS WOW Mode, Trubass, SRS|
Visit Sharka Corp. for more information or to purchase.