Other Taiwanese makers, including BenQ, Mustek Systems, MET Technology and Tatung will introduce their products between August and October.
Taiwanese makers began offering DVD recorders in the third quarter of 2003 but OEM quotations for entry-level DVD recorders have dropped to US$250. Quotations for 40GB HDD+DVD recorders begin at US$350, with the HDD costing US$70-80.
Currently Pioneer, Panasonic and JVC dominate the global market for 80-120GB HDD+DVD recorders, with Taiwan retail prices ranging from NT$34,900-44,900. Taiwanese competitors claim that their domestic retail prices will be 30%-40% lower.
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