VPC-1000 DVD/CD Drive

VPC-1000 DVD/CD Drive

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:

DVD-ROM
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)
Tuner FM
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%
CD Player
Frequency Range: 20Hz – 20 KHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 75 dB
Channel Separation: > 50 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion:

< 0.1%

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.

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