DVD Confusion

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  1. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Have a question about DVD usage. Assuming the drive supports both, how do you decide if you want DVD +R or DVD -R? Likewise in the rewritables there is DVD +RW and DVD -RW. Again what are the decision factors.

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    From my personal experience (I burn about 30 dvd's a week) I have better compatability with the most machines and dvd players with DVD+R and DVD+RW

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    Thanks [​IMG]
     
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    That is a great link. I may call my computer company as the drive properties list it as a -R drive. Nero system analysis show it supports both -R/RW +R/RW and DL which is the Dual Layer. I didn't even think the drive supported that. Based on that I would guess I can use either, but -R/RW might be better.

    Thanks for the responses.

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    A friend of mine ( no names) has copied and burned 521 movies and all but 11 are DVD+R. The eleven that were burned on DVD-R won't play on half the players we have tried them in. According to the tech support at a sony and sanyo and panasonic they are moving away from support for DVD- disc's. We called to see if there might be a firmware update to be able to use the DVD- more often since we have several hundred blank DVD- disc's. But it looks as if we will be out of luck with those blanks. I have two new sanyo dvd players and they don't read DVD- very well. My sons sony and panasonic are about the same. At least the DVD- will record data pretty well so maybe we have a use for all of the blank DVD- disc's after all.
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    Thanks BigC. That pretty well answers the question.

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