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Advice for novice: Which type??

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by PumPum, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. PumPum

    PumPum Guest

    If I am going to be backing up my DVD movies, which type of DVD+/-R(W) should I be using? I am using a burner that can burn both formats (Sony DRU-540A)

    From what I have read, DVD-R/RW are the standard and DVD+R/RW is a newer format. Is it true that DVD-R/RW are slighlty better in terms of playability in standalone (regular) DVD players?

    Basically, should I be opting for DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW for my DVD movie backing up purposes? Furthermore, should I be using R or RW disks?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. PumPum

    PumPum Guest

    HELP!! CAN ANYONE PLEASE POINT ME OUT IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION??
     
  3. jeepster

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    From what I've read DVD-R are compatible with more machines and they cost a little less. You might find DVD-RW will not play in older machines. I've used DVD-R for over a year with excellent results and I use DVD-RW only for backing up files and information etc. I've been using DataWrite and bulkpak which are very cheap. Tried the more expensive TDK and Memorex and ended up making coasters - not worth the expense.
     
  4. PumPum

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    Not worth the expense? Interesting you say that... it seems like Ritek is the brand of choice on these boards...

    THanks tho!!
     
  5. ddlooping

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    Hi PumPum :)

    I'd suggest you go for good quality DVD-R (Ritek G04, G05, Verbatim, TDK).
    DVD-RW are not really neccessary unless you intend to re-use them. ;)
     
  6. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    You need to learn some patience PumPum. Nobody's here at your beck and call. We're here on our free time so cool your jets.

    Use the link in my sig and have a look at the forum rules. No posting in all caps as you did above and no multiposting as you did here:

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  7. PumPum

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    Sorry Nephilim...

    I tried to go back and edit the title of my 1st post so it would be more descriptive... that didn't work so I made another post...

    Again sorry bout that.
     
  8. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    No worries. Just trying to keep things nice and tidy :)
     

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