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Difference between dvd+r and dvd-r

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by edbalcomb, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. edbalcomb

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    Hello, I have just started to copy DVD's and need to buy some blank ones. Just wondered what the difference is between dvd+r and dvd-r - does it matter which I use to back up my discs? Also, if anyone could recommend a good website which will give me a good deal it would be much appreciated. I've looked on ebay and theres 50 Sony for £26, is it necessary to get a well known brand or is it OK to settle for a cheaper less well know company? Thanks for your help and time in advance!
     
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    You know I, at one point asked every single empoyee that I could find in a Best Buy and never got an answer to the question, 'what's the difference between plus and minus?'
    I just know the mine uses minus, but would like to know the answer to that question. If you find out, please post.

    Len
     
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    Since the -r is an older format,it tends to be more compatible in standalones.Some older player have trouble playing the +r format because its newer.The newer players will play both.
    As far as which one is better,some say the + is better,but I cant tell the difference.
     

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