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Drives & Media used for DVD movie backup on Xbox?

Discussion in 'Xbox - General discussion' started by Fordlife, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. Fordlife

    Fordlife Member

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    Ive got an Xbox and the family has DVDs. I want to backup the DVDs so I can take them to College with me.

    Which DVDs does the Xbox play? I do not plan on doing the Modchip now at least. Depending on which Discs the Xbox reads determines whihc burner I should get.

    I could just pop for the Dual Format TDK External at Costco and solve my problems. This way if I am at school and the DVDs that work in my Xbox dont work in a friends DVD player I could then just change the format and disc burn again, right?

    http://www.costco.com/frameset.asp?trg=subcat.asp&catid=84&subid=1333&hierid=1373&log=&NavTop=

    A DVD+RW drive will only burn to +r and +rw discs?

    A DVD-RW Drive will only brun to -r and -rw discs?

    Thanks
    RC

     
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  2. ModMaster

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    XBOX recognises both +R and -R. Probably better with -R though. Yes you are right about the drives although you can get drives that burn both now. The new Pioneer A06 will do this. In my experience though the -R discs are cheaper and have better compatibility both with consoles and stand alone DVD players. Of course you need the DVD remote still.
     
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    I have been using Verbatim DVD+Rs and Memorex DVD+RWs. I have had no problems having the Xbox recognize each medium with my backups. I have a Thompson DVD drive in my Xbox so I do not know if the other Xbox DVD drive models can read the media I mentioned as reliably as mine.

    For my DVD burner, I using an HP DVD200i.
     

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