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DVD RAM and DVD +R /RW

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by SPITTA, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. SPITTA

    SPITTA Guest

    I know this might sound stupid but what is the difference between DVD RAM and DVD+R/RW.
    The reason why i ask is i am buying a DVD Recorder, now the Panasonic Records and Plays DVD RAM and DVD+R/RW. The Philips only Records and Plays DVD+ R/RW. Regards.
     
  2. Oriphus

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  3. SPITTA

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    Sorry Oriphus,my mistake. The Panasonic DMRE50
    Plays and records DVD-RAM and DVD-R. The Philips 880 Plays and Records DVD+R/DVD+RW. And i want to know what the difference is between RAM and +R/RW and -R/RW. Kind regards
     
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    DVD-RAM is a dead format (i.e., Betamax). You won't be able to use your recorded programs on any other DVD player like you would with DVD+R/+RW. Something to consider.
     
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  6. SPITTA

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    Thanks guys, that is a really big help. I'm afraid the Panasonic will now be kicked into touch. The search continues. Andy
     
  7. raymondo

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    It is not true that this is a dead format. New recorders are coming out all the time with the DVD-RAM format, Toshiba being the latest.

    There is no other system as flexible and fast for home video recording. Additionally the Panasonic units are as happy recording onto DVD-R, which will then play on any player.

    I would suggest that it is +R/RW that is the dead format.

    If you can afford it, get the DMR-HS2, it has a hard drive which makes it the best of all worlds. Record onto it, watch then delete, or if you want to keep the recording temporarily, transfer to DVD-RAM, or if you want to keep it permanently, transfer to DVD-R.

    It is a fantastic machine.
     
  8. SPITTA

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    Thank's for that Raymondo!!!. I really don't know what to do. I just want to Archive everything i have on VHS to DVD. Regards
     
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    Actuallt Raymondo is spot on. Recent US DVD Recording sales have shown that the most popular DVD Format for recording on to is in fact DVD RAM, i however dont use it. It is no good for backing up DVD Moives. I wouldnt get rid of the panasonic, its does DVD RAM and DVD-R.

    Chris
     
  10. elfstone

    elfstone Guest

    I have the Panasonic dvd recorder and if you are interested in buying a recorder wait a few more months until the newer models from other manufacturers are released. The Panasonic DMR is plagued with a few problems that are rather annoying. I can't wait to toss mine.
     
  11. raymondo

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    Which model Panasonic have you got? I find the DMR-HS2 almost faultless. But the hard drive is the key. I probaby couldn't live with it if the hard drive was not present. I think you are probably right to advise waiting though. Even the DMR-HS2 is coming down quite quickly in price.
     
  12. elfstone

    elfstone Guest

    I have the DMR-E30 without the hard drive. I bought it in December and it's been replaced 3 times under warranty. The unit keeps going into recovery mode, shutting down, and "close" displayed on the front. After that it won't do anything. Panasonic finally came up with a solution for me to try, but they haven't fixed the problem. It also is a very noisy machine and makes all kinds of noises while recording and playing. The feel is kind of cheap too and looks like a cheap Korean import. I should have waited and bought something else but I believed all the positive reviews on this model. But yes, anyone wanting a dvd recorder should investigate all the new offerings out there. This one will find it's way into the garbage very soon.
     
  13. jase

    jase Guest

    Problem is that on the +RW camp, the Philips units have a terrible reputation for being unreliable.

    It's as I always say: buy Japanese wherever possible, you know it makes sense. Cars, electronics, far less likely to run into trouble.

    It's the first time I've heard of problems with the HS2. Bugs yes, but reliability issues no. You must have been very unlucky.

    The Toshiba unit looks absolutely superb, with so many ultra-advanced features. I will be buying within the next couple of weeks :D
     

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