Discussion in 'DVDR' started by cormega, Dec 16, 2003.
what is the difference? im trying to figure which to use to burn my movie
Check your DVD burner and see what DVD media format it supports. If you have a burner that only supports -R media then + media won't work in it. I have a Pioneer burner that supports both and seems to burn both equally well. I got a good deal on Memorex +R 4X media and have been using those with good results.
One additional thought re: whether to utilize +r or -r media:
Please check your standalone, PC and Playstation consoles to ensure they provide +r readability! If so, the quality of +r media is arguably better. But the debate quickly becomes meaningless if your equipment fails to read +r media.
how can i tell if my xbox plays dvd-r or dvd+r? same with my computer, and what media might play +r specifically and -R specifically
DVD-R's were created by Hewlett-Pakard DVD+R's were created by SONY the trend is that the +R's are what most dvd players will play back so if you can use +R media use it it's much more reliable, preferably Verbatim DVD+R disks.
not true, ka.
Dvd-r were the original recordable dvd as defined by the forum. HP and philips broke away from this due to their displeasure with the way it handled data (+rw is much more versatile)
-r has a higher compatibility with standalones. Reliability depends more upon media type.
so -r is more reliable? how is +r versatile if it isnt as reliable
He has a detailed discussion on DVD formats. At the end of the day the format you use will depend on the burner you own and the places you plan to play your burnt discs.
I hope this helped
I'll offer one final parting thought:
When it came time to install a DVD burner, my options were substantially limited due entirely upon the fact that I am running a PIII 500Mhz machine! Many said I would have to upgrade my CPU, RAM and motherboard in order to burn DVD's.
Best bottom line deal for an AthlonXP configuration checked in at approximately $300.00.
I was fortunate that ALL of my equipment could read DVD+R media. This enabled me to buy a Lite-On LDW-401s single format burner. Had my standalone, mobile laptop, or PS2 lacked that capability I would have been forced to upgrade and buy a dual format burner.
My parting suggestion:
If you already have the processing power, buy a dual format burner and burn according to your needs in the correct format!
+RW are more versitle however if there is a simplfied standard to be set +R are more reliable and cheeper
dvd-r are typically cheaper. Reliability depends on the brand of media.
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