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Discussion in 'DVDR' started by wannabe, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. wannabe

    wannabe Guest

    i ran across this site a few days ago cause i was searching for info about dvd burners. well my question is i DONT have a chip in my ps2. But i wanna know if i get a dvd burner can i play my dvd movies without a chip?? dvd-r or dvd+r? i have model number scph-39001 thanks
     
  2. sirmugen

    sirmugen Regular member

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    Yes you can play DVD-R (thats what I have)... don't know about DVD+R because I don't have a burner for that.

    sirmugen
     
  3. joblow

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    Some people said that only new versions of ps2 can play dvd+r. But I can't tell you if it is true because I'm using dvd-r.
     
  4. WalterPK

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    just to confuse matters!, i have played a dvd+ r in a non chipped XBOX and it worked perfectly. Dont' know about PS2, but can't imagine Sony would let another competitor get one over them!
     
  5. wannabe

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    i hope i actually get a clear answer cause i wanna buy a dvd-burner in 2 weeks but i wanna make sure it works!!!!! oh i found out i have version 7 of ps2 if that helps
     
  6. sirmugen

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    If you wanna kill two birds with one stone, get a burner that supports both +R & -R, that way you can try both media to see which you'll perfer, -R is cheaper than +R.

    Good Luck

    sirmugen
     
  7. joblow

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  8. steveblue

    steveblue Guest

    i HAVE BURNED A MOVIE ONTO DVD+R AND IT WORKED FINE ON A NON MODDED PS2, TRIED DVD+RW BUT DIDN'T WORK.
     
  9. HomerJ

    HomerJ Moderator Staff Member

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    wannabe,

    PS2 plays DVD-r no problems at all.

    If you do encounter a problem, there is a real fault somewhere.

    HomerJ
     
  10. wannabe

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    see i also need to know about +r cause well i might not be able to save up to the price of the sony drive
     
  11. procode

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    Isn't +R Sony's baby ?
    If so, it'll definitely play.
    You may pay less for the drive M8, but you'll soon exceed that as you pay for blank discs.
    Typical costs are DVD-R 50p, DVD+R £4. DVD-RW £1-00p, DVD+RW £15-00p. I know, I've paid all these prices. The +R stuff, for a friend with more money than sense.
     
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  12. egomaniac

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    I believe -R/-RW is Sony's baby...but in a few years its gonna be all about blu-ray anyway.

    To answer your question wannabe what i've gathered is that the older model PS2's have trouble playing the +R/+RW format becuz of laser concerns...people with this first ver. PS2's can get their lasers replaced or adjusted so they will play the +R/+RW media but i believe the number you gave is a ver. 7 PS2. So your's shouldn't have any problem playing the +R/+RW media at all. Oh...and i would definetly save up for the Sony DVD burner....i have the DRU-500a and it is fabulous...best "toy" i purchased all year!!
     
  13. mrmont

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    well i found that good media is the key coz i used bulkpaq dvd-r 25 for £12 and the ps2 didnt like them at all, spend about £20 for 25 infiniti discs no problems at all
     
  14. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    wannabe: Never, ever buy a drive that can only burn +R/+RW. If you can't afford to buy/don't want to buy a dual-format drive, buy -R/-RW only. Blanks are about 50% cheaper and as everybody stated, -R works on all PS2 models, +R/+RWs don't.
     
  15. wannabe

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    wow u guys have helped me out, i guess i save for the sony drive it's not that i cant afford it i'm jus not patient i'd order online for cheaper but no credit card oh well another 2-3 weeks for my dvds to start being made
     

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