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Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by ry004, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. ry004

    ry004 Member

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    what is best for backing up dvds to play on dvd players and pc's + or - R. it thought is was suppose to be - but the once i have + seems to work better on dvd players.
     
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    This seems to be a ongoing debate. -R's seem to be compatible with more DVD players in my experience, but I have heard that - is more compatible and I have also heard that + is more compatible. I know that many of the newer DVD players can play either format and I think that almost every Sony DVD player can play either format. Another thing that you may want to try is the burn speed b/c I know for PS2's the burn speed is a major factor for recognizing the backup DVD's. Hope this helps.
     
  3. DaOsT

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    yeah +rs are compatable with 85% of the dvd drives out there

    -rs are compatable with 90% of the drives out there

    some recon that the +r way has the edge on quality

    but if I were to choose -r every time because there is still a significant difference in price ......

    but +rs have come down alot in a year

    just remember to get a dual burner
     
  4. videot40

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    I had to send out over 200 DVDs recently and I kept track of the returns on -R or +R.. I used HPDVD300i +R and pioneer A04 for the -R. I sent out 100 of each and sat back to see how many problems I would have. 50 of the DVD-R medias were Samsung BeAll brand and none of them were returned. I had also sent out 50 Maxell type -R DVD and 5 of them came back with playback problems. As for the Ricoh style HP model +R, only 2 of them caused playback problems on the customer's DVD players. I used Verbatim +R.. My conclusion is that the type of media used is the most important factor.
     
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    videot40 yeah your exactly right you get what you pay for better paying a bit more it ='s less coasters
     

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