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reprogramming your dvd player to play DVD-R?

Discussion in 'DVD recorders' started by lambsk1, May 30, 2004.

  1. lambsk1

    lambsk1 Member

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    Hi.

    I've heard there's a way that you can program (some) dvd players (that don't play dvd recordables) to play dvd recordables? Does anyone know how? Please help.

    Thanks

    Lambsk1
     
  2. ken0042

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    I would be curious to see how that would be done too. As far as I know; it isn't possible because the limitation isn't on the software end; it's all about the hardware. (Or more specifically the laser)

    On a store bought DVD, the 1's and 0's are bumps and grooves physically stamped into the disc. On DVD-R's, the bumps and gooves are simulated by making the laser change the colour of the dye on the disc. Because the differences are not as noticable; DVD players with poorer quality lasers cannot read DVD-R's.

    This page shows a little of how they are different. It uses CD-R's in their example, but the underlying technology is very similar. http://computer.howstuffworks.com/cd-burner4.htm
     

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