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Support for DVD-R DL?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by paztelu, May 4, 2005.

  1. paztelu

    paztelu Regular member

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    Not long ago I bought a Double layer (DVD+R DL) dual format drive (the sony Dru 710a), which can burn DVD+R DVD+RW, DVD-R DVD-RW, DVD+R DL, CD-R, CD-RW. I just heard that pioneer in alliance with the DVD Forum introduced the new DVD-R DL so my question is, could it be a possibility that companies start introducing firmware upgrades so their DVD+R DL drives can support DVD-R DL, Im worried because if that does not happen I will have to buy a new DVD burner with support with DVD-R DL, although I dont see any physical limitations in part of the DVD+R DL because DVD-R DL AND DVD+R DL only differ on the dye used, so post your opinions, so I can still hope that I wont have to buy another DVD BURNER :)
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    The chances of a non DL -R drive being able to use it through a firmware upgrade are slim to none. I've seen burn speeds changed through firmwares but never support for another format.

    I myself wouldn't worry one bit about not having DL -R support. +R was first on the scene and I doubt the -R spec will add anything significant other than simply being a different format.
     
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    paztelu Regular member

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    :-( well and wont DVD-R DL would be more compatible still do you think is a good investment if I buy a DVD-R DL compatible drive If not long ago I bough a DVD+R DL drive???
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Like I said I don't think DVD-R DL will be any more comaptibile than DVD+R DL :)
     
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    paztelu Regular member

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    Ok I understand that, but lets say not long ago you bough a DVD+R DL drive, and now a New DVD-R DL media appears and you need to buy a new drive to support this media, you have enough money to invest on it (although not long ago you bought a DVD+R DL drive) would you invest that money on buying the DVD-R DL drive?!?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't invest in a DVD -R DL if I already had a DVD +R DL. There's no compelling reason to.
     

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