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The difference between dvd + & - formats?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by akacheesy, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. akacheesy

    akacheesy Guest

    Apologies if this question has been answered before I have already looked and couldn't see it.

    Can anyone give me a brief description outlining the diffrences between the 2 formats? Which one is better? Which one do I need to copy movies and possibly games? (i.e. Xbox)

    Thank you in anticipation
     
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    Supposedly the - format is more acceptable for stand alone DVD players. I have heard that the + format is better for PS2 games, not too sure about the XBOX though.
     
  4. akacheesy

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    Better? In what way?
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    Either format will do you fine !!!

    Take it you're currently thinking about buying a DVD Burner , if you buy a dual-format burner which are not a lot more expensive than single format burners you'll have the best of both worlds.

     
  6. akacheesy

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    cool thanks, just ordered a Mitsumi DW-7801 TE bargain £99.00 inc VAT :D
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    A better bargain :

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  9. akacheesy

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    I had heard from a colleague, I work in IT supplies by the way, that the Mitsumi is actually a Pioneer mechanism. Nowt between them aprt from the badge and the cost
     
  10. herbsman

    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah , yrs ago I bought a Pioneer DVR104 & it was badged [bold]Benq [/bold]
    Like ya say - no difference : )

    OEM version of drive is usually a fair bit cheaper & who really needs Nero 5 & some fitting screws anyway !! lol _X_X_X_X_X_[small][​IMG]
    I give you all these seed bearing plants & 'erbs to use...[/small]
     
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