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What is the best choice for DVD video: DVD-R or DVD+R?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by viliboy, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. viliboy

    viliboy Guest

    I want to buy an DVD recorder, but I am a little confused. Please ask to these questions:

    1. What is the best choice for DVD video: DVD-R or DVD+R?

    2. If I choose DVD-R, how can I know if the burner make DVD-R General or DVD-R Authoring?

    3. I want the burner especially for DVD video. The Sony DRU500 is the best choice or Pioneer DVR104/103 is enough?

    Thank you.
     
  2. FTPlayer

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    I bought the Sony DRU500. I have a DVD player (Toshiba 4205) that does not support DVD+R. Of all my friends, only one of them has a stand alone player that supports +R. You can of course, still use +R for DATA.

    My stand alone DVD player supports DVD-R and -RW.

    I would suggest that you check the compatibility of your DVD player and make sure that your burner supports that format.
     
  3. viliboy

    viliboy Guest

    Thx for your answer, but I'm still confused. Both DVD-R and DVD+R producers says that the format is compatible with 85% of the players. Does matter for DVD videos the -R or the +R?
     
  4. Gran-Pa

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    One maker has just introduced a dvd writer that used both the plus and minus options, I think it Phillips.
     
  5. viliboy

    viliboy Guest

    The maker is Sony, with DRU500
     
  6. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    When speaking of DVD-Video:

    For quality-wise, there's no difference. For burning, there's no difference. For amount of data you can fit on one disc, there's no difference. For price, DVD-R discs in UK cost appx £0.60 and DVD+R around £1.40 ($0.90 and $2.10) when you buy cheap brands. For compatibility, all modern players support generally speaking all formats.
     
  7. viliboy

    viliboy Guest

    Thank you, this is one of the answers I expected. Can you answer to other question:

    2. If I choose DVD-R, how can I know if the burner make DVD-R General or DVD-R Authoring?

    3. I want the burner especially for DVD video. The Sony DRU500 is the best choice or Pioneer DVR104/103 is enough?
     
  8. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    2. All drives that normal human being can afford, make DVDG discs, not DVDA.

    3. If you're paranoid (about the standards war)or get a good deal for Sony, go with it. If you wish to get a damn good "minus" drive that costs $50-75 less than Sony, buy Pioneer A05/105 (only nag: it is picky with some crap DVD-R discs, like Bulkpaq in the UK/Euro markets).
     
  9. viliboy

    viliboy Guest

    Thanks.
    P.S. I'm not paranoid.
     

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