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What media to use DVD-R or DVD+R?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by aut0psy, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. aut0psy

    aut0psy Regular member

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    What is the better choice of media to use when doing DVD Backup?

    I was told that DVD+R is better to use as it will do both data and video well, where DVD-R is more strictly for video/DVD copy?

    Like to hear what everyone else uses?

    Thanks
     
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    jim_dandy Active member

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    Ive heard that the + is a better product,but I havent read anything to prove that.The only issue is player compatibility.The - format, being older, will play in more players than the +,but not by much anymore.
     
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    Hi,
    DVD+R is a dvd disc that allows multiple layers for one disc where as dvd-r only allows one layer. The DVD-R ("dash” R) and -RW media are officially approved by the group called DVD Forum, and the DVD+R ("plus” R) and +RW are not.There is little functional differences. Almost all DVD players can play DVD-R so that is why a lot of people use DVD-R for movies and things.
     
  4. aut0psy

    aut0psy Regular member

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    So what I am getting from these responses is...I would probably be safer taking my 100 DVD+R spindle back and switching for a DVD-R spindle?

    I haven't opened it yet, thats why I Wanted to make sure first :).
     
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    dvd player compatibility chart..http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers
    If your players will play +r's,I see no reason to return them.
     
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