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Whats better + or - dvd's

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by maniani, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. maniani

    maniani Member

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    Hey,

    i ve been using philips + to burn my games on. But is the - standard better for the lens of ps2?

    thnx
     
  2. gulliver

    gulliver Regular member

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    If you have a choice use DVD-R, some ps2's don't even read DVD+R's and I've heard they might strain the laser more.
     
  3. maniani

    maniani Member

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    well i have been using the + had no problems playing the games......but i'll use - type in the future to avoid problems with the lens. Anyway thanks.....
     
  4. gulliver

    gulliver Regular member

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    no problem:)
     
  5. steimy

    steimy Active member

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    I use the Phillips 8X DVD-R all the time and have had better than great results. They are excellent DVD's
    They cost more but always work for me.
    I have a version 5/6 and 7 PS2's that play them with no problems.
    I have never tried the +R discs.
     
  6. Tonyc24

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    my ps2 can play both - and +r can someone tell me which one puts less strees on my laser
     
  7. hursty

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    none of them
     
  8. Tonyc24

    Tonyc24 Member

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    so is it normal wen my ps2 laser goes crazy wen i play my back up ps2 games

    i have maxell dvd-r and +r
     
  9. maniani

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    The disc ID of the philips dvd+ 8x is INFOME-R20-00 and of the dvd- 8x is FUJI03......any difference in this?
     
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    iv tried both dvd+r and dvd-r and the +r's are better cuz its always reading off the disc and +r are better but for games like need for speed underground 2 ... it wont make a difference.

    most new games ( especially ea sports ) only play like original if they are dvd+r ( from my experiences )

    i got v4 with SM 3.3
     
  11. maniani

    maniani Member

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    I'll try to use the dvd+ more i think....anyway thanks
     
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    squizzle Active member

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    what?

    Anyway, from what I've heard the +R's are better on your laser but to be honest I don't really think it matters. Just go with whatever your PS2 plays. Now media quality is definitely something you don't want to go cheap with. I use Ritek G04's and tons of others swear by these and Taiyo Yuden. Crappy media will deteriorate quicker and your PS2 laser will have to work really hard to try to read data it can't.
     
  13. hursty

    hursty Active member

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    his wording is not quite right but in a sense it is true

    games that read constantly off the disc,like san andreas,are said to run better when recorded on a dvd+r,thats not to say dvd-r wont work,just if people who are having problems with such games,using dvd+r instead of dvd-r.makes things improve
     
  14. bzboarder

    bzboarder Guest

    im using TDk -r personally, they always work great. just wondering, isnt it true that v1-6 cant read DVD+r's? i dont understand why a +r would work better (ive read that quite a few times on this site) if earlier machines cant even read them at all? anyone have some insight to this?
     
  15. hursty

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    not quite right

    v1-v3 can only read dvd-r
    some v4 can read dvd+r
    v5 and above can read anything
     
  16. bzboarder

    bzboarder Guest

    i have a v10, so its all gravy. but that still leads me to wonder why a +r would work better?
     
  17. squizzle

    squizzle Active member

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    mine's a V4 that only plays -R, so I can't really tell you what's better.
     
  18. FUSION6

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    I got a V5 that plays - and +R's
     
  19. hursty

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    that is nothing unusual
     
  20. wazup1023

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    I like -r better for some reason
     

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