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What's the deal: + or -

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by The_OGS, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. The_OGS

    The_OGS Active member

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    Finally got a DVD burner :)
    Found BenQ blanks, 5-pak with jewel cases and paper inserts, rated 8x, for $3.99 (Canadian, that's not even $3 bucks USD)
    Bought just one box, using pocket-change, and they work just fine!
    So I'm gonna go back and drop a $20
    That should keep me in blanks 'till Christmas at least.
    Which do I want, DVD+ or DVD- ?
    Sorry this has probably been discussed at length somewhere... so what's the verdict (LoL)
    Thanks for replies,
    Regards
     
  2. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    read a review of dvd formats this might explain :
    (enjoy the light reading: andmerr)


    DVD Formats Explained
    When DVD technology first appeared in households, users were simply popping DVD discs into their DVD players to watch movies - an option to the then-conventional VCR. But just as compact disc technology evolved so that users could record and erase and re-record data onto compact discs, the same is now true of DVDs. But with so many different formats -- DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM -- how do users know which DVD format is compatible with their existing systems, and why are there so many different formats for DVDs? The following information sheds some light on DVD's different flavors, the differences between them and the incompatibility issues that the differing technologies have sprouted.
    The crucial difference among the standards is based on which manufacturers adhere to which standards. Similar to the old VHS/Beta tape wars when VCRs first hit the markets, different manufacturers support different standards.


    DVD+R and DVD+RW

    DVD+R and DVD+RW formats are supported by Philips, Sony, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Ricoh, Yamaha and others.
    DVD+R is a recordable DVD format similar to CD-R. A DVD+R can only record data once and then the data becomes permanent on the disc. The disc can not be recorded onto a second time.

    DVD+RW is a re-recordable format similar to CD-RW. The data on a DVD+RW disc can be erased and recorded over numerous times without damaging the medium.

    DVDs created by a +R/+RW device can be read by most commercial DVD-ROM players.



    DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM

    These formats are supported by Panasonic, Toshiba, Apple Computer, Hitachi, NEC, Pioneer, Samsung and Sharp. These formats are also supported by the DVD Forum.
    DVD-R is a recordable DVD format similar to CD-R and DVD+R. A DVD-R can only record data once and then the data becomes permanent on the disc. The disc can not be recorded onto a second time. There also are two additional standards for DVD-R disks: DVD-RG for general use, and DVD-RA for authoring, which is used for mastering DVD video or data and is not typically available to the general public.

    DVD-RW is a re-recordable format similar to CD-RW or DVD+RW. The data on a DVD-RW disc can be erased and recorded over numerous times without damaging the medium.

    DVDs created by a -R/-RW device can be read by most commercial DVD-ROM players.

    DVD-RAM discs can be recorded and erased repeatedly but are only compatible with devices manufactured by the companies that support the DVD-RAM format. DVD-RAM discs are typically housed in cartridges.



    DVD-ROM

    DVD-ROM was the first DVD standard to hit the market and is a read-only format. The video or game content is burned onto the DVD once and the DVD will run on any DVD-ROM-equipped device.
     
  3. agent-k

    agent-k Regular member

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    andmerr,
    that's definately worth more than 73%.
    Nice speach, now your really trying. Lol ;)
     
  4. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    thanks but i cant take the credit i read the review thought it was pretty good and kept a copy knowing that it probably would be useful for some one else.


    so hows it going agent k i took your advise but no matter how i try just cant get over the barrier (73)
     
  5. agent-k

    agent-k Regular member

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    We'll have to add an extra name but I don't know what just yet. I'll work on it.
     
  6. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    better be something fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. agent-k

    agent-k Regular member

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    'DICK' adds up to 27, is that any good?
    hahahaha
     
  8. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    your not really trying are you just being funny (lol)
     
  9. The_OGS

    The_OGS Active member

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    Interesting stuff,
    Thanks :)
     
  10. Jh823sh

    Jh823sh Guest

    What media plays in Playstation 2? I wanna be able to play it on playstaion 2 and Xbox.
     
  11. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    maxdata disks
    princos
    sony gold
     
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  12. Jh823sh

    Jh823sh Guest

    No i mean what DVD media plays on playstation 2 or the Xbox?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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