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Which is best for movie burning DVD+RW or DVD-RW?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by themonkey, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. themonkey

    themonkey Member

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    My writer (Iisonic) is classed as DVD-RW and DVD+RW. I assume this means it burns both types (?).
    If this is so, which is the best for transfering VHS to DVD?
     
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    Hard to say. +RW uses newer technology, so you can usually burn faster with them. -RW, on the other hand, are more commonly used. So it all comes down to compatibility with other PC or stand alone player. Mind you, many stand alone players cannot handle +/-RW that well. So there's some experiementing to do too.
     
  3. themonkey

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    scf_au - I did look at the 'Sticky' regarding them, but as it was last Edited 2 years ago, I thought there must be new technology in place by now.
     
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    Yes, new technologies are indeed coming along --- e.g. TDK has invented DVDs that are non-scratchable, Maxell has developed a new dye that would last much longer, and Pioneer is developing DVDs that can hold 510GB of data ...... So things would definitely not be the same a few years into the future. But for now, although my PC burner can work with +/- RWs, my stand alone DVD player can only play -RWs. So what can you do???????? *_*
     
  5. themonkey

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    I think you've supplied the answer - use DVD- and wait!

    Thanks again
     

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