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Why is there even DvD-R and +R

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by Dav3, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. Dav3

    Dav3 Member

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    I see no point in why there is even - and + since i have never herd any differant than the only differance between them is compatibility with hardware..players and burners and such. is there any other differance? If not what the @%^# did they even make two for anyway.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    When the DVD spec was being developed the various consortiums behind it couldn't agree on a single spec so they broke into two camps that pushed the format they thought was better so now we have +R and -R.
     
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    but yet there is no differance other than compatibility?
     
  4. aabbccdd

    aabbccdd Guest

    Pretty much DAV. Its all marketing . Think of it this way AS IN VCR players ..BETA was the first format to come out then VHS came along and the format war was on VHS came out on top..even though BETA was first and actully the better format. but as far as the DVD dash R and DVD plus R neither one is better than the other format.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    The biggest compatibility issue comes down to the particular make/model standalone you'll be playing your copies in. Some players can be real picky about what they'll play. Here's a good link to check player compatibility:

    http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers
     
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    everyone else already explained about the whole format issue but if you want to read more extensively into the subject try this link: http://www.digitalfaq.com/othervideo/dvdformats.htm

    yes, i know the link is old and the website hasn't been updated for ages. :)
     

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