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dvd-r or dvd+r

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by after007, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. after007

    after007 Member

    Mar 3, 2005
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    what has play compatiblity? cd-r or cd+r...what is better
  2. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

    Oct 31, 2004
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    This question is already all over in AD.. Try using the search function. Oh why even bother here it go's ..

    There really isn’t a big difference in the type of DVD you would use + or- . It all boils down to personal preference or what most DVD’s players you own will support. If your stand alone DVD players are newer (within 2 years) chances are they will read either + or – just fine. The most important factor when deciding media would be the brand or the manufacturer of the disc. This is a confusing one and talked about in depth all over the forum. So my recommendations to you would be these disks. Most will agree with this.. I hope :)

    Buying Online
    Taiyo Yuden (genuine TY’s there are fakes out there so beware)
    Ritek G04 brand these would be the x4 disks again beware of fakes
    Prodisc 2nd class media, but newer media x8 seems to work well for people

    Buying at the store (Best Buy, Office Depot, Wal-Mart ect.)
    Fuji film – Manufactured by Taiyo Yuden, MCC, Ricoh Japan, Prodisc, Fuji Film all fairly good manufacturers
    Maxell – Manufactured by Maxwell, Ritek, RicohJapan, Taiyo Yuden
    TDK – Manufactured by TDK, Ritek, RicohJapan, Maxwell, MCC, CMC Beware of the CMC brand
    Verbatim – MCC, CMC, TY, RicohJapan, Ritek again beware of CMC which it seems Verbatim is using more frequently lately.
    Sony - RicohJapan, MCC, Sony

    Note: A good rule of thumb when purchasing your media in the store is to look for “made in Japan or Singapore” stay away from “made in Taiwan or Hong Kong” When buying online always try and get “Branded” media this way you can be sure you are getting the genuine article. There is an exception to that rule and it would be Taiyo Yuden disks. You just need to buy from a reputable dealer when buying online. Here are a few I have bought from with good experience. Of course it isn’t going to be the same for everyone.

    Supermediastore.com – Rated number 1 just about anywhere you look.
    Rima.com – Fast and cheap good service
    Mertline.com – Little slower on shipping, but quality media

    Ones you should stay clear of
    Shop4tech.com – Let’s just say you get what you pay for.. I received fake TY’s from them
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2005
  3. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

    Oct 9, 2004
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    [bold]cd-r or cd+r...what is better[/bold]

    The + defintitely, Especially is you can book-type your cd+r's to cd-rom!lol

    I hope after007 meant dvd+r and dvd-r.

    Some dvd burners feature this bitsetting feature on book-typing dvd+r to format into a dvd-rom backup disc-making them more compatable in more stand alones and drives.

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