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How Do You Tell If Dvd Burners Are + Or - ?


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#1 Carly

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 10:43 PM

I have just bought some + disks to burn DVD's and am not sure if they are compatible with my DVD burner. Is there some way u can find out what ur burner is?

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 12:14 AM

Google your drive and se what the spec are. If you got them on a steal of a deaal go with it, but if not take them back. The + format is on the way out. The - standard will be the future. Most drive will play either thought.
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 02:21 AM

The only real determing factror for DVD madia is the burn speed, most medis will come in x4 x8 or x16, as acklan has suggested, you can find out the burn speed of your disk drive by googling it.

Here is a link that will take you to a site where they explain the different types of media in terms that even a novice will understand.

http://www.supermediastore.com/dvdmediafaq.html

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