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#1 Klinkaroo

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:01 AM

Not sure if I should post here but I will give it a shot.

What is the difference between +R and -R like DVD+R and DVD-R or DVD-RW ect...

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:28 AM

It like saying VHS or Beta. .AVI verus .WMA . It is a format. If I am not mistaken all players, made in the passed coule of years, can now play either. I may have made it to simple but that is what it boils down too. 2 approaches to the same problem, and the DVD-RW is winning out over DVD+RW. Most burners list both, DVD±RW.
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Posted 10 March 2006 - 02:19 AM

acklan is right. most new burners can handle either format, they should be listed in the features section on most drives. Before '02(i think) you had to buy your media to match your player, but now most players are capable of handling both. The only real difference now is usually a slight trend in price difference, and some people think that one type is better/more reliable than another. doesn't matter to me though, my NEC drive handles all formats (not sure about RAM) up to 16x and I just bought some DVD-Rs and DVD+RWs. I just go by the sales.

hope that helps and here is some further reading I found somewhere in the forums DVD Formats Explained




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