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newcombe6
07-25-2004, 02:55 PM
I'll be honest - i dont really understand the differenve between the two types, but was wondering if any one type was better for burning movies onto (and the occasional pc game)?

ive been using dvd+r for all my burnt movies, but are dvd-r's just as good? cos theyre a bit cheaper generally?

cheers for any help in advance

ps : sorry I.K.E if this belongs in software/hardware world - but its movie related.

cheers lads

Entity101
07-25-2004, 04:35 PM
+R is a slightly better quality wise

- R has a slightly better compatibility with players

seiya_33
07-25-2004, 04:50 PM
well didnt know the difrence myself , but i only buy +R , once bought 100-Rs in office max like for 40 bucks , they were crap , my dvd player didnt play them , nor did my pc , they werent even good for data , it couldnt be read , like i said they were crap .

NTWEAK
07-25-2004, 05:11 PM
If you bought 100 dvdr's for $40 that should have been the first clue.

COMPUSA brand dvd-r's dvd+r's are really good and so is the price.
you can get 10 w/cases for 14.99 or 15 w/o cases for 14.99

A number of people have been using them and there hasn't been any complaints.

As far as the difference betweent the + or - format isn't really nothing.

However the + format is newer and the - format will soon be out dated.

If you have a dual format burner, buy the cheapest disk. :D lol

(Entity's reply is correct.)

Robert00000
07-25-2004, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by seiya_33@25 July 2004 - 16:51
well didnt know the difrence myself , but i only buy +R , once bought 100-Rs in office max like for 40 bucks , they were crap , my dvd player didnt play them , nor did my pc , they werent even good for data , it couldnt be read , like i said they were crap .
There are different grades of dvdr's for each, and not all of them work well with all drives.

mEtho
07-25-2004, 09:27 PM
are there any 7.5 gb dvds ;)

Entity101
07-25-2004, 09:39 PM
Originally posted by mEtho@25 July 2004 - 23:28
are there any 7.5 gb dvds ;)
There are 8.x GB ones. But they are still very expensive ($15 or more) and require a special dual-layer dvd-burner.

newcombe6
07-25-2004, 11:32 PM
cheers lads - much appreciated. ended up getting 100 dvd+r for 32 from a guy on ebay. seemed bloody good to me.

cheers for the info though - i never did really understand the difference till now

take it easy fella's

SingaBoiy
07-26-2004, 06:17 AM
Originally posted by NTWEAK@25 July 2004 - 08:12
If you bought 100 dvdr's for $40 that should have been the first clue.

COMPUSA brand dvd-r's dvd+r's are really good and so is the price.
you can get 10 w/cases for 14.99 or 15 w/o cases for 14.99

A number of people have been using them and there hasn't been any complaints.

As far as the difference betweent the + or - format isn't really nothing.

However the + format is newer and the - format will soon be out dated.

If you have a dual format burner, buy the cheapest disk. :D lol

(Entity's reply is correct.)
I get my dvd-r's for $28 now. They were $35 but the price dropped. I dont have any problems with them. Sometimes if I burn it too fast my ps2 will read it alittle laggy but still playable. My dvd player reads them perfect.

Gripper
07-26-2004, 07:47 AM
Originally posted by newcombe6@25 July 2004 - 23:33
cheers lads - much appreciated. ended up getting 100 dvd+r for 32 from a guy on ebay. seemed bloody good to me.

cheers for the info though - i never did really understand the difference till now

take it easy fella's
You'll have to let us know how good they work :D
Thinling of upgrading myself,seen a good review of a dvd burner For 66,its a teac dv-w58ga,has anyone had any experience with one?
Sorry IKE if Im off topic but I would use it for burning movies,tv series ect
Prices are dropping like crazy on DVD burners lately,which is great news for all of us tight gits :lol:

SingaBoiy
07-26-2004, 08:00 AM
Originally posted by newcombe6@25 July 2004 - 14:33
cheers lads - much appreciated. ended up getting 100 dvd+r for 32 from a guy on ebay. seemed bloody good to me.

cheers for the info though - i never did really understand the difference till now

take it easy fella's
What was the user name that sold them to you?

Robert00000
07-26-2004, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by gripper103.2+26 July 2004 - 07:48--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (gripper103.2 @ 26 July 2004 - 07:48)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-newcombe6@25 July 2004 - 23:33
cheers lads - much appreciated. ended up getting 100 dvd+r for 32 from a guy on ebay. seemed bloody good to me.

cheers for the info though - i never did really understand the difference till now

take it easy fella&#39;s
You&#39;ll have to let us know how good they work :D
Thinling of upgrading myself,seen a good review of a dvd burner For 66,its a teac dv-w58ga,has anyone had any experience with one?
Sorry IKE if Im off topic but I would use it for burning movies,tv series ect
Prices are dropping like crazy on DVD burners lately,which is great news for all of us tight gits :lol: [/b][/quote]
Make sure to buy one that writes on dual layer dics as well. They are quite cheap, see link below.

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/in...oduct_uid=62809 (http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=62809)

newcombe6
07-26-2004, 12:54 PM
the guy i got them from on ebay is "buyblanks". thats his user id so just do a search. its next day delivery and hes already left me good feedback. seems like a very good seller actually

and cheers for all the help lads

ps to answer some earlier questions, i got a sony ds120 dual layer for 67 and its been perfect so far - excellent burner. glad i upgraded from kvcd to burning dvd&#39;s in the end

Robert00000
07-26-2004, 06:12 PM
By the way don&#39;t confuse dual layer with dual format. Dual layer allows you to record on 8.5 gig discs :D

3RA1N1AC
07-26-2004, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by Entity101@25 July 2004 - 13:40
There are 8.x GB ones. But they are still very expensive (&#036;15 or more) and require a special dual-layer dvd-burner.
pretty much takes the thrill out of piracy, there, when a blank costs as much as the retail version of the movie.

Robert00000
07-27-2004, 11:54 PM
Originally posted by 3RA1N1AC+26 July 2004 - 18:59--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (3RA1N1AC &#064; 26 July 2004 - 18:59)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Entity101@25 July 2004 - 13:40
There are 8.x GB ones. But they are still very expensive (&#036;15 or more) and require a special dual-layer dvd-burner.
pretty much takes the thrill out of piracy, there, when a blank costs as much as the retail version of the movie. [/b][/quote]
I remember when 2.4 speed disks used to cost the same :o


EDIT: BTW you can put four movies on one disk without losing noticable quality :D .

But i&#39;d still wait for the price to drop and the drives and dics to get faster ;)