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Thread: Dvd-r/rw Or Dvd+r/rw

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    hi, im planning to pick up another dvd burner for my new pc and i was wonder which one is more compatible w/ dvd players. i dont want to spend money to get a multi format one when only one format is commonly used and the other is not.

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    i have to say that i havent noticed a compatibility issue with either. i think it depends on the player. me and a friend burn movies on a multi format TDK and have used both + and -, and results are pretty much the same ,as far as i can tell. you prolly should get a multi format tho, just in case.

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    but teh multi format is $40 more .

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    i think dvd+r/rw is most widely used, notto sure though
    http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvd

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    I think that cd+r will win out in the end since it has more features (and is likely to have 2-layer earlier), but at the moment the media is more expensive compared to cd-r.

    I would go for a dual format drive at the moment, but buy dvd-r media until there is some indication of which way the manufacturers are going to go. More stand alone dvd players support dvd-r than dvd+r, but the difference is small and most support both formats.
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    Originally posted by lynx@15 December 2003 - 04:16
    I think that cd+r will win out in the end since it has more features (and is likely to have 2-layer earlier), but at the moment the media is more expensive compared to cd-r.
    huh?

    okay ill guess ill get the dual....there goes my extra $40 for the dvd rom

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    I have dual format writer, but have had minor probs with some - disks, but + always work perfectly.
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    dvd+r/rw burns and plays cds 2, dvd-r/rw burns and plays cds

    edit:all you asses were making a big deal out of nothing, so i changed "blah blah" to the correct stuff

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    Originally posted by mooseman2070@15 December 2003 - 17:14
    dvd+/blah blah burns and plays cds 2, dvd-blah blah doesnt
    blah blah

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    okay ill guess ill get the dual....there goes my extra $40 for the dvd rom
    What 2 burners are you comparing? I'm sure it's not a $40 difference for every make.

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