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Old August 24th, 2007, 04:19 PM   #1
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Finding dvd players that play +RW?

Is there any other way besides physically trying, to tell if a dvd player can run +RW dvds? My player box annoying says 'some +RW discs may not play'. About what percentage of DVD players can handle +RW?

Also is +R more compatible nowadays? I read in a 2004 post that +R was only about 80% compatible back then.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 07:38 AM   #2
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You can try videohelp.com -- there is a link to DVD PLAYERS along the left side that will let you check what users have experienced with different DVD Players.

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Old August 28th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #3
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Your second question

There is a technology called "bit setting" (also called book type) that makes +R and +RW disks more compatible with all players. Bit setting is basically "fooling" the player into interpreting the burned disk as being a pressed one. Only bit setting enabled burners driven by bit setting enabled burner software can accomplish this; Google around for more.

Regular +R/+RW disks (without bit setting) are still less compatible than -R/-RW disks.
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