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Old January 5th, 2004, 02:19 AM   #1
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DVD+ or DVD- what should I go with?

Topic says it all. I'm getting a DVD burner. Is one format looking like it has more of a future over the other?
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Old January 5th, 2004, 03:34 AM   #2
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As for future I think that there is a while before it becomes 1. This sort of topic has been answered many times before. try the search ^.

Generally speaking -R has been out the longest and has most compatibility with settop DVD players (95%). +R are said to be compatible with about 90% of settop players. They both should work in any DVD ROM.

Get your self a +R and -R (RW) drive. Therefore you get the best of both worlds. e.g. Pioneer A06

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Old January 5th, 2004, 03:47 AM   #3
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invest in a DVD+/-. this way you can burn both formats.

I have the Pioneer A-06, and it's working fine so far.
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Old January 5th, 2004, 04:10 AM   #4
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When this was discussed a few months ago, another user reported that some DVD ROM players cannot play both +R and -R.
He referred to a compabilitylist but I don't remember where you find it.
Maybe you can find more info at dvdrhelp.com
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Old January 5th, 2004, 08:23 AM   #6
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I recommend the wonderful Plextor dual format 708A +R/-R, which will burn good DVD+Rs at 8x on 4X discs. It's an excellent burner, and the Plextor name has arguably long been the best in the burning bidness.

Here's a review.

http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.html?i=1864
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Old January 5th, 2004, 11:31 AM   #7
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thanks

dual burner sounds like a good idea
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Old January 15th, 2004, 02:27 PM   #8
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i have a dual burner but what does everyone recomend for play back on a regualr home dvd player + or -
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Old January 15th, 2004, 02:44 PM   #9
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I've found that DVD+Rs are more likely to play on older players than DVD-Rs. But the stats show that overall -Rs have better compatibility, and all DVD duplicator services pretty much use -R exclusively and rarely have playback problems.
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