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Old 04-16-02, 05:45 PM
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Differences: DVD-RW vs DVD+RW

Ok, they use different technologies, sort of.

Do they both create DVDs which can be played on a DVD player, or does DVD+RW only create computer readable DVDs...

Overall, what's the diff?
Old 04-16-02, 06:34 PM
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ok, got that... but which one will win? any conjectures... i doubt long term both will be around...
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Originally posted by Seeker
ok, got that... but which one will win? any conjectures... i doubt long term both will be around...
Microsoft is backing DVD+RW. I'm guessing that one is on its way to being the standard. Hopefully we'll see prices fall is that's the case.

Just an FYI, since most of the current DVD+RW drives will not be compatible with DVD+R (write once, less expensive media), several companies may be offering reasonably priced upgrades due to the confusion this has caused. One company already is offering their new drive for $99 and a trade-in of the old DVD+RW only, but I don't think I should mention names due to my job. Don't want to make it look like I'm hawking my wares. I just wanted to give a legit heads-up.
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You mean HP?

http://www.pcmag.com/article/0,2997,...a=25614,00.asp
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I just got the Philips DVD+RW and i can't figure out how to make any discs that are readable on anything but my computer. I think im going to trade it in for the Pioneer DVD-R since everyone seems to be able to make backups of their movies that play on any DVD player with this thing. The software that comes with the Philips doesn't even have an option to copy a DVD.


anyone know of a site like VCDHelp.com that has an FAQ to actually copy a DVD to DVD?

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