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Ocelot 06-09-03 11:09 AM

Question: What's the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R?
 
sorry if this has been answered already ( i didn't find the link in the FAQ links).

pantala 06-09-03 01:24 PM

http://www.dvdplusrw.org/pc/pccomparison.html

Highly biased site, considering it is intended to sway people towards +R, but it lists differences.

I'd say that the market is split almost 50/50 between +R and -R right now, and both will be around for a while. If you are concerned about one of the technologies "winning", a la VHS vs Beta, you can get a dual format drive. Keep in mind that +R media costs more right now.

Ocelot 06-09-03 01:35 PM

thanks dude, pretty good info i got from there...

duz 06-09-03 05:19 PM

www.dvdrhelp.com

palebluedot 06-09-03 06:29 PM

Also keep in mind that I have a dual format burner and I have not had good luck with DVD+R. They burn perfectly but they have trouble playing in all DVD players. DVD-R has worked in every DVD player I own.

twikoff 06-09-03 06:44 PM

Ive been looking into these alot lately
and everything i read says that the -r is the way to go right now

I was planning on getting a universal burner.. but everyone keeps telling me that Ill never use the +r part

X 06-09-03 06:56 PM

DVD-R has been completely compatible for me where DVD+R was not supported by 3 of my standalone DVD players. So DVD-R is a must for me.

I would only want DVD+R in addition to DVD-R for two reasons. When there are deals on media involving rebates you could buy both the -R and the +R media and get twice as much media eligible for rebate. And if you did a lot of temporary data storage DVD+RW might be faster to write to.

namja 06-10-03 01:43 AM


Originally posted by pantala
I'd say that the market is split almost 50/50 between +R and -R right now, and both will be around for a while.
I don't know if it's already 50/50 now, but +R has been making huge gains in market share from like 1-2 years ago when they had less than 20% market share ...

Anyway, some interesting reads:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,1020781,00.asp
http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/110/2

twikoff 06-10-03 06:44 AM

lets do an experiment

you guys chip in and buy me a universal drive..
and Ill burn both -r and +r dvds.. and Ill test to see where all they are compatible..
and then Ill post my results!


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