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Old 07-23-04, 10:28 PM
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DVD-r or DVD+r????

Someone clear this up for me...which is better DVD-r or DVD+r...does it matter? Some say -r and others +r but don't go in to specifics. Is one better than the other removed something that would close this thread for flawless playback on any dvd players. Puh-leeez help.

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Old 07-23-04, 11:22 PM
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-R is generally regarded as having better compatibility than +R with standalone DVD players, although, most recent players should play both formats perfectly fine.

-R / +R Description and Comparison
Old 07-24-04, 12:05 AM
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a +/-rw drive is cheap enough now, get one that does both (hell, they are practically giving away drives that do both PLUS dual layer now)
so go ahead and get one that does it all
and experiment to see what works best in your devices
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I am preferring +R a bit myself after starting with -R. It is a little faster burning for one thing.

You could have the best of all worlds if you got a burner that allowed you to set the booktype of the disc to be DVD-ROM. Then your burned discs would be the most compatible with standalone players. This only works with +R media.

Some LiteOn burners allow this. Some other brands too as well but I'm not sure what they are right now.

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