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Old 07-21-05, 02:42 PM
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what do you use a Dvd +RW drive for?

I currently have CD +RW drive and I am thinking about upgrading to a DVD +RW drive. what do you use it for?

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Two uses: 1) backing up a lot of data that would take several CDs to hold. 2) Burning discs I used a DVD authoring program on. The menus I get from my TiVo DVD-RW aren't nearly as cool.
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All those digital pictures. Turned them into photo albums. Well worth the $50 that I paid for the thing. I have been trying to take my home videos from the VHS and turn them into DVDs and such but I guess I just dont want to take the time and energy to learn how to do it. If there was some program out there that was 1)cheap 2)easy and 3)cheap I would probably have an easier time doing it.
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Do u really have to ask? Then u probably dont need it.

A dvd holds 4+ gig of data compared to 800 meg of a CD.
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What they said. A DVD can hold up to 7 times of a CD, and for me it reduces so much clutter and I don't have to burn my downloaded files every two days.
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Are dual layer dvds coming down in price anytime soon?

Also does anyone really use the rewriteable portion of it? I record on dvd's/cd's but i dont actually use rewriteables (and never have)..
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I got some dual layers on sale for $3.33 each. The performance was so bad I see no reason to use them. The layer change was really long and navigation was very slow.

I frequently use rewriteables to take some TV that I've recorded and watch it in another room on a standalone player. I wouldn't pay the price of a non-rewriteable to do that, so being able to reuse them works very nicely.
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CompUsa had the 3-pack Verbatim DL discs for $20 a while ago, so I bought a couple of packs and they worked great. I'm too afraid to try the lesser-name media.
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What does "worked great" mean? Did you burn video to it? Did you have chapters and did you try navigating and how was its response? Did you play it through the layer change and notice any delay?
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Yep, I burned a couple with video past the layer change and it worked fine, chapter marks and all. I used most of them for data storage though and I burned them with Nero 6 Ultra and they all verified at 100%.

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