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If it's just for data, does it matter if it's -R or +R?

Postby btiger on Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:58 pm

I was told +R DVD disc are mostly for data and -R DVD disc are usually for movies, is that true?......if I just want to store data, does it matter if I use the -R or +R dvd disc? Thanks for your feedback in advance.
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Postby KenW on Wed Dec 22, 2004 8:01 pm

nope , +R or -R can be used for both, I use what ever is cheaper, but its upto you.
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Postby shaun on Wed Dec 22, 2004 8:02 pm

I think what you have been told (about +/-) relates to the fact that -R seems to be more compatiable with standalone DVD players than +R (althought the margin is not that big).

It doesn't matter for data. If it's important info, use the best disks for your drive. If your drive is listed in our review section, you'll find a host of different disks that have been sampled with it, and the results.
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Postby xchagg on Wed Dec 22, 2004 8:12 pm

use whatever is cheaper, and says "Made in Japan".
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Postby CowboySlim on Wed Dec 22, 2004 8:40 pm

+R has better error correction an therefore should be better for data. My backed up movies on +R play just fine on my standalone players.

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Postby hoxlund on Thu Dec 23, 2004 1:52 am

i use dvd-r for everything, right now its TY TYG02 media
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Postby ETP on Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:52 am

Use both + & - R! Cheap and expensive! All good. Burn away!

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