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Newbie help!!!!

Postby texasbiggs on Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:32 pm

Newbie to DVD recording and very confused and search turns up 9000 options.......
DVD-r
DVD+r

When would I use one over the other?

What is best for backing data or photos on hard drive?
Backing up a movie?

Any source for a person with Barney Rubble knowledge but willing to learn.

Buying a Benq 1640 based on input here.....

Thanks to everyone for your experience.....
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:59 pm

The main differences between DVD-R and DVD+R nowadays is really just that DVD-R is more compatible with old (read: 5 years old) dvd players.

All new devices on the market now are mostly compatible with both, except video game consoles, where depending on the type of drive used in that particular version, might only work with one or the other.

Also, the DVD+RW and DVD+R DL formats are light-year's ahead of the DVD-RW and DVD-R DL formats.

I prefer DVD+R most of the time, just my personal preference.
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Postby Scour on Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:29 am

Hello!

I prefer DVD-R, because it´s the most compatible format.

If you have the Benq 1640, I recommend you DVD+R, the Benq like it more than DVD-R. But if you buy only good media like Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim, the Benq works also fine with -R.

And If you backup important data, use only good media. For absoluty important data I use TY and Verbatim, burn the data on both DVD.
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Postby Rudy on Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:10 am

[quote="aviationwiz"]
Also, the DVD+RW and DVD+R DL formats are light-year's ahead of the DVD-RW and DVD-R DL formats.
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Could you please briefly explain why?

Thank you.
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Postby Scour on Sun Sep 11, 2005 1:51 pm

Rudy wrote:
aviationwiz wrote:Also, the DVD+RW and DVD+R DL formats are light-year's ahead of the DVD-RW and DVD-R DL formats.
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Could you please briefly explain why?

Thank you.


DVD+R DL can be bitsetted to DVD-ROM DL = very good compatibility

DVD+RW can be erased in under 5 seconds, -RW needs over 30 seconds

DVD+RW can be played without finalization when recorded in a DVD-Video-Recorder, -RW need some minutes to finalize.


But I don´t know If DVD+RW canbe used for VR-Mode?


However, -R and +R are almost equal.
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Postby pip22 on Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:42 am

You need to be careful if you have, say, a main PC and a laptop (or even two PCs). My main PC has DVD-writer dual-format. My laptop DVD drive, however, can only read DVD-R/RW discs, not DVD+R/RW (I found this out myself by trial and error). I therefore always use DVD-R/RW for stuff that I may want to copy to my laptop at some future date.
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Postby Scour on Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:09 am

pip22 wrote:You need to be careful if you have, say, a main PC and a laptop (or even two PCs). My main PC has DVD-writer dual-format. My laptop DVD drive, however, can only read DVD-R/RW discs, not DVD+R/RW (I found this out myself by trial and error). I therefore always use DVD-R/RW for stuff that I may want to copy to my laptop at some future date.


What drive do you have in the laptop?
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