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DVD disk question

Post by dacflyer » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:06 am

whats the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R.
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Post by JPKNHTP » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:57 am

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Re: DVD disk question

Post by dyarker » Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:06 am

Now that JPKNHTP has given a serious answer, I'll give an obvious answer:

2R :)
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Post by dacflyer » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:40 am

dale >> whats 2R ????

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Re: DVD disk question

Post by dacflyer » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:42 am

JPKNHTP >>> thanks a lot :)

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Re: DVD disk question

Post by Gorgon » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:24 am

Originally posted by Dale Y:
Now that JPKNHTP has given a serious answer, I'll give an obvious answer:

2R :)
I would think that -2R is also a possibility?

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Re: DVD disk question

Post by dr_when » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:38 am

Actually JPKNHTP's definitions are incorrect. +r's are not multilayer media and are not slightly more expensive than -r's.

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http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Har ... lained.asp
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Re: DVD disk question

Post by dyarker » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:41 am

"whats the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R."

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   DVD+R
   -DVD-R
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       2R
If R=1 then +R=1 and -R=-1, the difference is 2 or 2 times R.
If R=2 then +R=2 and -R=-2, the difference is 4 or 2 times R.

A joke, answering strickly what you asked for, even though it was obvious you wanted what JPKNHTP said.

Gorgon, with a quick look it seems -2R also satisfies the equation.

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Re: DVD disk question

Post by dr_when » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:57 am

There appears to be more bandwidth wasted on this forum on inane attempts at humor than actual useful information.

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Re: DVD disk question

Post by dr_when » Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:22 am

whatever!

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Re: DVD disk question

Post by Mike » Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:45 pm

I've always been told that DVD-R discs were more like true professionally pressed discs and should be used for better compatability especially in older drives.

Is this correct?

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Re: DVD disk question

Post by Geoff » Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:43 pm

I don't know what the difference is between the two types, but I did a test, burning several movies to DVD using both +R and -R discs. I tried all of them in all of my DVD players. (They are starting to collect like old magazines around here) Half of the players would not play the +R discs. All of them played the -R discs. I also have a disc I recorded on an RCA DVD recorder about a year ago. I used a +R disc. Only one of my players can play it. (Not counting the RCA that made it.....That wasn't my machine) I copied that disc in my computer, using a -R disc for the destination. All of my players can play the -R copy.

Based on these results, I now buy only -R discs.

These results may be quirks of my players, or of my DVD drive in my computer, but they suggest that Mike may be right......-R is better for compatability.

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