What is the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R

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  1. Jim LaPlant

    Jim LaPlant Auditioning

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    I am going to buy a DVD burner but I don't understand the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R. I have been searching for info without any luck . I thought there might be someone here that could explain. Thanks
     
  2. Dmitry

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    I don't know the technicalities, but these are two different formats. Sony has just released a burner that does all the formats: DRU-500A , if you're interested.
     
  3. TimTurtino

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    DVD-R is more widely accepted, but finalizes slower. DVD+R is a new format more or less introduced to screw things up, and finalizes more quickly.

    Me
     
  4. John Kotches

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    DVD-R and DVD-RW are officially supported by the DVD Forum.

    DVD+R and +RW are not recognized by the DVD Forum.

    Both can produce working discs, but I have my opinion on which is likely to remain standing [​IMG]

    Regards,
     
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    John Kotches is the master of giving just enough info and then leaving out any personal rec'd which is all people look for on this forum anyway.

    Well I believe DVD_RAM is the best format and will win.
    What do you think John and WHY?

    [​IMG]
     
  6. John Kotches

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    DVD-RAM is great for computer applications, it's accessed similarly to a hard drive. But it isn't the solution for burning your own DVDs, either DVD-ROM, DVD-A or DVD-V.

    I think DVD-R and DVD-RW have the best long term viability, because of the backing of the DVD forum.

    Regards,
     
  7. Robert McDonald

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    Here is a link with a few posts about +r vs -r:
    dvd-r vs dvd +r

    Philips is the big dvd+r provider, I think. Here is a link to a pro dvd+rw site (I haven't found one for a -r site): dvdplusrw.org

    I, too, am torn as I am in the market SOON (less than a month).
     
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    Will it ever be possible to make dual-layer recordable DVDs? One thing that's stopping me from getting a recorder now is blank discs are single-layer, and if they come out with dual-layer blanks you'll probably need a new machine to record on them.
     
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    In case anyone was wondering, I think DVD-Ram is a horrible format for the consumer. It was supposed to BAIT John.[​IMG]
     
  11. Ernest

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    DVD-R finalized to DVD-Video is by far the most compatible playback format with DVD players. It takes approximatley 4 minutes to finalize a DVD-R to DVD-Video. Stay away from the + format. Purchase either DVD-R / RAM or DVD-R /-RW.

    Blank DVD-R's cost $1.00 each or less. RAM's are $7 - 8 each.
     
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