Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by adamg, Apr 11, 2003.
what is the different, if any, between dvd+r(w) and dvd-r(w)?
Well there is DVD-R (Cheaper)
Then theire is DVD+R (More features, more expensive)
It's like the diffrence in FAT vs FAT32
Then there is DVD-RAM (More of a HDD/Backup type of Format)
And its competition DVD-R/W (Playable in Most DVD players)
This site will help you understand the diffrences!
You can always check the price of the media, and burners too.
so, can DVD+R read and write the DVD-R format? or at least read? and which one of those two can be used in home dvd players?
More DVD players have been produced to play DVD-R but newer ones are coming in to play +R discs.
Rumour is that +R/RW will become the standard.
Its a pity that they cannot be produced on double layer basis like
DVD RAM discs to store 9.4GB instead of 4.7GB.
+R/RW systems are also far better than -DVD R/RW for "packet writing" ie "Drag and "Drop" file copying ,as in Floppy discs.
If you have £250 to £300 try Sony DVD writers that take either format.
+R(W), -R(W) and -RAM are not compatible in any way. Not reading, not writing. There are however drives that can burn (and read) both +R(W) and -R(W).
+R(W) is the better standard IMO, and hopefully it will become the global standard. It's even likely since MS has now chosen side and gone for +R(W).
I have a quite old Toshiba 6x dvd drive (pc), it's still playing my cd's and dvd's flawlessly, but I wonder if it could read a dvd-r or dvd+r (and then dvd-rw or dvd+rw) ?
No problem so far with cd-rw (high speed)....