DVD+R/DVD+RW and DVD-R/DVD-RW Whats the difference?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by adamg, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. adamg

    adamg Guest

    what is the different, if any, between dvd+r(w) and dvd-r(w)?
     
  2. Indomidable

    Indomidable Guest

    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!

    http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvd

    You can always check the price of the media, and burners too.
     
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    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?
     
  4. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    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.
     
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    +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).
     
  6. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    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)....