DVD+R or DVD-R for dvd video?

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  1. JustinZ

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    which should i get?

    is dvd+R better for computer data or something?
     
  2. hax0rwax0r

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    I always used DVD+R and bitset them as DVD-ROM for video. Everything I read said that bitsetting a +R was the most compatible. You have to have a DVD burner capable of bitsetting to do that though...

    For what it's worth, I've had no problems with my DVD player playing on quality (Ritek G04) DVD-R media.
     
  3. NPH

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    I always buy DVD+R :dunno:
     
  4. cmsurfer

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    Usually -R here, but I've probably used just as many +R's. No compatibility issues, but I do have an old DVD player that can play just about anything.
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    I seriously doubt it matters anymore.
     
  6. DAN513

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    if it's a 5 year old dvd player you're using, then it might make a difference, but anything in the last 2 or so years should be able to read both easily.
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    +1

    The early decks could only play -r, but now they all play both.
     
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    Check to see which one your DVD player and DVD burner supports. If it supports both then it doesn't matter. Both are just as good as the other.


    I've one DVD player that is old as hell, it supports the old Divx DVDs (this is before the video codec DivX) and to a surprise it'll not only play + & - R DVDs but also the DVD+R DLs. The strange part is a Zenith DVD/VHS player won't play the DLs at all. Go figure.
     
  9. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    either one. i tend to buy +r because my girlfriend's dvd player only reads +r discs.

    also, this 16x recording isn't all that great. i've found that some dvd players, even my new philips upscaling dvd player doesn't like certain brands of discs that are burnt at 16x. it usually means that it will pause for a few seconds, a couple of times during the movie. put the same disc in a different dvd player and it has no problem. go figure.
    however i've found that if i burn at 2x or 4x, regardless of the media and the burner for that matter, i never have trouble
     
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    ^^ Yep, I'd never burn a DVD over 4x or 6x.
     

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