DVD+R vs. DVD-R

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  1. Namtik

    Namtik Gn0me

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    I understand the two are identical, just made by different people. However, I was wondering if anyone knew which was more compatible with dvd players?
     
  2. Pioneer

    Pioneer Are you annoyed? You will be.

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    I thought they were different, as for me I'm looking to get -R since that seems to be the format Pioneer supports and, therefore, should be compatible with my Pioneer changers
     
  3. galek_spoo

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    it depends on the player but most support -R. the combo burners(+R, -R) are becoming more affordable though.
     
  4. Up All Night

    Up All Night I might sleep all day

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    They're not "identical". DVD+RW has some better features but is slightly less compatible. You can check the compatiblity of your player on dvdrhelp.com

    From dvdrhelp.com
     
  5. Stev

    Stev Active Member

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    According to Leo on TechTV, datawise and everyway that they are used, they are about 98% the same... for some reason i remember that on an episode
     
  6. LIQUID

    LIQUID #HarambeBless

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    I use DVD+R and am happy with it

    it's compatible with everything I have tried :)

    Of course now +- burners are so cheap it really doesnt matter
     
  7. ziggie216

    ziggie216 New Member

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    and there is a price difference.
     
  8. AphidAudio

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    i went to 3 different stores. they were all the same price. -r is old, +r is new. basically anything you buy nowadays will be +r or both.
     
  9. Mag1c12783

    Mag1c12783 New Member

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    hopefully it continues to go down.
     
  10. rehab

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    From what i have seen more player (including car dvd players) use the -R format. Now alot of burners don't burn as fast for -R.

    Also if i remember correctly i think that -R supported variable bitrates, while +R doesn't.
     
  11. Fed-agent

    Fed-agent Get back to work before I give ya a beatin' OT Supporter

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    DVD+R always seems to work better in my DVD players.
     
  12. t_maynard

    t_maynard My Pride and Joy..... OT Supporter

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    dvd+r seems to be better, but the price for the - is exactly the same no matter where i go
     
  13. 66comet

    66comet New Member

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    The + format holds about 10 less megabytes than the - format.
     
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  15. Ranoa

    Ranoa One more time.

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    thats usefull.. thanks d00d
     
  16. ZetecRacing

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    7mb to be exact ;)
    -R is said to be 90% compatible +R is 87%
     

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