Should I backup DVDs on +R or -R media?

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  1. JustinZ

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    or does it even matter?
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Depends on what your player will read. Some will only work with one or the other.
     
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    statistically which is more accepted ?
     
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    Most DVD players today (within the last 2-3years) work with both

    To find out which one yours supports
    http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers
    Enter in the maker and model number
     
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    doesn't matter, really.
     
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    All DVD players can read all kinds of DVD media, except for DVD-RAM, which is special. As for burning DVDs, that all depends on what license fees the manufacturer was willing to pay for.

    Anyway, for the price of a DVD burner and a stack of DVDs, you could just buy a hard drive and back all your files up to it instead of swapping discs all the damned time. Make the technology fit you.
     
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    Not true. Older drives are definitely a problem where they'll only play either +R, -R, neither, or both.

    -R is statistically more compatible last time I read.

    It doesn't sound like he's trying to backup data from his computer, but DVD movies he bought.
     
  8. hax0rwax0r

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    I always thought the prefered method was to use quality DVD+R media (Taiyo Yuden was always considered quality) and then use a burner that supported bitsetting to bitset the disc as DVD-ROM.
     
  9. Leb_CRX

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    I've always used -R and never had an issue

    granted I pay 10$ for a stack of 50...but I wouldn't consider backing up important dataz on them....I'll buy the high end disks for data that matters...be it + or -...no diff reall
     
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    I did away with burning them. I purchased a Philips DVD player from Best buy for $70 bucks and I just use my 16 gb usb flash drive to play movies on it. I rarely rewatch DVD's so burning them is a waste for me.
     
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    The hard drive is still a better option if he can connect it to his A/V system somehow. I hate swapping discs.
     

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