Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by JustinZ, May 14, 2007.
or does it even matter?
Depends on what your player will read. Some will only work with one or the other.
statistically which is more accepted ?
Most DVD players today (within the last 2-3years) work with both
To find out which one yours supports
Enter in the maker and model number
doesn't matter, really.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The hard drive is still a better option if he can connect it to his A/V system somehow. I hate swapping discs.