DVD hyphen R's

  Wilham 21:11 09 Jan 2004
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"You can see they're minus, LOOK!" said the salesman pointing to the big DVD-R on the box. He was very busy,... my fault for being there Saturday, so I didn't follow up by asking him if the CD-R box next to it was also minus?
From what I can see the symbol between DVD and R is a hyphen. So a DVD write once is either an R or a plus R ? And to be strictly true R minuses don't exist. Is this right?

  bvw in bristol 21:28 09 Jan 2004

click here

Should help you, I hope :o)

  Wilham 21:44 09 Jan 2004

Thanks, your site leads to click here where I read it should be pronounced DVD dash R.
Interesting.

  Wilham 21:47 09 Jan 2004

Scroll to 4,3,2 on the last site for "dash"

  bvw in bristol 22:03 09 Jan 2004

4.3.6] Which recordable DVD format should I buy?


As explained in the previous sections, there are two main formats: "dash" (DVD-R/RW) and "plus" (DVD+R/RW).

  Wilham 22:32 09 Jan 2004

Thanks, now clearer, and it looks a useful site.

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