Dual layer DVD blank disks........

  Storik 08:31 19 Mar 2005

Just a quick question. Can the dual layer DVD disks be read by most DVD drives?

I'm not sure how these things work, but it would appear that they can hold 8.5MB of data.

Appreciate any comments, and of course further education, please.


  dogbreath1 09:54 19 Mar 2005

No. Only specified DVD drives can read and write to such discs. Eg. Plextor PX-716A.

  SANTOS7 10:08 19 Mar 2005

A major challenge during development was to maintain compatibility with the DVD-ROM standard to ensure that the new dual-layer discs would be playable on commercially available DVD players. “Compatibility with the installed base of DVD Video players was the key factor in our research for a dual-layer DVD+R disc,” explains Dr Frans Greidanus, Senior Vice President of Philips Research. “Although dual-layer concepts have been proposed before, our team here at Philips Research was the first to be able to record on both layers of the dual layer DVD+R disc and play it back in a standard DVD video player.”
click here info taken from here,hope this helps.........

  Storik 12:51 19 Mar 2005

My Plextor PX 716A DVD writer will write to dual layer, but was unsure whether the disks could be read in a standard DVD player.

SANTOS7: Thanks for that, was very useful.


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