silliw 20:49 13 Nov 2004

I am totally clueless when it comes to DVD technology but since they are now so cheap, I have decided to invest in a writer for backups and photo slideshows. The next hurdle is to decide what type of medium to use.

Are there any stability/compatability issues with either DVD +R or -R and if so which would be best for backup and which would be best to put my large photo slideshows on for playing on a domestic DVD player?

many thanks

  Salinger 21:15 13 Nov 2004

Check which Format your standalone dvd can play - DVD+R or DVD-R or both (still no guarantee that it will be able to read the DVDs that you burn!)

  jimv7 21:16 13 Nov 2004

Most of the older stand alone dvd's connected to the tv only recognise dvd-, these days the majority of dvd players and dvd writers use both dvd- and dvd+.

Not a lot of difference to choose from, unless you have an older dvd player.

  Lasse 21:27 13 Nov 2004

Dvd rerwiters that burn both formats are so cheap now thatits not worth wasting time on trying to decide on which format to buy.

  geewis357 21:27 13 Nov 2004

Dvd-R is the industry standard and almoast all DVD players will read them, however DVD+R is of superior Quality. The funny thing is the very expensive and the cheepest DVD players can read DVD+Rs, most of the players you can buy for less than £30 will play anything.

All the best

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