DVD -R or DVD+R

  zebbydog 17:52 10 Jul 2004
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Which one do you use and is there any advantage in ethier

I have a pioneer dvd writer DVR-106D

  jonnytub 17:56 10 Jul 2004
  jonnytub 17:57 10 Jul 2004

yours is dvd-r/rw

  jonnytub 17:58 10 Jul 2004

sorry it's both +/-

  SirGalahad2004 18:03 10 Jul 2004

i allways use ritec dvd-r G04 4x ,never had a problem with those

  jonnytub 18:06 10 Jul 2004

top recomendation, i also use them and have also never had a problem

  rambus 20:24 10 Jul 2004

i had the same question two weeks ago. i am using a nec dvd writer. i have found that if i use "DVD-R" i get excellant copies which i can play on both pc and stand alone dvd player, if i use "DVD+R" I also get excellant copies, but....
they will only play on pc not on dvd stand alone player.
there are so many variables, disc makers, dvd players ect that i doubt you will get a definitive answer, so i would advise that you buy a couple of each type and try them on both pc and dvd player and see which works best for you.
your next question will be what is the best software to use, again no definitve answer depends what you want to copy.
hope you find this post helpfull, good luck.

  SEASHANTY 20:28 10 Jul 2004

Use DVD-R Verbatim 2x and 4x - but then I have to (or DVD-RAM) because I am using a Panasonic domestic
DVD recorder.

  THE TERMINATOR 20:57 10 Jul 2004

There are two dvd formats + and -. + is better dor video and - is better for data. Hope this answers your question....TT

  son-of-a-gun 21:08 10 Jul 2004

I'm using DVD+RW, they work in both the PC and
stand alone DVD player.

  davidg_richmond 21:26 10 Jul 2004

The + system is said to have better error correction and behaves much like a CD-R in use for data.

- has been around longer and has a much better compatibility with DVD players because of this, but most new players will take both to a large degree.

I don't really see one particular format replacing the other, as they look like they can live side-by-side peacefully unlike VHS and Betamax.

The discs you will find best for your recorder depend on your recorder (brand, quality) and recording speed. A cheap brand recorder and cheap brand discs may not be the best solution, whereas best brand/discs is expensive, so best just try and see what works.

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