DVD's + & -

  Senile 13:34 29 May 2006
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There are DVD+R; DVD-R; DVD+RW; DVD-RW.

What is the significance of the + & -?? What practical effects does the sign mean.

  Diodorus Siculus 14:11 29 May 2006

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In short, there is little difference nowadays. They are different standards but most drives are multi burners which will use either type.

  Diodorus Siculus 14:12 29 May 2006

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Hi silly question,but are dual layered dvd recordable on one side or both sides of disc,also can you get dual layered cd to get extra record time

  moore_mat 10:04 01 Jun 2006

Dual layered DVD's are accessed from the same side (i.e. you don't need to turn it over) - the laser just "refocuses" on each layer.
Yes, this will give you extra record time; but make sure your DVD Burner can cope with dual-layer recording

Regards

M@

  Senile 12:35 01 Jun 2006

To record TV programmes; re-record VTR tapes; to view JPEG photo files, which system should I go for; '+' or '-'??

many thanks for answer

  dms05 15:30 01 Jun 2006

Senile - either. DVD-R has a less robust file system so if you are looking at lots of jpeg pics then maybe DVD+R would be best. My DVD recorder is DVD+/-R and will also do Dual Layer. I can therefore use either type of blank. The price of blanks are much the same for + and - formats. Look at buying in bulk from an e-seller to get really good prices (ie 100 blanks for £25) click here for an example.

  Senile 15:55 01 Jun 2006

Thanks for you help, 'dms05'.
The DVD recorder in my PC is both '+' & '-' and is multi layer. However, what I am looking for now is a recorder that slips under the TV set. In the Amazon site you so kindly provided, there is a 'Lite-On LVW-5115GHC' which might fill the bill.

Have you any wisdom to offer?? I am not familiar with 'Lite-on' products. Many thanks.

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