what shall i buy DVD-R or DVD+R?

  GEEKSTA 19:21 09 Feb 2008
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what shall i buy DVD-R or DVD+R?

I want to buy some dvd rs but i dont which one to go for??

Thanks

  Joe R 19:24 09 Feb 2008

GEEKSTA,

for dvd creation to watch on dvd players, the DVD-R, seems to be more compatible, with almost all players, but I myself use DVD-R for backing up my files, as I have found them easier to use on my P.C.

  MAT ALAN 19:26 09 Feb 2008

-R are more compatable (not much) with standalone players...

click here

  skidzy 19:26 09 Feb 2008

For me i use Verbatim dvd-r,i find these one of the most reliable click here

depends on your personal situation,
I would normally buy dvd-r but home standalone dvd recorder only uses +r.
Also depends if your dvdrw writes to both.

  GBL 19:28 09 Feb 2008

I think you will find that DVD-R is the most popular format and that said DVD+R will not play in most players. My choice is go for -R every time, then no need to worry which player you want to view them on.

  MAT ALAN 19:33 09 Feb 2008

click here

uggins info on Verbatim discs...

  GEEKSTA 19:34 09 Feb 2008

ok, but my computer dvd writers have a little DVD+R written on them (dell and packard bell) so????????

  skidzy 19:39 09 Feb 2008

how you doing me ol mucker :-))

Cheers for the link,pretty much confirms my belief in Verbatim.

My Dell Inspiron 6400 is really fussy over its media,using a Sony DW-Q58A... hence i found that Verbatim works best.

I now use Verbatim on all machines with no really problems.

  MAT ALAN 19:43 09 Feb 2008

Hey skiz, me old rap jap flappy buddy pal matey cockney ryhmning dooda's!! can't fault verbatim been using them for years...

  GEEKSTA 19:50 09 Feb 2008

back to the subject lol,
so because my dvd writers say DVD+R on them, will this mean that it will only burn on DVD+Rs?? or both?

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