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Anonymous
September 26, 2004 8:37:15 PM

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Greetings,

I would like to know what types of media works best with the DVD - R and
the DVD - R technologies. I would like to know which technologies works best
for movies, photos, and data storage.

For example, if I want to store photos should I use the DVD - R or the DVD +
R disks? Likewise, if I want to make a copy of my digital movies would it be
best to use a DVD - R disk or a DVD + R disk.

Thank you in advance for your comments, insight, and help to understand
this.


Leer
Anonymous
September 26, 2004 8:37:16 PM

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To determine which format is "best" check the requirements of the devices
which will ultimately play the dvds. In my case only -R & -RW will work in
my DVD player.

A second consideration is to determine what manufacturer's blank dvd disks
will work on the specific writer you have. In my case (NEC -on Gateway
710xl) the writer won't even recognize that -R/RW Memorex disks are
inserted. It does work fine with Verbatim. Check the writer manufacturer's
site for clues. In the case of +R/RW disks I didn't have any problems with
Imation disks - luck or engineering who knows?

Good luck
"Leer" <lgh@cts.com> wrote in message
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> Greetings,
>
> I would like to know what types of media works best with the DVD - R and
> the DVD - R technologies. I would like to know which technologies works
> best for movies, photos, and data storage.
>
> For example, if I want to store photos should I use the DVD - R or the DVD
> + R disks? Likewise, if I want to make a copy of my digital movies would
> it be best to use a DVD - R disk or a DVD + R disk.
>
> Thank you in advance for your comments, insight, and help to understand
> this.
>
>
> Leer
>
>
Anonymous
September 26, 2004 10:24:19 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

It depends on your hardware. The - format is older and better supported by
consumer players.

If you have a DVD writer, consult its manual - if you don't, a
universal-format writer will let you use any of the + or - (and sometimes
the older DVD-RAM) meda.




"Leer" <lgh@cts.com> wrote in message
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> Greetings,
>
> I would like to know what types of media works best with the DVD - R and
> the DVD - R technologies. I would like to know which technologies works
best
> for movies, photos, and data storage.
>
> For example, if I want to store photos should I use the DVD - R or the DVD
+
> R disks? Likewise, if I want to make a copy of my digital movies would it
be
> best to use a DVD - R disk or a DVD + R disk.
>
> Thank you in advance for your comments, insight, and help to understand
> this.
>
>
> Leer
>
>
Anonymous
September 27, 2004 2:22:52 AM

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Tom,

Thanks for your comments.

My drive, LITE-ON LDW-851SBK, is a combination drive that supports:
DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW /DVD-ROM /CD-R / CD-RW / CD-ROM.

So in the DVD mode I was just curious:
If I want to store photos would it be best if I use the DVD - R or the DVD +
R disks?
Likewise, if I want to make a copy of my digital movies would it be best to
use a DVD - R disk or a DVD + R disk.

For data storage I use the CD-RW Sony or TDX storage disks.

Thanks again, Tom.

I am curious and just want to know.

Leer








"Tom Clydesdale" <t.clydesdale.nospam@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> To determine which format is "best" check the requirements of the devices
> which will ultimately play the dvds. In my case only -R & -RW will work
> in my DVD player.
>
> A second consideration is to determine what manufacturer's blank dvd disks
> will work on the specific writer you have. In my case (NEC -on Gateway
> 710xl) the writer won't even recognize that -R/RW Memorex disks are
> inserted. It does work fine with Verbatim. Check the writer
> manufacturer's site for clues. In the case of +R/RW disks I didn't have
> any problems with Imation disks - luck or engineering who knows?
>
> Good luck
> "Leer" <lgh@cts.com> wrote in message
> news:%eC5d.33096$YU2.7157@twister.socal.rr.com...
>> Greetings,
>>
>> I would like to know what types of media works best with the DVD - R and
>> the DVD - R technologies. I would like to know which technologies works
>> best for movies, photos, and data storage.
>>
>> For example, if I want to store photos should I use the DVD - R or the
>> DVD + R disks? Likewise, if I want to make a copy of my digital movies
>> would it be best to use a DVD - R disk or a DVD + R disk.
>>
>> Thank you in advance for your comments, insight, and help to understand
>> this.
>>
>>
>> Leer
>>
>>
>
>
!