Whats better for playback: DVD-R or DVD+R?

Does it matter if I burn a video DVD to either DVD-R or DVD+R for playing on a home DVD player? Whats the difference between each format?

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  1. Simple dvd-r came out first and is used on almost all dvd players and dvd+r was second and not many dvd players can read dvd+(unless it says so on the box) so go with dvd-r .
  2. Really? hmmm......dvdpiddy, have you read anything about dvd+r having better error control than dvd-r? I thought I read that at one time, which is why I usually burn using +r's instead. Any factual backing to this?
  3. I think I heard something like that. So I only use dvd+r. It works in my player, which is about two years old.
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    Really? hmmm......dvdpiddy, have you read anything about dvd+r having better error control than dvd-r? I thought I read that at one time, which is why I usually burn using +r's instead. Any factual backing to this?
    Just saying what i heard.I like dvd-r better cause it works in my bros dvd player but sometimes i use both just for the heck of it. :D
  5. well that's odd.....
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    DVD+R versus DVD-R: The Functional Differences
    Enhanced Recording Features
    DVD Recorders: The Difference Between DVD-R and DVD+R?

    Part 2, Continued: The Functional Differences

    According to the claims of the DVD Alliance, using a DVD+R/+RW recorder will let you do the following:

    1. Instantly eject without having to wait for finalized formatting.

    2. Ability to record one DVD disc partially on PC and partially on television.

    3. Background formatting: while the disc is being formatted, you can simultaneously record on already-formatted portions of the same disc.

    4. Enhanced ability to edit filenames, movie and song titles, and playlists.

    5. 100% compatibility with all other DVD players, while still enjoying these extra recording features.


    Seems like DVD+R's are the way to go, found this article here:
    http://netforbeginners.about.com/cs/multimedia/a/DVD_explained_3.htm

    Heres another interesting article:

    http://www.dvdplusrw.org/Article.asp?mid=0&sid=3&aid=12

    Hope this helps.
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