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December 21, 2004 9:22:44 PM

Hi, I was eyeing a Liteon 1633S DVD burner. It can burn DVD+R DL but when I went to Bestbuy & Futureshop, they told me that I shouldn't purchase DVD+R discs for burning (in dual layer) because most DVD players (ie. for the TV) don't support this format. Is this true? I thought dual layer has been around for quite a while...

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December 21, 2004 10:33:40 PM

Dual layer pressed DVD's and dual layer DVD+R's are completely different animals.

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December 22, 2004 12:36:53 AM

oh, so he's right?

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December 22, 2004 1:35:58 AM

Yes. In fact, many home players won't even read DVD+R single layer, due to the fact that many japanese manufacturers were resisting that format as members of the DVD-R forum.

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December 22, 2004 6:58:11 PM

Crashman and I have discussed this before. I am a firm believer in BUYING +R discs for DVDs. If you want to do dual layer, then buy +R DUAL Layer. But dual layer is pretty expensive right now.

DVD +R format was made specifically with movie videos in mind. DVD -R format was originally made for data.

You can go to www.videohelp.com and search on the pro's and con's. You can also find out what YOUR players will support!! If they support +R then do that!

Crashman and I agree on when, why, and where the formats originated. And yes, old (more than 3-4 years) DVD players are more likely to accept -R format. But +R is made for movies.

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December 22, 2004 8:21:19 PM

My Panasonic plays CD-R, DVD-R, CD, and DVD. Video formats it won't play are SVCD and DVD+R.

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December 23, 2004 2:56:10 PM

You need one of those new fangled HDMI players with the digital out to your HDTV. Thats my dream purchase next.

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December 23, 2004 8:27:01 PM

Isn't HDMI just a proprietary interface for Sony?

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December 24, 2004 5:28:48 AM

Well, yes, it would be wise to check my DVD player to see if it can read DVD+R! I shall do that.

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December 28, 2004 8:16:40 PM

Nope. Not to my knowledge. It may be proprietary, but it is a standard for the newest HD TVs. Nearly all brands come with an HDMI input...Samsung, RCA, Toshiba, MitsuBishi, etc. I'll have to check on the brands of DVD players that provide the output. But I know that Comcast Cable in Albuquerque will provide a cable box with HDMI output for your HDTV. I don't think Sony owns this technology. If they do, they are selling to everyone.

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December 28, 2004 11:17:19 PM

I looked it up, it's a combination of digital audio and digital video serving the same purpose and with the same signal standards already used by DVI and S/P-DIF. In other words, it doesn't matter (you can use adapter cables if you have DVI on one end and HDMI on the other).

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