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4x 8x 16x dvdr's whats the diffrence apart from speed

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by oxygenuk, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. oxygenuk

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    Hi i wanna buy some dvdrs (havent burnt before dvds before).

    what id like to know is what dvdr's are best to go for, does it matter what speed i choose as far as playing back on dvds players are concerned?

    or is it just down to how fast your dvdrw drive can write? (mine can write at 16x on single layer i think)

    got the hang of the cd biz now so just need this little bit of help which makes me feel stupid asking in a way :rotfl: .

    thx in advance :)
     
  2. pragmatic

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    I can't see any reason but speed, although as with cd-r's different manufacturers make disks that are more compatable than others. Although in my experience even cheap ones work in dvd players, i suppose it depends on how picky your player is.
     
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    The rating is the speed that the disc can be written to so x16 will be more expensive than x4. It is all down to how impatient you are :)

    I generally use x4 as my iMac burns at x2 (lol) and they are cheaper. Don't be tempted to buy unbranded discs for data or DVD. I made this mistake and 50% were corrupt. I get on well with TDK but any good make will be fine.

    Just make sure you choose a format (-R, +R etc.) that your DVD player can play. Most play -R ok so that is what I use but some older domestic DVD players won't.
     
  5. meansizzler

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    -R is usually good for write once, i.e you want to copy a dvd or game, +R is usefull for data backup/archiving...
     
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    I find using 16x disks no quicker than 8x disks.
    Its daft.
     

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