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Does DVD+R / DVD+RW record 16:9

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by consciouspnm, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. consciouspnm

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    My Sony recorders (GX3 and GX300) don't. Is this a limitiation of the format or of the recorders?
     
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    Not a deficiency in the <plus> format.

    You can correct the aspect ratio by editing the IFO file, though.

    Edit: why are you recording in <plus> format on these Sony recorders, when the editing facilities are so much better in the <minus> domain?
     
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    I don't do editing, but the plus format doesn't require finalisation and those were the disks I happened to have.

    The manuals specifically state that 16:9 is not supported using plus disks.
     
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    OK I see about not editing.

    16:9 is perfectly acceptable within the +RW format specifications, but whether a particular recorder implements it is another matter. Unfortunately the GX3 offers a drastically cut-down version of +RW.

    As I said, to get 16:9 playback in a recording made on the Sony, you would have to rip the title from the disc and edit the IFO file using a PC drive. If you want to get into that I can provide a link.
     

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