DVD+R and DVD-R

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  1. garyk

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    Hi

    Can anyone tell me what the difference is between DVD+R and DVD-R?

    Someone has told me that DVD-R is mainly used for video and that DVD+R is for data.

    And,

    Someone else has told me the difference between them is one manufacture produces DVD+R and the other produces DVD-R.

    I hope someone can help answer this
     
  2. mgh0001

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    howdo,
    you can only record in widescreen on a dvd-r, not on a dvd+r
    if that helps
     
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    :lesson: I have created both on pc and they all work on dvd players in usa & here. But I favour DVD-r now because I had a little freezing problem with recent dvd+ discs.You have to go with what your machine will allow. Apparently they are two completely different standards created by different companies.Seems like dvd-r has got the lead on +. I'm sure someone out there has got a far technically superior reply. Sorry its the best I can do now.
     
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    ???????????? I have many DVD+R recorded in widescreen
     
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    I think what mgh0001 meant was that dvd-r will only record in widescreen whereas dvd+r will record in either widescreen or 4:3 format. Specifically dvd+r will record the flag that defines the format at which it should be played.

    Andrew
     
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    It's certainly true of the - (dash) format that it will carry the WSS flag (or not) as required. Can't speak for + (plus).
     
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    Just to be pedantic, what I suspect you meant to say is that both will happily record both 4:3 and 16:9 anamorphic material. The difference being the recording of the bit that tells the DVD player to issue a widescreen signal to the TV on playback, as required.

    Regards

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  9. alan8477

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    The most significant difference is found on DVD recorders. I have used both +R and -R recorders. The most obvious difference is that when I used the + recorder with RW discs, I did not have to finalise in order to play them on other DVD players. This was really useful when you have recorded something that you want to watch in bed. I now (with -RW) have to spend time finalising before I can use the disc in the bedroom.

    I do however, find my current Toshiba XS34 much more reliable than my old Philips 890R. I also find that the discs play on any machine so far, unlike the fussy +RW.

    I should say however, that when either of these formats is copied using my PC drive they are both equally reliable on other players.

    Well, that's my experience any way.
     
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    Well put. That's exactly what I meant.

    Andrew
     

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