DVD-R\-RW vs DVD+R\+RW

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Billilu, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. Billilu

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    What a crazy situation we do find ourselves in, even after all this time. Progress, eh?

    I have the Pioneer DV-868AVi on order from Joe, and also on order I have a new computer from Dell. Thanks to my Dad, I have realised that the DVD writer I have ordered on my computer is the little used DVD+R\+RW, and that the 868 only plays DVD-R\-RW.

    Is this a correct assumption? Could I therefore end up burning DVDs on my computer that I can't then play on my DVD player? Or is there a way round this?
     
  2. Rasczak

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    The DVDR market is seriously screwed up! You have the official formats DVD-RW and DVD-R and the DVD Alliance (Philips, HP, Dell etc) alternative DVD+RW and DVD+R. I wouldn't say + is less used - the market is split about 50/50. Pioneer invented the 'minus' format though so support it quite strongly. You MAY find that DVD+R will play on your Pioneer - you might even find DVD+RW will.
     
  3. vonhosen

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    I used to have a Pioneer 747. It's specs showed -R/-RW support (mentioning nothing about "+" discs). It did however play +R/+RW fine.
     
  4. chrisowe

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    I've just bought a Pioneer 565 and although they only mention it plays DVD- it does indeed play my DVD+ discs.
     
  5. Billilu

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    This is very reassuring. Thanks. I won't ring up Dell and insist they change it to a Pioneer DVD writer then.

    Mind you, it would be great if it could be confirmed that the 868 will be able to play DVD+R and +RW, but then we don't even know if we're getting an HDMI cable with it yet.
     
  6. splnter

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    Hi, I have a panasonic cx dv1500 , mobile dvd player,
    And this will play + discs but wont play -, so i phoned panasonic up and they said it should not play + discs only - ??
    as there format is - hahaha. Its all nuts if you ask me. :rotfl:
     
  7. Harry T

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    A quick check of this site
    Click here

    Doesn't list the DV868, but you will be able to see that nearly all Pioneer players are compatiable with +R/RW format
     
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    I have a 565 and it will not play my +R or +RW discs, so it looks as though it varies with batches.
     
  9. Billilu

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    Thanks for that. The answer seems to be, it's likely but don't hold your breath.

    Crazy.
     
  10. MarkE19

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    To throw another spanner in the works......

    It also depends on the software used to create the disks, and often which make of disks. :rolleyes:

    Mark.
     
  11. Ged

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    Don't panic, I have an LG 4040B, does every format even RAM for £120, if your discs don't play you can upgrade, probably dropped by £10 already....includes alot of software...
     
  12. chrisowe

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    I use Verbatim + discs burned with an NEC ND1300 mostly using Clone DVD, but I have used other programs like Sonic MyDVD and they all play in my Pioneer.
     
  13. Harry T

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    MarkE19 makes a valid point.

    Software and brand of disk seem to be the major issues. The other issue is the burn speed. Slower speeds appear to be alot more successful.
     

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