DVD Recordable Formats

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  1. watl1

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    Hi everyone

    I am looking to purchase a PC with a DVD rewriter but I'm completely confused as to the different formats! I basically want to be able to play and write onto DVDs, as well as play and write music onto regular CDs. What should I be looking for?

    At the moment, I'm seeing things like:

    DVD & DVDRW
    DVD-RW
    DVD+RW
    DVD/CDRW
    DVD & DVD-RW

    The list goes on!!

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Garrett

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    Have a look in the Computer hardware & Home Cinema PCs (HCPC) forum there is plenty of questions/answers like that.

    The Pioneer 106 seems to be the best one at present for you needs.
     
  3. Whatts

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    Hi,

    There are 3 formats of recordable DVD:
    DVD+R(W)
    DVD-R(W)
    DVD-RAM
    All 3 use different discs and different recorders so you need to check you are buying the correct type of disc for your recorder.
    DVD-RAM is I think the least widely used and not really of any benefit for you.

    IN the last half a year or so there have also been more and more recorders that can record + and - DVD.

    DVD-R(W) is supposed to be more compatible with other players than DVD+R(W) but most newer players accept both formats.

    DVD/CDRW just means it's a DVD-ROM that can also read/write/rewrite CDs.

    Greetz

    - Tom -
     
  4. baldbird

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    Most DVDRWs are now DVD+/- with the most popular and best models available being the pioneer 106 and the NEC 1300, there's very little between the two but to be honest as Garret says the Pioneer probably edges it.
     
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    Thanks guys! Am now off to check out that Pioneer burner...
     
  6. Garrett

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    The Pioneer seems compatable with more blank media that tne NEC look here what each disc is recommended for the machine.
     
  7. Lex

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    I am moving this to the "DVD Recorders and media" forum as I think you are more likely to get the info you need there ;)
     
  8. craig1912

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    Get the new LG burner that is compatible with all formats
     
  9. calscot

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    Can you give a link to the LG burner?

    Cheers,
    Cal.
     
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    I'll reply to my own question...

    There's a review on zednet

    It's available for £118 from DABS.
     
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    I have the LG for a couple of weeks. It has been an excellent piece of kit.

    I got mine for £135 friom Komplett so £118 is even better.
     

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