DVD Recorders - going dual layer ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by GARYFORUMS, May 31, 2005.

  1. GARYFORUMS

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    or do you think they'll hold off for a couple of years ?

    thanks
     
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    You can already get the Sony 510 which will record to DVD+R DL. Other Sony models, November's top-of-the-line Panasonic model and LG recorders are all set to follow this year. In addition Pioneer's new range includes DVD-R DL recording.
     
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    So we don't have to expect the Panasonic DVR-EH60 to have DL support ? :(

    Also, the new Pioneers support only the DVD "-" R DL, a new DL format for which I haven't even seen blank media yet...
    We all know that Pioneer is a big advocate of the minus format (even though their PC burners can burn +R(W) since a few generations now :rolleyes: ), but is there any "OBJECTIVE" reason why one would opt for a -R DL recorder instead of the more common +R DL
    +R DL media are still hard to find and pricey, so when could we expect -R DL to be available ???
     
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    I thought the same. But I have been testing the 510 over the last week and can assure you it writes to Verbatim DVD+R DL discs. HOWEVER it does not record them with book type DVD-ROM so they actually don't playback in that many devices. For the time being you are better off using a PC to make dual layer DVDRs.
     
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    wont they just be able to firmware update the newer models
    as they must internally use the comapnies current pc burners anyway ?
     
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    Of course the could - but they won't. Besides AFAIK Sony DVD burners don't give you the option of setting the flag to DVD-ROM.
     

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