Is There A 100% Compatible Disc

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  1. Garrett

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    My mate came round with a DVD+R disk my player is about 3 years old. It would not play the disc.

    I’m thinking about getting DVD writer is there any disk I can record on that is guaranteed to play on any player.
     
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    No.None of the formats claim 100% compatibility.But a usual mistake is to try and play the disc without finalising it.Put it back in the recorder,scroll upwards.If it does not say FINALISED,it won't play on anything.If it is,then you are unlucky.+R and -R offer compatibility with most players.
     
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    My mate says it plays on his player OK. I was wondering if it was something like you get with recording on CD media, my player will not look at re-writes but is OK with CD-R.
     
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    Was the disc played at your mates house on his recorder,or is it a disc you got elswhere?
     
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    You can check the following sites for your DVD player & see it's compatability with the various formats.

    http://www.dvdplusrw.org/resources/compatibilitylist_dvdvideo.html
    http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdplayers.php


    As stated DVD-R general discs have the highest compatability of mainstream discs but if you want the highest compatability for burnt (not replicated like Hollywood) discs you need DVD-R Authoring discs. These are more expensive than general discs & the only burner that can burn to them is the Pioneer S-201 PC burner which will cost you £2500 or more. You need to be pretty serious about authoring to go the extra mile for that extra compatability.
     
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    As it is I bought my father a player for his birthday and it came yesterday and that disc works fine on his, so rather that going to the expense of £1000 plus I think I will be better of with a new player.
     
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    Your 3 year old player probably doesnt even know what a dvd+r disc is,so as you say a more recent dvd player will play this media.

    Good excuse to buy more av equipment :clap:
     
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    That's not so much an extra mile as an extra couple of light years :D
     
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    I’m was hoping for a new surround amp this year.

    I do not know which way to go with a new DVD get a cheaply, put it to a one that does DVD-A, Sacd or DVD recorder.
     
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    Pioneer 656 does DVD-A and SACD,and plays most discs you put in it.It claims to be "universal".I assume this covers +R/-R.Not sure whether a caddyless RAM would play in it.Rasczak?
     
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    No chance. Pioneer don't support Panny RAM disks and vice versa for Pioneer DVD-RW in VRO mode. Pioneer are Panasonic's primary competitor in Japan so there are 'politics' involved.
     

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