question about dual layer

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  1. Halloween Jack

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    i have a pioneer 108 on my pc which apparently can record dual layer so 2x4.7G i guess. do i need special disks for this? if i record something like this will it play back on normal dvds like my pana e85?

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    Yes and Yes :D
     
  3. Halloween Jack

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    thx and thx
     
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    just to let u know the dual disks are around £5 mark. See svp website
     
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    thx. i had a look on thier site but couldn't see dvd-r dual layer. do these things really exist. :confused:
     
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    i heard fifth hand that philips had a hand in the development of dual layer technology and they support the +R format

    reminds you of betamax but vhs
     
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    The only dual layer disks currently available are DVD+R Dual Layer. Dual Layer DVD-R is still several months away although I'm not sure how they will improve on the DVD+R disks (which seem very compatible) other than to add a dual layer recording option for 'minus' set-top owners.

    With your Pioneer 108 and a suitable 'minus' DVD recorder though you can take full advantage of the the excellent DVD+R DL format. Refer to the PC GUIDE for advice on how to achieve that!

    It is a shame that the DVD 'plus' format has nailed itself to the +VR recording format on set-tops as this effectively prevents it from ever producing set-tops that can effectively push DVD+R DL to it's maximum there. To get the most out of it you'll always need a 'minus' recorder and a PC :(
     
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    thx. so i guess i can rec dvd+r dl on my pc then play them back on my pana? and also even if there were dvd-r dl the pana couldn't record them. that makes sense, i hope i've got it straight now.

    also regarding stock: is there much difference between them? should i stay away from those bulk tub things with loads in? are there any recommended brands? thx.
     
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    didn't think you can get dual-layer in a bulk tub/cake. Different brand and spec have different type of dye on the surface. It is a hit and miss whether it will work on your system. Best advice is to buy a sample pack from places such as SVP. You can try each disk and see which your system prefers. A lot better than spending a hugh sum on a tub which your system cannot use.

    From what i have been told if you buy a cheap tub be prepared for rejects - you get what you pay for
     
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    Yes - that's correct.

    Having burnt about 70 now and the only brand I have any consistant success with are Verbatim. All other brands are very hit and miss.
     
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    Where is the place to buy Verbatim please Rasczak?
     
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    I generally use SVP (can't remember the URL off the top of my head - do a search - they are quite popular on the forum).
     
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    Thanks - I didn't know they did DL discs. I'll wait a while at that price :)
     

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