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Quick DVD-RAM Question.

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by steshaw, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. steshaw

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    Guys, I'm an old hand AV geezer who's totally off the ball nowadays. I've been travelling around Asia, Oz and S. America for the last 3 yrs and haven't got a clue what's going on (tho' I did amass a huge collection of pirated DVD's in Vietnam and China - not the best quality but the guys that peddle these know what to do...they go round the bars after 11pm with their holdalls full of copies and, at £1 a pop & a belly full of booze, off you go! It's worth the £1 just to read the Eng subtitles in Battle Royale or Shaolin Soccer!).
    Back to it - Is DVD-RAM a rewritable format?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. DaveP

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    Yes, and IMHO the best!

    Dave
     
  3. Rob20

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    But also the most expensive and incompatible with most dvd players. Still, as you say, it is the best format. Apparantly it's the most reliable also.
     
  4. runningback

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    it might be the most expensive but it's also the most flexible, you can
    edit then transfer to the cheaper DVD-r format, erase your RAM and use it again, that's what i'm doing and i'm currently owning only 3 DVD-RAM discs.
     
  5. Logo Hater

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    Theoretically it is rerecordable up to 100,000 times. I'm nowhere near that number, but the couple I have used the most show no evidence of any deteriation at all.

    I use the type in carriers, I just assume it must help to keep them more dust free than the others, and you'd have to be a total muppet to get finger prints on them.
     
  6. Rasczak

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    So do I - they may not look very fashionable but they will outlast other optical media types by years.
     
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    They can also be edited and then they will seamlessly record on the edited spots no matter where they are, I've been using them for almost 3 years and have never seen a seam yet no matter how many times or places I edit them. Also the only discs that don't have to be finalized to play in other equipment or unfinalized to be recorded over.
     

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