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What dvd disc formats can be watched on other dvd players?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Barny79, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. Barny79

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    Getting a dvd recorder for my dad for xmas, but which formats can be watched on different players? Also what are the differences between each format?
     
  2. Trickster

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    Check out http://www.videohelp.com/dvd

    Very useful. There is also a section on loads of different DVD players and what formats they can play.

    Read this entire site and you'll be a Guru
     
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    Here's a short answer:

    For write once recordings: Virtually (maybe actually) all recorders will record to -R and/or +R. Technically they are slightly different from eachother, but from a user viewpoint they are basically the same. Most players can play both of these (some older players may not be able to).

    For rewritable recordings: -RAM is a good format for editing, but it won't play on most DVD players. -RW and +Rw are more compatible with DVD players, but not as much as -R and +R.

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