What Type of Disks are Best to Use?

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  1. Fortesque

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    I have just ordered a Panasonic EX75. This gives me a choice of DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW or DVD-RAM disks. Obviously the RW & RAM disks allow me to re-record on them which will generally be useful to me. Which disks are best to use for:

    a) Write once.
    b) Write many times.

    ....and why?

    Thanks
     
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    For write once I would recommend DVD-R, anything using the excellent Ritek dye. Why? Because you'll find these discs are most compatible with the vast majority of dvd players. This means they "should" work on any friends/family members players should you wish to lend them out.

    Write many times, I'd suggest DVD-RAM as it has benefits including chasing playback which basically means if you were recording a footie match and came home half way through it, you could start watching from the beginning whilst it continues to record the rest of the match. Pretty neat, huh? :D

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    a) use DVD-Ram to copy to PC then author the DVD-R on your PC with the correct WSS flag
    b) use DVD-RAM, only format Pansonic records correctly.

    PS Posting assumes knowledge of the Panasonic WSS problem.
     
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    What about the RW disks?

    Also what are the best speed DVD-RAM and other disks to get?
     

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