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    Question what is best format - dvd+R or -R

    Hi, I need help please. I have a dvd player that can play both dvd+R or dvd-R but if i back up all my dvd, which format will be most likely to be played on most players in 5 years? Please help, i have 50+ movies i want to backup that my kids will destroy if i don't.......thanks

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    "which format will be most likely to be played on most players in 5 years?"

    1) To answer that would be pure speculation - on anybody's part...
    2) Many newer standalone DVD players play both formats
    3) Five years is an eternity in the world of high tech. You may not even be playing present-day format DVDs five years from now
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    DVD-R is less expensive as it is a little older than DVR+R. There's virtually no difference in performance, file space, or quality,

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    Thanks for fast answer. Let me put it to ya like this then. I have no experience in this subject. If you were going to backup would you use +R or -R........thanks

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    I know of two players in my niebourhood that won't play +R so I stick to -R ....

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    i use both -/+R
    my Apex plays both of these so i use whichever i have
    I read somewhere that +R has better possibilities for future advancement ?
    like setarip said you never know what the future holds
    look at cd vs. dvd over the past few years
    also a new technology ( i think it's called blue laser ) is supposed to be around the corner

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    Thanks for more advice. I will be checking up on this forum every night, so if any others can chime in on whether you backup dvd on to +R or -R ...I would appreciate it. THanks for help so far ya'll

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