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Thread: DVD+R or DVD-R BETTER?

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    Smile-2 DVD+R or DVD-R BETTER?

    I've been making backups for about a year now. I originally bought DVD-R discs because the Best Buy salesperson said they were the better format. Recently I went to Circuit City and the salesperson said DVD+R was the more up-to-date format and the one that was the most compatible with a variety of DVD players. I noticed that none of my DVD players will read the Verbatim 16x DVD-R....but will will read the Verbatim DVD+R.

    What's the verdict on the + R - R debate. Is one a better format with the newer model dvd players????

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    dvd+because they can be bitset.and have more in common with dvd-rom.although most modern players ''should'' play both but not always.

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    course bitsetting depends if your drive will support it, and -R holds a mind boggling 6MB more data
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    Buy the one that your DVD player will play. Or that your drive will burn.

    It depends on your circumstances.

    Personally speaking, +R.

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    who ate all the pies ?

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    Hi smiley,
    I use both; modern DVD players most always play both + & - without a hitch. IMHO more important to choose quality media such as Verbatims or TY.

    EDIT: Oh, & never believe what the salesperson tells you

    @ L.T., is that a recent pic?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katzdvd View Post
    IMHO more important to choose quality media such as Verbatims or TY.
    My thoughts exactly.

    Stop picking on LT, maybe he just has a slow metabolism.

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