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dvd drives

By aberhosan
Mar 2, 2005
  1. I am confused over dvd formats. can anyone tell me the difference between dvd-r and dvd+r ? I was going to buy a dvd drive, when I noticed that it was a dvd+r drive, whereas my panasonic dvd video recorder plays dvd-r discs. help.
     
  2. The Best Alias

    The Best Alias TS Rookie Posts: 147

    DVD-R is much more backwards compatable with standard DVD players. DVD+R is newer tech and won't play on many older DVD players. Most burners are compatable with either disc format.
     
  3. aberhosan

    aberhosan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Thanks "The Best Alias," I will have to look for a burner that does both systems. I am surprised by your definition of my panasonic as "old". I bought it new two years ago, and it was top of the range then. I am slowly finding out how quickly things move forward in this computer age. Regards.
     
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