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DVD Burning Question

By vassil3427 · 13 replies
Mar 1, 2004
  1. Hey guys,
    I have a couple questions, I'm buying a DVD Burner(Not sure which one yet). I'm also buying a video capture device. I plan on converting VHS video onto my pc and then making DVD's(Videos of my school's b-ball games). What brand/type of DVD media would you recommend that is the most Compatible with current home theater DVD-players.

    Also what software would you recommend for burning, and editing the video some what. Thx.:D
  2. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 640

  3. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

  4. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 640

    I appreciate that very much, I had no idea DVD-R was more compatible with DVD players than DVD+R...
  5. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    Me either, lol. ;-)
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Also, look at the price-difference between DVD-R and DVD+R, as well as the speeds for -R and +R
    The TDK mentioned above uses Plextor techniques. For the real McCoy look around for the Plextor PX-708A, none better!
  7. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 482

    In my experience dvd-R data discs will never play in a dvd player (not suprising i guess) and my player wont even play dvd-R video discs- dvd-rw it plays like a champ.
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,264   +454

    Not always true Godataloss. I can play both + and - R and RW in two of my DVD set top boxes and my other can play + and - R. It depends on the DVD player itself, and if memory serves me there is a chart on showing compatibility between media and players. I saw it long ago when it was .
  9. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 482

    can you cant play dvd +or- data discs in your dvd player. They are specified as data only and cost less than regular -r&-rw's.
  10. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Two of my DVD players(my cheap Apex, and my Philips) both will play nearly anything I toss at them. I also have an older Apex that is a bit more choosy. is a very useful site. Yes Papa, your memory does serve correct. They have a database of thousands of models, showing what they will and won't play, as well as loads of other useful info.
  11. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    I have a cheesy DVD player that plays the cheapest media ever. I just bought a 50 spindle of DVD-Rs for about $35 and they work pefectly. :)

    It even plays DVD+RW discs as well.
  12. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Where did you get that deal at Rick?
  13. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    I think the price went up to $36.. Get them while you can! Free shipping too. ;)

    The brand is "Legacy"
  14. thinakaran

    thinakaran TS Rookie

    burning dvd

    hi there
    i'm a newb with this dvd burning. using Nero6 to burn dvds. but the max size i can burn is 4.5GB, but it's supposed to be 4.7GB. is this default for all the programs or it's bcoz of Nero.

    I'm using LG SUPER MULTI ext burner.

    Can someone explain on this???
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