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Old 02-29-2004, 02:12 PM   #16
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DVD-R: 4.7 Gig
DVD+R:9.4 Gig
That is very hard to belive.
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Old 02-29-2004, 02:30 PM   #17
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Ah just look around on the net! A07 pwns. End of story.
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Old 02-29-2004, 04:11 PM   #18
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DVD-R: 4.7 Gig
DVD+R:9.4 Gig
Not at all true. The main difference is minimal. DVD-R has slightly better compatibility with all the DVD players in the world. Slightly. DVD+R has built in error correction when writing.
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Old 02-29-2004, 04:38 PM   #19
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Heres some info..

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If you simply need a DVD player for your PC or your TV, then the choices are relatively straightforward. Outside of the bells and whistles of "progressive scan", bookmarking, and other enhancements, every DVD player is effectively the same for the basic functions.

If you are shopping for a DVD player-burner (that plays AND records DVDs), then you have two major format choices to evaluate, and they can be confusing:

Burner Choice 1) DVD-R or DVD-RW Format

Burner Choice 2) DVD+R or DVD+RW Format


The Standards Differences

1) The DVD-R (pronounced "DVD dash R") and -RW media formats are officially approved by the standards group DVD Forum. The DVD Forum was founded by Mitsubishi, Sony, Hitachi, and Time Warner, so it has tremendous industry support for its technical standards.

2) DVD+R ("DVD plus? R) and +RW formats are not approved by the DVD Forum standards group, but are instead supported by the DVD+RW Alliance. The DVD+RW Alliance is supported by Sony, Yamaha, Philips, Dell, and JP, so it also has tremendous industry support for its technical standards. Note that Sony supports both organizations.

3) Trivia "DVD Slim" format is not approved by any standards body.

4) Trivia: DVD RAM is a late 1990's format that has lost popularity, and is effectively a non-choice for consumers today, since most movies in 2004 will not play on DVD RAM.

The Functional Differences

The main functional differences between DVD-R and DVD+R are:
1) the DVD recorder's built-in defects management,
2) the way the records format and rewrite DVDs,
3) the price.


According to the claims of the DVD Alliance, using a DVD+R/+RW recorder will let you do the following:

1. Instantly eject without having to wait for finalized formatting.

2. Ability to record one DVD disc partially on PC and partially on television.

3. Background formatting: while the disc is being formatted, you can simultaneously record on already-formatted portions of the same disc.

4. Enhanced ability to edit filenames, movie and song titles, and playlists.

5. 100% compatibility with all other DVD players, while still enjoying these extra recording features.
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Old 03-01-2004, 02:15 AM   #20
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DVD+R DEFINITELY does not have 100% compatibility with DVD players.
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Old 03-01-2004, 08:15 AM   #21
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No it doesn't. Its what those others 'claim'. But its still pretty high.
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Old 03-01-2004, 10:55 AM   #22
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Most DVD players won't read DVD+R right?
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Old 03-01-2004, 04:29 PM   #23
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90%ish will read DVD+R just fine.

so the only tangible benefits to +R over -R is that you can stop the burn half-way through, and start again? That definately isn't worth the possible incompatiablilty with a friends old dvd player. nuts to that IMO.
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What's the difference between IDE and EIDE? Can I use this pioneer writer with my IDE cable?
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Old 03-14-2004, 05:55 AM   #25
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What's the difference between IDE and EIDE? Can I use this pioneer writer with my IDE cable?
IDE: Integrated/Intelligent Drive Electronics. The E in EIDE just stands for Enhanced. Its a newer and Faster version developed by Westerd Digital. I think all cables now are EIDE and most drives support it, kinda like the new standard. Im sure your drive can work with your IDE cable though. And if not, just buy a new one, its like 10 bucks.
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Old 03-14-2004, 06:45 AM   #26
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So it is possible to use this EIDE cable with my old Celeron 466MHz PC?? Both IDE and EIDE's cable socket looks the same right?
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Old 03-14-2004, 12:25 PM   #27
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Should be fine.
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