View Full Version : DVD +/- differences

11-15-2004, 01:46 AM
I came across a console DVD burner yesterday at Wal-Mart. The box indicated it used "+" technology. I seem to remember a few years back that CD burners went through the same "plus" "minus" deal before some type of standard was reached. Are the DVD burners experiencing the same thing?

11-15-2004, 02:50 AM
Never heard of +\-'s on CD burners but yes DVD's have two formats and if you plan on buying a DVD burner then get one that supports both formats.

11-15-2004, 06:17 AM
Maybe I am confused, maybe it was the pc dvd burners that I was thinking of instead of cd burners.
This unit is a console type for the television, but it does not support both formats. I guess as long as you match the dvd recorder format with the right type of dvd, everything is okay.:)

11-17-2004, 11:27 AM
To my understanding DVD-R's are usualy used for DVD audio, data, and such, Where as DVD+R's are used for video. Of coarse I could be wrong, I dont realy have any need to burn DVD's.

11-17-2004, 12:51 PM
Apparently the DVD+R format also has better compatibility with dvd players, which would explain why it is used for video. Though i have burned several dvd movies on DVD-R discs and played them in 3 different dvd players without problem.

11-17-2004, 03:13 PM
Its just 2 different competing formats just like in the old days of video tape where you had VHS and Beta but of cause back then Beta lost the fight.