DVD-R or DVD+R Which One Is Best?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by solman, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. solman macrumors member

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    Can anyone bring some light on this topic. I heard -R was more reliable but today at Best Buy the clerk said +R:confused:

    Thanks.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Although I'm no expert, I would assume that it would be the brand of the DVD±R that matters more than if it is + or -. I personally use - R 'cause they are usually cheaper.
     
  3. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    The guy at London Drugs told me -R are a little more compatable (support on more devices). I thought one of them can be written after-the-fact (adding more files later), not sure about that one.

    Its all superficial though, because most readers/burners handle both just fine.
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    The ones that you can write to again are DVD±RW.
     
  5. Zegna macrumors member

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    This afternoon I was at a Sony Store to buy some blank DVDs.

    And funnily enough, I was asking the same question to one of the sales assistant there. He answered with "DVD-Rs are more openly compatible to a wider range of player devices. Capacity wise, they have no differences." I believed him, so I grab that one instead of the +R variant.

    Afterwards, it worked fine with my MacBook.

    By the way, both DVD-R and DVD+R have identical price tags at the Sony Store.
     
  6. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Not rewritten, postwritten. Its like adding files to a CD-R (not deleting anything). The LD guy said something about that, but my mind may have been elsewhere.

    Merry burning everyone.
     
  7. mattster16 macrumors 6502a

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    I use both and have no preference.


    In general your odds of talking to anyone in the computer department at Best Buy who knows what they are talking about are probably 1 in 20. I should know, I've worked in a couple of them (I was the 1 in 20 :) ).
     

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