DVD format confusion

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by acarle208, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. acarle208 macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2008
    What is the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R? i understand ROM and RW, but what is the difference between + and -?
  2. trev macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2006
    St. John's, NL
    It's the same old story... when the technology was being developed there were certain companies adamant on using one format, and the rest were adamant on the other. Sorta similar as to when VHS and Beta tapes were coming out. Only difference is that both formats stuck around. Most players/burners are compatible with both nowadays. I run a video editing service and I sell thousands of DVD's a month. I've ran a little experiment and used DVD+R for a while, then DVD-R. As it turns out, I got way less people bringing back the DVD-R's as opposed to the other. oS when in doubt, go with the DVD-R.

    read http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/2279 for more info if you like.
  3. acarle208 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2008

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