DVD R + or -?


macrumors G3
Jan 11, 2002
Los Angeles
DVD-R used to be more compatible with set-top players but that was a long time ago. Any DVD player made in the last decade or so should read both equally well.


macrumors 65816
Sep 9, 2008
Below sea level
Both should work fine. But in my experience (and country) DVD- disks are way harder (and more expensive) to get by. I really had to look and search for the right disks because the old iMac's didn't support DVD+ disks. Luckily they do support DVD+ disks these days.

And since Apple doesn't support Blu-Ray, I no longer burn any disks. In fact, I replaced it for an SSD.


macrumors 6502
Apr 14, 2008
+ or -, shouldn't matter these days. I always get good results with Verbatim DataLife Plus DVD+Rs and they're widely available.
+ or - shouldn't matter. But when dealing with a lot of clients all over the world, certain places in the Middle East and Asia how reported issues with + disks.

I've been using verbatim -R printable disks and had some good luck with them.