What kind of DVD?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by trive, Dec 29, 2002.

  1. trive macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2002
    Hi guys,
    I'm Mark and I have an iMac 17 inch with SuperDrive.
    I can burn DVDs-R (and I've just burnt a DVD...) and I'd like to know something about DVDs-RW.... (I haven't found yet somebody who can tell me anything about them...).
    (I've got Toast)
    Someone there knows what kind of DVD-RW can I use on my iMac with SuperDrive without destroying it?
    I've asked at a shop and they told me that there were different kinds of DVDs-RW... and there's not a standard..... so I had to see on the iMac box... but there's only written "CD RW/ DVD RW"....

    Anyone can help me?

    Anyone burns DVDs-RW with SuperDrive?

    Thanks a million.


    P.S.: My mac has got to pixels dead; somebody ever had the mac changed for "only" two pixels? They're quite annoying.........
  2. Gus macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2002
    Well, i can't help you with the DVD-RW issue, but about the pixels...

    I'm afraid that 2 dead pixels won't score you a new one. I think 1-10 is a cautionary expectation with LCDs. Have you tried to gently rub the dead pixels? Sometimes they will come back.

  3. strider42 macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2002
    The superdrive supports DVD-RW just fine. Apple's software does not. So you need something like toast to make use of it.

    re: standards: DVD-R and DVD-RW work. DVD+r and DVD+rw do not.
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Sep 19, 2002
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  5. trive thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2002
    Thanks for the suggestions

    I tried to rub (very carefully) around the dead pixels two days ago but I think they're never gonna come back.....

    Anyway, thanks a lot for the suggestions: today I'm gonna burn a DVD RW...

    Thanks a million!


    PS: well, I got another doubt.... Do you know why my Mac (and maybe also yours) with Mac OS 10.2.3 at the startup stands for 30 seconds on "Waiting for network initialization"?

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