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    DVD +/- wass it about?

    Lo guys,
    I have recently got me hands on DVD writer so i figure its about time i did some research. Whats all this + n - stuff all about? anywhere i can read up on it?
    Cheers for any help.
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    Just two different standards from earlier days that has resulted in most drives now supporting both the plus and minus DVD's. The NEC 2500a is a great drive that supports both standards and isn't fussy about which brand or unbrand of media you buy although now you can get 12x and dual layer drives if you can afford to spend more. Lots of indepth info about +/- if you really want to know but makes no odds to me so long I can burn stuff on the discs. I think some stand alone DVD players are fussy about which discs so you just test a few different ones and stick with what works best with your particular kit.

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    I dont know much about the differences (somthing i my self have been wondering), but from what i read i do know that DVD+R/W has enhancements or video and data recording.

    You could look at the following sites for info

    Link 1
    Link 2 (look at the FAQ under the the top vertical link)

    Also try this: Here Theres some links within the page which may be of help to you

    Hope this helps you in some way.

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    Basically DVD-R has is more compatible with the standalone DVD palyers that sit under the TV. They are also much more compatible with PC DVD-ROM drives.

    I think that DVD-RW will work with 95% of all standalones and DVD+r with 75% of all standalones.

    Other than that, not much difference as far as data storage and DVD backups are concerned.
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    Perfec compatabilty was my main reason for asking. Cheers
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