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  • Started 6 years ago by zouleous
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zouleous
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What format is more compatible on DVD Players? DVD-R DL or DVD+R DL?

I know I researched this for single layer DVDs a few years back and it seemed like both DVD-R and DVD+R were compatible with most players, but DVD-R was slightly better. So I went with DVD-R. Now I'm looking at getting a dual layer capable burner and I'm wondering if I should go DVD+R DL or DVD-R DL.

I currently have a fairly old DVD player and after doing some research I found some info saying it's compatible with DVD+R DL. It was unknown as to whether it works with DVD-R DL though.

Price could be a factor for the media as well...I'll have to look in to that too. Bottom line is I'm sure this DVD player I have now is likely to be getting near the end of it's life and I want to make sure I go with the standard that's most likely to be supported by the widest range of modern DVD players.

Thanks in advance.

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Scott
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zouleous
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Thanks for the links. Some good info there, but I'm not seeing much about compatibility with DVD players. That's what I'm looking for.

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ScottW
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I don't know of any recent reports on whether DVD+R DL or DVD-R DL is more compatible across the range of all DVD players.

Most new DVD burners will handle both formats. I haven't been shopping lately, but I'd be very surprised to find a popular brand-name burner that didn't handle both formats. To find out what others have experienced with burners (and players, too), check out videohelp.com:

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdwriters
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers

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Scott
Scott
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-R compatible on players by these manufacturers:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_Forum

+R by these,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD%2BRW_Alliance

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zouleous
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Yeah videohelp.com is where I started my research. That's where I found the info on my DVD player.

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