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DVD dual layer quick question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fedster, Feb 6, 2005.

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  1. fedster

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    If I purchase a dual layer dvd that can burn up to 8.5g on one dvd, would I have to also purchase special 8.5g blank dvd's? How would that work out?
    Any answers are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Fedster
     
  2. Triple6

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    Yes, if you wish to use Dual Layer capability you will need to purchase Dual Layer media and its not cheap(around $10 per disc). You can of course still use regular 4.7 GB DVD's and CD's if you don't wish to use Dual Layer discs.
     
  3. 02098

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    whats the difference between a dvd writer dvd+rw and dvd+/-rw
    do yopu need to get special dvd'z for each type?
     
  4. fedster

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    Prices are indeed going to drop, hopefully before a new technology emerges and takes hold though.

    The + and - are simply two different formats; like VHS and BETA. Do not buy a drive that does not support both, pretyy much all do and this will give you the greatest compatibility and choice in media.
     
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