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Question about DVD media

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by mcseguy9, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. mcseguy9

    mcseguy9 Thread Starter

    Jun 11, 2001
    I have a NEC 18X DVD±R DVD Burner which you can see here. I'm new to DVD drives and need help figuring out what media to use. It's my understanding that this is a double layer DVD drive, which if I understand correctly allows me to double up on the amount of data it can hold. Is that correct? If so, than I could buy DVD media that supports double layer and burn up to around 8GB of data. Is that right? I'm also wondering about which type of DVD media to use. By that I mean DVD-R or DVD+R. Which is best, or more widely supported by DVD players in use on TV's or portable DVD players, as well as with DVD drives that are used on PC's?
  2. Darth Soup

    Darth Soup

    Feb 6, 2006
    it supports DL (double layer) DVDs. They have twice the storage of regular DVDs (4.7 gig). They quite a bit pricier than the normal discs. I have not noticed any quality difference in the -R/+R, but I tend to use -R disks since they are supposed to be more compatible with older DVD players.
  3. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    This should help

    I know that there is a slight difference between + and -, but of the top of my head I don't remember it. You can look it up on the link (click on DVD-R and DVD+R on the right)
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