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DVD'S Bought From A Store Play On Any Unit

by janenolan / April 9, 2006 2:16 AM PDT

Why is it that commercial DVD'S will play on any format of DVD player but we have DVD-R and DVD+R formats. What are they doing or know that the public doesn't know? Does this make sense?

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The public only doesn't know if they don't research this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2006 2:56 AM PDT

The web contains far too many articles about the plus and minus FORMAT WAR and the fallout.

-> As to store bought media, such is pressed and what all DVD players were designed to play.

Recordable media appeared years later so many DVD players didn't have the capability to read one or both recorded media types.

Bob

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Research on subject. Link only.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2006 3:00 AM PDT
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DVD'S Bought From A Store Play On Any Unit
by jcrobso / April 24, 2006 3:32 AM PDT

My first DVD player which is over 6 years old and cost about $300 at the time will not play ANY recorded DVDs.
But any new DVD player $50 and up will play them, the new units have the firmware that handles the burned DVDs. Read the link that Bob posted. john

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