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Which type DVD.?

by chucker111 / April 21, 2011 2:59 AM PDT

Just bought a new computer with a DVD burner.My previous computer didn't have one.My question is:what type of DVD do I need.Just want to D/L a few home movies,I have saved to my computer,similar,etc...???
I don't understand the total difference between them.(know the RW is to copy over top of),I think.But what about DVD+R,or DVD-R.??If there is an explanation somewhere on this site already,please lead me to it.Thanks for reading this long question.!!

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The answer depends on the DVD PLAYER.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 3:40 AM PDT
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And while most will use either + or -, you may discover your player likes one over the other. The difference between them is well discussed but does not matter. What matters is which your player can use, and if it can use either, which does it seem to prefer.

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by chucker111 / April 21, 2011 4:13 AM PDT

Thanks for quick reply,Bob.Also for the concise answer.Will try both,and see what my player likes,lol.Thanks again.!!

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burning dvd's is a bit oldschool
by Zombieloverss / April 25, 2011 4:29 PM PDT
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Alot of people are hooking htere cimptuer up to there tv screens or buying hardrives which connect direct to tv screens. You should look into it Wink

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Old School Works Best For Many... What Happens When???
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 26, 2011 12:32 AM PDT

...those hard drives fail? A backup of those valuable home movies is the only way to go.. Whether it be on a DVD or even to a backup hard drive, simply hooking up a system to a TV screen doesn't guarantee you'll be able to keep those movies safe.

In my situation, and for most of my customers, a DVD+R allows most current DVD burners to create a good backup of such items.

Hope this helps.


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