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    DVD Burners?

    Hi,

    We hear how this amazing format allows burning over 4Gb per DVD.
    I also heard there are 4 different standards & compatability problems between them.

    If I want to buy a DVD Burner, pls. can you advise me how to proceed?

    Thanks v. much.

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    Re: DVD Burners?

    If we had the Search facility back, you'd have been able to find answers to this question from a few weeks' back!

    If you are only going to use the resulting DVD on your own machine (say as a backup), it doesn't matter what DVD format you use.

    If you want to give the results to someone else, a multi-format burner would be a Good Idea, such as a few of those from Sony, which support all current formats.

    SMBP will probably point you to the original thread...!
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    Re: DVD Burners?

    I think the thread you're talking about, John, <!post=starting with your own,,309110>starting with your own<!/post> is right here. The illustrious SMBP follows right behind your post with his myriad of links. (It is only a handful of posts down in the hardware board, but the requestor must not have read that far down)

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    Re: DVD Burners?

    Al

    Me neither! <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>
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    Re: DVD Burners?

    Ok. What if I burn the CD with one of the 4 formats; can it be READ from any DVD Reader?

    i.e. most PCs are able to READ from DVDs, so if I burn the DVD, can ANY of these standard reader READ my disc?

    TIA.

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    Re: DVD Burners?

    I suspect the answer is "it depends". For recent devices, the answer is probably yes; for older ones, maybe.
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    Re: DVD Burners?

    > i.e. most PCs are able to READ from DVDs

    I see most drives bundled with PCs promising to read DVD-ROM format, but not necessarily mentioning the others it can handle...

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