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    Question about DVD media

    I have a NEC 18X DVD

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    Re: Question about DVD media

    You are trying to open a can of worms... <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    1. Yes, it is correct. Your DVD burner can burn double-layer DVD+R disks, as well as regular DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, etc.
    2. It is right, double-layer disks really can contain twice as much data as regular disks, but... The cost of regular DVD+R is around $0.30 a piece, when DVD+R DL is almost $1.30 a piece.
    3. According to some sources, cheap DVD players can read DVD+R disks, but not DVD-R, but... I saw DVD player which reads DVD-R disk but not DVD+R. More expensive (and newer) DVD players can read any kind of DVDs, but RWs may be a problem. Try to google "DVD-R vs. DVD+R" and see what others say.

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    Re: Question about DVD media

    DVD -R is generally a better choice for non-PC applications. In fact, Apple's iDVD application won't even accept the +R version for that reason. Oddly enough, I've had better luck with off-brand and cheapie DVD players when trying out burned discs.

    For computer use, it really doesn't matter, as most drives these days support all media types.
    -Mark

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