Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by tbone0813, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    Can anyone tell me the difference in the different recording disc formats? I know the difference in DVD & CD :D, but what's all the -R, +R, etc... Ones that I've seen are:


  2. DVD-R and DVD+R and recordable DVD's which can be used once only.
    DVD-RW and DVD+RW are Re-Writable, which can be used, then wiped and re-used.

    That's all I know, dunno the difference between + and - though.
  3. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    + is supported by the DVD+RW Alliance, which exists only to foster this specific format. Look for this trademark: [​IMG]

    - is supported by the DVD Forum, which exists to govern and maintain specifics for all DVDs with the logo: [​IMG]. This includes conventional movie DVDs, DVD-Audio, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, and probably a couple others.

    - is slightly more compatible with standalone DVD-Video players, but there are players that will do + and not -.

    Lots of information at www.dvdrhelp.com .
  4. On a DVD+ the Digital "1" is the reflective, where the "0" is the non-reflective, with DVD- the "1" is the non-reflective part, and the "0" is reflective, it might be the other way around tho