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Price between DVD-R and +R

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
There is a question I never understood (or maybe it's in my own head)

Why is it more expensive for DVD-R than DVD+R ?
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
It used to be the other way round, the more popular type is usually the cheapest.
1 Like #2
Not so many people use +R :thumbsup:
#3
What is the difference? and Why is there difference?
1 Like #4
One group wanted one standard, the other group wanted the other, they ended up releasing both, like Betamax and VHS or Blu-Ray and HD-DVD. Profits to be made on royalties :)

DVD+Rs are useful as they can be set to read as DVD-ROM which is good for people who wear eye patches and have peg legs :thumbsup:
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eSimple
What is the difference? and Why is there difference?


The difference is there because different companies produced the technology as such

Pioneer develped the - format and used mainly by Apple. The - format was developed by someone else and used by Microsoft, Sony & Dell. In the end though they all just supported both formats as no one owned the technology as such and both formats become the industry standard.

The main difference betwee thedisks is + format is uses mltiple layers to store the data whch supposedly makes them better, for that reason the + format is more expensive
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Robotochan
One group wanted one standard, the other group wanted the other, they ended up releasing both, like Betamax and VHS or Blu-Ray and HD-DVD. Profits to be made on royalties :)

DVD+Rs are useful as they can be set to read as DVD-ROM which is good for people who wear eye patches and have peg legs :thumbsup:


lol good one! :thumbsup:
#7
Cool that was a good explanation.
I assume they are the same capacity, in the eye of morden PCs they are just the same thing?
#8
pretty much, it's only older devices that require a specific type, like older DVD Recorders only took DVD+R. You'll probably never have to care about it if you only use DVDRs for PC usage.
banned#9
Some people say + media is better read onh standard DVD players and PS2s etc

the - media seems to be better supported and often on players where the - is the standard of course they play better.
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Robotochan
pretty much, it's only older devices that require a specific type, like older DVD Recorders only took DVD+R. You'll probably never have to care about it if you only use DVDRs for PC usage.


Similar to what I said.
#11
my dvd player will skip and freeze with - but will play+ no probs
#12
Robotochan
One group wanted one standard, the other group wanted the other, they ended up releasing both, like Betamax and VHS or Blu-Ray and HD-DVD. Profits to be made on royalties :)

DVD+Rs are useful as they can be set to read as DVD-ROM which is good for people who wear eye patches and have peg legs :thumbsup:


pmsl !! why are Pirates' called Pirates'?.............cos they aaaarrrrrgh. lol

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