DVD Media - +R or -R

  Whaty 08:46 08 Jun 06
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I want to copy a mixed bag of data, photo's, video and music from my HD onto DVD, the DVD will only be used on a PC (not a DVD player).

My question is, which media should I buy, DVD+R or DVD-R.?

Thanks,
Terry

  BBez 08:52 08 Jun 06

i generally use -r's for general data and +r's for movie backups

  Whaty 09:19 08 Jun 06

BBez, is there a reason for this or is it just your preference?

Is there a significant difference between the two media types?

Thanks,
Terry

  Whaty 12:17 08 Jun 06

Has anyone got anymore advice on which media to use.... please.

Thanks,
Terry

  Ikelos 12:21 08 Jun 06

I only buy DVD-R and CD-R , box loads of them, good for everything I have ever put on them.

  mattyc_92 12:22 08 Jun 06

It depends on if your DVD Burner can burn to both formats or not

I use the DVD-Rs as they are cheaper

  rdave13 12:28 08 Jun 06
  Whaty 13:59 08 Jun 06

Thanks everyone.

Rdave13, that link was just what I wanted... A quick read suggests it is broad as long but -R has a slight edge in respect to compatability?

Thanks again,
Terry

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