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Overview & Links for DVD+RW, DVD-R Info

 

Below is links, information I have gathered from the many members of DellTalk`s forum. Thanks !!

Section 7-1-0: DVD+RW, DVD-R Info
  1. Recordable DVD Drives (care of Tech Report)
  2. DVD Alliance (Google search)
  3. DVDrhelp (care of Mike & Don)
  4. DVD Plus Org. (Google search)
  5. Philips DVD+RW User's Manual, (care of Big Brother)
  6. DVD source site (care of Don ~ Starter)
  7. DVD Formats Explained (Care of ~ Skybird: Mike )

 

 

7-1-1: Recordable DVD Drives (care of Tech Report)

Very interesting information from Tech Report, Plus & minus all over again...

Follow the link----> http://www.tech-report.com/reviews/2002q1/dvdrw/index.x?pg=1

 

7-1-2: DVD Alliance (Google search)

Grab a cup of coffee and browse the areas of this site, very informative:

Follow the link----> http://www.dvdrw.com/

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7-1-3: Vcdhelp (care of Mike & Don)

I do not know where to start, follow the link for a vast supply of information concerning many areas, issues.

http://www.dvdrhelp.com/

7-1-4: DVD Plus Org. (Google search)

Another excellent site for DVD+RW information, reviews, forum and etc...

http://www.dvdplusrw.org/

 

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7-1-5: Philips DVD+RW User's Manual, (care of Big Brother)

Dell`s article on the drive, again thanks Steve..

http://docs.us.dell.com/docs/storage/1j322/en/specs.html

 

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7-1-6: DVD source site. (care of Don ~Starter)

A very good link submitted bye Don and with additional resource links.

Thanks Don..

http://www.videoguys.com/DVDresources.htmll

 

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7-1-7: DVD Formats Explained (Care of ~ Skybird: Mike )

http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardware_Software/2003/DVDFormatsExplained.asp

DVD Formats Explained

 

When DVD technology first appeared in households, users were simply popping DVD discs into their DVD players to watch movies - an option to the then-conventional VCR. But just as compact disc technology evolved so that users could record and erase and re-record data onto compact discs, the same is now true of DVDs. But with so many different formats -- DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM -- how do users know which DVD format is compatible with their existing systems, and why are there so many different formats for DVDs? The following information sheds some light on DVD's different flavors, the differences between them and the incompatibility issues that the differing technologies have sprouted.

The crucial difference among the standards is based on which manufacturers adhere to which standards. Similar to the old VHS/Beta tape wars when VCRs first hit the markets, different manufacturers support different standards.

DVD+R and DVD+RW
DVD+R and DVD+RW formats are supported by Philips, Sony, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Ricoh, Yamaha and others.

DVD+R is a recordable DVD format similar to CD-R. A DVD+R can only record data once and then the data becomes permanent on the disc. The disc can not be recorded onto a second time.

DVD+RW is a re-recordable format similar to CD-RW. The data on a DVD+RW disc can be erased and recorded over numerous times without damaging the medium.

DVDs created by a +R/+RW device can be read by most commercial DVD-ROM players.

DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM
These formats are supported by Panasonic, Toshiba, Apple Computer, Hitachi, NEC, Pioneer, Samsung and Sharp. These formats are also supported by the DVD Forum.

DVD-R is a recordable DVD format similar to CD-R and DVD+R. A DVD-R can only record data once and then the data becomes permanent on the disc. The disc can not be recorded onto a second time. There also are two additional standards for DVD-R disks: DVD-RG for general use, and DVD-RA for authoring, which is used for mastering DVD video or data and is not typically available to the general public.

DVD-RW is a re-recordable format similar to CD-RW or DVD+RW. The data on a DVD-RW disc can be erased and recorded over numerous times without damaging the medium.

DVDs created by a -R/-RW device can be read by most commercial DVD-ROM players.

DVD-RAM discs can be recorded and erased repeatedly but are only compatible with devices manufactured by the companies that support the DVD-RAM format. DVD-RAM discs are typically housed in cartridges.

DVD-ROM
DVD-ROM was the first DVD standard to hit the market and is a read-only format. The video or game content is burned onto the DVD once and the DVD will run on any DVD-ROM-equipped device.

For more information, see:
DVD FAQ
SmallBusinessComputing.com's Buyer's Guide for DVD Writers
DVD Forum

 

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