Dash and plus difference in DVD

Hello, I’ve read many FAQ around the net but I still have to understand what’s the real difference between DVD +/- R (or RW) . what the plus sign really gives over the dash format?
thanks in advance
Eli

http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/113

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http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/Why-DVDRW-is-superior-to-DVD-RW

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So I’m wondering if this 2003 article is currently up to date? Is the DVD-R currently less error correction enabled than +rs, or have there been improvements?

[QUOTE=DouglasWD;1954186]So I’m wondering if this 2003 article is currently up to date? Is the DVD-R currently less error correction enabled than +rs, or have there been improvements?[/QUOTE]

I dont know whether there have been improvements or not, I just wanna mention something just tomake sure its clear, since this article is kinda misleading as well…

The data itself IS completely protected by PI and PO codes, just the pre-pit bits are not completely protected… Im not saying its ok, because its not. Its just that some people were frekin out because they thought the data was not protected by any ecc…

that’s all I wanted to mention, sorry for this offtopic :slight_smile:

I guess the question remains as to how accurate the image is after you use minus R? How likely is it that the minus R will NOT create a good copy, simply due to it error correction algorithm? In other words, what it the likelihood of a disk being created with errors that prevent the data from being retrieved, ether by playing it, or copy data from it?