DVD-R vs. DVD+R

OK, I know there are probably tons of threads about this, but I thought I had it all figured out until I burned my first set of DVD’s today, so maybe someone can clear up my confusion!

I thought the +r/-r stuff was all about playback compatibility. I have a relatively old DVD player (Sony DVP-S360) that was not an expensive player at all when I bought it a few years ago. I think it was about $200. When I got my Plextor 708A burner, I was not sure if I would be able to use either format of burned discs in my player, so I bought a small pack of -r and +r discs to burn some tests. To my surprise, they BOTH worked in my player! I was using Memorex media. Am I just extremely lucky or is there something else to the -r/+r stuff?

These interesting articles should answer most of your
questions about the DVD+ and DVD- format :slight_smile:

The DVD format war - Should you go plus or minus?
http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/110

Why DVD+R(W) is superior to DVD-R(W)
http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/113

The DVD format war - Current standings
http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/122

Andy :smiley: