Originally posted by jreed
I have just bought the Plextor 708A and am very confused about this issue. I'm sure it's been beat to death, but could someone please help. Thanks Very Much!! Is one mode of recording better than the other. I want to be able to play my recording back in my home dvd player.
DVD+R are technically superior, tighter specs, results in better quality burning, etc.
If the drive supports bit setting (burning a DVD+R as a DVD-ROM) then compatibility (in theory) will be many times better than DVD-R.
Besides that, it seems that DVD+R are moving forward faster and generally have lower error rates than DVD-R.
Also, not so many crappy media manufacturers are on the DVD+R scene yet, so your chances of getting a good bunch of DVD+R is Very good.
All the s@#t companies have established lines in DVD-R production, so chances of finding a good batch of DVD-R is just a little harder.
Considering it's a plextor though, I suspect that either way you go will be fine.
But pay a bit more for your DVD+R, as the cheap ones are usually always a false economy, especially when you find out a few months down the track that the discs are unreadable