Dvd +/-

[qanda]This thread is about the Samsung DVD-ROM 16X. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I think I know the answer to this but I’m gonna ask it anyways- Can a DVD- be made to read DVD +??? I have a Samsung SD-616T and Im going to update the firm ware. But am I just chasing a dead goose?? If this question has been aksed a bunch already sorry I did search the “FAQ” and turned up nadda.


only very old drives were able to handle only one DVD variety (+R or -R). Sometimes there were firmware updates published to enable support for the other media family.

Plain DVD readers (DVD-ROM) normally supported both varieties from the beginning. If there are issues, then there is either something wrong with the drive, or the discs are bad for some reason.