I'm currently working on an independent film: http://films.cubit.net/hiyah
I plan to distribute the film via DVD later this year. I will be selling to the general public, so i want to make sure I make a DVD that is as compatible with as many set-top dvd players as possible. I've been looking at the NEC 2500A and the LITE-ON LDW-811S, and am open to other suggestions, but... really can't spend a lot of money. Right now, both of these drives are going for $85 on newegg.
Here are some of my questions:
1) What is the best format to burn to for set top compatibility, +R or -R?
2) Is bitsetting really necessary? If so, does it only work with +R?
3) Is there a particular brand of DVDs that have shown to be more compatible than others?
4) What, exactly, is the best thing to do to ensure any DVDs I create will be compatible with the greatest number of set top players?
Basically, I just want to know what I need to do to make the most compatible dvd possible.