i thought the + is newer and will win finally
It is newer, but media is more expensive, and DVD+RW (not DVD+R!) is less compatible to DVD-ROM drives than DVD-RW.
Don’t forget that Windows ME is newer than Windows 2000…you see?
EDIT since obviously at least one person misunderstood that: my point is that the newer thing is not necessarily the better one /EDIT
In de.comp.hardware.laufwerke.brenner, the typical statement is: “…if you burn enough DVDs, you must use dvd-r, and from the money you safe using DVD-R instead of +, you can get a DVD+writer somewhen if this format really wins…”
(Note that if a drive doesn’t read DVD-R at all, then this feature has been disabled artificially, so you will be able to play your DVD-R movies even if DVD+R wins)