Question about the different acronyms used

I’m totaly new with this one. So I have a question about purchasing a dvd burner.

What means the following words:

  • DVD +/- writer
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • DVD-R
  • DVD-RW
  • DVD+R
  • DVD+RW

Thank you for your time!

Greetz

Conimus

Originally posted by conimus

What means the following words:

  • DVD +/- writer
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • DVD-R
  • DVD-RW
  • DVD+R
  • DVD+RW

Hi conimus and welcome to the forum !

The following stuff will meet your needs :

[COLOR=blue]CD-Recordable FAQ & [/COLOR]DVD FAQ&A

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To learn more, I suggest also reading these articles:
The dual layer DVD recordable
The DVD format war - Current standings
Why DVD+R(W) is superior to DVD-R(W)
The DVD format war - Should you go plus or minus?