Sony adds rewritable DVD player to PS2 in Japan - both minus and plus

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#1

I just posted the article Sony adds rewritable DVD player to PS2 in Japan - both minus and plus.

According to Forbes, Sony will start shipping Playstation 2 devices that will
be able to also read DVD recordable discs. According to the article the current
Playstation 2 is only able to…

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#2

My friend’s (unmodded) PS2 has no problems whatsoever playing DVD+R (DVD video back-up) discs… ? Or are we talking about game back-ups here?


#3

may play them, but the PS2 laser in pretty poor at the moment, liable to get knakered sooner rather than later playing dvd-+rs :d


#4

Rewritable generally means +/-RW support, which is different from +/-R support. RW support would be quite handy, as these could be erased at a later periord for something else.


#5

But the PS2 currently does play ±R & RW so this really is an exercise in money making and exploiting the ppl who don’t know better


#6

You guys aren’t understanding the article… The PS2 Japan won’t just be able to read -/+RW but also WRITE to them. “The existing PlayStation 2 with a read-only DVD player will be phased out in the Japanese market…” key words there are “read only.”


#7

I rather think that you didn’t get the article. There is not one word about Writin. Whatever :smiley: ViRuZ