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coobns24

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I have just purchased a DVD burner and am unsure as to what types of blank DVDs to buy... What is the difference between a DVD+R and a DVD-R? I understand the difference between R and RW just not between the little + and -. I'm sure this may seem like such an easy question but I'm new to DVD burning. Thanks for your help!
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warriorscot

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No difference really apart from one works on some burners one on others, many new ones will burn both though, yo can look up a list of any specific differences however it suffices to know they are different enough to cause compatibility ssues on some drives.

Your drive should have a manual hat tells you what it can burn either + or - or both and you just need to remember to use whatever it needs.
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Kemasa

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There is a difference, but I am not sure of the exact details. I believe it is a slight difference in the design or format, along the lines of the nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from.

I have heard that -R tends to be more compatible.
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