December 17, 2004
Dear CNET members,
How's it going? While I know many of you are waist-deep in the holiday frenzy, you were a bit gun-shy about submitting an answer to last week's question on the confusing DVD formats. So I'm curious, was the question too simple, too difficult, or simply not interesting? Whatever the reason, please let me know what's on your mind and e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org This week, like every week, your contributions to the topics are important in helping us learn from one another. So, while I did get this week's winning answer from Yew and a list of honorable mentions, I think we're only at the tip of the iceberg for Edwin's question on different DVD formats. Please join me in the discussion and share your wealth of information on this topic. We're here to learn and your contribution is appreciated by all!
Member Question of the WeekI've finally outgrown storing my huge collection of digital photos and MP3s on CD-R and am moving toward getting a DVD burner. However, I am confused by all the DVD formats available, making my buying decision difficult. Can someone please explain to me in detail what the differences are between them all, especially the new double-layer ones? Thank you!
Submitted by: Edwin G.DVD-R and DVD+R are different competing standards for recordable DVDs. DVD-R is more compatible with older devices such as DVD-ROMs and DVD players, but DVD+R is superior on a technical level. Both of them hold 4.37GB (or thereabouts) per disc. Then there's DVD+R DL (dual-layer), which is a higher-capacity (and significantly more expensive) version of the DVD+R spec. It holds roughly 2 times the amount...
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