Question about Televison & Video
What is the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R discs? I need DVDs for my Toshiba DVD recorder and do not know what to buy. Please help!
The primary differences between DVD-R and DVD+R format discs may not necessarily be noticeable by the average consumer, as they are mostly in regards to how the discs are written and read by DVD recorders.
DVD+R format discs do tend on average to have a slightly smaller storage capacity than DVD-R discs (4.7GB versus 4.71GB). Additionally DVD+R discs can be somewhat easier to use when creating multiple sessions or multiple copies of the same material, since the format uses what is typically considered to be a "more robust" error management system when writing and copying files. However, because the introduction of DVD-R media came roughly 5 years before DVD+R, the DVD-R format has the advantage of being compatible with a wider variety of electronics.
As a result, there is a good chance that your DVD recorder may only support the use of DVD-R format discs, but you should always refer to your owner's manual documentation for confirmation.
Hope this helps you out.
Go Ahead. Use Us.
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 15, 2014 | Toshiba DVR620 DVD Recorder/VCR
Aug 18, 2013 | Computers & Internet
Apr 30, 2011 | Toshiba DVR620 DVD Recorder/VCR
Mar 21, 2011 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR
Sep 02, 2010 | Philips DVDR70 DVD Recorder
Oct 23, 2009 | Sony SLV-D300P DVD Player/VCR
Feb 11, 2009 | Samsung DVD-HR735 DVD Recorder/HDD...
Dec 07, 2008 | Toshiba D-KR10 Multi-Drive DVD Recorder
May 05, 2008 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR
165 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!