View Full Version : What is - & + in CR/DVD Business? & more

13-08-2005, 11:48 AM
Hi There

I always wondered if someone would ever answer these silly questions!

1 We have DVD players in the current market with - & + capabilites. What are these - & + stuff? I wish if someone was kind to give me a bit of an enlightenment.

2 However I've not seen these features available in the CDRs & RWs. Does that mean, CDRs & RWs are universally the same with the - format? If not, do we get any with + capability in NZ?

3 Also what is a Dual-Layer?

Speedy Gonzales
13-08-2005, 11:53 AM
CD burners have nothing to do with + or -.

This only applies to DVD burners.

Altho DVD burners can burn to cd's and dvd's

- and + are just different formats for DVD. You can buy DVD burners which support + and - and also dual layer.

http://www.videohelp.com/ is a pretty good site to check out everything about DVD etc.

Dual layer has 2 layers compared to a normal dvd. Which has 1.

You can put more on it.

13-08-2005, 11:56 AM
You're really speedy. Thanks so much. I still did not understand what is dual layer, sorry.

13-08-2005, 12:03 PM
Dual layer means it writes 2 layers of data. The older DVDs used to write just one layer of data.
So dual layer DVDs allow you to store twice as much data on one DVD

13-08-2005, 12:11 PM
Thanks so much Tazz. Knowing it was so easy from you!
By the way, thanks to Speedy for the website info. It is a really good site.

Speedy Gonzales
13-08-2005, 12:16 PM
No worries there Mukku!