what is the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R? Which one is better?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    the + and - is to say which DVD is compatiable with which processor. Neither are better than the other, but +R is LESS compatible... I always buy CD and DVD -R.

    Why is -R more compatible you ask?

    The DVD-R media are officially approved by the group called DVD Forum, and the DVD+R are not. The DVD+R media are supported by the DVD+RW Alliance. So since "+" has not been approved most DVD companies like to go with the "-" because it seems to be the standard.

    F.Y.I. I usually don't buy RW (re-writables) because they produce low quality and you are more likely to loose your data...

    The answer from "The Lunatic" is true too, but just the start of it... :O)

    Source(s): SOME of it is from about.com the rest i just know.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    DVD-R = written in one layer

    DVD+R = written in multiple layers (More Storage)

    DVD+R is better but more expensive.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    all the same

    CD-ROM Read

    CD-R Write Once

    CD-RW Rewritable

    DVD-R DL Write Once

    DVD+R DL Write Once

    DVD+R Write Once

    DVD+RW Rewritable

    DVD-R Write Once

    DVD-RW Rewritable

    this will cover all

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