Joined: 26-May 02
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Does anybody know if a V3 PS2 can play DVD+R disks? I'm planning of buying an DVD burner (for the Xbox en PS2 games) and I would really like to go for an +R(W) drive, but the PS2 will need to play this (with Messiah mod). Otherwhise I would go for an Pioneer DVR-104 (DVD-R(W).
Joined: 28-May 02
Member No.: 241
In researching this topic I ran across an article which tested compatibility of DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+RW in tons of dvd players (DVD+R didn't exist at the time of the article's writing). DVD-R's were able to play in 99% of all players, whereas DVD-RW and DVD+RW were both able to play in only 3 of the players tested (The xbox can play all three of course).
I'm sure that DVD+R has better compatibility than DVD+RW (It better!) but the availability of the media is not great, unlike DVD-R's which are cheap and easy to find (My grocery store even has some!).
The point of my post is that as far as compatibility arguments go... DVD-RW and DVD+RW are the same, and DVD-R is infinitely better. It is ironic as the whole basis behind DVD+RW was to be compatible. It also bothers me that implementation of DVD+R seems almost an afterthought.
I say buy the pioneer 104. I've had no problems with it, and movies I've burned have worked everywhere.
It's only a little over $300 anyway, and the media can be bought for $1.25 bulk these days.