Jun 19 2003, 02:12 AM
I was thinking about getting a new computer, but the one I'm looking at has a DVD+R/+RW burner. Will xbox & ps2 play those discs?
Jun 19 2003, 02:47 AM
I have a nice dvd+r +rw recorder, the XBox will play them and the ps2 will play movies made with them. I haven't tried a ps2 game but I belive it works.
Jun 19 2003, 02:49 AM
I also use the DVD+R's and everyone will tell you they dont work, they work fine on every xbox I've tried them on, dunno about Ps2 (nor care)
Jun 19 2003, 01:00 PM
I think you'd be safer getting DVD-R instead of DVD+R. Yes, there is a difference, why, I have no idea.
Jun 19 2003, 09:02 PM
You might want to look at the prices for media too. DVD+R blanks can cost much more than DVD-R.
Jun 19 2003, 09:04 PM
DVD+R will work find most of the time, but statistically they still don't have the compatibility that DVD-R has. Plus, as mentioned, there's the cost of media.
the sad cat
Jun 19 2003, 09:12 PM
ive used plenty of dvd-rs.on my xbox.all booted fine.over 20 back ups of dvds and games.i havent tried dvd+rs and i dont care.these work a charm for me
Jun 19 2003, 09:22 PM
i use dvd+r all the time. it works perfectly. the media is a couple of quid more expensive perhaps but if you compare them i.e fws dvd-r and fws dvd+r there is no difference. i have also found that +r discs are far better quality than cheaper -r media.
the -r users will tell u they wont work because they fell threatened by the new format, it has a much higher compatability with standalones especially older dvd players.
Jun 20 2003, 01:56 AM
get the sony all in one dvd burner and solve that problem
then you can experiment
since some people say it works and others say it dont
play it safe and do the small work yourself
Jun 21 2003, 06:47 PM
Prices of dual format burners are dropping, by end of summer I wouldnt be suprised if most 2x dual format are sub 200$. I recently bought the TDK 440N dual format drive from dell for 229$ after coupon. I've made game back-ups with both dvd-r and dvd+r. Not a single coaster! Also have made several movie backups using DVD decrypter, and again, both dvd-r and dvd+r work great. I think as long as you create your "iso" files correctly, you should be golden. By the way I have a Thomson drive which is supposed to be the shittiest drive, and the damn thing hasn't balked at anything, not even cd-r's!
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