What Does DVD+RW Mean?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/Blu-ray Technology' started by Crimsonnaire, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Crimsonnaire

    Crimsonnaire New Member

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    If an optical drive is titled "DVD+RW," does that mean it's a DVD burner? Or does it mean that it reads DVD's and burns CD-R's? The exact name of the drive is TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E.

    I never fully understood all these acronyms. I just know that DVD+/-RW means dual layer, being able to burn and read both CD-R/RW and DVD-R/RW.

    Thank a lot.
     
  2. Droogie

    Droogie New Member

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    It'll write to DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R, and CD-RW's.

    RW means you can overwrite files on the disc and use it multiple times.
     
  3. brian

    brian VIP Member

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    well no dvd+/-rw means it can read and write dvd+rw or dvd-rw. dvd+/-rw dl is dual layer. if it is a dvd multi it can burn
    cd +/- (r/rw)
    dvd +/- (r/rw)
    dvd +/- (r/rw)dl
     
  4. Crimsonnaire

    Crimsonnaire New Member

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    Ah, OK. Thank you both for the clarification.
     
  5. tremmor

    tremmor Active Member

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    i don't think the rewritables mean much anymore since dvd's are so cheap in bulk. ya might want to also consider DL (duel layer). still high but have bought at about 50 cents each in the past. useful if your burning lots of personal info.
     
  6. brian

    brian VIP Member

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    yes but if you look at it that way then i would go with a flash drive. i just saw a sale for a 16 GB one for $29
     
  7. tremmor

    tremmor Active Member

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    Brian, where in the blue moon did you see a 16gig for $29.00?

    on the lighter side i was only suggesting a duel layer also. likely will be anyway.
    cheers........
     
  8. brian

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  9. merylin

    merylin New Member

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    Dvd

    DVD+RW, DVD-RAM and DVD-RW are all rewritable DVD formats, however, only DVD+RW is designed from the start to be fully compatible with existing DVD-ROM drives and DVD-Video players. This means that a DVD+RW disc recorded in a DVD+RW recorder can be played in virtually all DVD-Video players or DVD-ROM equipped PCs, and that any DVD+RW disc recorded with data on a PC DVD+RW drive can be read by most DVD-ROM drives.
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    Merylin
     
  10. cg1349

    cg1349 banned

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    Not sure about that. I have DVD-RW discs and they all play fine on my dvd players. I think today's dvd players can read most if not all recordable formats about there.
     

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