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Old 12-16-2005, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got an NEC 3550 installed in my pc and i wanted to now which was the better dvd to burn considering the fact that the NEC 3550 does


http://www.ukdvdr.co.uk/shop/product...&cat=75&page=1

the NEC-3550 does

DVD+R
DVD+RW
DVD+R DL
DVD-R
DVD-RW

which one should i use?
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Old 12-16-2005, 07:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have an NEC and I've always had good success with +R's.

Is it data or movies?
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both, mostly movies

should i go for +R


is there any difference quality wise?
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I guess its all a matter of prefrence, I'd go for the least expensive.

I got a bunch of +r's free after rebate, and theyre cheap no name ones and I havent made a coaster yet, knock on wood.The quality is great.

Havent played much with -r's so I couldnt say either way.The one I did try worked well with data, but wouldnt burn a movie.
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so +r's are good for burning oth data and movies while -r's are good for burning data only?
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in my experience yeah
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I just got that same drive a couple days ago, well technically mine says 3550A so I don't know if that's a tad different or what.

I read into the meaning of all the -r,+r, blah blah blah at one point but I've forgotten it now so I was actually interested in this question myself.

I primarily just plan to back up data. I gots lots of seasons of shows on my comp and I wanted to make some room, however I don't have a need for it to play in a DVD player which would also mean it'd fit less on there at a time
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I have 2 NEC drives. I use dvd-r`s I use them to put anime episodes on and for storing data so far so good and been using it like this for 4 months. I also have 100 dvd+r`s and all seem fine too . Also my dvd player works fine with the dvd-r`s but havnt tryed +r`s yet. Although my really really old dvd player wouldnt play them but that dvd player is a big pile of crap.
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so i will go for +r's then
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I use dvd-r`s I use them to put anime episodes on and for storing data so far so good
that's exactly what I plan on doing as well.
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