Tag Archives: DVD+R

The difference between DVD+R and DVD+RW

Jun 24th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,711 views |Comments Off

What is the difference between DVD+R and DVD+RW? There are three key points:

DVD+R is a non-rewritable format and it is compatible with about 89% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.
DVD+RW is a rewritable format and is compatible with about 79% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs. Read More »

How long do DVDs last?

Jan 01st, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,379 views |Comments Off

DVDs are read by a laser, so they never wear out from being played since nothing touches the disc. Pressed discs (the kind that movies come on) will probably last longer than you will, anywhere from 50 to 300 years.

Expected longevity of dye-based DVD-R and DVD+R discs is anywhere from 20 to 250 years, about as long as CD-R discs. Some dye formulations (such as phthalocyanine and azo) are more stable and are expected to last longer, 100 years or more, compared to 20 or 30 years for less stable dyes. Read More »

Care and Feeding of DVDs

Dec 16th, 2009by dvdxplayer 1,595 views |Comments Off

Handle only at the hub or outer edge. Don’t touch the shiny surface with your popcorn-greasy fingers.

Store in a protective case when not in use. Don’t bend the disc when taking it out of the case, and be careful not to scratch the disc when placing it in the case or in the player tray. Read More »