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DVD Burning

eniacap

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May 7, 2006
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#1
There is no indication in the instructions for my PC (WinXP Home) on burning DVDs even though Nero software is pre installed. I don't know whether I should purchase blank DVD - R or DVD + R in order to burn a movie which could be played on a dvd player & TV set. My son tells me that his player will play DVD - R but will my computer burn DVD - R? I have the movie on the PC hard drive so no ripping issues.
Thanks
eniacap
 

eniacap

FPCH Member
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May 7, 2006
Messages
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#2
PS: In system>device manager I find the Dvd player/recorder is a SONY DVD RW DW-G120A. But I still have no indication of which video format blank discs to buy Dvd - R or Dvd + R.
 

lodzinski

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Feb 12, 2006
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#3
i know my dvd player will play either format, and it should say on the front of your burners drive tray what format it records in.
 

Jamey

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Jan 21, 2006
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Telford, UK
#4
The Sony burner drive you have is a dual format and dual layer drive; it will burn both formats, so just purchase some DVD-R discs if you want to burn discs able to be read in your son's DVD player. I recommend firing up the Nero software, it is usually quite straightforward as to what you must do.
 

eniacap

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May 7, 2006
Messages
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#5
On the drive drawer it just says DVD RW, so no help there.
Thanks for that info Jamey. I shall buy some blank DVD - R and burn away
safe in the knowledge that the Sony will cope with any format.

eniacap