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My Dvds Vs. Store Bought Movies.....


kaiien

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OK, what I need to know is this....what is the difference between a DVD that my Sony (or any other off-the-shelf DVD burner) can create (that will have compatibility issues with some DVD players depending on if I use +R or -R) and the newest Box Office release that I buy in stores? I mean, MY player will only play -R disks, so long as it's a Sony or Verbatum disc, but my parents will only play a +R and only if it's a Memorex disc and then grandpa's player will only play Maxell -R and so on and so on. But I can go buy Lord of the Rings and it'll play anywhere.....why?

And no, I am not posing this question for piracy reasons, but because I am getting into doing home movies and photos on DVD and need a commercial level of compatibility.

 

Thanks

-K

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and need a commercial level of compatibility.

Just not possible with current technology.

 

First of all, commercial DVDs are pressed - not 'burned'. Completely different technology. It is extremely difficult to find a blank media that will play in several different brands of DVD players. As you pointed out, some may play +R and some will play -R while others may play both. I've been really lucky so far that all the home DVDs that I have created so far have worked on 5 different DVD players (knocking on wood). You may have to experiment with several brands to see which one might work on all of the players.

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Just not possible with current technology.

 

First of all, commercial DVDs are pressed - not 'burned'. Completely different technology.

 

Thanks for the fast reply!!

 

So what type of machine would produce these types of discs, and who makes them? I know they couldn't be purchased of Best Buy or CompUSA or anything....

Thanks!!

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Thanks for the fast reply!!

 

So what type of machine would produce these types of discs, and who makes them? I know they couldn't be purchased of Best Buy or CompUSA or anything....

Thanks!!

 

Contact someone in the movie industry. They could tell you the make and model. :)

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Thanks for the fast reply!!

 

So what type of machine would produce these types of discs, and who makes them? I know they couldn't be purchased of Best Buy or CompUSA or anything....

Thanks!!

 

First list the Sony burner model you own. Next the DVD set top player models the disc's won't play in. Then most important a disc identifier( download Google). DVD infopro, cddvdspeed. Now with these identifier's we can see the MID's Media Identity Codes, who actually made the disc and run disc quality check for errors.

 

I have read many a post of this problem but have never experienced it other than a disc or burn problem. A friend owns the JVC listed below and had read problems. It was down to buy a new one or pay someone to look at it. He took the top off and wiped the laser with alcohol and now reads any disc you through in it . I own a JVC XV-FA95 Multi-disc DVD Player and a Sony DVP-NS70H DVD Player. I have never had a disc not play as a fault of the player! If the disc is authored and burned in a proper working program, any disc that won't play in mine has had a disc quality problem.

 

I have used Plextor, Sony, BenQ, Nec, LiteOn, and a Mad Dog DVD burners. I have used Daxon, CMCMAG, Optodisc, Princo, Beall, Fujifilm, Ricohjpn, Memorex, Tdk, Maxell, Sony, Ritek, HP, Taiyo Unden, and Verbatim + - DVD disc's. Some used to be good and are junk today, the last two is what I use now.

 

The JVC listed above plays Verbatim +R DL disc's flawless, no layer break problem. The Player is 4 1/2 years old, long before DL recordable media was available!

 

The Plextor PX 716A and Sony DRU 800A and the set top JVC and Sony were all bought at Best Buy.

 

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