None is really "better", its just compatibility. Eventually, one format will disappear.
I think you may have that backwards. DVD+R is supposed to be "universally compatible" or so I've been told by panasonic reps. I've played DVD+R discs in OLD players before burning a DVD was in anyone's mind. I've never come accross a machine that didn't play my +R dvds. My computer burner and my stand alone burner both use +R. DVD-R is less compatible with older hardware.
Originally Posted by rainmanva
Now, granted, pretty much anything purchased in the last two years will do both formats, its not even a huge issue anymore. Since your dad can only use +R, maybe that is the choice for you.
Nothing beats a stand along recorder for transfering analog tv to a digital format! it's the best bang for your buck price wise, quality wise, versatility, etc... you can get a burner for a 100bucks, the cheapest capture cards run for that much, and the quality/resolution will be horrible. it will also save you time my avoiding the computer all together, because trust me, that will get old REAL quick going from dvr to computer to editing to dvd! my dvr is setup so that I just select a program, hit record and record on my dvd burner, and boom, streams it over in the background on the 2nd tuner!
Originally Posted by dfgasner
if you want to edit the video later, you can always extract the video off the dvd, edit it, then reburn it with minimal quality loss...
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