There are three DVD formats. They are DVD-Video, DVD+R, and DVD-R. DVD-Video is what you
get Hollywood movies on. It is created in the same process as CDs are. A master mold is created and copies are pressed
from that mold. The setup cost to make the mold is multiple thousands of dollars.
DVD+R and -R are like CDR's, you burn them with a laser.
Unfortunately for videographers and consumers, the two formats exist. One bunch of companies
support +R, and another bunch support -R. Some DVD players will play one,
but not the other, neither, or both. For +R, which is what I use, Sony,
Philips, and RCA are the main supporters. Most DVD players made by them
will play +R discs.|
We have the ability to burn either DVD+R or DVD-R formatted discs. DVD+R format is compatible with nearly all DVD players released after 1998. Some pre-1999 players will not play either format. The following are several lists to help you determine which format(s) your player supports.