I just bought THIS Samsung DVD burner for my new system, but I dont know which brand of blank DVDs to buy for it (I heard that certain brands are less/more compatible with certain burners than others?). Is there a brand(s) that stand out as being more compatible with more burners than others?
I tried searching for some sort of "Compatible DVD media" list on the net, but I couldnt find anything useful.
Good suggestion. I found a couple reviews of the drive & a "Compatiability Test" where they tested the drive against a few brands, but the results were mostly techie mumbo-jumbo and didnt come off very specific to me.
Since the burner is a Samsung, is it ok to assume that Samsung blank DVD's should be pretty safe?
Also, whats the difference between DVD-R/DVD-RW & DVD+R/DVD+RW?
They are two different standards that are incompatable.
The short version is, if you have a dual drive, it shouldn't matter to you. If you want to use RW discs, buy the +RW because (in my opinion) it is a better implementation that then -RW (the format time is much faster - I believe it is around 15 seconds VS full disc burn time)
Willful ignorance of science is not commendable. Refusing to learn the difference between a credible source and a shill is criminally stupid.
Stags, I would take a good photo of it and measure it. Then I would go to outpost.com and see what you can find. The best absolute solution would be to remove it and take it to a local store, preferably a Fry's (Do they have Fry's in St Louis?