Can a DVD-Video-Player Play DVD-R+R-RW+RW Disks?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Jay Chan, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. Jay Chan

    Jay Chan Guest

    I would like to know whether there ise any DVD-video-player (I believe
    they are called set-top DVD players, right?) that can play DVD video
    recorded in DVD-R format (or other formats such as DVD+R, DVD-RW,

    I am asking this because I am all set to archive all my
    wedding/hony-month/baby-walking videos from Hi8 into DVD. I am hoping
    that I will be able to play the videos in my DVD-video player, or send
    the videos to my mother (then she can watch it in her DVD-video
    player). But I just read the operating instruction of my DVD-video
    player, and I am very disappointed. It says that it can only play
    DVD-Video/Video-CD/Audio-CD, and it cannot play any one of the DVD
    format that I have mentioned above, nor CD-R.

    Does this have something to do with copy-protection? If that is the
    case, this will mean that I will not be able to find any DVD-video
    player in stores that can do that, and I will have to archive the Hi8
    tapes into DVD-*, and then export them into VHS before I can watch
    them in my TV or send them to my mother (she also has a VCR). Is my
    understanding correct?

    (No, I am not going to watch them in Hi8 directly because my Hi8
    camcorder is dead. I am using my friend's Hi8 camcorder to transfer my
    Hi8 tapes to my computer)

    Jay Chan
    Jay Chan, Dec 24, 2003
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    Cory Guest

    you need a dvd player that supports either dvd-r or dvd+r and then a burner
    that is one of the two or both. i'm surprised that your current dvd player
    doesnt support any of those formats. must be a couple years old maybe?
    that page can help you find a dvd player that supports different types of
    discs. just a word of warning: panasonic's new players dont support dvd+r
    and that really bugs me. if i were you, go for a sony. they play

    Cory, Dec 24, 2003
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    AZGuy Guest

    I bought a $40 Norcent DVD player and it plays every type of DVD, the
    regular movies of course, DVD-R, +R,-RW, +RW as well as VCDs. And it
    was easy to reprogram it to make it region free and turn off the

    Some of the DVD players I've tried refuse to play some of the do it
    yourself disks one minute and play them fine the next
    AZGuy, Dec 24, 2003
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    goPostal Guest

    Out of curiosity, where did you find the tutorial on how to do that?
    goPostal, Dec 24, 2003
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    Bariloche Guest

    Well, of course. The cheaper the DVD player, the more likely it shall
    play everything. More costly players yield better images -but use to
    fail on non-standard formats, cheap media...
    Bariloche, Dec 24, 2003
  6. Jay Chan

    Jay Chan Guest

    you need a dvd player that supports either dvd-r or dvd+r and then a burner
    Thanks for the link to check DVD player compatibility. I have checked
    my Panasonic DVD-RV20, and I find that it may be able to read DVD-R
    discs despite what their operating instruction says otherwise. This
    gives me some hope.

    I will try mine. If it doesn't work, I will go for one that surely can
    read all kind of format, such as the $40 one recommended by another
    newsgroup member.

    Thanks again.

    Jay Chan
    Jay Chan, Dec 24, 2003
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