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    Question Do DVD+R actually hurt the wii?

    I read somewhere that DVD+R's hurt the wii by sending too much power to the laser or something... this seems hard to believe. I know drive can be picky about media and that is why I thought it was best to us -R.

    Do DVD+R hurt the wii?

    I have burned a wii game on DVD+R and it is tested and working. Will it hurt my wii?

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    Quote Originally Posted by e39 View Post
    FYI ...
    Due to uncertain / unconfirmed factors, the Wii will read DVD-R media better than DVD+R. Please use DVD–R media when recording discs intended for the console.


    My personal theory …
    The Wii’s DVD-Rom has drive chips on it labeled “Panasonic”. Also, the only brand of PC drive to read a Wii disc is made by LG. I believe that the Wii DVD drive is manufactured by Nintendo using a combination of LG and Panasonic parts.

    In 1995, Panasonic, LG, and other major electronics corporations founded The DVD Forum. The DVD Forum is an international organization composed of hardware, software, media and content companies that use and develop the DVD and HD DVD formats. Most importantly, the DVD Forum created the DVD-R and its standards.

    In 1997, Sony and other corporations founded the DVD+RW Alliance. In 2003, Microsoft officially backed the DVD+R format.

    When a retail game is created, it’s factory pressed, therefore neither –R or +R in nature. It would only make sense that the hardware behind the Wii, LG / Panasonic with 14 years of DVD-R experience, would recognize the –R standard better due to its association / history / founding of the format.


    Either way …
    After spending much time on WiiHacks.com, I’ve come to witness many issues being resolved by DVD-R media. The other staff can vouch for this statement also. To minimize errors, please use the –R media when recording discs intended for the Wii.
    Quote Originally Posted by e39 View Post
    DVD+R is a random bag. People will try them, claim they work, only to post and say that their system stopped reading the disc.

    DVD-R just works better.
    Hope this helps ya understand a lil better.

    JOSH

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    Im not concerned so much with compatibility as harm to hardware.

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    If I were a new guy, like yourself, and was given the info from above....... I would realize that because there are MANY problems posted about using DVD+R, that I should just use DVD-R. Even if someone were to come here and say "No they will not hurt your Wii", the chances that your DVD+R disk dont work are great. I guess the saying goes," you can lead a horse to water (the copied quotes), but cant make it drink" Good luck with all of this,

    JOSH

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    +R discs are actually a write once variation of the +RW format. Some very good reading on the subject of DVD format in general...

    Code:
    http://dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html#4.3
    Link above takes you direct to the section that explains the differences in the recordable media formats. You can of course view the whole document by scrolling to the top. Or go to the main page by clicking the logo at the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiiXplorItAll View Post
    If I were a new guy, like yourself, and was given the info from above....... I would realize that because there are MANY problems posted about using DVD+R, that I should just use DVD-R. Even if someone were to come here and say "No they will not hurt your Wii", the chances that your DVD+R disk dont work are great. I guess the saying goes," you can lead a horse to water (the copied quotes), but cant make it drink" Good luck with all of this,

    JOSH
    Right, but I don't care about compatibility... if I did I would buy Taiyo Yuden, TDK, Maxell, or Verbatim DVD-Rs as I know they will work very well with just about anything. I want to know if DVD+R will hurt a wii.

    If you do not know do not respond to this thread.

    This thread is not about compatibility. This thread is about if a DVD+R will hurt a wii. I have already read many threads that say exactly what you said... that's nothing new... that information is all over the internet... that's not the information I am looking for. I hope you can comprehend what I am trying to say, I don't think I can make it any simpler. Do you get it? Let me know if you don't and I will try and dumb it down for you some more.



    @ at90s2313
    I did not see anything regarding the wii but the information was still interesting. thanks.

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    they say its bad, because it requires more to read... thats it, its not good, but its not BAD, you can take it as you wish, but theres no study in this, its more what people to believe

    like Taiyo Yuden, or Verbatim, are it, or youll kill your drive in no time due to the EVIL DYE =\

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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral victorinox View Post
    they say its bad, because it requires more to read... thats it, its not good, but its not BAD, you can take it as you wish, but theres no study in this, its more what people to believe

    like Taiyo Yuden, or Verbatim, are it, or youll kill your drive in no time due to the EVIL DYE =
    Ok, Thanks. Just needed to know if there was actual proof or just people thinking that it may not be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c3lica View Post
    Ok, Thanks. Just needed to know if there was actual proof or just people thinking that it may not be good.
    uhh theres too many IF's in the end, MORE OFTEN -R work, and thats enough of a reason to just use them *they cost the same* but other than that, theres no facts behind what they say in a real ammount of difference *could be a year or 2 weeks =\*

    and YES thats fact, we have told people to burn on -R and it worked when the +R failed 3 - 5 times

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    I have some DVD+RW left from about 4 or 5 years ago, some of them still have xbox games in it, lol. I took them out yesterday because I just updated the firmware of the Wiikey and I like to try some new games with it. The game works fine so does that mean as long as the Wii can read it, I can keep on using +RW or +R that I have left from the xbox period?

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