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DVD+RWDigital Versatile Disc - Rewriteable (competing standard to DVD-RAM & DVD-RW)
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Supported Media for Stand-alone Operation: DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+R DL (Double Layer), DVD+RW, DVD-RW -- DVD Recording Mode: DVD+VR, DVD-VR -- Supported Video Format: MPEG2 -- Automatic Chaptering: 5, 10 or 15 minutes -- Synchronized Recording: * Complete control of DV-based camcorders * Auto-start/stop recording with analog camcorders -- Recording Times: * HQ (single layer: 1 hour, double layer: 2 hours) * SP (single layer: 2 hours, double layer: 4 hours) * SLP (single layer: 6 hours, double layer: 12 hours) -- Supported Sound Format: Dolby Digital (AC3) -- Inputs: * DV (i.
DVD+RW, in theory, can always be read by all DVD-ROM drives and all DVD-Video players at any stage.
We are confident that DVD+RW will emerge as the consumer's choice in the alphabet soup of confusing acronyms and jargon surrounding rewritable DVD," said John Spofford, vice president and general manager of HP Personal Storage Solutions.
On average, an internal EIDE DVD+RW drive costs under $300, while the same DVD-RAM/-R drive typically costs about $100 less.
It's estimated both the DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs have the ability to be re-recorded more than a thousand times.
DVD+RW is a rewritable DVD technology that offers seamless media exchange between consumer electronics and personal computing environments.
The new Philips DVD+RW video recorders are at the forefront of consumer-targeted technology," said Isaac van Kempen, vice president of marketing at Divio Inc.
The new HP DVD Writer 3100i drive will read and write to DVD+RW discs, which have 3 GB of storage capacity--equivalent to 100 minutes of high-quality digital video or 2,000 floppy disks, the company says.
Sony's Dual RW drives, which started shipping a year ago, were the PC industry's first combination drives to support the DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW and DVD-R formats.
DVD+R--The write-once DVD+R specification is an extension of the DVD+RW format supported by the DVD+RW alliance: HP, Philips, Ricoh, Sony, Yamaha, Verbatim/ Mitsubishi Chemical, Dell, and Thomson.
Designed for system builders, it takes full advantage of the DVD+RW format and 4.