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03-23-2006, 10:02 PM
Hey guys. I just bought an LCD tv and I'm working on upgrading my entertainment system to boot. I'm on the brink of getting the Humax DRT-800 Tivo player but I can't figure out if it will play DVD+R discs. I know from reading other posts that it will only record onto DVD-R discs but I just need it to play DVD+R discs. My goal is to minimize the number of components (DVD player, cable box, etc.) that are sitting on my tv stand. That's why I like the DRT-800. Also, is the dvd playback quality comparable to that of other dvd players or worse? Sorry for the long post but any help or advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. :)
03-23-2006, 11:08 PM
DVD Playback Quality - is very good. Granted, I don't have a fancy LCD TV (yet... this PoS I bought at WalMart just needs to keep annoying me a little more...) but the video quality I'm seeing seems comparable to my standalone DVD Player.
As for the DVD+R media, I believe others have used it OK. I've found that DVD-R tends to be more compatible all around, so I just stick with those.
If memory serves, someone said the DVD drive in the Humax DRT800 is a Pioneer DVR-108 (or something like that). If that's true, the drive is capable of reading/writing both formats fully.
03-25-2006, 07:57 AM
TydalForce is correct. I have a DRT-400. It has a Pioneer dual format burner (mine happens to be a 109) and has no problem reading DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, or DVD+RW.
03-25-2006, 10:04 AM
Thank you so much guys. Your input has been very helpful to me.
03-29-2006, 04:47 PM
STOP using DVD+R media! It's virtually incompatible with most DVD home players. Stick with DVD-R media. Seriously.
03-29-2006, 06:39 PM
Jerry(R) I think you're taking it to a tiny bit of an extreme ;-}
But its true, DVD+R tends to be less-compatible with the average DVD reader compared to DVD-R
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