October 7th, 2001, 05:23 PM
Question with the uses of DVD-Rs!
Hi! I have a question about DVD-Rs. First, can I use my existing CD-RW drive to burn DVD-Rs (using it to copy DVD movies or games)? Second, if not, where can I obtain a DVD-R drive?
October 7th, 2001, 06:12 PM
I think the answer would probably be No. The thing about DVDs vs CDs, is that DVDs have a greater 'resolution' on the disk, that is, the pits and smooth areas that represent the data are smaller than on CDs, and in order to read/write those smaller chunks, you need a laser with a higher frequency... It's a Physics thing. It has to do with how small you can focus it, etc... In the factories they actually STAMP out the CDs with a glass master-stamp.
Anyway, I don't think you can, because the hardware itself is just not up to par... unless you got a CD-R/RW drive that SPECIFICALLY says it can write/read DVDs.
[HvC]Terr: L33T Technical Proficiency
October 7th, 2001, 07:15 PM
I believe Pioneer were the first to release a DVD-R. They're still pretty expensive though...
October 7th, 2001, 07:29 PM
there is no way to burn dvds with a cd-r. If you need a DVD-R then i think that they sell for around 700-800 dollars. Go to GOGO City then goto to the computer hardware section then DVD they have one for sell there.
October 7th, 2001, 07:30 PM
sorry that link waswww.gogocity.com
October 7th, 2001, 08:30 PM
Thankx for the tips everyone.
October 8th, 2001, 06:14 PM
Another good place to search for hardware prices