DVD+RW


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DVD+RW

(DVD+Read Write) A rewritable (re-recordable) DVD disc for both movies and data from the DVD+RW Alliance. DVD+RW media can be read on DVD-Video players and computer DVD-ROM drives. Using phase change technology, the first DVD+RW discs held 3GB per side, but were later increased to the industry standard 4.7GB. A double sided disc holds 9.4GB. DVD+RW supports both the CLV and CAV recording formats, the latter providing more uniform random access for interactive data applications.

In practice, the term "DVD" refers to all DVD formats. The phrase "rewrite the data on the DVD" really means "rewrite the data on the DVD+RW or DVD-RW." See DVD, DVD storage capacities, DVD drives, DVD-RW and optical disc.
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The DVD+RW Product Promotions Group (DPPG) is a promotions group managed by the DVD+RW Alliance, whose purpose is to establish DVD+R/+RW as the format of choice through joint promotional activities of DVD+R/+RW products and components.
7GB DVD+RW disks--when they arrive--will be compatible with today's DVD-ROM readers and DVD-Video players, or whether they will impose a requirement on manufacturers to alter their read-only drives in some way to accommodate rewritable media.
Sony Corporation and Yamaha Corporation, the developers, promoters and leaders in CD-R and CD-RW technology, are developing the next generation of optical storage technology with the DVD+RW format.
DVD-RW is Pioneer's evolutionary development of existing CD-RW/DVD-R technology, which became available at the end of 1999, while the alternative DVD+RW standard was developed by Phillips and Sony.
Currently, there's an ongoing bragging contest over who has more compatibility, DVD-R/RW or DVD+RW, with each format claiming greater numbers of models.
HP also expects its DVD+RW disks to begin shipping at the same time, priced at USD15.
The slim external DRX-S50U burner supports 8X DVD +/- R, 4X DVD +/- R DL, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, and 24X CD-R/RW.
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.
There are three competing re-recordable DVD formats currently available: DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW.
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.
has announced that Philips Consumer Electronics is using Divio's market-leading NW701 Digital Video (DV) video encoder-decoder (CODEC) to provide a DV input in its new DVD+RW video recorder.
DVD+/-VR is supported for direct disc recording, while DVD+RW background format eliminates the need to manually format a DVD+RW disc.