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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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DVD-RW and DVD+RW can be rewritten about 1000 times.
"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.
To address the need for a truly compatible rewritable DVD format for both consumer electronic and PC use worldwide, a vendor consortium including Philips, Sony, and Thompson Multimedia are now developing a 4.7GB DVD+RW [3].
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.
DVD+RW and +R are basically the same - there's little to choose between their functions, except for a drag- and-drop option for Windows.
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.
The DVD-RW and DVD+RW can also record standard CDR and CD-RWs, which makes them even more versatile.
First Hewlett-Packard, Philips, Sony, and Yamaha decided to abandon their commitment to the DVD-RAM format in favor of the 3-GB DVD+RW format.
Like DVD-R, the DVD-RW format defines media that is more similar to prerecorded DVD-Video and DVD-ROM discs than other proposed alternative rewritable DVD formats, such as DVD+RW (from Hewlett-Packard, Sony, and Philips) and the currently forum-approved DVD-RAM (from Hitachi, Toshiba, and Panasonic).
El LH2B1S, ademas de grabar y regrabar en discos de la familia Blu-Ray, BD-R SL (25GB) a un maximo de 2X y en BDRDL (50GB) a 1x, puede leer sin problema DVD de 8 o de 12 centimetros de diametro, lo mismo de una que de dos capas, (PTP/OTP), DVD-R(4.7GB), DVD+R, DVD+R Double Layer, DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD+RW y discos DVD-RW.
The drive also supports 4X DVD-R DL, 16X DVD+-R, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, 48X CD-R and 32X CD-RW recording speeds.
Furthermore, it is designed to enable protected direct digital recordings for copy-once digital TV broadcast and in uni-directional cable products on new discs for DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD+R Double Layer.