Philips is introducing the first write-once DVD+R recordable discs for making permanent digital video recordings on DVD+RW DVD Recorders. These new discs are ideal for making recordings that consumers wish to keep and collect, for example their own, edited camcorder videos.
The new DVD+R discs are available in addition to the existing DVD+RW rewritable discs, which can be used over and over again repeatedly for making new recordings. Together, this choice of recordable and rewritable discs lets consumers choose the type of recordings they want to make. DVD+RW discs are ideal for recordings that will be kept temporarily, for viewing once or just a few times. On the other hand the new DVD+R discs are the optimum choice for making treasured recordings to be collected or shared with family and friends.
Even higher compatibility with DVD-Video players and DVD-ROM drives
Next to their lower price, the DVD+R discs offer an even higher compatibility with existing DVD-Video players and DVD-ROM drives, further fulfilling DVD+RW’s promise of the highest possible compatibility. This means that consumers’ digital video recordings made on Philips DVD+R discs can be replayed on virtually every DVD-Video player and PC DVD-ROM drive in the world, regardless of type and brand.
The Philips DVD+R discs will be available in most markets in Europe from January 2002 onwards, at a price of approximately EUR 12 excl. levy or local equivalent.