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How to Buy Blank DVDs

Watch more How to Use Computer Software videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Buy blank DVDs to burn and save pictures, movies, and other files using this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Check drive Check your disc drive on your computer or your DVD recorder and look for either an "R" or "RW" so you purchase compatible blank discs. Tip The "R" will indicate if the drive can burn or "write" to a disc once, or the "RW" disc and drive can be burned or "rewritten" multiple times. Step 2: Spot a plus sign or minus sign Look for a plus or minus sign, which indicate competing formats. Nearly all newer computers and players support both versions. Step 3: Buy a spindle or case Purchase either a spindle of many stacked discs or DVDs. These come in handy plastic storage cases; fewer disks usually cost more. Step 4: Go for mid-range Go for a mid-range in price -- the higher the cost, the more reliable and durable the discs. Tip The best discs will be made in either Japan or Singapore while lower quality discs are made in China or Taiwan. Step 5: Shop online Shop online for specials deals and rebates if you use a lot of discs and know what you are looking for. Enjoy your media. Did You Know? The reflective side of most blank discs is a layer of either aluminum, gold, silver, or silver alloy.
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