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Is a DVD writer the same thing as a DVD burner?


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March 25, 2013 3:58PM

Yes. DVD writers are capable of writing to ("burning") blank DVDs, and CDs

as well.

However, you cannot use a CD burner to burn a DVD, and in some cases read it.

Here's the chain of command:

  1. Blu-ray

    burner - burns to Blu-ray

    discs, DVDs and CDs

  2. DVD burner - Burns to DVDs and CDs
  3. CD burner - burns only to CDs
Hopefully that clears things up.