Dell and DVD-R's

What is it with Dell - - I can’t find any of their systems where a DVD-R burner is available. All of their DVD options are either just DVD-ROMs or DVD+R/W. Have they signed a compact with whatever industry coalition promotes DVD+R/+RW and so exclude DVD-R’s? I use DVD-R’s almost exclusively because they’re cheaper and so far they’ve run in every player I’ve put them in.

That’s exactly correct. Dell is part of the DVD+RW alliance, and doesn’t offer multiformat burners. The same is true with HP, BTW.

I wish everyone would just put a multiformat burner in their systems and be done with it.