I've noticed that some of my old backups are having lots of hickups so I've tried backing up backups using the same ripping/burning tools and at the same burning speed. I could be wrong but the backup of a backup seems to be of lower video quality. How can this be? Isn't it just data "O"s and "1"s. That brings me to another question. I would prefer to burn at 8x or maybe even 16x but I stick to the advice given to me and burn at 1x or 2x max. Will my faster burned cds start to become unreadable and cause read errors quicker? Thanks for any help.