Yes, I am failry new to the DVD burning scene and have been experimenting a little. I started with DVDXCopy Platinum and have only been able to successfully back up DVD's twice to DVD-RW's. I have a back-up to a DVD-R, but I'll explain a little later. After doing some reading, I noticed that many were suggesting using AnyDVD with CloneDVD/Nero combo. So I gave it a try and have had what seems to be success, but with some strange results. For my DVD-RW's I can successfully play the movie on both my Lite On LDW-811S burner and Lite-On LTD-166S DVD-ROM. I know for a fact that my JVC home DVD player (XV-521) cannot read DVD-RW's (it is an older model) so I cannot test there. The DVD-RW's did successfully play in another home DVD player which was a Samsung. I backed up two different movies to DVD-R media (one Lite-On DVD-R which was included with the burner and one Memorex DVD-R). Both of these DVD's will play fine in my DVD burner, but will not read in my DVD-ROM drive nor my home DVD player. I can understand the possibilty that the XV-521 will not play DVD-R's even though other sites have said it should, but why would the DVD's not play in my ROM drive? I would really like this ability at least for testing purposes to make sure the disc was successful. I am hoping that I can resolve the home DVD player's issues without purchasing a new unit, however I would imagine that it is going to be the case. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Is Memorex an acceptible brand? I have had really great success with their CD's and that is why I chose them initially. I use WinXP Pro, the DVD's stated above, and have been through 321's blacklist.