Hi All, This is my first post in this forum. I've been reading around the posts and this appears to be the right place for this question... I have an external TDK DVDRW0404N attached via USB 2.0. It burns CDs just fine (they can play in a PC or in a CD player). It copies DVDs (depending on various characteristics) reasonably well. It burns DVD-R and DVD+R in a manner that seems slow, but reasonably consistent and they work on virtually any relatively new PC (last 5 years) with a DVD drive and the proper software to view the contents. Here's where the stuff gets ugly... I have a Pioneer DV-C36 5-disc player in my home theater setup that I love. It is a great player that produces very solid video playback and excellent audio. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to get ANY media from the TDK recorder to play in the DV-C36. I burned a VCD, a SVCD, a DVD-R, and a DVD+R on the drive and they all worked great in my PC and then would produce nothing more than a "scratched album" sound on the Pioneer equipment. No picture at all. If I remember how to navigate any menu presented, I can use the remote control to move around and get more "scratched album" sound, but no video. I've contacted TDK and Pioneer, but neither has anything constructive to say about the problem. Any ideas? Your help would be greatly appreciated.