I am using Maxell DVD media for backup. Most of my movies are fine. Even the ones that are messing up I have played before and watched several times with no problems but lately they have been freezing and stop playing usually near the end of the movie. Took them out and cleaned them with a mild soap but still the same problem. I set my recording space to 4.3G so I don't record to close to the edge of the disk. I have always had pretty good luck with Maxell but wondering if I need to buy something better.