As I'm viewing the first 100 or so almost perfect copies that I made with version 3.2 and my p4 system running xp, and reviewing all the guides, I can't figure out why the copies come out much darker than the original. Turning up the brightness on the TV doesn't help. For example, Collateral looked fine on the original DVD. I realize that it was based on night activities, but the copy came out much too dark- - even when they were in brightly lit backgrounds. In the cab, the features on Tom Cruise's face were hard to make out. Yes, I checked off all the boxes on Shrink that are designed to improve file quality and burned it at 4x, instead of the top 16x speed. Compression was at roughly 60%. BTW, I tried burning both straight to disk as well as from an ISO image. No change in quality. I've used Fuji, Memorex and generic dvds purchased from Staples/OfficeMax , all with same result. Would I get same result with any copy program- for example, XCOPY, supposedly the best copy program (for money)? Any suggestions?