I had the origional Version 1-3 SCHP30003 PS2, and ever since I've started using backuped games - so that I could play NTSC PS2 Games (which come out earlier) before they come over here, I have had problems with the fluency of the game. On 'every' single RPG I have tried (Which is what I play), there is out of sync sound during fmvs, jittery graphics during them as well, as well as points in which the CD just freezes. I have tried burning as low as 1x on RitekG04 DVDs, but to no avail - it remains this way. So what I ask is, will buying a newer version of a PS2 cause the DVD-Rs to read better? Bearing in mind my current PS2 is 2-3 years old, 2nd hand. I have tried a CD/DVD Lens Cleaner, but did little towards solving anything, furthermore I use the Swipe Card and Swap Magic 3.3 method. All games will boot up fine, just running them perfectly is a different matter - burning of which is not the problem.