Hello. I am not quite a newbie and have been backing up my DVDs for about three years now thanks to these forums and Afterdawn.com. I want to buy a dual layer DVD and want to know if there are any guides to using these for Backing up my DVDs. Here are some questions I have. 1. Do you still need to rip DVDs. I mean, one would think if you use a dual layer dvd burner you could copy the whole dvd without ripping anything out and with out losing any quality. Am I right? Or am I clueless like my gut tells me? 2. What type of blank Dual layer Disks are recommended. I currently use Taiyo Yuden single layer but I have'nt seen any dual layer ones out there yet. 3. Can I just use DVD shrink with no compression and use Nero to burn it? Thanks in advance to all those who reply!