First I would like to thank the people who have helped me in my first post. I was able to successfully backup my Planet of Apes DVD on Memorex 4x DVD+RW using Shrink and played it on my Apex AD-800 with no problem.(I got confused about the + and after purchasing realized there is a site on media/player compatibility and was worried to death that it won't play on my DVD player) My question is why aren't there blank DVD-9's on sale at computer stores? Are the technical reasons under DVD-9 (Glossary) burner related or media related? I was just reading on the new Philips 16x writer and it seems that writing speed has a lot to do with it. I know DVD writers can double CD-RW capacity (HD-BURN), is that what happens with 16x DVD writer? Or will there be a new set of 8.5GB media storage discs out?