Just wanted to voice my thanks at the great guidance given by all the parties in this forum. Bought a Pioneer A06 last week after a week or so of checking out this site and downloaded DVDShrink and Burnatonce for software (why pay through the nose when they are free and work perfectly.....so far). Have backed up about 20 DVD's so far with no coasters. I don't know whether, a) I'm lucky or b) Did my research and got my questions answered before jumping in with both feet and getting lost like a newbie! I can't believe how easy DVDshrink makes it. Even if a dvd like Pulp Fiction throws a curveball, it only takes a bit of straightforward commonsense to work it out. Thanks again. Great forum, great people!