as we all know, it is best to burn games at 1x. I know the usual reason for not being able to do burn at such a low speed is usually due to cheap media, but I am using verbatim 8x -r, and the lowest it seems I am able to go is 2.4x. I read a post where someone couldn't burn at 1x until they installed recordnow, and that made 1x available to them in all their burning programs. that program won't install properly for me (I don't know why such a thing would occur, anyway) but I was wondering if it is possible that my burner (nec 2510a) is not capable of burning any lower than 2.4x.... although I have seen it dip below this for a certain period during burning at times. does anyone know if my burner cannot burn that slow, or how I can get it to? dvd decrypter offers 1x, but it works its way up to 2.5 even at this setting, and my latest backup freezes at a cut scene somewhat near the beginning of the game (it loads fine, so I think it will be, but when I get to the second section it freezes up).