i had an old 4x sony dvd burner and no matter what brand or format of media i used the movies would start skipping about half way through on my standalone player. so i got a new player but still had the same problem. so then i got a new memorex 16x burner. STILL had the same problem!!! so then instead of burning at max speed with apps running in the background, i started burning at 2.4x with nothing running. now about every-other movie seems to play good but the others are still skipping!!! i just have no idea and it's driving me crazy. i've been a computer technician for 7 years now so i'm not stupid when it comes to computers. i don't have any viruses or spyware and i'm running a 2ghz 1gb ram system. please shoot me some suggestions!!! i just got the idea that maybe my receiver is bad since the video is running through it to my tv so i'll check into that, but damn i'm going crazy trying to fix this!!!