I back-up my original DVDs. I never have a problem with DVDs labelled with a felt-tip pen. However, DVDs labelled with paper labels seem to have an alarming failure rate. The DVD with the paper label will be running along fine, then "lock-up" on a scene (during playback). After a few seconds, it will move forward again for a few seconds, then lock up permanently. I have a sneaking suspiscion that the "labels are to blame"! Can some Forum members cnfirm...or suggest other solutions. Thanks!