Hey to all from a newbie!! Here's my problem, guys. I have a Panasonic dvd player that supposedly will play a dvd-r/w. I have read as many forums as possible on this site about the player reading (or not reading and playing) a dvd-r/w made from a previously bought or rented dvd. The general conclusion that I have come up with is the media is cheap, therefore my player will not read my burnt dvd-r/w. I am asking you guys if you think that this is the problem or if you have seen this problem in the past. The dvd-rom on the computer DOES play the burnt copy on my computer; the player will not. I am using DVD X Copy Platinum in the simple mode and burning just fine. I am even eliminating all of the "special effects" and useless subtitles of previews to lower the compression and have plenty of room to get the movie itself on the disc. Any suggestions??????????????