I've been looking for an inexpensive DVD Player that still packs a punch. The DVP642 seems to do just that after reading reviews. However, all this DVD-R/W stuff worries me. I am an avid dvd-r user who only uses dvd-r. The thought that I can't play back these dvd-r's worries me and makes me not want to get this player. CompUSA says it plays DVD-R's, but Phililps says it doesn't. I've heard around that a certain firmware works, and another doesn't. What is the true deal with DVD-R on this player? Is there a firmware update to fix it? Is there a hack? etc. etc. I hope this post can clear things up for not only me but others.