I recently decided to mod my fat v7 ps2 console. I use CogSwap with the Independence Memory Card Exploit and a homemade flip top. I have tried playing back ups of two of my games: Odin Sphere and HeadHunter. I have heard many things about which brand dvd to use and have tried several, but have the same problems with them all. I have been told Sony Dvd +R's would be perfect but during the Odin Sphere the load times are extremely long, and the sound repeats, glitches, and lags. In HeadHunter the loads aren't too bad (probably because they are short to begin with) but I still get some of the sound glitches, It is sort of like listening to a scratched cd (but not as bad). I have tried several different DVD brands (Sony, Memorex, other??) and apps to burn the games (Nero, MagicIso, Dvd Decrypter, Alcohol 120%) but still get the same problems with these games (only games I have tried). Also it is not the Iso's problem because I sent the iso through aim to one of my friends to test it, he said it ran good and he said he used sony dvd's. Also, I have cleaned my PS2's laser and Insides in an attempt to speed it up (i think may be the problem) with no success. If anyone knows what I can do please help me, I am getting sick of wasting so much time and so many DVD's.