I have a v7 PS2 and up until a couple of months ago, I have had no problem backing up games with DVD-Rs. Now I have significant issues trying to read the backups, let alone play them. I use SMDs, DVD-Rs. I have used Princo discs which have been no problem, but the latest batch of discs don't seem to work? They either come up green/blue border with the SMDs slowly if at all, and when the game does load, it is very choppy and takes forever to load. I use alcohol as my primary program to burn. I have also recently used Ritek/Ridata Discs, which were semi-successful. I used a 25 spindle of ridata 4x -r perfectly, but i got a recent spindle of 50 princo which worked sporatically. I just got a 50 spindle of ridata 8x -r and that too is having issues loading. I'm not sure if the problem is my ps2, burner, or the media?... My old ps2 backups with ridata and princo work, but my recent ones do not. Any ideas?