I'm using a Sony DVD-R/RW and DVD-R 4.7GB discs. New to this. I've had problems on 3 dvd's I've burnt thus far. All are the same. I've gotten flickers of color, blocky... most of the time only taking up a portion of the screen or in various spots. In one instance, the movie got choppy and was moving slowly, in pieces. This happened for like 30 seconds. If I fast forward, rewind to a little after that part of the movie, and play... it works fine. Towards the end 1/4 of that movie, the whole thing was flawless. I played it not long after I burnt it. 1) Are you supposed to wait a while after the burn before playing? This would explain why it started working great towards the end. 2) I get the .avi, then convert using WinAVI, then burn using Nero... is there a step I'm missing? 3) Is this blockiness and color problems just a problem with the .avi? In the "one instance" I was speaking of above, it was a movie that when converting, wanted to make itself into two VOB folders. So I set WinAVI to "1 disk" and "4.7GB" (it was set to 4.3GB). It converted to one disc. Was it this that was cutting some stuff out? I don't know, I'm really out in the dark here. But I assume I'm doing something wrong when 3 of my movies have had flickers or minor problems. They're watchable, but I get irritated watching a non-flawless movie... Help please!