Okay, I've had a CD/DVD-R/RW since Christmas and I can't burn a damn DVD without choppiness/blockiness, and color flickers. Some films have less than others. But all have flaws... and I just can't watch a movie and worry when I have to FF/REW to get over that part. I am using a Sony DRX-710UL and use FUJIFILM DVD-R 4.7GB (up to 8x) and it's blue on the bottom, I know people have mentioned dye, I don't quite know the difference. People have said to encode and burn with nothing going in the background. I did. They said to slow the write speed to 4x, so I did. STILL PROBLEMS. I have .avi files, I convert via WINAVI 5.8, then burn using Nero... am I missing something?! This is what I noticed. The last movie I just watched, it had four color flickers. I have no idea where they came from, they were random but only lasted a second or so. The choppiness/blockiness/looks like slow-motion comes when there is something sudden or rapid going on in the movie. Lightning, a fight/bunch of movement with people, running, stuff like that. When it's slow moving film and talking, it works like a charm. Is it just the quality of my .avi? Does graphics card on computer have anything to do with it? I wouldn't think so, since your computer doesn't really have an affect on the file from encode to burn. But who knows. Please help! It was a 200 dollar present, and I can't seem to make it work right! I'm desperate, lol. I've read the guides and all and the TMPblahblah takes like 40 hours to encode a movie! WinAVI is short, and I don't think that's what's causing the problems in the film anyway? Thank you in advance.