I am a brand new member and also a newbie when it comes to burning DVD’s. I used VSO to (encode?) files to DVD for a movie, actually two of them. While the burn quality is quite descent, I noticed that playing the file on the monitor produced a much better picture (as good as the movies to my eyes anyway.) The resulting burn to DVD with VSO is ok but the clarity and sharpness are not the same. I did read the newbie guides and saw that there is an expected quality loss when converting and burning dvid/xvid files. My question is if I convert a good quality Vob file3.9 GB compared to the xvid at 700mb will the quality be better? I am thinking that it should be, but i really don't know. I know the download and the burning time will be considerably longer. Any help with this matter would be appreciated. I also will look into buying good media based on the advice of this forum. My choice is going to be Verbatim. I used Maxell for the two movies I burned. I Really enjoy the information freely shared here.