I am having two problems, I will list one at a time. First: I have a messiah HK modded PS2(vers. 7) The 11 games I currently have are all burned on DVD +R(most CompUSA brand) and they all work. I purchased Ritek G04 DVD -R's. I purchased these because I have seen many times that they are one of the best media types to use for PS2 Backups, and so I can burn at 1x(which is the other problem, which I will list below). Anyways, I burned one of the games at 4x on the Ritek media, but I am recieving Disc Read Error when trying to load it up on my PS2. Second: As stated above it deals with writing at 1x. I purchased the Lite-on SOHW 1633s, and the Ritek G04. I am using dvd decrypter, Alcohol 120 and Nero. I can only write at 4x. I have even tried upgrading the firmware and using the omnipatch to have it write at 1x. The firmware is applied and it burns at the speed I tell it, but I don't think the actual burn works, I tested this on both -R and +R disc, I again recieve the Read Disc Error for both. So I reverted back to an older firmware. I want to burn at 1x instead of 4x because I have heard if playing with a burned game at 4x, kills your laser faster. Questions: Why am I recieving "Read Disc Error" when I burned at 4x using Ritek? Is it possible that the my PS2 does not recognize DVD -R's? What can I do to get a 1x burn? or is it possible?