Hello-all! I was on this board a while about a year ago when I bought the Emerson DVD (w/o VCR). I got a new computer system with a DVD-CD recording drive and I have never even plugged the Emerson in, I was fiddling with new OS and other stuff. When last I was here, the latest was the Funai upgrade to increase speed of recording. Do you know how to get it and is it available as a download or do you have to get a disc? I have found Imation 4x DVD-RW at my local WalMart. I am ignorant of most DVD recording facts--just never got into it much, although I have made CDs and DVDs using Nero--but I have several other programs also that I have not tried. Is there a REALLY big difference say--of recording at 16x -vs- 4x? Sometimes computer whizzes think a 1 minute -vs- 3 minute recording is a milestone. A difference like that of USB1 and USB2 I can understand. Any advice would be appreciated.