Hello everyone, Here's my 2 cents worth on burning speeds. I bought some E3works DVD-R from futureshop, and they burned great at 4x. To my surprise, my DVD backups froze and skipped near the end of the movies. I started to burn those E3works at 2x and my problems went away. So I guess yes, burning speed does make a difference. Also bought some Ridata (Ritek) G04 DVD-R and I had the same skipping problems when I burned at 4x. Same with those, burned at 2x and all skipping went away.