I have read quite a few threads on media but still am alittle confused.... I bought a Dell system and got a Philips D28 DVD Writer with it, the purpose of this is to backup my DVD movies, a friend use to do it for me and they were backed up on DVD-R media, now my understanding is that my writer will only write to DVD+R/RW's. Questions.... i) Will my player be able to read DVD-R disks? ii) If so can i read off a DVD-R and copy/rip/clone what is on the DVD-R to a DVD+R and still be able to use the format in my home DVD player? iii) how popular is the DVD+R format? i mean are new players compatible or are all players compatible iv) what application is best suited to copying DVD movies without errors etc. Many thx for your time.