Why do you guys do this? Any compression at all will degrade the picture. Eventually you will invest in a large screen HDTV (if you haven't already) and many of you will regret you didn't make a literal 1:1 copy to two DVD blanks. A couple of years back it might have made financial sense; blanks were $2 or more, but nowadays top quality blanks cost $0.50 or less and still falling. The sole disadvantage is having to get up once during the movie to change disks. This would seem to be to be a small price to pay to keep pristine visuals. That's just me, but I simply don't get it.