What DVD burner did you get? What I'd recomend is a combo drive that will write CD-R media faster than the DVD writer, and also allow you to read and rip your DVD's on another drive other than the DVD WRITER. Popular opinion around here seems to be the AOpen drive. I forget which model though. 1648/APP Pro? If someone more knowledgeable about this drive could chime in and let us know what the difference between that model adn the, "Non-Pro," one is, I'd sure appriciate that too. I think I remember seeing something about there being another 1648 that was different, and the, "Pro," designation being the differance. As I understand it, the AOpen drive will also allow you to rip DVD's quite a bit faster than most writers can. Is that right?