Hi olyteddy - thank you for your response. vroom - thank you for putting me in the right place! As I mentioned in my original post, I DID finalize the disk after each recording. I guess the Zenith is just old enough to be difficult - it's at least 4-5 yrs old. I tried DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW and none of these can be used on my Zenith. I even tried the discs WITHOUT finalizing and again, nothing. So I guess I'm going to have to review them in my bedroom where I recorded them. Thanks all. If anyone else has an LG DR787-T unit and they have some suggestions, PLEASE let me know.