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Absolutely agree with signals.
Everyone is making good points...playback is very much dependent on a number of things...bitrate, screen resolution and size, media, dvd player, etc., etc.,
and Mike...loved the comment ~ older eyes...hadn't thought of that one, but I should have... :bigsmile:
One item worth repeating:
I use clone mode a lot, region code as well as other copy protections are removed. The original layer break is preserved as all video content is copied. The layer break is not preserved with other modes.
Personally, I don't compress much below 80 % either...this being dependent on the stuff already mentioned and truth be known...it's bit arbitrary on my part. With verb DLs being had for $1.50 each (or less and sometimes shipping included) I do quite a few bkups to DLs.
I have gone down to 50-53% without any playback issues even on some video rich flicks, but even I can tell it's not as sharp (those old eyes again...lol).
TV series discs seem to do ok with a lot of compression.