First of all, those GQ media you get at Frys Electronics are of absolutely terrible quality!!! Buy +R Verbatims or Taiyo Yudens. Get them online if your local stores don't carry them. Other members may jump in and suggest other good +R brands for your Samsung. Always booktype +R media.
Update the firmware for your burner.
But your thread gives me a good opportunity to try to solicit an answer from James that I have wondered about for a while:
Does CloneDVD check the integrity of media before it goes to burn and Nero does not do this? In other words does Nero just go to burn regardless of what type of crappy media is in the burner but CloneDVD runs a check of some kind on the media quality?
I know that media recognition & compatibility should be a function of the drive and it's firmware version and that mturner100's problem is more likely a media/player compatibility issue. But I see so many posts lately about Nero burning some obscure, junky media (that nobody should even be buying) that CloneDVD won't even get started burning on or that the member's player doesn't like even if the CloneDVD backup does finish burning on bad media.