Well, just got it and maybe I'll help others. I just bought a Memorex cleaning Disk, $12 at Circuit City, cleaned it once with Track 2 and "Bang" it instantly recognized the home burned DVD and played it well. Even the pressed ones work quicker.
I never believed much in these things but obviously, in this case, that was the cause. The disk has little bunches of micro hairs around the Track 2 position. Amazing, eh!
Thanks all for helping,