I’ve used Sony DVD-r’s, but only @ 8x speed or below with my H55N.
I haven’t used Sony DVD-RW’s.
DVD burnng is a bit more demanding on all links of the process chain.
More info would be nice:
What speed are the discs rated for & what burn speed are you using?
Set your burn speed @ the rated speed or one speed down.
Also, try using Verbatim DVD media as it is a little more consistent in its quality.
Try Verbatim 8x DVD’s @ 8x speed or 16x Verbatims @ 8x speed.
I only use Nero for CD burning & disk utilities (benchmarking, etc…).
I use the PowerDVD suite (Power Producer) for simple DVD buning from folders from the hard drive or disc copying. It also has some not-too-shabby disc authoring-customizable menus & such.
Usually, I will use DVD Decrypter for ripping dvd’s to a folder on the hard drive in iso mode, then burn a dvd from that iso image.
If you don’t need decrypting 1st, Image Burn is an excellant dvd reader/writer program.
Both are free & work quite well.
On a personal experience note:
1.) I had to remove my Roxio Easy CD creator because it & Nero did NOT get along AT ALL! (Can you say, “Repeated Blue Screens o’ Death”?) And, you’ll need a registry cleaner to remove remnants of Roxio-it won’t go easy. You’ll see “Windows needs CD rom to install Sonic Activation Module” & it will try to run this app request every time you boot your machine. Just Google “Sonic Activation Module” & you’ll get direct links to this, as it is apparently quite common.
2.) For some reason that I still cannot figure out, I found that deactivating INCD made my machine a lot happier. Since I couldn’t find it easy to uninstall by itself, I went into the Windows Run command, typed in ‘msconfig’, went to the start up tab, found INCD, and unchecked it. It’s still on my PC, but It’s not doing anything anymore.
Hope this helps without being too wordy. (lol)