I have a nec2500 and have been using Ridata media. For burning, I've largely been using Roxio. Most of the DVDrs I've made start to distort, pixelate, or skip after watching them in any of my standalone players after maybe 20-30 minutes or so. I've tried this in a Pioneer, Apex, Toshiba, and a PS2. It seems like the players are either working too hard/getting too hot or something.
As an example, I also recently burned some TV episodes in dvd format and only the Apex would play without skipping. However, after a while, it refused to play the dvdr as if it was too hot or something.
What do I need to do to avoid this? Is there better media or software or settings?
Does anyone know of a standalone player that will play anything thrown at it, whatever the price???