I figured that since i'm using SONY media w/ a SONY player... that would be the best combination. I Guess not.
I've used several different media with much less luck. Ritek, TDK, and Maxell won't play at all in my DVD player. At least the SONY disks play for the first hour.
I have never had any problems with original store-bought DVD movies. They never skip.
Also, I have tried burning at 1X, 2.4X, 4X, and 8X. Doesn't seem to make much of a difference.
Actually, I just burned the movie "Closer" twice last night. 1X and 8X. The 8X played much better.