went into cd-dvd speed per your instructions and changed to dvd-rom. I scanned one of the bad disc I posted and it looked the same :sad: . Oh well, I'm glad I returned the Maxell and got my $ back. I'm just out the cost of one spindle. Maybe I'll give it a go on my Pioneer, NEC and/or LG4163 . I really want to try my NEC and LG, but I'm having so much fun with my Benq. Also, I want to put the Benq through the paces to see if it "dies" like some people have posted.