Much thanks to all of you who gave a poor newbie like me advice that helped me decide to buy a Benq 1620 and find the right media to use! I just got my drive today, upgraded to new firmware, and have already made a few DVD backups that look FANTASTIC! I'd put up scans of how they came out...but I still don't know exactly how to do that. <laugh> All I know is that I watched it on my standalone DVD player and you can't tell the difference between the original and the backup! VERY happy with my decision! Thanks again!