I got this recorder for christmas, and upon being setup i found it to be in perfect working order, but i've come today to burn the stuff recorded on the hard drive to a DVD-R and it did it, and played back perfectly well on sony recorder itself. However, i wanted to play back the dvd in another stand alone dvd player and none of the other dvd players will accept the disk, (i've tried 3 different dvd players and burned 3 different disks) So have i done something wrong when recording the dvd? or does the sony burn dvds in such a way that they can't be played on another device. (not even my computer recognised that there was anything on the disk..) Anyone have an answer for me? if it only makes dvds that playback in the recorder and nothing else its a bit of a rip imo.