Something that has baffled me for a while... why is it with bad DVD-R media, that breakup always occurs during the last, say, 30 minutes of recording (as the data gets close to the outer edge)? Funny thing is, the recording can utilise the whole disc, or just half the disc, but if the disc is a baddie then the error still occurs at the ending of the recording! If anyone does suffer this problem (I know we're all aware of it and pretty much avoid certain discs now, but I have a lot of stuff from the "early days"!) here's a brilliant tip; If you have discs which have break-up near the end, simply "fast forwarding" the entire disc - then play it, you shuold find it plays perfectly OK! Don't ask why... but it does!