Hi there, new to all this so here goes. I'm using a multi-region Pioneer DV525 quite happily. It plays all the problem disks I've ever heard off without a qualm. It is also completely CD-R compatible for my own CD-audio recordings, and I have also played around with and created/used VCD's & SVCD's without any problems. I want to move on and create DVD-R's of home videos, in order to get round the circa 35min limit on SVCD's and also of course to keep the full quality of my camcorder films. So here are my queries;- Does anyone know or have you successfully created DVD-R's and watched them on this Pioneer deck? Or will I have to upgrade the deck to make sure it is DVD-R compatible. Assuming the deck is compatible, what sort of DVD writer would anyone reccomend as there are different formats, i.e. DVD-R, DVD-R+, DVD-RW, etc. Finally do the ordinary general 4.7Gb disks work or do you need a specialist DVD-R? Thanks in advance for any replies or stories/advice.