Hi all, I've recently had the misfortune of using some dodgy DVD-RW which played back recorded material with blocky pixelation/dropouts! The annoying thing is that the disks formatted and recorded fine as it's not like it stopped halfway. These disks were probably formatted/recorded only a couple of times. The specs say -RW are supposed to last 1000 rewrites but my question is how do we know/keep track of the no of rewrites on a specific disk so that we don't risk losing some program we want to archive, assuming we're using good quality branded disks. Because there're no symptoms, I hate to think that this could as easily happen with quality branded disks. Maybe the Tosh XS32's library function could be expanded to include this sort of information....perhaps a countdown with each reformat??? I would like to hear your experiences with rewritable media, there's gotta be a more reliable way of using them with confidence, short of using DVD-Rs!!!