I've just installed a Ricoh DVD+RW writer into my PC and I am totally impressed with the results. I need it to archive my Digital Camcorder material onto DVD, but I want the DVD copy to work in a standard player, so the Pioneer DVD-RW and Panasonics DVD-RAM writers were not an option. The Philips/Sony/Ricoh/HP etc DVD+RW alternative is advertised as being player compatible - and it is. I have now tried my self-made DVD (on a DVD+RW disc) in several players ranging from my Sony 7700 to a friends Yamaha S795. Then I thought the unthinkable. With suitable software, can you, um, err, (you know what I mean) and will the copy work? YES IT DOES!!!! I'll say no more.