OK, so I've had my RD-XS34 for about 3 weeks & overall I'm really pleased with it. However, one major problem I'm coming up against is that quite a few (about 15%) of my recordings have a lot of problems when I try to play them back on my 2 other dvd players, one a hitachi (which has the most problems) & one an AMW multi-region. One problem is that a lot of the discs seem to be stuck in a continuous "load" routine & so never display the content menu - I have re-recorded the same programmes onto other discs & they seem to work ok, but I have tried a lot of different disc manufacturers, including Verbatim, TDK, Fuji, Panasonic, Memorex & Maxell, & the problem doesn't show any obvious correlation with the type of disc. All of these recordings were dvd-r & I used the "create dvd-video" menu option for all of them. My other problem is that a fair few of my recordings play perfectly on the source machine, but display a great deal of interference & jumps on my other machines - again no specific pattern as to the discs I am using. I am wondering whether other RD-XS34 users have experienced similar problems & whether these problems, & a 15% failure rate are just part & parcel of the whole dvd recording process. My main concern is that, a few years down the line, when it's time for me to replace my Toshiba, I will find I have a dvd collection that doesn't play on other machines. Any help or advice on this would be much appreciated, since my confidence in what is otherwise a great machine has been somewhat shaken. Thank you.