Has anyone run into this problem on a Sony machine? I am using the Sony GXD500 and on some recordings (TDK DVD-RW formatted in VR mode) the 'Finalise' option is greyed out. Anyone got any tricks/suggestions/workarounds to get it back as I want to import it on my PC? Failing that can anyone recommend some decent instant write software? Having come from the DVD-RAM camp (Panasonic HS2) I do have to say that I am not nearly as impressed with VR mode on DVD-RW. The fact you either need to have Instant Writing software or finalise the disc is a royal pain. Furthermore disc operations (FF, RW, editting, timeslip) seem slow and clunky - although I accept that is dependant upon the machine used.