Hi there. I would be very grateful if someone could shed light on my annoying problem. Basically, I use my Pioneer 530 to archive material from Sky+, which gets recorded onto the Pioneer's hard disk and copied to dvd-rs using high speed mode. Here are my main settings: Sky+ connected up to AV2 Scart connection, (RGB input) of DVD Player. All recording done in VIDEO MODE. Programmes chopped (adds), chaptered, and named. Use various manual recording modes, usually mn 12-15 - all highest resolution Use good dvd-r media, Maxell 8x speed. Anyway, my problem is basically, that when I record the discs they don't always play back on 2 of our dvd players, a dirt cheap one and a wee handheld 9 inch screen dvd player - When I say they don't work, some of the chapters do, and the dvd menu works, but when you get to a certain chapter it just freezes and then stops, or you select one of the last programmes from the menu the dvd stops rather than it playing. I'd say about 20% of my recorded discs have been affected. Thing is though, they DO seem to work fine on my more expensive dvd player in my room, also on my Playstation 2!!! I know it isn't poor media, I've used Verbatim dvd-rs from PC World on the recorder and they are totally cack, lots of wee slow frame-shuffles and stopping and glitches. The Maxell seems to be good media. The main problem with this of course, is that any of the discs that don't work on those 2 machines aren't going to work on other dvd players too - and so if I make a copy for my friend.. What is so bizarre is that the content is all from Sky, it happens with different recording modes, and with different amounts on the disc. Saying that, I recorded the same thing on several media using high speed mode and all either did suffer from the problem or didn't - so it seems to be content specific rather than just the rate at which the Pioneer burns some glitches. Of the discs I have burnt (about 15), mo discs work fine on all my players, but could someone please explain to me the cause (and hopefully the solution) of this problem? I would be very grateful - Is this a known issue? Thanks, SteveyG.