Hello, I'm a newbie to dvd recording and I started out by buying a 200.00 pioneer recorder to basically replace a vcr. Well, the dvds had a ton of problems playing back in other dvd players. The recordings would kind of pause, almost like going into freeze frame, and then continue on. Its almost like the recordings have a stutter during playback. So, I returned the recorder and picked up the sony rdr-gx300 dvd recrder instead. The recordings I have made from this one have the same kind of "stuttering" problem but it isn't nearly as bad as with the pioneer. And at least the discs don't freeze up or come back with cannot play disc error messages as those recorded with the pioneer. So...is it that all recordings from dvd players experience this, or is it the blank media that I'm using (which I find hard to believe). I've used memorex and and tdk dvd-r's.