Hi, So the vcdhelp.com website is down again, and I actually don't even know if they have a good answer for this question. I am backing up my Laserdiscs on VCD (waiting for the moment when I'll have DVD-R), and I'm taking careful measures to ensure the best possible quality (i.e. taking 50 hours for TPMGEnc to encode a 2-hour movie). Before you accuse me of bootlegging, I must tell you that my LD player is dying on me (I can only watch one side of a disc every two days, since it can't "see" the media if it's been recently used). I've been using these Princo CD-Rs (pale blue-green), but my Panasonic RP56 pixelates at random during playback - although the phenomenon does not repeat at the same point after rewind. The computer plays the VCDs without many problems, but it's still occasionally doing the same pixel game. So I'm thinking it's the media. Should I go for something deep blue, like Verbatim, or something lighter in colour? Do Panasonic DVD players have CD-R "preferences"?