Okay, I know. They're "technically" 4.7 GB raw, but after formatting and prepping for writing they're actually closer to 4.3 GB of formetted capacity. Anyhoo... I was wondering who the genius was that determined that 4.7GB is to be the "standard" capacity? Obviously, professional DVDs can be up to 9 GB per side. For those of us who try to make our own DVDs of respectable quality, 4.7 GB is a pretty tight fit. Obviously, we could have a much higher bit rate if we were allowed to utilize greater capacity on the discs. What bothers me is that since DVD-Rs can be read by standard DVD players, the format is obviously compatible. Why are not the disc capacities? If this is another one of Hollywood's "We're paranoid about piracy" stipulations on recordable DVD, I'm going to be really pissed off. I'm sick and tired of the recording industry punishing me because of what "could be".