Hey there !
I have discovered the following during my 6 months of owning a PS2 (5 series) the one just before the slim model.
9 out of 10 games backing up to Verbatim DVD-R work perfectly.
I have had 2 instances of EA Sports games which "faded" (ie: started to load very slow and not work at all after
a few weeks of hectic playing, even though te surface was still perfect)
I re-burned from the original image and it works fine again.
Also I have found with some games if I burn it to DVD-R Verbatim it takes long to load, cut scenes load slowly and just general it a veeeeeeeeery long process going from screen to screen. Burning the exact same image to DVD-RW Verbatim and it works perfectly. Anybody have any ideas on why ? Is the RW more reflective or better read by the laser ? am I shortening the lifespan of the lasing burning to DVD-RW ?
I'd really appreciate if someone could shed some light on this. Thanks !!