P.S. Can you confirm that it plays XviDs? Cheers
I have had good luck with the Xvids that I have tried in it. I have however, heard that some people have had trouble playing Xvid files. I don't think its on the official supported list but the link I posted before may have more feedback from other people. I can tell you that as recently as Sunday I successfully played back Xvid but again, I post the disclaimer, that I have heard of other people having problems with this. I don't know what the other people burned with but I only use TY02 and Verbatim 8x+R discs for most of my permanent collection. The last Xvid I played back was done on a fuji 4x+RW, media code RICOHJPNW11. All discs were burned with my NEC3500A, firmware 2C8. That's pretty much all the info I can give you aside from telling you that I just bought my little brother one of them too, for Christmas. Hope that was of some help.