the 72x/82x are better now. as for his enonidcg video, its way off. atleast if you use more reasonable bitrates. with h264 you can get a film under 300mb quite easy even with 128kbps audio. mpeg4 not much larger if at all. and thats for flawless video quality. luckily no more sonic stage for the newer models. mediacoder and handbrake are multithreaded free programs for enonidcg dvd/videos. 20-30minute encode 2 pass h264 on an e2200. much faster than real time enonidcg.