A brand new DVD burner should support all formats i.e. DVD-R(RW) or DVD+R(RW). DVD5(Single layer 4.7GB) and DVD9(dual layer 8.5GB)
The thing to check is what format the DVD PLAYER by the TV supports. If it is a newer one, it should support everything, but if older it may be limited. Check the booklet that came with the player. If you don't have this, you can Google the make and model and usually get the info from the manufacturer.
When you download a movie it will usually be encoded or compressed eg. .avi. Your Nero software will decode or expand this before burning to your DVD. A downloaded file of say 700MB will expand out to maybe 4.3GB so you will need plenty of available space on your harddrive.
There is no guarantee that a burned DVD will play without glitches so, experiment and have fun but, if you really want a particular movie, I have found that it is best to just go out and buy it.
It goes without saying that we cannot help you to break the copyright laws and the excuse that 'everyone's doing it' won't impress the men wearing dark suits and a grim smile when they are standing at your door.
I'm not trying to scare you, just be aware.
Edited by rowal5555, 15 August 2006 - 11:51 PM.