My prior awful experience was when buring slide show on regular DVD and play back on regular DVD player. That was quite a while ago. Since then I have been using wireless network media to connect my desktop to my HDTV and recently using a WD media box to connect an external hard drive to the HDTV, and images have been excellent. I have not tried burning photo slide shows since a long time ago. But I have burned videos and data using my Blue Ray burner with excellent playback on a blue ray player. The WD media box is so easy to use, I don't think I will try burning photo slide shows anymore. But thanks for the tip.