I actually think EMC7 does a better job burning compliant DVDs than Nero does. I've had lots of troubles burning DVDs with Nero 6.6 (not playing, etc)... I have a set top recorder and burn to DVD-RW and then re-burn to DVD-R on the computer (or +R with bitsetting) to get better quality burns... EMC7 does a very good job of it.
EMC7 is much better than 5 or 6 were, IMHO... but neither product is perfect, both have lots of weird issues (interface/glitches/slowdown)...
I really don't like that we have to pay full price (or 'upgrade' full price -- which is usually more money than a Best Buy sale price!!
) for a ".5" update. They should've either made it a cheaper update, or called it 8, or sold a "booster pack" since it seems like most of the upgrades are in additional software and the upgrades to core functionality are fairly minor (Speed hikes, etc).
I still think RecordNow Max/DX 4.6 is about the pinnacle of burning.
(it does one thing and does it very well). Nero 5.5 is close, as well..