We usually recommend DVD-R by the way.
After a minute or so searching I find, right here on Wiihacks, that 1053 can be attributed to the new D3-2 drives in the Wii that cannot and will not read backup discs.
You could have one of those.
Try plugging your serial number (on the back) into the database and see what it says Wii Drive Chip Database
If you do have a D3-2 then USB or new motherboard is the only way to play backups for the moment (assuming a fix is found)