quickest way with nero is to open 'nero express' and choose 'videos/pictures' then 'vcd or svcd' click 'add' and browse for your pics. click each pic and then click 'add' keep going and click finished when you have added them all.
in the next screen right click your photos in turn and click 'properties' and in the 'pause after track' box select from the drop down list 'seconds' and add the number of seconds to display for or choose 'infinate' if you wish to use the next previous buttons on the dvd player. click next and add menus if you want and click next then burn it.
check if your home player can play vcd or svcd discs. look it up click here
A simpler way is just to copy them to a CDR as jpegs. The DVD player will read them. You can even put them in categories but will only read down one hierachy. This at least is what I found on my DVD player which I only paid £40 when new.
Cd rewriteable may or may not work on your DVD player some player will only read CDRs have a look at your manual for your DVD player and see what types of disks it will read. Regarding your writer not writing to the disk there are 2 possibilities either your cd writer doesn't like this particular make of cdrw in which case they are useless to you or you haven't formatted the disk first. I seem to remember that before you can write to a cdrw disk you need to format it. But its been that long since I used anything other than cdrs that I can't remember much about it. Try burning onto a cdr instead of a cdrw.