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Lite-on LVW 5005B DVD Recorder - £45.00 Delivered

rizla01 Avatar
9y, 9m agoFound 9 years, 9 months ago
Doesn't seem to be many good deals on DVD recorders around at the mo but this one seems pretty good.
Note the reviews on the link provided below are for the 5005 not the 5005b. I have no idea if there is a lot of difference but I would guess that the 'B' model is probably just the EU model.


Easy Tv Recording: With the DVD recorders built-in TV tuner and versatile connection ports, you can easily record TV or other sources to DVD+R/DVD+RW discs to build your own video library.

All Write Technology: Lite-On IT's innovative AllWrite Technology allows you to use various types of discs (CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-R/ DVD-RW/DVD+R/DVD+RW) for recording or copying, offering you a greater flexibility when purchasing discs.

Record upto 6 hours: A blank DVD provides up to 4.7GB in storage capacity, seven times more than a CD, which allows you to record up to six hours of TV programs (SLP mode)!

Easy Dubbing with 'DV Link': Use DV Link to connect a DV camcorder to easily transfer your camcorder footage to a recordable disc (CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-R/ DVD-RW/DVD+R/DVD+RW). Take advantage of the on-screen 'DV Control' panel as well, which allows you to play back DV footage with the DVD recorder's remote control.

Easy Guider: Graphical and intuitive, the Easy Guider menu guides you through all the major features available, and helps you to complete basic functions in just a few steps. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to start playback, record a TV show or schedule a timer program. It's never been so easy and fun!

MP3 File Playback: LVW-5005B is designed to support not only the audio CDs but also the new digital music format like MP3. Take advantage of this feature to enjoy the digital music world!

Region Free DVD Recorder with integral PAL to NTSC Converter
Ability to Record in PAL or NTSC
110/220 Volt 50/60 HZ automatic voltage sensing for Worldwide use
All Write DVD/CD recorder handles DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, and CD-R/-RW optical media; writes to DVD+VR-mode DVD and VCD/SVCD
Records up to 6 hours on a single-sided 4.7 GB disc
Front panel DV Link (IEEE 1394) to transfer from Digital Camcorders
Built-in tuner lets you record TV programs directly to long-life recordable DVD



More pics and info here. NOTE This is for the 5005 not the 5005B

http://www.techimo.com/articles/i219.html
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#1
Can these things get any cheaper?
#2
I haven't seen a DVD recorder with built in tuner so cheap.

Is the tuner analogue? I know, who cares at that price!

I've been looking for a DVD recorder hot deal but can I trust Lite-On. Has anyone owned one for some time?
#3
Thanks, just ordered one as per post on MSE :D
#4
Good spot rizla01
hot
#5
Many thanks for this. Another one ordered!
#6
has this got two scarts or one?
#7
I have had one of these for a while.

It has gone back to LiteOn twice already and is now broke again.

Basically, after a while it fails to read or format dvd-+r discs. Anything that it hasn't finalised will also not read.

Same problem everytime.

Also, the draw gets stuck all the time when using the remote.
#8
Don't look like its got any scarts???
http://www.techimo.com/images/img2/liteon5005/3.jpg
#9
Don't forget 5% quidco as well
#10
I've had a Liteon 5045 for a couple of years now. It has not been too bad but every couple of months it stops recognising disks that you put in. Upgrading the firmware seems to sort out the problem but this is annoying.

This appears to be a common problem for all the Liteon DVD/HDD models and I have seen a lot of posts on other forums about how unreliable they are.

That said at the price offered it is a fairly "disposable item". I think Liteon still offer a two year warranty for UK products which should give reasonable protection.

Don't keep anything too precious on the hard drive though because if the HDD does fail their techies will not make any effort to save any data and you will get a machine back with a different hard drive in it.
#11
OOOps.

Looks like the 5005 is a lot different to the 5005b.
THIS ONE DOES HAVE SCART.

http://img.misco.co.uk/images/uploadedimages/Gallery/large/20070214084103.jpg

http://img.misco.co.uk/images/uploadedimages/Gallery/large/20070214084210.jpg

http://img.misco.co.uk/images/uploadedimages/Gallery/large/20070214084030.jpg
#12
the1C3MAN
Don't look like its got any scarts???
http://www.techimo.com/images/img2/liteon5005/3.jpg

No but it has component... just get a SCART to Component lead, or just use Component if your TV supports it.
#13
the1C3MAN
Don't look like its got any scarts???
http://www.techimo.com/images/img2/liteon5005/3.jpg


That is probably the non-European model. SCART is predominantly used in Europe, and not so much elsewhere.
banned#14
I'm currently on my 3rd liteon dvd recorder, the software is very user friendly but something is seriously wrong with their firmware or hardware. You can't record from skipping VCR or Video Camera tapes as the macrovision kicks in, you can't record from Freeview boxes as the macrovision kicks in, when you watch TV through the box it skips like some ghostly effect. Tried two DD-A100X's my 3rd box is the DD-A500GX DVD Recorder they all suffer the same fate and I will be returning this one soon too. I have tried their customer support but I receive no reply.
#15
Thanks to Istanbul-Kop, H3mse68 & lumoruk for the user information. :thumbsup:
#16
While we don't have the 5005 model, we did buy a 5006 model and have been pretty happy with it since late 2004. We've never had any real problems and it's been used to record digital cable, vcr tapes and from a dv camera without any issues, either.

How different the 5005 to the 5006 is, I really don't know. But the liteon we have hasn't had any real problems. That said, it was only a couple of weeks ago that my dad said it was having trouble reading discs. But seems to have gone away on its own! I don't know why.

Anyway, at £45 that sounds a good deal. Especially since it originally cost around £130 when it was being replaced by the 5006 model. Cool. :thumbsup:
#17
i have a lvw 5002 and ive not been overly impressed with it. Sometimes it doesn't finalise a recording making it unreadable. sometimes it won't read disks and other times it will
And the one thing i didn't realise till i got it was that if you record something on it you can't watch it on a standard dvd player

That said.. i'm talking about the 5002 model and this is the later one so things maybe different on this one.. and it is a good price
#18
I've got a liteon dvd recorder (cannot remember model, I'm in work;-) )

When I copy several divx films onto a dvd via the pc and play them on the liteon instead on coming up with a screen and giving me the option of which film to play, it just plays each film in alphabetical sequence:x
Is there a way of getting the option of choosing which film I want to watch in the settings?
#19
I have the 5005 model.
The menus are very user friendly but and it's a BIG but it does appear to have a mind of it's own. It does all sorts of weird and wonderful things like skipping, drawer sticking, discs won't finalise, recorded discs won't play on other dvd players and more.
To be honest we just put up with it. The percentage it gets wrong is probably about 20%. We use rw discs and never expect it to actually get the recording right. When it does it's a plus !
I've upgraded the firmware twice, tried all sorts of different leads, spoke firmly to it and even took it's power lead away from it a couple of times.
It's like a naughty pet really, one that you wouldn't actually want put down but is sometimes a right pain to live with. :)
#20
Hot deal! Very nice find dude. :thumbsup:
#21
retropolis
I haven't seen a DVD recorder with built in tuner so cheap.

Is the tuner analogue? I know, who cares at that price!



I think all DVD recorders have built in tuners dont they?

Just the ones with Digi as opposed to analogue cost more.

Would bank on this being analogue at this price
#22
BE WARNED. I bought one of these from Misco. They are re-furbs. I had to return it twice and when the 3rd was also faulty (all different faults) I asked for my money back. Misco customer service was very poor. I'm still waiting for a refund on two lots of postage.
#23
James's Dad
I've got a liteon dvd recorder (cannot remember model, I'm in work;-) )

[COLOR="Red"]When I copy several divx films onto a dvd via the pc and play them on the liteon instead on coming up with a screen and giving me the option of which film to play, it just plays each film in alphabetical sequence:x
Is there a way of getting the option of choosing which film I want to watch in the settings[/COLOR]
[COLOR="red"]?[/COLOR]


Any suggestions?
#24
kestel
BE WARNED. I bought one of these from Misco. They are re-furbs. I had to return it twice and when the 3rd was also faulty (all different faults) I asked for my money back. Misco customer service was very poor. I'm still waiting for a refund on two lots of postage.


I hate Misco, they still owe me money but our Phillips recorder (£475 when new) has been scrapped after it's 7th or 8th visit for repairs...how bad can this be for £45?....I took a risk:whistling:
#25
James's Dad
Any suggestions?


My suggestion is that you probably have not made titles for each film therefore they just look like chapters and consequently the DVD plays from begining. Although you should if it has any beef be able to select chapters even if there is no display of them.
#26
duneindex
And the one thing i didn't realise till i got it was that if you record something on it you can't watch it on a standard dvd player



Maybe the DVD player you have just can't read the recordable media you use. This would be especially true if the player you have is some years old since few lasers were tuned to read different depths. Different media type might make all the difference.
#27
twinkle
I hate Misco, they still owe me money but our Phillips recorder (£475 when new) has been scrapped after it's 7th or 8th visit for repairs...how bad can this be for £45?....I took a risk:whistling:


Well from a few people here it does not sound very promising. It would seem the Superdrug deal on the Bush DVD recorders earlier in the year was a much better offer. Mine still holding out :)

I also have a Philips that gave up recording to DVD+R discs after only 20 or so discs! :x Just about hanging on to DVD+RW's tho' :)
#28
I don't have THIS one, i have another Lite-On model, higher spec with higher hard drive, but they are all generally the same...


1) You CAN watch things recorded on it on another hard drive. If you don't finalise the disk then they can't recognise them, if you do then they should be seen as a normal DVD. Assuming your other DVD player will recognise and play DVD+/-R disks.

2) I did have one problem with the drive not recognising disks, however a quick run through with the head cleaning disk soon restored it to life. A potential problem is because it is cooled by a fan on the back, it lets dust in at the sides which can settle on the laser.

3) divx disks are treated like the files on the machines hard drive. If you press the planner button it will display in icon or list form all the files on the disk, go down the list and choose the one you want - OR - you can just FWD through the shows with the remote.

- FF/RW on divx disks *IS* very slow and certainly NOT anywhere near the speed you would get with a DVD disk!
#29
Thank to brad_s_uk on MSE i give you the Full review here and it explains the difference between US and UK versions.

http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/displayreview.php?reviewid=4475
In PDF format.
#30
Thanks to everyone who posted their experience using Liteon DVD Recorders. It's clear that there are more negative comments than positive regarding Liteon so I'm going to give it a miss.

rizla01 has posted a hotdeal as the price for any DVD Recorder is excellent. Many would argue that for £45 you can't expect quality or for it to work properly all of the time and at this price can be thrown away. The guarantee is there too but I simply don't want the expected hassle and inconvenience of returning this item.

Kestle's post #[COLOR=#0000ff]23[/COLOR] & twinkle's post #[COLOR=#0000ff]25[/COLOR] mentions Misco having very poor customer service so the Misco guarantee isn't reassuring. Kestle was sold a refurb [COLOR=#808080](outrageous)[/COLOR] by Misco, so beware! [COLOR=#808080](This may be the reason for the low price)[/COLOR]

For me personally, if it doesn't provide reliability and a decent level of quality, it's a waste of money no matter how cheap it is. As my VCR is still working perfectly, I'd rather wait for a hotdeal on a major brand DVD Recorder that has a proven track record.
#31
Kulaak
My suggestion is that you probably have not made titles for each film therefore they just look like chapters and consequently the DVD plays from begining. Although you should if it has any beef be able to select chapters even if there is no display of them.


The films do have titles plus they are in seperate folders, but still the player plays them alphabetically/numerically:x
#32
Well it's arrived...points for speedy delivery.
Seems to be a brand new unit.
Going to give it a whirl now...will report back.
#33
Confirmed with seller that the TV tuner is analogue: so it will be useless in a couple of years of it doesn't breakl down before.
#34
I owned one of these for two years up until last monday when it packed in with a puff of blue smoke (it didn't summon a genie, it just died in style). This Deal voted HOT from me if only because it made me a £150 Argos Giftcard thanks to an extended warranty i never paid for :)

I liked it but it has MANY quirks:
- The analogue tuner would not pick up Channel 5 without a firmware update.
- Said firmware update had to be burnt onto a CD-RW (anything else wouldn't work)
- The front display has some 'updating' issues, so when you turn it off the display may dim out, but still display it's playing.
- It prefers its DVD-R's to its DVD+R's, but its DVD+RW's to it DVD-RW's.
- Takes up to 2 minutes to prepare a disc when set to timer (and only switches itself on 1 minute before your timed event)
- Mine (from Argos) came with a Video Plus sticker on the front of the machine (a feature it certainly does NOT have)
- The VCD burning is very handy, especially when you run out of DVD's (and are only burning 1/2-1 hour of TV)
- After about a year mine only ever recorded to Gigatain branded discs (not a big problem since they're cheap as chips to pick up), or archival quality discs.

Weird but in most cases liveable issues, especially for £45.

Note that Multiregion is one key code away, and Macrovision is removable with a 'special' firmware update. That I have no knowledge about. No siree.
#35
Still around....

Thanks to homer_213 for the reminder :)
#36
Well, got mine last week and I'm well impressed so far. It's got firewire on the front, so if nothing else it's a really handy way to make DVD's of all my old camcorder footage. I really bought it to make DVD's of stuff on the TVDrive, which again it does painlessly. Sticking to DVD+RW's, because you don't need to format them or finalize them to play on other machines. Also it's got component out, so DVD's looking good on the Aquos. Would have been nice if it could have done like for like copies from an external DVD-ROM through the firewire, but you can't have everything for £45! If it breaks, there's always the warranty.....
#37
nice, thanks

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