Liteon 5006

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    I have been searching for some time now for a DVD recorder that records audio discs also. This summer I found one by Liteon (LVW 5005) that met those specs, and it has now been replaced by the 5006. I notice that Radio Shack now sells the 5006 in the U.S. BUT - This DVD recorder came out in Europe first, and I have been watching a European board called Digital Spy where lots of problems such as jitter and color shifts are being reported. Since it such a neat machine on paper, I would like to hear about some US experience with it, to see if these glitches are early production problems only. So - does anyone have any experience with the Lite-on LVW 5006?

    Thanks, Steve
     
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    I finally broke down and bought a Liteon 5006. I spent $249.95 from Radio Shack - not a bad price considering no shipping and no 30 day hassle return.

    Comments thusfar:

    1 - Very good and easy to use user interface and remote.

    2 - DVD+r's I made if finalized)play on several other old and cheap machines. DVD+ rw does not play on my old Sony player.

    3 - Same with Cd-r's. It's great to be able to record music from my DirectTv receiver and play it in my car CD player!

    4 - Quality in 2 hour and 3 hour modes looks ok. I need to test more rigoursly, now that the original infatuation is over.

    Steve
     
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    More Observations as of 3/5/05

    With some more usage, I have some more observations:

    - Prerecorded DVD's play well through the unit but,

    - DVD recordings I make seem to have suffer from a low level of video gain or color level, somewhere in the recording process. The blacks tend to gray, the deep reds to orange-red, the deep blues to more baby blues. This is true in the 3 following input modes: composite, S video, S video + 2db gain.

    I've checked all cables, replaced and bypassed some, but its the same.

    The Liteon Co. Forum site seems to be gone. I've put in a question to another Liteon site, but no answer thusfar.

    More info when I get more time.

    Steve
     

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