5005 vs 5115: Which is Better at $120

Costco has both the LVW-5005 & LVW-5115GHC priced at $120, but I can’t really tell the difference, besides size of box. Even the LG website doesn’t offer a compare feature across their different models. Can anyone help me decide which to buy…or enlighten me if there are better choices (any brand) at that price?

Thank you,

There are only a couple of differences between the two models. The Lite-On LVW-5005 is an older model than the LVW-5115GHC and offers the ability to also record Audio CDs, Video CDs and Super Video CDs with both CD-R and CD-RW, which are not available on the LVW-5115GHC.

The LVW-5115GHC on the other hand features MPEG4 playback, DivX certification (for PPV & DRM protected DivX content), VCR Plus+ and 16 program timer, unlike the LVW-5005 which has no MPEG4 or DivX support, only features manual timer entry and a 5 program timer. There are a few other improvements such as more navigation options while playing MP3’s and images.

With quite a lot of issues reported about the LVW-5005’s internal drive giving early failure (see this thread), I would suggest going for the LVW-5115GHC unless you need to be able to record Audio & Video CDs.

Both recorders feature DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW recordable media. :wink:

Can macrovision be disabled on the 5115GHC?

I wouldn’t expect to find LiteOn products info at the LG website.

that was a typo, thank you for pointing it out. :bow:

I meant that the LiteOn website doesnt’ feature a “compare” function.