I have a 5005 for several months now.
I have the 1063 hack (3 hr and macrovision)
for several months it worked fine.
Now I have some strange issues - and now sure if they are fixable via Firmware or not . (given the probs came over time I suspect not)
My biggest problem is that I am now having LOTS of trouble recording to +R/W disks. They were my disk of choice because
- best type to then copy data into computer for editing (with -r I often get cyclic errors etc.)
- no Finalizing
Sometimes I get a fail when I first put the disk in.
Sometimes I can't stop the record - I need to power off and when I turn on it reformats.
Sometimes I put the disk back into the unit and it won't read / reformats.
These use to work fine.
I am using Ridata - but tried 2 other brands - same issue (tired diff batches)
Another problem that has creeped in over time - is that when I am recording off DV - I press record and the unit after few seconds goes into Pause mode.
Anyone else have/see the problem?
Anyone have them come over time ...?
Will a FW upgrade help me (the ability to use R/W is CRUCIAL FOR ME)?
(will I then give up 3 hour mode and macrovision?)
Sending the unit back is not really an option for me ..
Thanks for any help