I have yet to set up my new 5005, and was concerned about all this “firmware” talk I’m running into while further researching this recorder.
If the only computer systems one has to access are Macintoshes, am I correct in assuming that I will not be able to update with firmware because in order to do so you need to copy files in the PC/Windows system, downloaded from Lite-On’s site.
If that is the case, is it a mistake to want to try to use the machine as is, without being able to use the superceding firmware?
One particular concern is the 3 hour mode of recording; I would like to have that since the 4 hour mode and beyond deliver reduced quality resolution, and there will be instances I am sure when I would like to have that extra space for a long movie, recording two programs, etc.
Aside from this issue, my greatest concern is that it will work adequately without adding any other firmware. (Manufacture time frame is February 2005.)