My 5006 works fine recording from my digital video recorder supplied by my cable company. But today I tried recording from both SVHS and VHS videotape recorder/players. The tape is home-made, so there shouldn’t be any copy-protection issues.
When the SVHS or VHS player is hooked up directly to the TV, the picture is smooth, so I know the players are working correctly. The same is true if the signal runs to the TV through the 5006 via the RF coaxial connection. But when I try to use either the S-Video connction or the RCA-component video connection, the picture on the TV is very jerky–not at all acceptable. I’m assuming that what I see on the TV screen is what I will get on the recording.
As nearly as I can tell, you cannot record using the RF coaxial connection; it seems to be just a pass-through. Am I correct about that? I’m making that assumption because when I view the picture using that setup, I cannot see any of the Lite-On on-screen messages or menus.
Does anyone who has successfully recorded from a tape player to a 5006 or other Lite-On unit have any suggestions?