Lite-On LVW 5045, 160 GB HDD/DVD burner. a PVR???
I purchased this unit in Sept 2005 and except for remote 'Bounce' it has worked satisfactorily untill last week when a Commercialy recorded Region 4 disc was inserted and after thinking about it for an unusual length of time, it diplayed 'Invalid Disc' on TV screen.
it was set on Region Free, I tried a region 1, it played, a region 2 and it played, retried the region 4, Invalid disc, reset to region 4, still invalid disc.
I tried several region 4's and got the same invalid disc.
I looked on VideoHelp site to find many comments telling of similar experiences leading to the conclusion that it is a DVD player fault.
The label reads DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Model DDW-813s with Lite-On IT on the end of the label but Sony is on the circuit board.
I was unable to see any model/type numbers on the circuit board except for the Sony name.
This unit has an IDE cable and the standard 4 wire power lead as does any similar internal fitted burner.
I am considering replacing the burner with another if I can find one compatible.
Anyone ideas about this??