Hi from a very, very lo-tech newbie,
Can someone please help me? (warning long boring post)
I bought a Liteon 5005b dvd recorder last month here in the UK, it has a sticker on the rear stating the d.o.m is August 2004.
I bought the recorder purely to transfer about 20 vhs tapes worth of music, which I had recorded from tv over the years. I borrowed 6 bulkpaq orange dvd-r from a friend until some that I had ordered from ebay arrived. These 1st six discs worked like a treat.
I then made coasters from the 1st four bulkpaq dvd's thatI used from ebay. There were a number of problems (mentioned by others on other threads here on this forum) I.e.
Discs wouldn't stop after burning until I turned off the unit & then lost everything I'd burnt. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
After finalising the discs would keep sticking & 'squaring' during playback.
Discs would not load full stop.
I eventually noticed that the borrowed discs were 4 speed & the ebay ones were 8 speed. I have now (obviously) ditched the 8 speed & only use four speed, which don't give me the above problems.
However I am still left with one problem which has occured with every type of 4 X disc that I have used including the free unbranded disc which came inside the box. When I am watching any finalized disc the menu will eventually freeze when I select random tracks using the menu. I can usually select 3 or 4 different tracks after which the screen freezes & the whole machine locks. At this point the machine refuses to carry out any function via the front panal or the remote control, I have to turn the machine off & then back on. This happens when using both the thumbnail or text menu.
Has anyone else had/overcome this problem?