I've had my 5045 for abot three months now. It has given me a lot of problems since I got it. The editing would not work unless I repeated the actions several times for each step. Some recordings after adverts had been cut out would not play fully, but would skip most of the recording. I could not do anything to recover these recordings.
I then upgraded the firmware to 193 and it seems to have sorted out the editing problems so far. I have encountered another problem which is my hard drive has wiped every thing on it a few times, lost some valuable recordings including camcorder recordings.
The dvd recorder has been unable to finalise some DVD-RWs and when erasing them they have messed them up.
I have not been able to play WAV Files or .tiff files on the recorder as stated on the manual. Has any one been able to, or can someone see if they can as it would be nice to know if it is just my player.
IMO the 5045 is a good recorder for the price but there are alot of bugs that still need to be fixed and the editing features are not user friendly they are labourious.