Searching for info on the 5045 and found this post. I already got my Liteon 5045 recorder and it works fine, but I just cannot get it to work like a traditional video recorder. I have consulted mates at work about how to hook it up and its not playing.
I have a telewest cable box, a Panasonic SC-HT70 dvd amp 5.1 home cinema system, and a ready to be changed tv with only 1!!! scart socket on it.
I can record a program through the tv tuner, but can't watch anything else, which defeats the object of any kind of video recorder...
I have the scart out from the cable box as the scart in on the Liteon 5045. Then the scart out from the Liteon to the TV. The roof cable rf aerial goes into the RF in on the Liteon, and the Liteon rf out goes to the tv rf in.
Basically I cannot record anything, but watch the other sources....