Liteon DVD Recorder LVW-5101

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#1

A few months ago I purchased the Liteon LVW 5101 so I could copy all my old VHS tapes to discs and for the most part it is doing it real well. Now I want to play around with recording from the TV. Since I have used a VCR for years I am accustomed to being able to set up the programs in advance on a daily/weekly schedule, and am still able to watch whatever programs I want during the time the VCR is taping another program. The Liteon has the capability of timer recording, but so far I have been unable to watch other channels while the recorder is recording and when it is done I have to manually turn it off. I have cable TV, no box, cable goes directly into the TV. Is there a way to program the LV5101 to record pre timed programs, and still be able to use the TV to watch other programs? Thanks Vampy :slight_smile:


#2

I don’t know about the LVW 5101 but on my 5005, the coaxial IN and OUT are just a passthrough, without any video modulation such as a VCR (eg no channel 3 or 4 output). In this respect, the LiteON is different from the VCR (the ILO and Panasonic recorders I have experience in using are also pass throughs).

I think the only output to TV on these recorders is by the RCA and/or sVHS output to the video IN of the TV. There is only one tuner in the 5005 and as such, I could only watch the program that it is recording if I am watching the Video IN of the TV. I could of course watch other channels on the TV that is not on the Video IN by using the TV’s tuner.

The Timer function works on my 5005, but I have to turn off the 5005 in order for it to work (as on some VCRs).

If you really want to, I suppose you can buy a video modulator to turn that RCA/sVHS out into a Channel 3 or 4 on the coaxial input to your TV.


#3

vampywitch…what type of cable goes into your t.v.(from your cable feed)Is it a threaded screw in,co-ax push in,or some other type. You’ve obviously got a cable going into your dvd recorder, how have you done this?have you got an output on your t.v.? If the cable feed connector is a co-ax type,or can be changed to co-ax push in,you should be able to just use the rf-in and rf-out on the liteon to send the signal back to the t.v.(which you can tune in separately.) As the previous poster said,on the 5005,it’s a ‘pass through’ so turning the liteon off should not alter the signal to the t.v…I have no experience of a cable feed without a box so maybe this wont work!


#4

I just purchased a Liteon DVD Recorder LVW-5104 and yet to get it to work properly. All DVD’s I trayed up show that it is invalid. This includes prerecorded movies. It will except CD Disc and play recorded audio CD’s. Bout to return it to Radio Shack.


#5

Took it back to Radio Shack made them unhappy but the new one works! Thanks. :bigsmile:


#6

My Lite-On DVD recorder & player has been set up to record my programs weekly but when I see it does not record, I look and see that it has changed the dates by itself.

Also the clock runs too fast.

Can anyone help me here?

Please


#7

Is your unit set up to automatically adjust date/time? If so, try disabling that feature via the Setup menu to see if things improve. The time signal that’s broadcast by some stations, which the Lite-On uses to set itself, isn’t always correct.