I have a new 5055GDL+ and, as I said, I have successfully copied Disney videotapes using the hacked firmware. I agree that DVDs still seem to be protected in some way although I have managed to copy one DVD that wouldn't copy before using the hacked firmware.
MR_WHITE was specifically interested in "trying to transfer my old video films onto DVD" which should still be possible with the hacked firmware on the newer models, as I have proved.
If you are certain that Macrovision isn't being removed in any way on the 1105HC (for tapes or DVDs) then I'll bow to your greater knowledge of the specifc product in question.
Edit: I have just seen on the LiteOn User's Group Forum that the 1105 can't be hacked - I stand corrected!