Liteon LVW-5005 won't play copied VHS DVD's back...help

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#1

Hello I am new to the forum and have a question on a new LVW-5005. When I copy a movie from a VHS tape it appears to copy just fine. But, when I try to play it back on another DVD-recorder I never get to see the movie. Any ideas? I have tried a DVD+R with Finalization and also a DVD +RW. Now here is the funny thing, if I take the newly created dvd and put it back in the LVW-5005 it pops up and shows the movies title and such. Any ideas? Is this possibly a problem with me needing to set the region to 1 (US) when I burn the DVD so that another dvd readers knows what region it was recorded from?

Please help…


#2

Some DVD players will not play things recorded on the Lite On machines. Try recording from your TV with the +RW and playing it back on your player to see if it will play. Also make sure that the player will play + media or only - media. Not all players will play both + & - media. Let us know how you make out.


#3

I have a Toshiba player that refuses to play any 5005 recording regardless of media, and the only solution I find is to make a copy of the 5005 recordings on the PC using +R media with book type set to DVD-ROM which then plays without fail on the Toshiba. Note I use RW media for 5005 recordings to make such copies because RW media may be re-used. FYI the Toshiba also will play only -R DVD backups from the PC and will play no +R DVD backups.


#4

The 5005 records in the +VR standard, which is not compatible with all players, especially older ones…

I, too, record to +RW, then edit and re-record on the computer (bit set +R to -ROM) so that all my discs are compatible with all my players…


#5

Well crap then. I was never aware of this when I got my Lite-on (last week). I guess I now ask if anyone wants to buy a new (now slighly used) Lite-on 5005 with all firmware upgrades, macr0vis turned off, etc. I guess my next big question is what should I buy that gives me capability of turning of Macr0vis. I am willing to purchase online. thanks!


#6

If I were you I’d look at replacing the DVD player not the recorder. I have a player that I bought from Walmart For under $30 and it plays find. Sure is a lot cheaper than a recorder. If you have a store near you like Bestbuy take a disk with you and try it in one of the display models. This way you know the player is compatiable with your recorder.


#7

LiteOn 50xx models are the only ones hackable to be macrovision free, and it’d be less costly to get a PC burner with bit setting capability to copy to +R media with book type set to DVD-ROM than to buy another recorder. NewEgg has LiteOn, Pioneer and other quality burners for under $40. Quality standalone DVD recorders by Panasonic, JVC and others are good choices but not hackable to remove macrovision. However, you could get a video stabilizer to use in addition to the recorder to remove macrovision.