I purchased the above mentioned DVD Recorder just over 2 months ago and I am now having issues with it. I didn’t purchase it for any recording purposes, merely a previous DVD player couldn’t be multi-regioned and this seemed a suitable replacement with the store credit I received upon return, I can’t find any threads dealing with this problem specifically as they seem mostly to be related to recording errors and such.
Anyway, I copied a few of my retail DVD’s using AnyDVD with CloneDVD2 on my PC, seemingly with success. Firstly I used some Maxell DVD-R’s I had lying around and these worked a charm and continue to work a charm, however I later had to resort to using Kodak DVD+R’s and these have proven troublesome. I can on occasion get them running splendidly on the 5005 (And with no issues on other DVD players, or my PC), but with increasing frequency I get invalid disk errors. As I said, the Maxell disks and retail DVD’s work perfectly in the 5005 and I don’t believe I’ve ever had such a problem with any of them. I initially suspected this was an overheating problem because I once watched 2 of these Kodak movies in a row (And very vociferous the player was during), then tried a third straight after and got an invalid disk error and indeed the two I’d just watched yielded the same result, however after 4 or 5 hours I could chuck them in and watch them in all their glory. But this doesn’t seem to work now.
Ideally, I would like to somehow remedy this problem. I have never updated firmware or anything but would that prove a worthy endeavour in this case? If so, would someone be kind enough to direct me to suitable files and perhaps a tutorial?
In case it matters, I have this player on region free using the 2960 type crack, and 'twas purchased in Canada so is presumably the American version. I’ve not attempted any modifications except the region hack.