LVW 5005x Lite-on Finalized & Can't read on anything but it

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#1

Hi. Newbie here. I search through the liteon thread but can’t find anything that fits my situation. I purchased a Liteon 5005x DVD recorder/DVD player that will record off my tv and from my video camera. I recently recorded from my video camera and everything appeared to go well. I played it back and it worked on the liteon. It was recorded on a DVD +R because it was only about an hours worth video and wanted to add to it. I decided to transfer the video to my PC to add more video and make a movie for family. I finalized the DVD+R on the liteon 5005x. Now I can’t play it on anything but the liteon 5005x. I tried another dvd player and two different dell dvd drives. How can I save this video. I have mistakenly taped over the part of the video that is now on the disc I can’t copy or play from anyother dvd player. Help??? PS. Liteon support was not helpful and gave no suggestions.


#2

I am having problem finalizing a DVD with 5005x too. After I transferred my VHS to DVD, finalized it and it did not play back on anything. Lite-on even sees no disc. Is it a firmware problem or a lite-on common illness? a compatible media problem? Please help. Thank you.


#3

I am having the same problem…it finalizes, but will not play in any other DVD player, nor on my PC!! Can anyone help, or should I return the darn thing?
Thanks!!


#4

Use 16x media dvd+r like memorex. If you use rw+ use 8x or better. My 5005 required two differnet drivers one for dvd drive and one for the system. I have not tried my physical modifications on the 5005. Probably would work though–.


#5

I’ve had my 5005 for two years now and with the original drive (DDW 451S) I never had much luck with dash media. For my 5005, using a low speed (1-4x) +r or +rw has always worked. These days I almost exclusively use HP branded PHILIPS 041 +RW to record anything and then do the editing etc. on the computer.

Around the beginning of this year I replaced the drive and dropped in a LiteOn 160P6S and the recordings only got better and more reliable (but I still don’t trust dash media).

Hope this is somewhat helpful.


#6

Hello hexmechanic,
I read you were talking about physical modifications? Would you please elaborate? Do you have a 5005X? If you do not do you think anything posted about 5005 could be applied to 5005X. Thank you.


#7

Thanks for your help, guys…I cleaned the lens, then used the Maxell 16X DVD+R, and instant success!!! Sure are finicky machines though!!! Thanks again!!