A couple of days ago I bought a LVW-5006. Using S-Video connections, Iâ€™ve tried a few times to record off of my Tivo-like digital video recorder unit (provided by my cable provider). The results are mixed: I can play the recording in the 5006 unitâ€”with very good picture and sound qualityâ€”but I cannot play it in my Sony DVP-NS725P DVD player or in a computer DVD player (in the latter case it doesnâ€™t even recognize that a disc is in the drive).
I chose the Sony player (about a year ago) because it had a reputation for playing a lot of different formats and working well with burned discs, with which it has performed very well.
A few details: Iâ€™m using blank Verbatim DVD+R discs, which are on Lite-Onâ€™s list of recommended brands. The Sony playerâ€™s manual says, â€œSome [discs] cannot be played on this player due toâ€¦the characteristics of the recording device and authoring software.â€
Iâ€™m wondering if anyone has had this problem and found a solution. Should I try a different type of disc? My Sony player can also play DVD-R discs, although Iâ€™ve never had reason to try them.
As a last resort, I suppose I can play the recorded discs in the 5006, but that severely limits me in case that unit stops working down the road.
Overall I really like what the 5006 can do and hope I can find a way to play discs outside of that unit.