(#1) With this unit, do you set the writing speed?
In the manual I downloaded from the site I have yet to find what maximum speed the 5005 is capable of writing at. Is this information shown anywhere?
(#2) In looking at Lite-On’s list of recommended brands, most of them have a smaller number than the ones found in stores. Imation, one of the manufacturers that appears on the list I found with an “8x” label in a retail outlet.
Will the “8x” work, even though the highest level shown on the compatibility list is “4x” for DVD-R?
Maxell brand of DVD-R uses the phrase “up to 4x”, does that mean that the disc is compatible with lower levels of writing speed, but this is the maimxum that it can handle? If this is true then a package of media labeled simply “8x” means writing speed can be lower with this disc format?
(#3) Is DVD-R format more desirable to use because it is more universal than DVD+R? Aside from the basic compatibility with certain DVD players, are there any specifics about their differences that would make either one more favored than the other?
(#4) In checking the media in stores, I did not note any “RW” product. Is it only at specialty stores and online?
(#5) To directly connect a mini DV camcorder to this recorder thru the iLink, what product do I select?
If it says “IEEE 1394 Firewire DV Cable 4 to 4 pin” is that descriptive enough in order to research it online & retrieve the needed product?
Are there any recommended bargain manufacturers for this cable?