kurb (and other Liteon Owners):
I also have the 5005 and 5045 models with a Plextor USB on the computer. FYI==my 5045 harddrive function has totally failed (wont write, read or otherwise allow access) after two months of continuous use.===>Back to Costco.
I will need to buy another 5045 somewhere as Costco does not carry them just now. I have not found a "stable" blank media for the 5005. Quite often it will record a disk (TY and TDK for two brands) as long as I keep it in the machine. Take it out or try to timer record and the disk becomes unreadable. Solution::: slap the dvd into the 5045 and it also fails to read the disk BUT if I power cycle the 5045 it will then read and record more material and finalize those disks quite reliably==so, I need both machines in order to have a working "system."
What media have you found that works with the 5005? I also have gone thru about 5 different rewriteable DVD and cannot find a single brand that will work more than 3 rewrites. I would love a stable DVD/RW that would work in both machines. What do you use?
Are you aware of any freestanding software for the computer that will read a non finalized disk from the Liteon's? That functionality would save alot of wear and tear on the Liteons.
Thanks for any info you and others can share.///bobbo.