Purchased: Dec. 2005 newegg.com
Original Serial Number: 0102-1840-0101-G2BD(100-010D)
Hacked Serial Number: 0102-1840-0101-G2BD(000-010D)
Upgraded the firmware and applied the hack without any problems.
Recorded unprotected VHS and TV successfully.
Haven’t tested Region Free.
I’m in the USA.
- There is an audible “hum” in recorded TV. I followed forum advice and connected the cable coax directly to the VCR to use as the tuner (vs. using the Lite-on as the tuner). There is a significant reduction in noise, but the “hum,” although barely audible, is still there.
Is there anything else I can do to eliminate the “hum” completely?
- I’m confused on a couple of issues with downgrading/hacking.
I tried to transfer a VHS tape with Macrovision, but got the error “Protected Material.” I looked over the forum, and the consensus seems to be that my firmware version (1101) cannot be hacked to remove Macrovision - even though it appears to be so. Further, I read that it may be possible to downgrade to firmware version 1098 and apply the Region Free/Macrovision hack although some seem to have problems doing this.
Can I successfully downgrade from version 1101 to version 1098 and apply the Region Free/Macrovision hack?
What risks, if any, are there in downgrading firmware?
If it is possible to downgrade, where can I find instructions?
Any information is appreciated as the primary reason I bought the LVW5005 was to transfer old VHS tapes (some with Macrovision).