[QUOTE=DR. PAUL;2195924]Why didn’t you mention the Lite-ON DH 20A4P $20.99 plusFree Shipping from NewEgg. This Burner will work.[/QUOTE]I wondered about that, but this thread has been tough to parse out in my mind, and I guess I was falsely impressed that the DH 20A4P may not be as good a match as the Pioneer 116.
[QUOTE=CrazyCanuck;2059951]…The DH 20A4P will work except for the fast forward on DVD+Rs and commercial DVDs, it does FF on RWs, it freezes up, you most unplug or press both Power (remote and recorder) at the same time to shut the recorder down, annoying, I just chapter up and rewind if I need to, I use other players anyways to watch.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=gash44;2101160]The DH-20A4P is a good drive but I think you will find that you will not have the FF feature on the 5005 function it will freeze the machine RW will work ok as well as chapter search and chapter skip.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Antwon;2170178]I tried a new drive from one of my computers today and if you hit FF it locks up my 5005. It’s a Liteon DH-20A4P-04. It does record on DVD-R and plays burned or store purchased DVDs.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=bevills1;2170513]I suspect cross flashing the Liteon DH-20A4P to the corresponding Sony rebadge will gain normal FF function. Both the Sony DRU-120C (DW-G120A) and DRU-190A have normal FF function as replacement burners in LiteOn recorders, and I as well as others have cross flashed the LiteOn SHM-165P6S and/or SHW-160P6S to Sony DRU-120C to gain normal FF function. I suspect all Sony burners that are LiteOn rebadges will have normal FF while non LiteOn rebadges may not.
Others have posted freeze on fast forward issues with LiteOn DH-20A4P, DH-20A3P, SHM-165P6S and other newer LiteOn models, and it makes more sense to me to choose from the list known to work rather than compile a list determined not to work IMO. Now the list at the beginning of this thread doesn’t indicate which freeze on FF, and adding that info in the list would be very helpful as it would make it unnecessary to read the entire thread to find ones that don’t freeze on FF.[/QUOTE]
Based on these posts I was concerned about the FF compromise and worried that it might not be flashable to a Sony “equivalent”.
Then I came across the posts about the Sony AD-7200A-0B, where the biggest concern seemed to be that it couldn’t erase RW discs. I’m not sure what would be the greater issue - the loss of FF or the loss of erasing RW discs.
[QUOTE=Antwon;2173369]…I’m going to put the burner that doesn’t work in my 5005 in his PC and in my case that’s the DH-20A4P-04 that I tried in the post above…
I just installed a new Sony AD-7200A-0B and it works perfect…[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=nihon4;2174863]…In effect, at home I connected it to my 5045 and it works totally fine, plays, records and FF’s!
So, the news is that PIONEER DVR-116DBK works as a replacement for LVW-5045.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=negritude;2174941]The Optiarc AD-7200 series drives and the Pioneer DVR-116 series drives use the exact same NEC chipset, so it makes sense that if one works as a replacement, the other will as well.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=negritude;2174947]The Sony DRU-842A, DRU-V200A, DRU-V202A, and DRU-V204A are all believed to be based in whole or in part on the Optiarc AD-7200A, which is an NEC chipset drive, and that has been shown to be a good choice for recorder drive replacement.[/QUOTE]Since the Sony AD-7200A-0B is out of stock, I wondered it the Pioneer 116 would be basically the same thing. Based on all these posts and your own valuable experience with the AD-7200-0B, which would you recommend that I try first? The Lite-On DH 20A4P?