I have tried out an HP DH-16A1L-CT2 SATA drive with a SATA to IDE adaptor on my LVW-5006.
I found out that it would record to DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW and to Audio CD, VCD and SVCD on CD-Rs. I was not able to try DL recordable DVDs as I have none. FF search works.
I have noticed that on recordings there is slight pixling on the playback picture every few seconds, but the recordings played back fine on another player.
The HP DH-16A1L-CT2 is obviously a Liteon clone, but is there a direct Liteon equivalent model?