I made an additional copy of FARSCAPE: THE PEACEKEEPER WARS after upgrading my 5005. Picture quality sure seemed better. Colours maybe a little brighter, and couldn’t catch the green tint at all.
I wondered if the problem with cabbage face had been in how the machine was playing things back, or in the recording process. Instead of checking previously made discs on my player, to see if I noticed the green tint, I put a previously recorded FARSCAPE PKW disc into the upgraded recorder, and ran it for a while.
Picture didn’t seem quite as good as the new copy, but the green wasn’t as obvious as I remembered it being, either.
Later, I decided to make one more copy of the STAR TREK ENTERPRISE series finale before my TiVo does something strange and erases it like it did to my SMALLVILLE finale.
I’m sitting here watching the episode run as the 5005 records it, and I swear I’m seeing the cabbage face tint again.
Umm…the previously made discs couldn’t have thrown the machine out of wack or something and made the problem return, could it? Maybe it’s my imagination, but it really looks like the tint is back.
Has anyone noticed anything like this?
Also, side question-
I forget if anyone answered this before…
Have the upgrades from LiteOn had any effect on the jerky movements sometimes seen at the four hour speed? Or is this always going to be a problem if the machine gets too hot?