First off, let me say I’m a newbie, so if I repeat any previous questions that some folks may find repetitive or obvious, please don’t throw tomatos at me. I hate tomatos. But I like ketchup. Go figure.
I have spent the last few hours going through the forum, looking for answers, but I haven’t found the one that addressed my situation exactly, though several were very close. So, I figured I’d jump in and ask, and hope for the best.
I’m working on fixing a “jitter” issue when converting from VHS to DVD on my LVW-5005. Burns seem to go fine when I’m in 1 or 2 hour mode, but in 3 or 4, I get a slight “slow motion” effect, sometimes briefly, sometimes throughout the burn. Several times it will cause the audio to be off as well, effectively ruining the burn.
I previously had the ILO R04, and it was GREAT! I specifically went after the LVW-5005 when my ILO stepped on a rainbow because they basically appeared to operate the same. I had some jitter issues with the R04, but nothing like I have with the 5005.
I have the latest firmware, hacked to give me 3 hour mode and disable Macrovision. I’m running the video signal using RCA cables out of my VCR, into a SIMA CT-200 Digital Video Enhancer, then into the 5005. I’m not at home at the moment, but the manufacture date on the box was in the latter half of 2005, as I recall.
After reading a post over at www.videohelp.com, I’ve begun to wonder if it’s the suggested heating issue. I have to admit, my 5005 is stored in an entertainment center. So, I removed the case, and ran a small desk fan over the top of the unit, and left the glass doors open while burning. It seemed to help some, but I still ended up with the jitter. After doing some further reading, I was planning to add a heatsink, internal fan, and added cooling holes to try to take care of any heating problem that is occuring, such as is described at http://www.digitalfaq.com/dvdguides/buyerguides/dvdrecorders/liteontips.htm . Although I do wish the rest of the instructions were there…
After reading some posts here, I’ve seen that some folks have tried this, but never found any results. Did this solve the issue for anyone who tried it?
I also read that part of the air intake is at the bottom of the unit (okay, I’m still learning about these nifty little “magic boxes”, I admit), so I plan tonight to prop it up using some sort of level devices on each corner, and run it with the case either propped or removed, and the entertainment center doors open, and see if that will improve my problem.
Bottom line is that I’m at my wits end. I bought the thing to archive VHS tapes of old sporting events before the tapes are completely gone. These things usually run in excess of 3 to 4 hours, so not being able to burn at the higher speeds renders the blasted thing virtually useless to me.
I need some help, and some tips, if anyone could be kind enough to help me out, that might rectify this issue. I would be extremely gratefull.
Heck, I’ll eat a tomato if it’ll help…