I have a problem and do not know what to do next. I have already return both my LiteON LVW 5005A, July 2004 made, multiple time to LiteON RMA to be fixed. Each time they sent back the machine, the same problems are still there. I live in the US, Connecticut. I am connected to Comcast Cable television. The coaxial cable is connected directly into the machines, and I am using RCA connecters to both machines, because I have older TV's without S Video, and only 1 in and out available. I use both machines to record my shows and my wife shows using mostly timer recordings, just like you would with a VCR. The only problem is the recordings are not coming out properly or sometimes not at all.
Here are the problems:
1.When using timer recording, usually recording for a 3 to 5 hour stretch, using mostly 6 hour mode, about half the time the recording fails after around the 2nd or 3rd hour in, which makes the whole recording not available. I have also tried using the 4 hour mode, when recording less and get the same problem about half the time. I use LiteOn approved media for the 5005.
2.Also using the timer recorder, I get an audio sync problem, also about half way through the recording. I would be ok if it was an old karate movie, but it makes it almost unwatchable. Again it doesn't happen all the time, but a good majority. This has happened to ever machine I have gotten back from LiteON RMA.
3.Again using timer recording, if recording say from 8-9, than 9-10 concectively, it loses between 30 to 40 seconds of recording time, even on the same channel or different channels. Also, I have had lock ups on the machine when doing recordings this way. This only seems to happen using timer recordings.
Here is my dilemma, I have already returned both machines to LiteON RMA multiple times, both still having the same problems. I have update the firmwares after trying it with the firmwares it came with, but still the same problem. I have 1098, US firmware for both. I spent good money on these machines, but they have become worthless because of the unreliability of the machines. What do I do next. It is already past 30 days to return to where I bought them. I probably should of paid more money and bought a Sony or someother well known brand. How can I get LiteON to give me a product that works.
Please help with any advice.