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    Lite-On LVW-5001 Review
    Author: Daniel Topler
    Date Posted: January 3rd, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 7/10
    Bottom Line: This is Lite-On's third Consumer Entertainment product, and it offers probably the most interesting feature of any model, DVD Recording. The LVW-5001 lets you record from a video source directly to a DVD! But does it perform well? Read's official review...

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    The two previous Lite-On CE device designs were completely uninspiring. This has changed with the LVW-5001. It looks sleek, fits in with your home theatre, and is, well…sexy! I’d say that it can even compare to Sony design wise.

    Lite-On LVW-5001

    The device is pretty slim, too, which is a plus if you’re someone like me and have so many devices in your home theatre area. With my LVR-1001, I had a hard time getting it fit next to my cable box, receiver, CD player, VCR, and TiVo. With the 5001, I had no problems whatsoever with the LVW-5001, which was great.

    The front of the unit has quite a bit. You’ll find the power button, obviously the DVD tray, play, pause, stop, etc. buttons, a record button, AV inputs to record DVD’s from a outside source such as a computer or video game console, and a FireWire iLink port for certain DV cameras to import your home movies on a DVD.

    Lite-On LVW-5001

    The LCD display is small, yet I found that the orange text was bright, and very easy to see. While the display could have been slightly bigger, it wasn’t too much of a concern.

    On the back, you will see quite a choice of ports. This is the first DVD player I have ever seen to include a built-in TV tuner, and this is evident from the RF in/out ports. You’ll also find an S-Video in port, as well as three RCA in ports. Next is the three component out ports (for HDTV). Then, you’ll see the RCA out, as well as the S-Video out. Finally, you’ll find the Digital Out, as well as the Optical Out. Of course, there is also an AC input.

    Lite-On LVW-5001

    I was very impressed with the design of the LVW-5001. It looks really great, something can easily compare to Sony design-wise. I don’t know about you, but design is a big issue for me when it comes to electronics. This device doesn’t fail. If it was selling at a consumer electronics store (it is selling at Target), it would look great among the other DVD players.

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    1. Introduction
    2. Design
    3. Features
    4. Settings
    5. Remote Control
    6. Conclusion

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