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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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    I’ve been debating on what this player deserves as a rating. While it does do what it is advertised to do, it has problems along the way, mainly the fact that it is a pain to record TV programs. Lite-On should have thought more carefully about this aspect of the unit when designing it, and should have included an electronic program guide, or even just a IR Tuner. This would have made the device significantly better. As of right now, if you are looking for a DVD Recorder for easy-to-use recording from the DVD, you may want to invest your money in a slightly more expensive DVD Recorder, not the Lite-On LVW-5001.

    Otherwise, this product works pretty much with no issues. Recording on HQ and SP modes are extremely clear, DVD playback is excellent, and MP3/JPEG viewing is a good thing to have.

    So the bottom line…am I recommending this device? No, and yes. If you are tight on money, and you can spend some extra time setting up the device to record, by all means, get this recorder. If you want something easy to use, that offers the most features, spend the extra money and get a higher-end device.


    Well Designed
    DVD Recording is great to have
    HQ and SP recording modes are excellent
    DVD playback is excellent
    Includes iLink (FireWire) jack
    Easy to record from VHS/Camcorders
    MP3/JPEG Playback/Viewing
    Good remote


    Stupid TV Recording
    Only DVD+R/RW Recording
    EP and SLP modes have horrible quality
    1000 file limit for MP3/Photo

    SLRating: 7/10

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

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