Pros: Works like it should so far. It is picky on DVD media. I use Philips 4x DVD+RW's for most recording and transfer to PC for final cut. I believe this is the same as the sample +RW media they give you with the machine. RiData 100 pack 8x DVD+R media is good if want to do direct burn and forget. I'v...
Summary: I hope it won't stop working after 2 months as others have been saying...
Pros: I got this DVD recorder almost a month ago and I have transferred at least 25 VHS tapes to DVD and I loaned to a friend of mine who burnt stuff from her Tivo onto DVDs. I am using TDK DVD+R (I bought 100 for $xx). It never gave me any problems. I am using this recorder with a Sima image stabilize...
Summary: Very good player, considering I bought it back when it was three times as much as it costs now. Does its job wonderfully, despite taking look to stop recording and not playing a handful of DVD's.
Pros: I have owned this player for over two years (didn't think it was in existence any more) and for the past two years, it has worked wonderfully well. It records with very good quality and so far, it has worked with every blank DVD I bought from Fuji, Legacy, and Memorex.
Cons: I have bought a few DVD's that do not work on this player. One that comes to mind is SWAT which must be played from my PS2 in order for me to watch it. This player takes a long time to load and it takes over 10 seconds to stop recording after you pressed stop.
So Far, The Ultimate "World Player/Recorder" the LVW-5005
STEVEN A., Newegg
18 June 2006
Summary: It works, it will after the firmware updates (see owners manual for updates and procedures, then google this player model and firmware) play ALL "Your" Dvds, VCDs, Regions, etc. without a complaint. I love mine and have enjoyed it for 18+ months and counting :)
Pros: 1,000 Positives to name a few :) The best is it does exactly what it says it does. It is cheap in price, not in quality. The firmware "upgrades" available on internet make this a do about everything player and recorder, easy as 1-2-3, just google them.
Cons: *NO CONS* (read more)...Like a few other products made outside the US, the On-Screen display could be improved as well as the remote control keys. But they do the job and they work without any problems.