Summary: Very disappointing. Couldn't give me one if I had to used it.. More trouble than it worth.
Pros: Easy to use , small footprint, low cost.
Cons: Not dependable. If you need to record something and only have one shot at it use something else. Will record whole program but that it won't finalized. End results a coaster. Not the quality of Lite-on computer DVD drtives.
Summary: It's a great dvd recorder and if you have problems, don't be afraid to take the cover off and clean the rails. I'd tried compressed air, but it evidently wasn't enough to get the dirt off the rails!
Pros: I love this dvd recorder! Extremely easy to use. I just replaced the Lite-On with a Panasonic DMR-EZ17S, the Panasonic was much more expensive and may be a better recorder, but the Lite-On was much more user friendly and seems to me to do as good a job!
Cons: My Lite-On seemed to have the same problems as most of the other reviewers. It quit recognizing dvds,would get part way through "preparing" the dvd and then would quit and say "invalid disk". I gave up and bought the Panasonic. I gave the Lite-on to a friend and said good luck! He took the cover ...
Summary: I have owned two lite-on recorders in the 5000 series. I loved them at first because of the all-write feature and nice features. Luckily when they died I was able to return for a full refund because the big box retail outlet (name rhymes with Roscoe) has a generous policy.
Pros: Cheap and it works great, for awhile.
Cons: Will stop recording and have problems reading discs after some time regardless of use pattern.
Cons: Had intermittent write failures one week after purchase, and would stop recording after a few minutes of use,that started about two months afterwards, now it will not record at all! Did not even last six months.
Summary: If this is your primary source of recording TV, don't throw away your VCR.
Pros: Worked great at first, easy to understand menu. I like how easy it was to backup my old VHS home movies to DVD.
Cons: Started glitching after about 6 months, I'm now in the market for a replacement. Doesn't record reliably, won't finalize, timer recording doesn't work at all. Still works fine as a player though.