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AGAIN, requesting info on DVD recorders...

Postby coadman on Mon Dec 27, 2004 3:03 pm

We are looking for an after christmas "deal" on a dvd recorder. I have found the LiteOn LV-W5001 discounted at circuit city for $199. I've read the reviews on here, and it seemed to be a good unit. Is there any other units you would recommend, in the same price range,,,$200-$250? I have a LiteOn 411s in my computer, and it has performed quite well for me. I was wondering about some of the Panasonic models, if they might be better? We just want to use it to record some VHS home movies we have over to DVD. No problem with "this" request, is there???????
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Re: AGAIN, requesting info on DVD recorders...

Postby dodecahedron on Mon Dec 27, 2004 3:38 pm

coadman wrote:WNo problem with "this" request, is there???????
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no problemo :D
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Re: AGAIN, requesting info on DVD recorders...

Postby eric93se on Mon Dec 27, 2004 4:41 pm

coadman wrote:We are looking for an after christmas "deal" on a dvd recorder. I have found the LiteOn LV-W5001 discounted at circuit city for $199. I've read the reviews on here, and it seemed to be a good unit. Is there any other units you would recommend, in the same price range,,,$200-$250? I have a LiteOn 411s in my computer, and it has performed quite well for me. I was wondering about some of the Panasonic models, if they might be better? We just want to use it to record some VHS home movies we have over to DVD. No problem with "this" request, is there???????
thanks,
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Buy from NewEgg, they have the new model LVW-5005 for $232 pluss a couple dollars shipping, so THE PRICE IS THE SAME FOR THE NEW MODEL!! since you'll pay tax at CC. Don't buy that old model from C.C.
NewEgg is very reputable and has fast Fedex shipping.
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Postby Jim on Mon Dec 27, 2004 4:47 pm

I recommend reading the recorder section on www.videohelp.com. The Lite-On has some quirks worth checking out to see how they affect you.

From my brief skimming over there many recommend the Pioneer units. Supposedly the Apex units have decent encoder chips and are cheap but they tend to blow out the PS at an unusual rate.
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Postby eric93se on Mon Dec 27, 2004 4:50 pm

And here for even less!


http://www.hmcomp.com/ search for item number: ZWA100004922
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Postby Scour on Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:40 pm

Hello!

I have the JVC DR-M 10 and I recommend it. It is not the quietest, I think, but it offers great quality, nice design.
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Postby Ian on Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:15 pm

I love my LVW-5005. My only real complaint is that it doesn't use stereo when recording from the TV tuner. I have not heard if the LVW-5006 does though.
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Postby Kooly on Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:23 pm

Cosco is selling the Liteon LVW-5005 for $179.99 in the Washington, DC area.
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good price...

Postby coadman on Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:02 pm

Kooly wrote:Cosco is selling the Liteon LVW-5005 for $179.99 in the Washington, DC area.


But Im in Kansas,, #-o coadman
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Re: good price...

Postby tazdevl on Tue Dec 28, 2004 12:48 pm

coadman wrote:
Kooly wrote:Cosco is selling the Liteon LVW-5005 for $179.99 in the Washington, DC area.


But Im in Kansas,, #-o coadman


Well if there is a costco nearby, take the initiative and call. Otherwise you can probably order it via their website.
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Re: good price...

Postby coadman on Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:06 pm

tazdevl wrote:
coadman wrote:
Kooly wrote:Cosco is selling the Liteon LVW-5005 for $179.99 in the Washington, DC area.


But Im in Kansas,, #-o coadman


Well if there is a costco nearby, take the initiative and call. Otherwise you can probably order it via their website.


I had already checked online, there is none listed on their website.
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Postby Dartman on Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:17 am

Costco sells all kinds of things that are not listed on their website. I have seen the same unit in mine in the Portland area on the west coast for the same price. If you afford the extra cash a unit with a hard drive will really be usefull. I have a Panasonic e80h and love it. The dvds in the 2 best settings turn out very nice and the HD can be used like a basic TIVO for time shifting and dubbing down your tapes and editing them.
Anyways if thats your budget go check your Costco if you have one near, that is a good price for one of those.
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Ordered a LVW-5005

Postby coadman on Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:57 am

Checked with "New Egg" first, but they didnt have it in stock. Finally ordered it from "TheNerds" for $202 delivered price. No Costco around me,,there might be one in Wichita, about 60 miles away, but figured I would just go ahead and order online. Thanks for all your input, guys!
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Postby VEFF on Wed Dec 29, 2004 5:43 pm

Scour wrote:Hello!

I have the JVC DR-M 10 and I recommend it. It is not the quietest, I think, but it offers great quality, nice design.


I have been looking into this model recently since it offers ON-SCREEN programming which is a MUST for me, in addition to 'Chase Play' and 'Record/Play.
Unfortunately, since the refurbished ones are out of stock and since there is a liquidation on LiteOn returns, costs more than double that of a special LiteOn only sold in one store that offer TV Guide Plus+ ON-SCREEN programming.

For the long run it would not be so bad to pay double for more features, but I have a feeling when HD recorders come around I'bb be selling this one...
In addition, I am not sure how often I'll be using those features personally.
I just want something to record the occasional TV show...
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Postby Ian on Wed Dec 29, 2004 5:50 pm

VEFF wrote:I have been looking into this model recently since it offers ON-SCREEN programming which is a MUST for me, in addition to 'Chase Play' and 'Record/Play.


I take it this one uses DVD-RAM discs, right? I too am waiting for an affordable HDD recorder. I'm hoping Lite-On's 5010 will come down in price.
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Postby VEFF on Wed Dec 29, 2004 6:24 pm

Ian wrote:
VEFF wrote:I have been looking into this model recently since it offers ON-SCREEN programming which is a MUST for me, in addition to 'Chase Play' and 'Record/Play.


I take it this one uses DVD-RAM discs, right? I too am waiting for an affordable HDD recorder. I'm hoping Lite-On's 5010 will come down in price.


Yes, but it actually also uses DVD-RW, unlike ALL Panasonics and (most/some?) other JVC models.

I may get the LiteOn refurb/return/used (says used but I know they mean simply returns).
For about $100 + low shipping ($6 or so) + tax it probably can't be beaten, especially since it includes a free (no monthlt fee) EPG which many more expensive models don't even have!

Got to look into the 5010.
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still looking...

Postby coadman on Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:30 pm

Thought I had one bought from the "nerds", but recieved an email the following day, that it was "out of stock", and rather than placing my order on backorder, they cancelled it, and credited my credit card. So now, Im back to square one,,,I did check back with newegg, and online, anyway, its supposedly in stock.
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Postby HotBlack on Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:46 pm

I have a JVC DRM10 and am very satisfied.
I just want to point out something that I see as important in a DVD Recorder. The ability to set recording time in small timesteps instead of just being able to set for whole hours.
As I understand it most recorders have only 1, 2, 4 and 6 hours.
JVC has a "FR" mode in which you can set it in 6 minutes steps.
In 2 hours mode the picture is perfect, when moving to 4 hours the picture is good but not as good as I want it. I use 3 hours 12 minutes and that picture looks to me as good as 2 hours.

If you look at the specifications of LVW-5005 you will see that 4 hour mode cuts down to 352X480 while 2 hours have 720X480 in NTSC.
I may be wrong here but I dont think LiteOn has this "FR" mode?

And the DVD-RAM ability is not to be overlooked.

Just my two cents.
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