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Specification for Lite-On LVW-5045

Main Features
Recording media DVD±R/RW
Main characteristics
DVD Type: DVD Recorder
Number of Discs: 1
Progressive Scan: With Progressive Scan
Playable Disk Types: DVD VideoVCDSVCDDVD-RDVD-RWDVD+RDVD+RWCD (Audio)CD-RCD-RW
Playable File Formats: MPEG2MP3WMAJPEG
TV Tuner: Yes
Video
TV Resolutions: 480i480p576i576p
Video Output System: PALSECAMNTSC
Video DAC: 10 bit / 54 MHz
Picture Control: Zoom
Audio
Dynamic Range: 80 dB (DVD)
Surround Sound: Dolby Digital (Digital out only)DTS (Digital out only)
Audio S/N Ratio: 90 dB
Audio DAC: 24 bit / 96 kHz
Connections
SCART Connectors: Output x 1Input x 1
Inputs: Composite x 1S-Video x 1Analog Audio x 1RF (TV) x 1RGB (via SCART)iLINK DV Input
Outputs: Composite x 1, S-Video x 1, Component x 1, Analog Audio x 1, Digital Audio Coaxial x 1, Digital Audio Optical x 1, RF x 1
Front Panel: Composite InputAudio InputiLINK DV Input
Convenience
Remote Control: Standard
OSD: Yes: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese
Parental Control: Yes
Record and Play Fetaures: One Touch RecordingTime SlipChasing PlaybackPlaylist Playback
Recorder
Recordable Media: HDDDVD-RDVD+RDVD-RWDVD+RWVR Supported
Recording Speeds: SPLPEPSLPHQ
HDD Size: 160 GB
HDD Recording Time: 33 Hrs. Minimum / 198 Hrs. Maximum
DVD Recording Time: 1 Hrs. Minimum / 6 Hrs. Maximum
Dubbing: DVD to HDD, HDD to DVD
Recording Formats: MPEG1MPEG2
Programmable Timer: VCR Plus+, 16 Events
Other
Height: 6.6 cm
Width: 43 cm
Weight: 4.5 kg
Depth: 31.6 cm
Warranty: 1 Year

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★★☆☆☆

“it seems that i am sffering with the same prolem as...”

Written on: 28/12/2009 by stevesolo (1 review written)

it seems that i am sffering with the same prolem as many, i have ardly used the dvd and this christams have gone to use it and it will not open. i have tried to see if it can be repaired but it has had it. worse still i have contacted liton who "DONT PROVIDE REPLACEMENT DVD DRIVES" what a scam. They are so easy t replace and yet i cannot get one. The other issue with this unit is the way you have to remove all the recording times as they stay on the system, a real pain to go back one at a time… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“There are very few HD/DVD recorders on the market with...”

Written on: 28/10/2009

There are very few HD/DVD recorders on the market with the editing features of the LVW-5045. Being able to edit out advert's etc is extremely useful. It can also record more formats than most rivals. Of course the analogue tuner is not much use now but it's easy enough to record from a freeview box or Sat' receiver. I have had a few spoiled DVD discs but that's after 4 years of hard usage… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Had the machine over three years now without any...”

Written on: 09/08/2009

Had the machine over three years now without any problems whatsoever. I have never had any disc fail to load and writing to DVD 100% successful. Having read all the poor reviews I was wary of buying the machine but now I am very glad I did. I wonder if only wingers write into these forums and so give a very biased picture for most items?… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Unit co9ming up on 3 years old & it's been back 4...”

Written on: 10/06/2009

Unit co9ming up on 3 years old & it's been back 4 times for DVD drive replacement. Same problem each time & looking around the web it is a common fault with the Liteon LVW-5045 - SO WHY DON'T LITEON SORT IT?
This time I was told it would be a chargeable repair so I bought a different brand.
With nothig to lose & a spare DVD-RW in an old desktop, I decided to see if it would work. Lid off, unplug the old player, plug in the new unit...
Everything works perfectly.
Had to attack bits of the… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“We purchased a Lite-On to replace a VCR, we thought it...”

Written on: 02/02/2009 by doctoredwho (1 review written)

We purchased a Lite-On to replace a VCR, we thought it was make life easier. To begin with it was great, but then things started to go downhill.
The DVD drive refused to prepare blank media, different types were tried, all failed. We found that cleaning the laser would improve matters for a short while, but we rarely burnt a disc so why was it getting so dusty so quickly (it's also kept in a closed TV cabinet.) When it fails to prepare a disc it leaves the disc unusable. When it does write a… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“This machine has been ideal as a HDD recorder but had...”

Written on: 16/12/2008 by harani (1 review written)

This machine has been ideal as a HDD recorder but had nothing but problems with DVD burning/reading.
In it's 2 year warranty the unit has had 3 replacement DVD Drives each one going the same way as the last. i.e same as the above reviews. Getting tempramental about balnk discs then getting temparental about it's own recorded disks and then degenerating to the point wehre it won't even read shop bought movies.
Avoid!… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Use it only a a HDD the disc drive fails at all, from...”

Written on: 30/11/2008 by Andy Townsend (3 reviews written)

Use it only a a HDD the disc drive fails at all, from reading to recording, pay the extra and get a decent unit, unless you only want a HDD… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“I replaced the DVD writer in mine with a Liteon 20X...”

Written on: 18/07/2008 by nuxybaby (2 reviews written)

I replaced the DVD writer in mine with a Liteon 20X new unit. It's easy enough to get it to work, but slightly more difficult to get it to fit well, mechanically. My Liteon 5045 will now burn a complete movie in about 5 - 6 minutes, and now seems to accept just about any disk. A fair amount of pain getting to this point though… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The Lite-On LVW-5045 is good for recording to HDD and...”

Written on: 13/07/2008 by nuxybaby (2 reviews written)

The Lite-On LVW-5045 is good for recording to HDD and playing back, not so good as a DVD recorder. Hit and miss jittery menus, extremely fussy over which disc it'll write too. Ruins as many discs as it records. You really don't need the aggro. I've come very close to taking an axe to it. When I've finished copying my last 5 VHS tapes, I think I will… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I found that the Lite-On LVW-5045 would copy one...”

Written on: 05/05/2008 by dyllbert (1 review written)

I found that the Lite-On LVW-5045 would copy one program OK but if another program was added, it would corrupt the disc it had previously recorded on to! Having disposed of over two hundred dvd discs destroyed by this manic machine, I am at a loss as to how lite-on can market such rubbish as "fit for purpose^. Like many others, I have found that with age, the machine refuses to recognise its own previous recordings along with the brands of dvd recommended by lite-on themselves. The money I have… Read Full Review

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☆☆☆☆☆

“Lite on appears to sell products that do not do as...”

Written on: 14/02/2008 by presserj (1 review written)

Lite on appears to sell products that do not do as they advertise. It never worked as it was suppose to. This corporations support system for customers is non-existent. I tried several e-mails to there supposed support e-mail address. i never heard anything back from them. i would advise anyone that reads this not to buy any products from the Lite-on corporation brand… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Upon initial purchase - I thought this machine was the...”

Written on: 05/01/2008

Upon initial purchase - I thought this machine was the best! It was easy to use and recorded/dubbed well... After several months, it became extremely temperamental. It wouldn't read discs it had written and often failed to read brand new good quality discs. It would often start writing on a disc and if you wanted to add more onto it before finalizing - it wouldn't read it's own coding... VERY FRUSTRATING!! I had to throw away many discs that it ruined. Don't be fooled - this machine starts… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Do not buy - good features and good value but due to...”

Written on: 02/01/2008

Do not buy - good features and good value but due to cost cutting on quality of components and reliability is very poor… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The DVD drive is an IDE unit like the ones in desktop...”

Written on: 17/10/2007 by Shadrach (1 review written)

The DVD drive is an IDE unit like the ones in desktop PCs. I've read forums where people have fitted cheap internal drives intended for computers with great success, just two connectors but a problem getting the mechanical mounting sorted. I'm going to try this as, once out of warranty, LITE-ON and their distributors cannot, or will not, supply any spares except for a replacement remote control - Very poor, I'll not be buying any more LITE-ON products. Incidentally, the hard drive is FAT32… Read Full Review

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“This machine was always picky about disks despite its...”

Written on: 11/09/2007 by olpapajoe (1 review written)

This machine was always picky about disks despite its claims to the contrary. One by one DVD brands would cease to work until eventually, I found that Sony DVD+R disks were the only type I could use. Now these are also failing (I have more than £100 worth of failed disks in a drawer now), which means it can't accurately be described as a DVD recorder at all. I am now seriously considering buying a cheap DVD recorder to rescue stuff I'd recorded onto the Liteon's hard disk, as I now have no… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Plenty of features for a cheap machine ”

Written on: 12/03/2007 by BrianThor (4 reviews written)

Plenty of features for a cheap machine

BUT after a while it rejects a lot of disks and it is necessary to re-insert several times to get them to work

With a lot of disks, it has loads of pauses during playback

No problems with hard disk recording or playback though… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“If Lite-on were more competent in their customer...”

Written on: 20/12/2006 by alanfoster3 (2 reviews written)

If Lite-on were more competent in their customer services then perhaps I could recommend this unit, but until I receive a satisfactory outcome I can't… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I have been using the earlier version of this Lite-On...”

Written on: 12/08/2006 by thecronk (2 reviews written)

I have been using the earlier version of this Lite-On product for several months now and I too have had the occasional wasted DVD, however, unlike the other reviewers, I attribute these to my own clumsiness. I'll not deny that the machine would benefit from a minimum of one level of undo action but even without it this is a terrific machine. It lacks Freeview capability but this can be remedied by inputting via Scart at the rear. Using the remote to perform most actions is generally OK once you… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The Lite-On LVW-5045 DVD recorder self destructs very...”

Written on: 14/05/2006 by alembic1 (1 review written)

The Lite-On LVW-5045 DVD recorder self destructs very quickly. It will stop formatting disks, and it destroys them in the process. It will destroy disks already recorded on but not yet finalized. It is a shame considering the picture quality and ease of use. It also, does not have a TV function on the remote.

Although I have had two 5045's that failed, if they would fix the fatal design flaws, I would purchase another one… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I was rather sceptical about buying a LiteOn LVW-5045...”

Written on: 29/09/2005 by Walmar (1 review written)

I was rather sceptical about buying a LiteOn LVW-5045 DVD recorder having read several mixed reviews, however I am delighted with the machine. It was very easy to set up and use, and the quality of the recordings on HQ down to LP is impressive.

I like the ability to record from disk to hard drive as well as from hard drive to disk. I'm also impressed with the user friendly menu system, accessed using the remote control.

Unlike some other companies, LiteOn appear to be interested in… Read Full Review

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