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Lite On LVW-5001 DVD Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 477 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and image quality. The usability and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability. Comments are divided on the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Lite On LVW-5001 DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lite On LVW-5001 DVD Recorder

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 62 user reviews of Lite On LVW-5001 DVD Recorder from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, image quality

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LiteOn LVW-5005 dual format DVD RecorderLiteOn LVW-5005 dual format DVD Recorder

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Amazon.com review summary for Lite On LVW-5001 DVD Recorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 272 user reviews of Lite On LVW-5001 DVD Recorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, image quality, design, size

51% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lite-On AllWrite LVW-5005 DVD/CD RecorderLite-On LVW5001 DVD Plus Player/RecorderLite-On AllWrite LVW-5005 DVD/CD Recorder

Expert review by:

LiteOn LVW-5005

 

Multiformat capability Easy to use • MP3 and JPG viewer

Marginal picture quality in EP and SLP modes

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Expert review by:

Lite-On LVW-5005

 

'Ce lecteur/enregistreur de DVD prend en charge les quatre principaux formats, DVD-R/RW et DVD +R/RW. Ses fonctions basiques et son design brut sont compens\xe9es par un prix abordable.'

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Lite-On LVW-5005

 

Records on all four major DVD formats; FireWire connection for DV camcorder hookup; easy-to-use menu system; relatively inexpensive.

Cannot control cable or satellite boxes; so-so video playback quality; dull styling.

The Lite-On LVW-5005 provides no-frills DVD recording at an affordable price.

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Lite-On LVW-5005 DVD Recorder

 

Lite-On bills the LVW-5005 as a practical all-in-one solution for both DVD recording and playback, but does it offers enough features to deliver upon the hype?

Low retail price, Simple interface, Multiple formats, SVCD support, Firewire port

Average playback

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Lite-on LVW-5001

 

The LVW-5001 is the easiest and least expensive way to create DVDs from your digital camcorder.

Easier than a VCR, High Quality Recording, FireWire to DVD

Not as reliable as a VCR

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Lite-On LVW-5005 DVD Recorder

 

So a bunch of us reporter types were sitting around CES 2003, and we kept hearing that recordable DVD finally stood poised to replace the VCR, since the prices had come down to the $600 range. Marketing people are paid to make these unrealistic claims...

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Lite-On LVW-5005 DVD Recorder

 

So a bunch of us reporter types were sitting around CES 2003, and we kept hearing that recordable DVD finally stood poised to replace the VCR, since the prices had come down to the $600 range. Marketing people are paid to make these unrealistic claims...

The LVW-5005's real story is its painless multi-format magnanimity and relative ease of use. If pricing remains competitive, some additional features and refinements could make a future Lite-On DVD recorder the stepping stone of choice for a generation...

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Expert Review

 

LiteOn LVW-5005 DVD Recorder - page 6 Conclusion LiteOn LVW-5005 is a very impressive player, as far as the appearance is concerned. It undoubtedly stands out distinguishes from other, usually black, stand-alone devices. We connected the LiteOn using...

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LiteOn LVW-5005

 

Standalone recorders are currently getting more and more popular and the market is already full of such devices. We can assume that the development of the branch will continue in this fashion as soon as prices are reduced. The ongoing review is to...

LiteOn LVW-5005 is already on the market at various prices between $260~320, which appears rational. But since the market of this kind of devices is growing rapidly, prices will be significantly lowered in not so distant future.

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Lite-On LVW-5005

 

The Lite-On LVW-5005 is a great choice for recording DVDs on the cheap.

Records on all four major DVD formats ; FireWire connection for DV camcorder hookup ; Easy-to-use menu system ; Relatively inexpensive

Cannot control cable or satellite boxes ; So-so video playback quality ; Dull styling

In the final analysis, the Lite-On LVW-5005 is a perfectly serviceable DVD recorder if you're not looking for a feature set that's any more elaborate than your VCR's. Sticklers for video playback quality will want to look elsewhere, but camcorder...

Product Specifications

LVW-5005 has a picturalized title index for each video program recorded, you can easily select any video programs at a glance. No more time-consuming title search as in the old days. Furthermore, with DVD recording, you can now name each video program. A single empty DVD disk offers up to 6 hours of recording time (SLP Mode), which is equivalent to 3 times the size of a 120mins VHS cassette. Moreover, the physical size of a single VHS cassette is about 10 times larger than a DVD disk. With the introduction of AllWrite Technology form LITEON IT, the long-awaited dream to record on all recordable optical disks (DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW disks) becomes reality. You will have no more confusion about which DVD format to choose. DVD recording has never been so easy. Another key differentiation is the DV-Link (IEEE1394) port, which allows you to connect LVW-5005 to a DV Camcorder. By connecting the Camcorder directly to LVW-5005, users can preserve high-quality digital images on a permanent basis. So you won't miss any of those treasured moments in you digital life. An added benefit is that you can even control your DV Camcorder by using the remote control of LVW-5005's. Unique Easy Guider Menu navigates you through the process of basic functions, like record and playback, on a step-by-step basis. This graphic-based Easy Guider provides error-free recording and is suitable for users of all ages. You can follow the icons to start your recording!

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.6in
Height:2.6in
Weight:6.2lbs/8.8lbs
Width:16.5in

DVD

Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-ROM / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD/CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3/MP3 / MPEG 1 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / PCM/MP3 / PCM
Type:DVD recorder

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Manufacturer:Applied Magic/LiteOn
Model:LVW-5001/LVW-5005
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:LiteOn
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