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Lite-On LVW-5045

alaTest has collected and analyzed 351 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and reliability are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are negative about 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-5045 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lite-On LVW-5045

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 223 user reviews of Lite-On LVW-5045 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk.

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68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lite-on 5045 Dual Format DVD Recorder with 160GB Hard DriveLite-On LVW-5045GDL Dual Format Multi-region Capable Multi Region capable DVD Recorder with 160GB Hard Drive and DIVX

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Amazon.com review summary for Lite-On LVW-5045

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lite-On LVW-5045 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Lite-on LVW-5045 Remote Control

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LVW-5045 DVD Recorder

 

At $290, the Lite-On LVW-5045 is the least expensive of the DVD and hard drive recorders we looked at for our January 2006 roundup, despite including both a DVD and a VHS deck. But there is a trade-off: Many features that make the more-expensive...

Other niceties include support for both DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW format discs; a roomy 160GB hard drive that can hold up to 196 hours of video (at the lowest quality setting; capacity falls to 33 at the highest quality); the ability to pause live TV; and...

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Lite-On LVW-5045 DVD Recorder

 

FireWire Input, Huge Hard Drive, Some Editing Options

Needed updated firmware, No EPG (Electronic Programming Guide), Questionable FireWire Issues

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Lite-on LVW-5045 Recorder

 

Based upon the powerful LSI Logic Dimension 2 chipset, the Lite-On LVW-5045 offers both optical disk and hard drive video recording within a single set-top box.

Intuitive interface, AllWrite technology, Firewire port

No MPEG-4 support

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LiteOn LVW-5045 HDD&DVD Recorder

 

Standalone recorders are currently getting more and more popular and the market is already full of such devices. We can safely assume that further development in this sector of the consumer market will continue in similar fashion and interest from...

The LiteOn LVW-5045 is already on the market at various prices, ranging between €450-€550, which will certainly make it quite popular, considering the features it packs at that price. However, since the market for this kind of devices is growing...

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Lite-On LVW-5045

 

Lite-On's LVW-5045 HDD and DVD recorder is designed to record broadcast analog TV to either a hard disk or directly to an optical disc. It is compatib...

Progressive scan, wide range of supported media, easy to use

Limited number of inputs and outputs, some small glitches

A couple of minor issues hold the Lite-On LVW-5045 back from stardom, but for the techno-savvy it's still an appealing alternative to the bigger brands.

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Liteon LVW-5045 review

 

The Liteon LVW-5045 is a bargain combi recorder, but with Toshiba's RD-XS34 available at the same price, we'd have to recommend the latter. However, this is still a good recorder with an easy-to-use operating system, and when Liteon adds Freeview and...

Large 160GB hard drive gives 66 hours of good-quality video storage ; Progressive-scan video ; Wide format support ; Can copy DVDs to hard drive

Basic design ; Simple remote control

As for recording, the quality level offered by SP is excellent and more than adequate for everyday use. If you're using the RGB Scart input, which we would heartily recommend, you can barely tell the difference from the original programme. Sound...

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Liteon LVW-5045

 

Packed with features, the Liteon LVW-5045 is good value. AV performance might not be up with the big-brand-name competitors, but it's not as expensive either.

Large 160GB hard drive gives 66 hours of good-quality video storage ; Progressive-scan video ; Wide format support ; Can copy DVDs to hard drive

Basic design ; Simple remote control

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LiteOn LVW5045

 

This is a hard disc and DVD recorder/player but it also has the ability to do several other things. It should be an ideal piece of kit.

I do hope the inthe title sentence gave due warning. I have had this unit for some timeand after trying everything I could think of - while waiting for themanual to arrive - I passed on to other things.

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Lite-On LVW-5045 Review - Standalone HDD+DVD Recorder

 

Until this time, the only drives CDFreaks reviewed were PC based drives. Now with the growing DVD Recorder market, CDFreaks presents its first review of a standalone DVD / HDD Recorder, in this case the world\'s first standalone to feature CD-R/RW,...

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Lite-On - LVW-5045

 

Many people will have heard of Lite-On already, but for those who are not familiar with the name, the company is currently the largest producer of optical drives in Taiwan. Until now it was known for ...

Lite-On's LVW-5045 offers a wealth of features including the almost unique combination of hard drive and multi-format DVD burner at a price that's considerably lower than many of its less capable competitors.

Product Specifications

Forget about the running out of recording space. With the built in 160GB HDD (Hard Disk Drive), you may record up to 198 hours (SLP modes) of quality video programs on it. The co-existence of the optical disc drive and the built-in HDD on LVW-5045 doesn't stay for nothing! With it, you can record the camcorder footages onto the built-in HDD all at once. In there, you can utilize all the editing functions to the titles and then save them onto discs respectively to share them with family or friends. The contents on any types of disc by copying them to the built-in HDD, where all the editing functions can be utilized. This not only solves the problem that certain editing functions are only applicable to certain disc types but also is convenient given the huge storage space of the HDD. Advance feature such as "Time Shift", is also featured on LVW-5045. The "Time Shift" feature allows you to virtually "Freeze" the live TV program while you are temporary interrupted and "Un-Freeze" it to continue viewing the live program. With LVW-5045, you can watch the recording program from the very beginning while it is still being recorded, regardless of how far along that recording is in progress. Simply press a key and you no longer need to wait until the recording is completed. Recording will not be interrupted and viewing can be performed any time you desire!

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

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CD System

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Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder with TV tuner

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:160GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.4in
Height:2.6in
Weight:9.9lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:LiteOn
Model:LVW-5045
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:LIteOn

MD System

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Radio

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Television

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TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1

VCR

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