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Lite-On LVW-5045

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews of Lite-On LVW-5045. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality. The price also gets good feedback. There are some negative comments about the reliability, while reviews about the design and size are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Lite-On LVW-5045 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Lite-On LVW-5045 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality. The price also gets good reviews.

usability, price, image quality

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Lite-On LVW-5045 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The price is also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the size and reliability. There are some mixed views about the design.

usability, price, image quality

reliability, size

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Melissa Perenson (pcworld.com)

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...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (cnet.com)

Performance

 

Lite-On LVW-5045

Relatively inexpensive; easy to use; roomy 160GB hard disk; high-speed dubbing to HDD or DVD; chasing playback; solid editing features; records to DVD+R/+RW/-R/-RW; FireWire input; copies images, MP3s, and WMAs to the hard drive; records audio CDs.

Long hard-disk recordings cause lip-sync errors; won't let you watch one taped show while recording another; no onscreen programming guide or IR blaster; can't record video at one speed and dub in another.

Despite a decent price and easy-to-use functions, the LVW-5045 suffers from a lip-sync glitch and a hobbled feature set.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Mark Montgomery (videomaker.com)

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

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Robert Richmond (techimo.com)

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

Apr, 2005

Expert review by (cdrinfo.com)

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...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Matthew Overington (goodgearguide.com.au)

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.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (cnet.co.uk)

Lite-On LVW-5045 review

 

Lite-On's first hard-disk/DVD recorder costs less than just about any comparable product on the market--close to $300 online. Competitors such as the Panasonic DMR-EH50 and the TiVo-driven models from Humax cost more and, in some cases, deliver...

Relatively inexpensive; easy to use; roomy 160GB hard disk; high-speed dubbing to HDD or DVD; chasing playback; solid editing features; records to DVD+R/+RW/-R/-RW; FireWire input; copies images, MP3s, and WMAs to the hard drive; records audio CDs.

Long hard-disk recordings cause lip-sync errors; won't let you watch one taped show while recording another; no onscreen programming guide or IR blaster; can't record video at one speed and dub in another.

Despite a decent price and easy-to-use functions, the LVW-5045 suffers from a lip-sync glitch and a hobbled feature set.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Guy Cocker (cnet.com.au)

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

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

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.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Seán Byrne (myce.com)

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,...

Jun, 2005

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