"Terrific unit records all DVD and CD formats."4.5 starson by loubobber
Pros: Records DVD+R, DVD-R as well as CDs. Simple menu function. Full complement of inputs, including digital. S-video output as well as input. Front firewire input.
Cons: An input gain control would be nice.
Summary: Dear Cnet: Come on, what recorder did you really test in your review? It couldn't have been the LiteOn 5005. It's the only machine I found that records on ANY DVD media plus CD media as well--how could you have overlooked that major feature? As for appearance and reproduction quality, I can't fault it, so far. I've transferred old tapes and LPs without a hitch. A friend of mine is a film directer who uses his 5005 all the time with no complaints. I did have an intermittent initilizing problem with my first unit, but the LiteOn people repaired and returned it within a week. No problems since. In my opinion, you've done a disservice to a very nice piece of equipment. You guys blew it this time around.