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Got this little beauty at last, has all the top tricks features built in and ready to go.
Set-up was easy following the supplied 80-page instruction manual (yes 80 internal pages very easy to follow) connected equipment: TV-Freeview Digital-DVDR
I read all the reviews from other sources and was a little uncertain with some of the reviews here, I neednt have worried, setting up was a doddle with clear concise instructions, lots of pictures which even a small child could understand. The bods who put this manual together really thought about the end user (nice touch).
Turn on the power with all the of your equipment connected and with the on-screen menus set it up, the best built-in TV tuner I've seen so far, (the tuner was even more fussier than my pretty expensive Philips TV at getting the picture tuning just right, even after the very precise auto search you can still fine tune it to perfection.
After playing around for about an hour getting familiar with all the buttons and menus I decided to do some test recording. There are 5 different recording lengths (HQ)=1 hour, (SP)= 2 hours, (LP)= 3 hours, (EP)= 4 hours and (SLP)= 6 hours. I tried 7 different types of media disks and all the lengths with no problems at all. In fairness the only sign of degradation in quality was SLP mode, which I can only describe as long play done on a VCR, other than that all good quality smooth sharp recordings from UHF TV and Digital Freeview.
This is my 3rd DVD recorder and the best I've owned so far, previous two Philips and Panasonic but this Liteon LVW-5115GHC+ licks my more expensive models into fits in all departments.
I do a lot of PC DVD/CDR burning in many formats DVD/DIVX/XVID/AVI/MPEG and tried loads of my earlier projects in the player, all in sync all played, just before I rote this review I also connected my video camera via the front line-in jacks and recorded direct from it also fantastic results. (What more could I ask for BRILL)
Up to now (toes and fingers crossed) I am very pleased with my purchase, the low price of this Liteon LVW-5115GHC+ should not be confused by the quality, this really is a nice piece of kit, well built, looks stylish and does the job exemplary and well worth this review.
With LVW-5115GHC+'s built-in TV tuner and versatile connection ports, you can easily record TV or other sources to DVD+R / DVD+RW and DVD-R / DVD-RW discs that lasts to build your own video library.
LVW-5115GHC+ serves as the most ideal Home Theater component for its sleekness, stylishness and, most of all, its capability to play back WMA, MP3 audios and audio CDs, providing the ultimate solution for audio enthusiasts.
DivX is one of the world's most popular high-compression MPEG-4 video technology, with DivX files available on PCs and networks worldwide. LVW-5115GHC+ plays all versions of DivX video (including DivX 6) with standard playback of DivX media files.
Connect a DV Camcorder to the "DV Link" to easily archive camcorder footages digitally in DVD quality to a DVD recordable disc that lasts. Moreover, the on-screen DV Control panel allows basic commands over the DV camcorder using LVW-5115GHC+'s remote control.
This integrated easy-to-use timer recording system simplifies the tedious timer recording procedures seen on conventional DVD recorders. With ShowView / VIDEO Plus+, you can instantly record or schedule recordings of TV shows by entering a set of number corresponding to a specific TV programs, its broadcast channel and time.
The advanced user-friendly interface, Easy Guider menu, makes using LVW-5115GHC+ a snap. At the press of a few buttons, you are guided through all the major features available. It's never been so easy and fun!