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Thursday, May 27, 2004
LiteOn LVW-5005

2. Unpacking - Control Menu

LiteOn LVW-5005 DVD Recorder - page 2

Unpacking - Control Menu

The retail package, which arrived at our labs, included the unit, remote control, two batteries, the Scart and audio/video cables. However, we would like to see a coaxial cable included as well.

On the unit's front panel, there is a power button situated on the left, while on the right all the appropriate buttons (e.g.:for playback and recording without the any need to use of the remote control). Just below those buttons there is a small tray hiding DV and audio/video inputs. As you can see beneath this is what you can connect your digital, or analogue camcorder , into and start transferring the material onto a DVD.

The pictures below present the inside of LVW-5005, after removing the cover, an action that is not recommended , as it usually equals losing the manufacturer's warranty. (Click on the image for an enlarged view).

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The DMN?-8600 is the first fully integrated DVD recorder system processor for single-drive DVD recorder products. The system processor supports all DVD recording and playback formats and enables feature-rich DVD recorder solutions and significantly lowers system-level costs and design complexity for consumer electronics manufacturers.
The DiMeNsion 8600 Manufacturing Kit (DMN-8600MK) would satisfy even more qualified customers. Based on the high-performance DMN-8600 processor, the DMN-8600MK DVD recorder manufacturing kit reduces risk, time-to-market and BOM costs.


- Dual 150 MIPS RISC architecture with integrated audio DSPs, I-cache and memory host functions
- 2D graphics engine with DVD sub-picture decode and 32-bit RGBA
- Flexible video and motion estimation processors
- MPEG-2 MP@ML codec
- DV-25 codec
- Real-time VBR encoding
- Serial I/O interface controller for infrared port, general-purpose serial I/O, modem, etc.
- Storage device interface controller for IDE/ATAPI devices or non-ATAPI devices (low-cost optical loaders)


- Highly integrated single-chip and manufacturing kit design reduce BOM costs
- TrueView? Pro temporal filtering for pre-encode noise filtering
- TrueScan? Pro de-interlacing for superior progressive display output
- High-performance memory controller with a 32-bit data bus allows flexible support of 8-64 MB of external SDR/DDR/SDRAM
- IEEE1394 link layer (with 5C copy protection) provides easy-to-use DV camcorder interface

On the back panel there are the audio/video outputs. Being more precise, we can find: RF in and RF out, Scart in and Scart out, Video out, Analogue audio out (left/right), video out, and the digital audio out (optical/coaxial).

For excellent sound, we recommend that the coaxial or optical output for digital sound be used, together with an A/V 5.1CH (or more) amplifier. Sony offers a wide variety of home theater solutions.

When you are about to connect the DVD player straight to your TV, you can try one of the two provided cables, composite video output and audio (RCA), or the Scart, which also includes stereo sound. Here, we would like to point out the lack of an S-Video output.

Click to enlargeThe retail package also includes a remote control- a very ergonomic and easy to operate device. Click on the image for an enlarged view.








Below is the main screen from the player, the first one you see every time you turn the player on.

When turning to setup, you will see such a screen:

There are four quality settings for recording available.

The device has also a built-in TV tuner.

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