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Liteon 5006 Vs Pann y E55

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by INchSHOrT, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. INchSHOrT

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    What do u think?, TBH Liteon seems more usefull for my ££££s,

    Any1 got one one of these new 5006's?

    And anyone had any issues with the E55?

    THANKS
     
  2. martinthorn

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    I just bought a 5006 today. First impressions :

    i) easy to set up, took about 15 minutes without consulting
    the manual..
    ii) on my 28" CR, playback quality and recording quality looks
    quite good. Friends remarked that even the 6 hour/disk
    recording quality looked better than VHS with higher quality
    better
    iii) RGB input through the scart does not seem to work.
    Perhaps a firmware upgrade is needed ? It's set to composite
    for now..
    iv) multiregion(region free) hacks on the web work fine.
    v) sounds ok through my 5.1 setup
    vi) cheap : about £188 from novatech

    any questions ?

    Martin
     
  3. a1bert

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    Have got LVW5006 too.

    Dead easy to set up.
    RGB works fine - Sky+ to in scart the out to TV

    ***Not tried any recordings yet though***

    Only problem I can see is the same as 'ruskie' posted earlier in a different thread: The auto widescreen switching doesn't work, even if video output set to 16:9.

    Ruskie, if you read this, did you get widescreen switching sorted????????
     
  4. martinthorn

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    Interesting. A1bert are you certain that it's RGB and not the
    composite signal that your TV is receiving from the SCART ?

    Before I had the 5006, I had an Aiwa DVD player with
    a SCART connected to the TV. The TV was set to only
    receive RGB (not composite) on the SCART and the
    AIWA set to output RGB. It worked fine.

    When I got the 5006 I set it up to output RGB and did
    not touch the TV settings at all. No signal..
    Only when I set the TV to accept composite through the
    SCART did the signal come through (note this is the
    same cable as used with the old DVD player..)

    I shall continue to experiment.. and perhaps read the manual :)

    Martin

    edit : following a suggestion from another thread, I sent the primary scart output from the decoder to the 5006.
    Previously I was using the auxillary scart socket for the
    recorder and the main one to the TV. Now the RGB works fine with the 5006 for input and output :thumbsup:
     
  5. a1bert

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    Hello.

    It's definitely RGB - the picture quality is the same as (if not slighlty better) the way I have it connected.

    Sky+ (TV Out) to the Input (scart 1) of 5006 then the output (scart 2) of the 5006 to my Toshiba 50" rear projection TV. I am using gold plated oxygen free cables too.

    The only problem I have is getting the 5006 to auto switch when it 'outputs' a 16:9 signal/picture.

    One note though, I'm struggling to get stable recording from the DV connection. Picture freezes or sounds drops off! - It might be the cable though......need to get a better quality one!!!!!
     

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