Hi there aqueduct,
darn, that sounds a bit disappointing. I can live with some little quirks if I'm using something myself, but I always kind of guage it how it would be if I had friends over. Imagine having a bunch of your buddies over, and you are watching something, and then the thing stops.... everyone would look at you and wonder "what's up ? " ... "how come it stopped ? " .... for me that would be enough to take the unit back.... if the thing was doing that all the time.... when you are getting into a movie and it shuts off, that's just not right, and really.... it shouldn't be doing it.
If you can, I'd take the unit back and exchange it for another.
The main reason I didn't buy this unit, was because of repeated reviews from users saying the unit would have async problems ( sound and mouth out of whack ) after any video that is over an hour long... so a 2 hour movie would be a good second off by the 90 minute mark. To me that's scary, and I couldn't live with that - and I saw many reports of this.
It makes me laugh ... how come there were never these problems with VHS, - when you think about it, VHS was great in its time, way back in the 80s, about '82 or so when they came out here, they were amazing, geez and never any problems with async . You would figure with the technology they have today, these things would never of happened.
Here's an off-topic story:
In Aug.... I bought a LiteOn 5005 dvd-recorder.... it has ok reviews.. ( this unit doesn't have a HD ) ... it just records on DVDs, but it can write on ALL media... ( + and - dvds )
Anyway when I bought it at Costco, it was $179.... about 2 weeks ago I went to Costco it was $179.... phew I thought... good stuff.
Well, yesterday I went over and checked the price again..... they were down to $169.... but here is the kicker......
when I walked in the door, the coupon girl gave my wife the coupons they always give ya....... well there in the little "book" of coupons is a $30 instant off of the LiteOn DVD recorder ! .... argh !
So anyway now that means $40 less than what I paid, and even more when u figure in the 15% tax.
Anyway at the cash, my wife asks me if I have the bill... well I riffle thru my wallet while we are waiting in line to pay for our stuff, and I find the bloomin' bill ! - how lucky is that ! .... anyway my wife says she will go to the refund counter on the way out once we get thru the cash.
Anyway to make a long story longer, we paid for our stuff, and she heads over to the return counter... the girls checks the bill and tells my wife that she can't give her the refund on the DVD recorder.... BUT....
she can return it for a full refund ! and then just buy a new one !
How do ya like that.... to me it's a bit silly.... so we will return ours today,
and then buy a brand new one.... now Costco is stuck with a working unit, which I guess they send back to the manufacturer.
I just don't get it..... kind of strange how they work there, wouldn't it be better just to give us a refund ?
Oh by the way, this same recorder now is $196.xx at Walmart.
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