Originally posted by jsb_hburg
If you do not mind, please check these steps. As you know, I would like to revise the scripts to make a version for the SA3250.
My 3250 is still a bit wonky, so I want to wait for it to stabalize a bit before I try this. For example, I get copy protection errors, and this causes the D-VHS to downconvert to 480i on record. More importantly... Star Wars airs Saturday -- waiting to record it since June '03 -- and I don't want to chance missing it!! After Saturday, I'll give it a shot.
On another note, I want to give a bit more detail on my experience here.Record
I can simultaneously record to D-VHS and the Powerbook now! My connection diagram:
3250 --> rear FW D-VHS -- front FW D-VHS --> Powerbook
On the D-VHS, select the Input Channel corresponding to the 3250. You do this ussing the Channel +/- on the D-VHS front panel, and selecting "I-N" where "N" refers to a node. I select "I-3" on to get my 3250. If you have the D-VHS component outs run to your TV, you will see the 3250's output converted by the D-VHS and pass through to the TV.
After tuning to the channel you want to record, you can use the front transport to instigate recording on the D-VHS. On the Powerbook, select Channel 63, and press record. You should see data flowing.Playback
Unfortunately, with the above connection setup, I cannot play back from the Powerbook. The solution is obvious, though inconvenient. Simply run the Powerbook into the rear FW port of the D-VHS. You have to re-select the Input Channel on the D-VHS, probably I-2 or I-3. After that just use Virtual D-VHS for playback, and you're set.
Oh, and you can record from the PB to the D-VHS with this setup... Just press record!
Hope this helps anyone in a similar boat to myself.... especially if you're on Time Warner San Diego, and have a 711 series Mitsubishi.
(All info here points to the Mitsubishi rejecting the MPEG stream from the 3250... raw or recorded. Don't know who to blame, but since the JVC can handle the 3250's stream, I am pointing fingers at Mitsubishi right now.)