Some of the LCD flat panel TV's I am looking at have a IEEE 1394 / Firewire port. The manual usually says that the TV "supports" camcorders and digital casette decks on this port. What else can you do with it? Do you think you can use it as a video input from a PC? Anyone ever done that?
I'm not sure if there is a PC that supports video out over an IEEE 1394 connection. One BIG feature that would be nice to have is something like a 1080p TV or HD TiVo that supports program out for archival purposes via IEEE 1394. But given this era of DRM and content "piracy" I doubt we will ever see this capability.
It's a hit or miss proposition as to what the manufacturers intended. The first IEEE1394 connections on Sharp sets were for D-VHS and only D-VHS. Now camcorders have it as well as some other devices. You just have to experiment with it and read the manual.
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