RCD7210, no problem, keep us up to date. You have to select the correct audio connection in the software, and if you select spdif (optical) you will not get a picture if the 1212 does not see the optical signal. Not a problem, just a heads up.
Also, it can record in 5.1 BUT cannot record a DTS signal or HD audio signal, so it should capture the 5.1 audio from your directtv via optical.
cyberfly502, I haven't recoded that I know of. I capture in either .ts or .m2ts and just rename the extension to .mp4 - and then play back on my Samsung bluray player.
SO why do you need .mp4 again (I missed it if you said). To play back ????? xbox???
The .mp4 captures that I did -every one of them - had the audio out of sync. Now normally if the audio is ahead of the video that isn't a problem as many AVR's will adjust that. BUT the problem with my .mp4 captures puts the video ahead of the audio and modifying the file is the only way to fix that.
MY .ts captures with just the extension changed (renamed) from .ts to .mp4 plays perfectly and the video and audio are in sync or at worst the audio is slightly ahead of the video - on HD - which is normal even on discs..