First off, I would like to say, great update.
Update process went without a hitch.
Because I am short 1 component input on my amp, I'm going to try leaving the avx1 on all of the time and watch the dct100 through the firewire of the Jvc.
I hooked the S-vid connector of the dct to another input so I can look at the guide etc.
So far, so good. This seems to work
The reason for my post though is that I tried to use the external timer of the dtc100 to start and stop the jvc (the wire that plugs into the back of the dtc and sends an infared record signal to the vcr).
My thought was to leave the vcr turned on and set to I-2 and let the dtc send the record signal to the jvc via infared.
I set the vcr code in the dtc (016 I think it was) and set a manual timer in the dtc.
In my testing, I've found that the dtc sends out a power toggle before the record signal.
This means that the vcr has to be off for this to work.
The only problem is that if I power the jvc off then back on, it usually won't pick up the picture on the I link (I get a white screen with the jvc on screen graphics).
If I don't touch anything (jvc is still set to I-2), and press the reset on avx1, after booting, picture comes in.
So, if the dtc didn't send a power toggle, or sent a discrete power on, I think this would work, but I can't see any work around.
So, for now, we have to press record button manually (but at least we can record