Originally posted by Capybara 320
Similar experience here. I installed HDVR into 6K IRD myself, built my own AVX1, and I record pretty much flawlessly directly to XP without the JVC. In fact, I have never used any tapes in my 30000, and although I leave the JVC in the chain, it is always off during restore, and I turn it on only during archive /playback. As far as I am concerned, the 169Time system stands on its own. People should be careful that they 1) don't confuse pixelization, and the resulting secondary glitches that can be caused by playing back the less than robust stream through a JVC deck or a card, and 2) don't confuse issues related to player incompatibility of some *.ts files. Remember, not all *ts are alike, and null packets, along with multiple MPEG threads on varying timelines are all allowed. TS specs are very broad, and allow for more timeline trickery than the newest DVD's. This is why when you try to play back certain *.TS on VLC, for instance, you will get the chow chow chow effect, jumping forwards and backwards in time, with green blank frames. Try to play that flawless TS back through the guts of the JVC, and it plays back fine. Compliance is the name of the game. I have never had the 169Time setup give anything less than perfect results where I have been able to isolate the problem to 169Time, and on the rare occasions where there is a problem, it was traced elsewhere. In FACT, the 169Time system faithfully records glitches, and the resulting pixelization in the stream. WYSIWYG.
When I 1st put together the 169Time system for my friend, I was very frustrated, but experience has taught me that, at least in a 6000, the system is flawless. Not trying to plug for Richard, just telling the facts as I see them.
I've had a 169Time DTC100 for a good while and have recently added a 169Time Dish 6000.
I too am able to get flawless glitch-free D-VHS recordings with a JVC 30K, and perfect PC recordings with DVHSTools and CapDVHS.
I can play the D-VHS tapes back flawlessly and glitch-free on either a JVC 30K through its component outputs, or, over FireWire to an LG 3410 and out its DVI outputs to a digital display.
The Dish 6000 is currently somewhat better with the LG 3410, insofar as it plays all HBOHD tapes perfectly and the DTC100 does have some HBOHD (only- other channels are perfect) glitches when played through the 3410.
The DVHSTools and CapDVHS files play back flawlessly through the JVC 30K directly, and if dumped to D-VHS, they are also perfectly playable on the LG 3410.
These are my actual personal experiences and not a plug for anyone.