|<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by barry kelman:
This looks very much like the unit that Li On tested several months ago. As I recall, he was unable to get it to work with the TU-DST51, or any other US consumer product.
Li On, care to comment?
Didn't know my name was mentioned til I did a search! Anyway, it's the just released Victor HM-DH30000 DVHS deck.
I've now used the DH30000 for 4 days. And it's great!
The DH30000 is a most advance SVHS/VHS deck. But we're not interested in
that area! Let's talk about it's DVHS function.
The DH30000 can playback both US/Korea ATSC HD tape and Japanese HD tape
on it's own with it's internal picture/sound decoding. The video output is
in component YPrPb format at:
1. native, pass all formats including 480p/1080i/720p
2. 720p convert to 1080i, all others native
3. convert all formats to 480i (useless!)
The output connection at the back panel is in Japanese D-sub format but a
stock D-sub to 3 RCAs cable which I'm using now will take care the issue.
There's a optical digital audio output at the back panel. The sound format
can be set at 'native' or '2ch PCM'. At 'native' it'll pass the ATSC DD or
Japanese AAC format to external decoder. At '2ch PCM', it'll convert both
ATSC DD and Japanese AAC to PCM to external decoder. I haven't tried it's
analog audio yet.
Jaehong Lee (a avsforum member) confirmed the DH30000 works with the US
Panasonic STB TU-DST50/51 for HD recording. The DH30000 can playback all recorded HD tape but don't have a HDTV tuner buildin. You need a external STB with 1394 interface to use it's HD recording function.
Anyone want to get it can email me. Thanks in advance.