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And what are you building/storing it with? D-VHS? Some kind of PC-Recorder?

What works in a fairly cost-effective manner? What works well?

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D-VHS of course.
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D-VHS. 110 recordings and counting. Now that we have proof the JVC will support the Panasonic combo with its latest D-VHS deck, I see no compelling reason to move to the 16x9Time DV solution. It is good that 16x9Time will support D-VHS as well. DV tapes are a lot more expensive. They also aren't as compatible from player to player in LP mode, a big drawback in my opinion.

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Currently over 100 movies on PVHD1000 format. I am also getting geared to use the HiPix but DVDROM media is not cost effective yet. So it's the Soprano's time shifting for now as far a disk goes. But it's still cool.

My reason is fear of HDTV failure due to lack of public acceptance. You will always be able to get HDTV quality data monitors and projectors because of the computer industry.

I have a service manual for the PVHD1000 and am considering buying some spare parts. Heads, rubber rollers, and other wearables. I also have a second PVHD1000. Now that 16x9 has PVHD1000 playback through the DCT100, the longevity of the TUDST50 is covered.

Hopefully I will be viewed as a fool in time because there will be so much widespread HDTV material and HD-DVD's for $19.99 versus this investment and effort. Let's hope I am a fool because the other alternative is very bleek. NTSC forever!

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About 260 titles so far. 90% movies, the rest are documentaries, specials some live events, parades and new stuff coming from different parts of the world.

http://www.tpitravel.com/hdmovies.html

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Just updated my list- 285 HDTV tapes on DVHS. See the list on my web site HomeTheater page links. I decided to build this library in the remote chance that copy protection becomes a reality and personal HDTV copying of movies will become illegal. If it never does, I will most likely begin to reuse most of these tapes for newer movies.

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Hey greg did u change your mind and decide to keep the WVHS machine? Just curious.


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DVHS, I have a few "keepers", but for the most part watch & rerecord. This may be a mistake, only time will tell.

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Thus far I am about 5 for 1 on my library. For every five movies I tape, I have had time thus far to watch one of them.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">I have a service manual for the PVHD1000 and am considering buying some spare parts. Heads, rubber rollers, and other wearables. I also have a second PVHD1000. Now that 16x9 has PVHD1000 playback through the DCT100, the longevity of the TUDST50 is covered.</font>
Is that now readily available or was there some strings to pull to get the manual?


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Richard Adams:

Glimmie wrote. Is that now readily available or was there some strings to pull to get the manual?

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The DVHS manual is easy, a standard stocked item. What is not available is the TUDST50/51. I tried and used our companies pull as a broadcast customer and it simply is not avialable. I actually think they never published it. Even in the DVHS manual the 1394 interface is a black box with instructions to replace as a unit.

I don't know if they are trying too hide something or just figure the average shop lacks the test equipment and ability to trouble shoot this board.


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I'm the strange one here ... I'm building a library of HiPix files on Tandberg SLR100 tapes. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Bicster:
I'm the strange one here ... I'm building a library of HiPix files on Tandberg SLR100 tapes. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif</font>
What is the capacity per tape? What is the cost? Do the tapes play back flawlessly or do they have to be re-copied to a hard drive to play back?

Are you using any software decoder to play back?
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by bb1987:
What is the capacity per tape? What is the cost? Do the tapes play back flawlessly or do they have to be re-copied to a hard drive to play back?

Are you using any software decoder to play back?
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The tapes hold 50GB (native). They probably could back flawlessly w/o a full restore, but the drive is on a different machine than the HiPix card. I wouldn't recommend this solution to someone who didn't need a good PC backup system.

There currently isn't a software decoder that works in realtime. I'm using the HiPix for playback.

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