Does the TU-DST50 record to the JVC deck?
Note that the DST50 and DST51A are different machines. Even if one works, this does not guarantee that another similar model works. The specific question is whether the DST50 will work. There may be revisions of the DST50 that work, that is some work and some don't.
It is already known that different DST50 boxes have different firmware version. Because of these firmware differences, the case may be that some DST50 units will work with the JVC deck and some may not. Or perhaps all DST50 units work, or maybe none of them work.
Thus far, the only person reporting that a DST50 worked with the JVC deck Jaehong Lee.
Understand that my only purpose in writing this response is to attempt to clarify this compatibility issue.
I note that on 03-22-2001 07:19 PM Jaehong Lee wrote,
|<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">I was the only one who confirmed recording with JVC DH30000/Panasonic DST51 combo.
Playback HD tapes through DST51 was not possible in my case too. But it has built in HD decoder. No problem.</font>
Although the complete meaning of this is out of context, I note that he twice specifically calls out the DST51 and not the DST50, and says this is, "my case."
Then on posted 03-27-2001 11:39 PM Jaehong Lee wrote,
|<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">I have Panasonic TU-DST50 and HD1000.
DST50(not 51) can be recorded with JVC DH30000 flawlessly.
This post was in response to my assertion that no one I'm in contact with had verified that the JVC deck worked with the DST50.
After he wrote that he had the DST50, I asked for the manufacturing date and the PROM revision. Although we got an excuse for not giving us the PROM revision, he didn't even acknowledge the question about the manufacturing date. I asked again, and we've all been served a heaping portion of the arrogance of silence.
...As best I've heard, they don't work at all with the DST50, and although they record with the DST51A, they cannot play back through that unit. For owners of the DST51A box, this may have been entirely mitigated if the JVC's analog HDTV output was 100% compatible with HDTV broadcasts in the USA, but as we've heard, USA users have found that the JVC deck will not properly display some USA broadcasts and recordings.
I suspect that there is some "behind the scenes" pressure between the people in the USA that purchased these decks while relying on the information that they would work with the DST50. I am not currently one of them, so this is only a suspicion.
With all of this in mind, I again ask if anyone has a DST50 working with the Japanese version of the JVC deck, and if you are sure it is a DST50, please give the manufacturing date of the unit, and if you have access to a person with technical skills to take off the cover, please give the numbers printed on the outside of the PROM chips.
Even if you don't have access to the PROM chip numbers, the manufacturing date would be some help.
If anyone has previously stated that it worked with the DST50 and later discovered an error in that report, it would be a great help to reveal this or any other information so that we do not waste our time trying to get these to work together. It is possible that they do work together and the people in the USA just don't know how to do this. It is possible that the particular DST50 that it worked with was unlike USA units and had different firmware or configuration. It is even possible that the JVC deck that the DST50 worked with was somehow different than the ones the people in the USA received.
No matter what, I do not blame any person for the compatibility problem except JVC. This is not a personal issue. An honorable person gains respect by giving the best information they have even if it conflicts with what they've said before.
If JVC wanted to make their unit compatible with all USA HDTV programming and with other manufacturer's STB, they certainly have the resources to do this. It was JVC's choice not to support their product that way.
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