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Hi all,

I have read a number of threads and have a number of Q's.

Hopefully someone with experience can answer some of these...

1.0) Does the DST50 output IEEE1394 regardless of whether there is a VCR on the other end or not?

1.1) Can a PC be set up to 'receive' the output from a DST50 using an OHCI compliant card?

1.2) Can a PC feed digital streams back to the DST50?

2.0) What is the firmware modification that allows the DST50 to work with the JVC 30000?

2.1) Can it be done at home?

2.2) Does it impliment other, less desirable, 'fixes'?

2.3) What version number will work with the JVC 30000?

3.0) Does the 480p Fox broadcast produce a lower bandwidth than the 1080i broadcasts?

3.1) If so, does it allow for more record time on a tape and if so how much % increase?

I think that is about it for now. Thanks in advance for any sage offerings. Hopefully as I learn more I can be informative myself.

Cheers!
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Hi all,

I have read a number of threads and have a number of Q's.

Hopefully someone with experience can answer some of these...

1.0) Does the DST50 output IEEE1394 regardless of whether there is a VCR on the other end or not?

No, it must establish communication with a recorder before it will spit out an iso stream.

1.1) Can a PC be set up to 'receive' the output from a DST50 using an OHCI compliant card?

I have no doubt it could be done. The PC would have to "fool" the Panny into thinking it was connected to a recorder.

1.2) Can a PC feed digital streams back to the DST50?

Same as above. The software doesn't exist yet.

2.0) What is the firmware modification that allows the DST50 to work with the JVC 30000?

It's just the latest ROM version. Panasonic puts the latest version in any 50 or 51 they service.

2.1) Can it be done at home?

Yes, you'd need a prom burner. You'd also have to talk another member into yanking his chips, dumping the code and emailing it to you.

2.2) Does it impliment other, less desirable, 'fixes'?

If you mean 5C nobody knows. The upgrades do fix various bugs in the firmware.

2.3) What version number will work with the JVC 30000?

Sorry, that's too much like work.;) Do a search on eprom, rom, prom, version etc. I think I posted something on it long ago.

3.0) Does the 480p Fox broadcast produce a lower bandwidth than the 1080i broadcasts?

3.1) If so, does it allow for more record time on a tape and if so how much % increase?

Depends on the recorder. With the 30000 you have a choice of 3 recording speeds. The HD1000 is only one speed for digital.

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Hi all,

I have read a number of threads and have a number of Q's.

Hopefully someone with experience can answer some of these...

1.0) Does the DST50 output IEEE1394 regardless of whether there is a VCR on the other end or not?
I have an alternative theory on this...

How about chaining the DST50 to the PC to an HD1000.

There may need to be special S/W on the PC to link the two, and also then something special to 'listen' to the conection and archive the stream to the PC.

I am also looking into Linux as it seems to have some good interfacing to the 1394 streams, etc.

Any thoughts on this?

I will report what I find, assuming I get an HD1000 to play with...

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How about chaining the DST50 to the PC to an HD1000.
We do something like it when we use a hub and several recorders (see this thread. The STB sees one recorder and the others can snoop the bitstream. I suppose a PC could snoop the stream as well.

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