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One thing the manual doesn't answer, and I've gotten conlicting answers form Toshiba about is - can you watch some thing that has been previously recorded while it records something else?
The TACP web guys answered no, the guy at CES (who didn't really even know how to operate the product) said yes, then when he couldn't make it happen said some gobbledygook about you can watch an SD while it records a HD program.
You could theoretically pass two Firewire data streams in opposite directions at the same time over a single Firewire link.. you'd need to have TWO separate devices on a daisy chain though - a recorder can NOT simultaneously play & record,.. but if they were separate physical devices it could work. Or the 'gobbledy-gook' about SDTV... what it really means is that you can record one thing while watching an independant source, like the SD tuner or a Component input.
Just so you understand, the Firewire output is only for the internal digital tuner stream - video from the SD tuner or external input will NOT be digitized & compressed for recording.