Originally posted by jp2
Can anyone with the jvc dvhs deck clarify if I could record something like hdnet (from d*) with the jvc deck connected via the ilink connector? I'm not sure after reading this thread if you can only record ota channels and output of the comcast box or if you can also record from a d* satellite source. I'm not sure how many folks in the other forums have a tv with firewire output on their tvs so this may be a unique setup. Currently I have an ota antenna and satellite dish feed going into a d* samsung 160 stb. The stb is set to output 1080i via dvi into input 6 (hdmi) on the qualia. I would like to be able to connect a jvc dvhs to one of the ilink ports and be able to record some of the hd channels from the satellite dish. Thanks for any insight.
I ran a simulation tonight and here are the results - not great news for your situation.
I connected my JVC 40000 DVHS machine via iLink/Firewire to the Qualia 006. I was able to succesfully record HD (everything from every channel) from the OTA antenna connected to the 006's ATSC tuner. However, when attempting to record from any other of the 006's inputs than the ATSC tuner, no recording - just a "no signal" message when playing the tape back through the 006.
I attempted to record from my Comcast DVR through HDMI input 6 on the Qualia, and a Sony NS975V DVD player through HDMI input 7 on the Qualia. I also tried recording from a component connection of the Comcast DVR to input 4, again no recording on DVHS.
In summary, I was always able to get a great HD DVHS recording via iLink from the 006's ATSC tuner, but zilch from another other input. Bummer.
To anyone who has not read earlier messages on this topic in this thread ...
it is possible to record HD DVHS from a cable box that is equipped with iLink/Firewire ports. If the content (such as a movie) is copy protected, the DVHS recording will fail. But just about everything else including the major TV networks HD content records on HD DVHS just fine via iLink connection to the cable STB/DVR. Now if those satellite providers would put Firewire ports on their boxes - c'mon!