Originally Posted by jjeff
I wouldn't worry about it. My guess is they leave it open do help dissipate the heat, some of the other similar devices really tend to run rather warm.
If you're really worried about dust I guess you could cut some type of filter material to cover the end but again that might trap in more heat than the mfg. wanted.
Originally Posted by Logic Design
Wisny, Don't worry about dust or heat...It will not affect the performance of the unit.
The Video Filter draws very little power and you can leave it on all the time. The components used in the design, are very high quality and will not be affected by any of these two factors.
Thankyou, jjeff and Logic Design
. That info is good to know.
Logic Design, may I ask you a question about the switches? The copy protection and aspect switches - you set them according to the characteristics of the input device, or what you want the output media to be?
I have got started yesterday (boy, it took me a looooonnnggg time to get that first disc outputted (is that a word? lol - but it had nothing to do with your device, purely operator error with the recorders *snort!*), and have finished a half dozen or so transfers due to the miracle of your little device! But, I have run into one that won't transfer, and weirdly, it's one that I copied myself along time ago.
I've started with exercise tapes (because I'd rather make my dvd mistakes on that collection ;-) ... ). One 'Callanetics' vhs, that is a copy I made myself many years ago won't copy. It shows a message that says "Recording error - this program is not allowed to be recorded". This really surprised me, b/c like I said, it's a copy I made myself. So, I was wondering, is it possible that a copy I made myself really won't transfer, or am I doing something wrong with the switches? The switch for copy protection is currently 'up', but I'm not certain I have that right.
This was the only homemade vhs tape that I've tried. The other ones were all store-bought tapes, and they've transferred just fine. I'm not sure though, by having that switch 'up', have I told the dvd copy that there's no copy allowed in the future? Or, has the switch position just told the filter that the source tape had 'no copy allowed' set on it?
Thx so much for your device, and for answering questions !
And, ps: In case anyone reads this in the future, and is trying to decide b/w the video filter and the grexx - the unit does feel really solid, the shipping was SO fast, and very well packaged to avoid damage in shipping. No worries buying the video filter!
Originally Posted by microladyusa
Wisny: I see that Logic Design gave you a good answer to your question. It sounds like you are getting all set. Let us know how things went. I really think you will find that you have all you need to do...what you want to do with the least fuss and expense.
(Just a small note since you showed the picture of that Dymo Printer..I was excited about it also, but didn't like the expense, but really didn't like the bad reviews at Amazon also.) No way I would get that one. This is FYI so no need to respond in this thread..just wanted to tell you.
. I decided the same thing as you with regard to the Dymo. Not for me. I haven't thought any more about printing yet, but I will. I figured I'd just get started with the archiving, and worry about that afterwards. I'm just using post-its for now.
I had so much trouble with the darn cables on the Toshiba 550 yesterday ! LOL I couldn't get the S-video to show up. I kept switching it around, trying to figure out which S-video connector or cable was the problem. Finally, after hours - let me tell you, hours! - I said screw it, and tried the yellow composite video cable instead. Then, it worked. I was so puzzled. Could it really be possible that BOTH S-video inputs on the 550 didn't work? lol, the answer was no. There was actually a setting in the onscreen menu where you had to tell the thing to look for s-video input instead of video input. My husband figured that out in the afternoon (he wasn't there in the morning when I was switching and switching and switching cables. too bad, he'd have saved me hours, heheheheh ..)
After all that, the s-video inputs were finally working, then we switched it again for what we thought was the last time, to feed the combo into the filter, then into the recorder, then into the tv. And, ended up with black and white picture only. Tried making sure cables were firmly attached, tried switching a few cables, and then just quit and went back to yellow video. I remembered that you said there wasn't too much difference between s-video and composite, and this was just the exercise tapes collection, so I gave it up and went with the composite vid cable.
When the 670 comes, I'll try again to figure out if a cable got damaged with all the moving around of cables I did yesterday morning, but for now, I'm going with the combo (60KU) into the recorder (550), and using the yellow vid cable. And, yay! I have some archived discs!
This is so awesome, and I really can't thank you all, but in particular, you, enough ~ y'all rock!
Sugar Ray Leonard Boxout just transferred. This is a hoot, some of these vids are so old. Let me tell you, the getups on those ladies in the step aerobics vid - SOOOOOOO funny! Legwarmers, baby !
ps - a quick question on the 670 - I know you said it has S-video in, and composite in. Does it also allow component in for the vcr side? Or does it just have component out?