Originally Posted by dawg111
Hi everyone, this is just my 3rd post on avsforum since joining the other day.
I dabbled with Firewire to XP viewing and recording ~ 1.5 yrs ago and pretty much gave up after a short time without ever attempting to record (I think), just view in VLC and maybe MPC. I have a renewed interest in it since I just found out that my Toshiba RD-XS52SU HDD//DVD video recorder has a Firewire port (hidden in a small front panel)!
Now, on to what I would love to get working - my Toshiba RD-XS52SU HDD//DVD video recorder connected to my CC/Pace RNG110 1394 port. It really was probably designed for professionals - it comes wit 3 manuals, is daunting for a novice to setup or use, but it has an analog tuner, HDMI out and a 160 GB HD. Bought it in 04 or 05 for about $400.00.
The Introduction for the Front Panel DV IN terminal says "Use this when recording from a digital video device such as a digital video camera", but near the last menu screen, I get the following message:
"The Equipment connected to the DV Terminal is not Recognized. Please Check" and then it takes me to the screen to start recording - "Play and then pause with the connected equipment to DV". There are Manufacturer ............. and Equipment ............. fields but no recording for me.
Could this be a DRM / HDMI protection issue? Any feedback on this or the above will be greatly appreciated.
There is a long winded version of this post at or near the last page of the "How to record via IEEE 1394 (Firewire) to Windows XP" thread including the typical CC horror story, and some good info on the CC/Pace RNG110 including diag menus and a good remote that works with it.
Many thanks for your consideration and feel free to PM me if you like.