|Originally posted by stjr
I use DVHSTool 2.2 to restore DTC-100/169time/avx-1 streams directly to my PC. In fact, I rarely record to D-VHS tape. I have two ideas for troubleshooting.
It appears that WindowsXP SP2 installs AV/C Tape Devices automatically, but it is the wrong device. AFAIK, every AV/C Tape Device (STB, D-VHS deck and avx-1) in the 169time chain must be installed as a JVC Tape deck in order to record directly to the PC.
If that is not an issue, the order of the devices in the chain can affect performance. I think some people with Dish 6000's opened up the back of the STB to get access to 2 firewire ports. Some experimentation is called for. Good luck. YMMV.
As I think about it, you're right, I never did manually install the drivers. I just thought they were still intact from a pre XP SP2 installation. I have seen them in Device Manager, but I will take a better look next time I "fire up."
And your second point was well taken, too. A while ago I did nose around inside the DISH6000 to try the restore operation without a JVC30K. Although successful, I went back to the original config so I could better monitor the recordings, but may have left the firewire connection less than perfectly secure. I'll check that also.
Thanks for the good tips!