Originally posted by DSperber
I've observed something about the combined behavior of my 6412 and JVC 40K that seems to explain why the 6412 at times seems to simply ignore button pushes from the remote for a while (seemingly "buffering" them, only to suddenly perform them all in a quick series).
I know this may not explain all of the non-responsive symptoms others have observed (especially if they have no 40K connected), but it definitely explains at least some of the remote lockout situations I have encountered which stem from properly setting up for a D-VHS archiving from 6412 to 40K.
I have a somewhat different issue with my 6412 and my JVC 5U, which I've had for a little more than a week now. The firewire handshake is quite robust, and I can always get a connection whenever I start up my 5U (other than for VOD channels, which never go through as designed). Whenever the 5U is on, my 6412 remote also acts sluggish, with the stored buttons suddenly firing a few at once, etc. Initially I did get the 5U non-receiving channel message for a few channels after using and playing around a lot with the 5U testing it out, but turning the 5U off, then the 6412 off and on, and then the 5U on cured it; it hasn't happened since the 2nd day I had the 5U. Because the firewire handshake is so good, I just leave the 5U off until I need it, usually putting the 6412 onto the DVR screen with the program I want to transfer, then turning on and setting up the 5U with rec-pause, then going back to the 6412 to start it up carefully with it responding slowly to the remote and un-pausing the 5U, then monitoring the recording on the 5U. Once I'm done, I turn off the 5U, and the 6412 remote works fine again.