Hey all, new to this topic, I lurk in the Mitsu hdtv area, lol
I have a SA8300HD, and decided to give this a little whirl and see what happens..
I have a laptop with XP Pro on it, and I downloaded that firestb.zip file, followed the instructions for extraction (since I'm not in WMC2k5) which worked fine, watch the drivers get installed etc..
Took laptop to stb, turned off stb, plugged firewire into both, turned on stb and low and behold... nothing happened. No ding 'found new hardware', nothing. Turned stb on and off a few times, nothing. (my tv uses the HDMI cable, so I should mention I had that unplugged that as well, in fear that it wouldn't know where to send the signal even if the tv was off).
With the HDMI cable back in, turned on tv (which works fine still, lol) and looked in the setup for ANY mention of firewire. I see nothing. There's no firewire output option (only the hdmi/dvi, upscale1, and upscale2, and auto I think??). Should there be some mention of firewire somewhere, or does it just happen automatically? What am I missing here?
I mean, I expected some issues with getting the firewire to play through the PC, much less be able to record my saved shows (just hdtv tv, like nbc/cbs/fox/abc, not premium channels), but I didn't expect to have it just plain not do ANYTHING, lol
Firewire port works, I use it all the time on a Sony DVCam..