Originally Posted by UMD_Terp
Interesting... I doubt the problem is with the actual control from the TV. I bet it may be because you are getting multiple subchannels over the link rather than a single channel. I wonder if the drive is expecting only one demuxed channel and then applying the 5c decoding. If so, it will trip up if it is getting more than one subchannel as may be the case since the set is not demuxing the subchannel and sending out the whole stream.
MitsuHelp said he would get his drive today and he also has an older Mits. DLP... I wonder how he is doing with it...
NOT WELL.Mitsubishi is a real disappointment!
Got the DVR2160, records great from STBjust like my DVHS. Tried to record direct cable through QAM tuner.BAMMits reboots. Obviously the 2160 is just like the DVHS, it does not want all of the additional subchannels. The manual for the 2160 does state that you can only record the subchannel that you are watching. The manual also says to CH+ CH- to choose the subchannel that you want to record. From my understanding, this subchannel selecting was through the 2160 as confirmed by the RCA\\Thompson people during my phone call several days ago. Realitythe CH+ CH- means to channel up and down in the recording menu on the Mits to select the subchannel that you want to record.
THUS BEING THE PROBLEM WITH MY MITSUBISHI.. you CAN NOT select a subchannel to record.you must record all subchannels that are under the major channel. In order to record all of the subchannels, you would need a device that permits such large data rate. How asinine! Who would want to record 5, 10, 20 channels at one time? I just want to record what I want to watch later! If these recording devices could handle the high data rate, I could purchase cases of DVHS tapes to record one show or install a NAS for the DVR to record one show! This is aggravating! I have been fighting this for over a year.and I hate having to rent a cable box to record something..too bad the QAM tuner in the Mits is not as good as the one in my SA3250 (STB)!
Sorry to go on about this but I just don't understand. The SA STB obviously does not push out all of the subchannels. When you watch a TV show through the QAM integrated tuner on the Mits, you do not see 5 different shows at one time..why do I have to find a recording device that will record 5 different shows at one time when I only want to record one?
UMDis your Mits the WD-52725? I downloaded the manual and in the recording menu it shows the channel to record and it shows the major channel - subchannel' whereas my menu will only show the major channel. I was thinking that the newer Mits that show the major channel - subchannel' would allow you to record only the subchannel that you wanted.not every subchannel under the major channel.
Looks like bdfox18doe is in the same boat. According to his manual, like yours UMD, the recording menu shows a subchannel to record (unlike my menu). I would have thought that your newer Mits would work since it looks like the recording menu is showing that it would only be passing the ONE subchannel..guess this is another misleading advertisement from Mitsubishi!
I wonder if there is an external HDTV tuner with QAM that works in this scenarioonly passing the subchannel that you want?