Originally Posted by shack59
I just purchased a Samsung HL-R5078W TV w/IEEE1394 firewire, CableCard, and TV Guide support. I want to be able to record HDTV/DTV programs and found a product that seems do what I'm looking for. Its Indigita's AVHD250 - HD DVR. The question I have is how does one setup to perform a timer recording? The TV manual does not mention how this can be done with firewire devices attached.
Any help is appreciated.
Wow, Dave, I'm so glad I found your post - I've been searching for the same (Samsung HLR4667W DLP and an RCA DVR2160 firewire AVHDD) answer for 2 weeks now. Did you manage to find a solution?
When I called Samsung support, they basically told me that I could only use the built in TV Guide Recording Scheduling to record onto a non D-LINK (or DTV-, i., firewire, IEEE1394, etc.) device. The recording device has to be composite, s-vid, etc. In addition, the way the recording works is...
1) when the predetermined time occurs, the tv sends an infrared "power on" command to the recording device via G-Link
2) it then sends the commands to change the channel on the specified recording device to the channel containing the desired content (the show you want to record)
3) and then sends the signal to record.
So, since our AVHDDs are neither traditionally connected (firewire) or are able to receive the infrared signal via G-link (mine was not shipped with a remote control), the only hope they could give me was that I would be able to get RCA support to tell me how to access a hidden onboard scheduling interface on the AVHDD. I find that somewhat unlikely.
The only things I can think of that would potentially solve the issue are:
a) Samsung has a firmware update that installs a "record to d-link device" capability, or...
b) There is some way to add an onboard guide/scheduler to the AVHDD, accessible via the d-link control gui that currently allows me to do all the basic "transport fuctions" (stop, rec, play, ff, rev, pause, etc).
Would be interested to hear your (and anyone else's) thoughts. Thanks!