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Sharp Aquos and Mits HS-HD2000U won't talk - advice?

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Hi, I bought a Mitsubishi HS-HD2000U and am trying to use it with my Sharp Aquos LC-37D5U LCD TV. I've connected them by firewire and turned them both on, but neither of them seems to recognize that the other is there - the TV isn't in the VCR's IEEE 1394 device list, and the TV's menu for controlling attached firewire devices says there's no device available.

Has anyone used this combination before? Or does anyone have any advice on troubleshooting this?
post #2 of 13
I have the LC-37D7U with the Mits HS-HD2000U connected. Every thing usually works fine. If I do start to have problems, I unplug the firewire connection and unplug the power to the TV and VCR, wait a minute or two. Then I plug the power back in for both. Delete the Mits from the the TV's 1394 list. Attach the 1394 cable to both the TV and VCR. The TV then recognizes the VCR and everything begins working fine.

I also use the TV remote's 1394 menu to control the VCR for everything. I have seen posts that some people seem to think that not using the TV to control the VCR can contribute to the handshaking between the TV and VCR to fail.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hm, I tried unplugging everything and disconnecting the firewire cable, waiting a while, plugging back in and reconnecting, and then using the TVs menu instead of the VCRs, but still no luck.

I'm not sure how to tell if it's the fault of the VCR or the TV...
post #4 of 13
Have you tried a different cable?
post #5 of 13
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I tried both a firewire cable that I already had, and the firewire cable that came with the VCR.
post #6 of 13
if you have access to another firewire TV, you can check if the 1394 button lights up. I had a bad firewire board in my VCR.
post #7 of 13
1100U with a sharp 37" LCD works for me - shows up in ilink menu.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by timecop View Post

1100U with a sharp 37" LCD works for me - shows up in ilink menu.

Do you happen to know the model number of your set? Or, how old is it? Mine is from a couple years ago...
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by kcgr View Post

if you have access to another firewire TV, you can check if the 1394 button lights up. I had a bad firewire board in my VCR.

I don't have another TV to test with, but I now have a cable set top box with firewire, and the VCR can recognize that so I'm thinking it's the TV.

It does sound encouraging that people have had this work with Sharps. Does anyone have the exact model I have? (Or one from the same year, I think they all had "5" in the model number?)
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Brainiac 5 View Post

Do you happen to know the model number of your set? Or, how old is it? Mine is from a couple years ago...

Its the same one as you have.
post #11 of 13
I'm looking for a 37" LCD TV and would like to know if it's worth looking for one with firewire ports. Is there one that would allow me to record from the QAM tuner to my JVC 40k DVHS recorder? Does the aforementioned Sharp do this?

I thought the Mitsubishi LT-37131/37132 would provide for QAM tuner recording (unencrypted, of course), but I've seen reports that people were unable to capture the firewire output to their PC - which may or may not have anything to do with its ability to be recorded by a 5C compliant DVHS recorder.

So, bottom line - Since the field narrows quite a bit when looking for firewire in a LCD TV, is it really worth holding out for?
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by timecop View Post

Its the same one as you have.

Thanks for the post, it actually helps quite a bit to know for certain that it should work with my exact model TV.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by tluxon View Post

I'm looking for a 37" LCD TV and would like to know if it's worth looking for one with firewire ports. Is there one that would allow me to record from the QAM tuner to my JVC 40k DVHS recorder? Does the aforementioned Sharp do this?

I thought the Mitsubishi LT-37131/37132 would provide for QAM tuner recording (unencrypted, of course), but I've seen reports that people were unable to capture the firewire output to their PC - which may or may not have anything to do with its ability to be recorded by a 5C compliant DVHS recorder.

So, bottom line - Since the field narrows quite a bit when looking for firewire in a LCD TV, is it really worth holding out for?

You should have no problem recording from the LT 37131/32 to the JVC D-VHS. I have 2 Mitsu 2000's connected to my LT-46131 and everything works flawless, all controlled with the TV's remote.
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