|Originally posted by trans_lux
When I record the information is passed. When I try to play back the recording it plays for a second and then stops the machine.
So you're saying that you can record a channel tuned with the TU-DST50/51? If so, then you're set--according to greakleak, you can watch anything it can record without recording it. Just plug in the analog HD outputs of the JVC VCR to your set and watch the output of the STB using it (or plug both its analog outputs and the STBs analog outputs into your set, if the set has more than one set of inputs and you don't mind using them this way).
If the stuff you're recording from TU-DST50/51 has copy-protection on it, which we've been assuming the DBS people weren't using yet, this won't work, since the VCR will have to image constrain it for outut though its analog HD connections. (You'll be able to watch it, it just at one quarter 1080i's image detail). Stuff being marked with copy-protection would explain why the deck won't give the video to the STB for display, though, if those STBs' DTCP authentication certificates have been revoked. But if copy-protection flags are in the MPEG-2, the TU-DST50/51s should, by rights, be image constraining the programming itself.
Speculation, speculation--it'd be nice to have some sort of DTCP/EIA-775-A/HAVi saavy network monitor hooked in so you could actually see what's going on. (I feel certain that they make these, or the software equivalent thereof, though I'm also certain they only sell them to DTCP licensees).
-- Mike Scott