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I am using firewire to record OTA HD but my JVC 30k always defaults to HS speed. I would like to have option of recording HD at STD speed however.

I called JVC support several times and while their frontline support people are nice they do not seem to know that much about this fairly new product.

They promised a "product specialist" would call back - 4 days later he did.He answeredmost ofmy questions but on this issue thought that I should have no problem recording HD at any of the three speeds. The manual seems to define HS as the speed to record digital HDTV - has anyone else tried to record HD at a speed other than HS?

If I can't I will live with it - I like the deck very much and am crossing my fingers re: all the issues noted here.
 

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I don't think it will work. I think HD can only be recorded at HS.
 

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It should automatically drop to STD speed if the bitrate being recorded is below 14 Mb/sec or so. Your OTA HDTV is probably 19.4


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Another question:


Using the 30k to record from a Samsung T-165. Since there are problems using the T-165's timer recording system, I just want the JVC deck to turn on at a specified time and record for a specified time from the firewire input. I cant find in the manual how to do this! When I try to manually set up timer recording, there is no option for selecting the I-link (firewire) input that I can see. I had to manually press the record button when I wanted to record Alias last night.


Can anyone tell me how to get the JVC to timer record from the I-link?

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Can anyone tell me how to get the JVC to timer record from the I-link?
Sorry, I've looked and other threads have noted that JVC doesn't allow for it.


I myself have no way to record even with the 'manual' method, my Panasonic TU-DST51A won't see my JVC and the JVC won't see the Panny box--AHHHH! Been trying power off and turning on in various orders, messing with the settings menus, etc.


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Originally posted by doctorhifi
Another question:


Using the 30k to record from a Samsung T-165. Since there are problems using the T-165's timer recording system, I just want the JVC deck to turn on at a specified time and record for a specified time from the firewire input. I cant find in the manual how to do this! When I try to manually set up timer recording, there is no option for selecting the I-link (firewire) input that I can see. I had to manually press the record button when I wanted to record Alias last night.


Can anyone tell me how to get the JVC to timer record from the I-link?

Thanks
What problems are there with the 165's timer? I have so far used the timer about 15 times and did not have a failure.


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One problem is that the 165 believes the PSIP data in the stream of whatever channel it's tuned to, and will reset its clock accordingly. Many OTA stations are sending inaccurate clock data in their broadcasts.
 

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Sorry for not being specific on the problems with the T165 timer recording. No issue with the hardware, but just as rrg stated, the PSIP data causes huge problems (shuts the recording off). Not a single station, not ONE, in Mpls has correct PSIP!


Bummer the JVC has no apparent option for setting a timer recording to record from I-link. Seems like a large mistake on the part of JVC not to allow for this. Manually pressing the record button is my only option until PSIP data in Mpls is corrected or until Samsung makes a change in the T165 to allow internal clock settings to override PSIP.
 

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Some people here are also using timer-controlled programmable IR remotes in order to do unattended "button-pushing" for recording with the 30000U.
 

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I am using firewire to record OTA HD but my JVC 30k always defaults to HS speed. I would like to have option of recording HD at STD speed however.

I called JVC support several times and while their frontline support people are nice they do not seem to know that much about this fairly new product.

They promised a "product specialist" would call back - 4 days later he did.He answeredmost ofmy questions but on this issue thought that I should have no problem recording HD at any of the three speeds. The manual seems to define HS as the speed to record digital HDTV - has anyone else tried to record HD at a speed other than HS?

If I can't I will live with it - I like the deck very much and am crossing my fingers re: all the issues noted here.
As others have pointed out, JVC only records the raw bits. It does not decode and then re-encode the data. So if the rate of arrival of the raw bits is larger than 14.1Mb/sec, then the deck will use HS. If the rate is lower than 14.1Mb/sec, it will use STD.


ATSC (OTA HDTV) is 19Mb/sec, so the deck will always use HD to record it.
 

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Some people here are also using timer-controlled programmable IR remotes in order to do unattended "button-pushing" for recording with the 30000U.
How quaint. I'll just run down to Kmart and pick up the $19.95 Ronco dial-a-time remote control to program my $1000 state-of-the-art VCR.


AAARRRGGGHHH!
 
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