L1 is for connecting devices that don't need to be moved very often like a cable box. L2 is handy for temporary connections to things like game consoles and camcorders.So being that I don't know what would one use the L1 rear for and then the L2 Front for. Please give me some type of usage scenario.
1) Yes1)Do you tune to channel L1 or L2 and will a menu for that particular device appear?
2)And you operate it from that channel?
3) Is that how you work the external device from that L1 or L2 channel?
4)And that would also be to view on the TV that is already connected right?
I'm puzzled. What do you mean by "stamped"? I've been moving 16-9 content via DVD using a Mag 515. I've never bothered to do a two step process. Just DVD to computer, use DVD Shrink to copy to a HDD. View via WD Live connected to TV.With regards to the L1 and L2, the machine I have in the living room now has two inputs from the cable box, one on L1, one on L2. One is thru a filter that uses composite and s-video, the other is thru a filter that takes the HDMI signal and converts that to composite.
Using these two, I can choose to record in either true widescreen or in letterbox off of widescreen channels. This allows me to move true widescreen recordings to DVD, then use my computer to change that recording to one that's "stamped" as true "16x9". Reburn to another DVD, and the disc now plays with the correct aspect ratio on any type of TV.
Of course, the newer 557 can stamp a recording as 16x9 on its own...
Still don't have one of those.
While true from the standpoint of the DVD-Video format which is strictly 480i, you can burn HDTV content to DVD-R formatted as AVCHD which will play on just about any BD player. These stand-alone units existed for a while to enable easy burning of HD camcorder footage to DVD-R. So one can indeed build an HDTV recorder with a DVD burner for burning HDTV -- but as you say, there is no such thing in the market.There's no such thing as a HD DVD recorder.
Actually if one lived in Europe you could purchase a DVDR that could record HD to either BD or DVD, Panasonic makes a nice unit but it's only way to record HD is from it's tuner which is not compatible with our system, it could do the other way around, record SD to BD but we were talking about HD to DVD which it could do but not HD that we would have access to-- but as you say, there is no such thing in the market.
Sorry, no better path with a DVD recorder. These machines were made to burn disks, that's all. The only way to get the content off the DVD recorder is to burn it to a DVD-R/W and sneaker-net it to your PC. Not very efficient if your primary purpose is to capture digital content for transfer to other playback devices.I hope this is the right place to post. I currently record on my Mag. 515 HDD, BURN TO A DVD +RW, then use handbrake to convert to a format I use to watch on an android tablet such as MP4.
Can someone provide a better path?