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Is anyone familiar with Mitsubishi's net command?


I have a Mits WS55859 with built in HDTV Tuner and Net Command. Net Command allows connection of FireWire IEEE 1394 devices. My question is does anyone know if this includes my PC. If I have a TV Tuner PC card (looking at Telemann HiPix DTV-200 ) can I connect my PC to Net Command and view what I watch and record from the Tuner Card? Or do I need to use the VGA connector on the back of my MITS?


Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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This is essentially the same issue as hooking a PC

to the Samsung T165, or any 1394 device that identifies

itself as just an AV/C tuner.


Although Windows XP (and you must use XP since it has the

highest level of 1394 support) will recognize AV/C tuner

devices when plugged in on 1394, there's no built-in

AV/C tuner driver available to finish the "New Hardware"

install.


So I'm afraid that want you want to do is a little bit

ahead of the state of the art for Windows XP. However,

be assured that folks will be trying to write an AV/C

tuner driver for XP. See this thread for more:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=192063


BTW, you don't necessarily need a tuner card. If your

PC is powerful enough (2 to 3 GHz), you can use a

software decoder instead.


Ron
 

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Thanks, I guess I'll wait and see what shakes out. The PC I am using in 1.4Ghz so I guess that is not powerful enough for the software decoder (though a link to a thread on that would be great!). How does that work anyway....have you actually done it?


You guys are thinking the same as me my major "want" is to connect my PC to my HDTV and timeshift HD recorded programs. Not as easy as I thought it would be.


So if the driver thing is figured out, am I too assume that I could use my HDTV with HD Tuner as a device and not even need a Tuner card in my PC?


Thanks again for your response.
 

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Well, you _can_ connect the PC to the tv -- via a VGA to RGBHV breakout cable. Then if you have a HD tuner card that will timeshift, you can watch it on your tv instead of the PC. But of course there's no connection with Netcommand, so you can't use your tv's remote to select what to record.


You CAN do that now, though -- with a DVHS recorder like those made by Mits. (JVC makes one too.)
 

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Originally posted by dr1394
BTW, you don't necessarily need a tuner card. If your

PC is powerful enough (2 to 3 GHz), you can use a

software decoder instead.


Ron
Ron,

is there a current thread that gives more information on the above?:confused:
 
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