My new company designs builds durable helmet camera systems for rental in the US. Currently I use Mini DV cams for recording I'm starting to test and catalogue all my findings on PVR's . My first is the AV500.
MY first gripe is what technical support told me "you dont need the TV pod to record" That was a lie as most of you know. There is no way to record tv by just plugging in the A/V cable. I've seen the travel adapter on a previous post but now I have to order it and for what? $50 or more? That thing should come with the unit. Has anyone bought one and tried it yet?
My first test was connecting a DVD to it and recording some content. I set up the video to record @ 2500K but it would not let me change it to VGA resolution it just said optimal, does the av00 know my source is DVD so it only allows lower resolution?After recording about 10 minutes I decided to try playback on a TV. I could play back all the sample videos to the tv but as soon as I started playback of my recorded clip it jumped back the the av500 LCD. First under settings I tried all the ratio settings then playback, same thing, only on LCD. So why can I not playback on TV?
I have not tried an connection to PC yet, tomorrow i'll test one of my camera rigs using the stupid tv pod just to get some quality samples.