The are the same. Just be aware that Sony seems to have it's own cable connector size, but that just means buying one of their cables that fit their device. The cable end should be the only issue. Some Firewire cables have 4pin-6pin ends and others have dual 6pin ends. Can't answer your other question.
Hello everybody. I am looking to buy a DVD recorder, but I need it to have an i-link so I can record the videos from my Sony camcorder. As I understand it, i-link is for Sony what firewire is for everybody else. But when a DVD recorder says it has dv-input, does that mean it has firewire, a.k.a. i-link?
Since we are at it, which DVD recorder that has i-link input, is Divx compliant, preferably has 5.1 output and uder $200 would you recommend? Tough question? I think you guys can answer anything.
Thank you all for your help.