I envy you all. Enjoy!
Well, Gary, if you've read the posts before yours, you already know there is nothing to envy about the whole story. Sure the firewire port is active but, for now, nobody seems to have found a way to perform a decent HD capture (Unless you don't mind a very corrupted and noisy mpeg stream).
So the port is available but nothing good seems to come out of it. To me, it's more frustrating than having a disabled port.