that is what I was having it set to. EXT LTC/SLAVE. It would not accurately pull the timecode from the other deck. I would get the warning message: EXT LTC NOT READ.
I finally figured out that if it were to be set to, S LTC it would read the other decks timecode accurately. I don't have any idea why or how this is happening but as long as I am getting accurate timecode cloned, with out errors, then I am going to go along with it. so basically, the steps as described in the manual, were of no use.
As a test, I patched the HDCAM deck to a Digibeta, using a DC but still keeping the TC. It cloned it just fine.