Phil- You should be able to print to tape. Go to Audio/Video Settings A/V Devices. Make sure the box 'Different Output for Edit/Print to Tape' is NOT checked. When it starts the conforming process (HDV) you'll know you are good to go.
G5 Dual 3GB Ram
FCP Studio 6.02
External 1 TB SATA Raid 0
Kona LH, Second system w AJA ioLA