Here is an ARTICLE with plenty of links.
Note that with PrE 8, a JVC employee, Chris, states that there is direct, native support of MOD files. He has replied to several similar threads over the last year.
Thanks so much for the link. I went looking, but was not finding the comments (bad search terms probably). I got side-tracked, and forgot to try again.
I only had the one linked in the Mod & Tod article, but have now added these others to that thread - thanks to your work.