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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by TivoDaddy, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. Dec 21, 2004 #1 of 2047
    TivoDaddy

    TivoDaddy Active Member

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    OK, it seems that owners of this unit are in the minority in the TiVo/DVD arena. I haven't seen many threads that talk about problems and/or suggestions for these units. So here it goes, "Hi my name is Jorge, and I own a Toshiba TiVo/DVD player/recorder." :D

    First of all, all owners of the RS-TX20 and RS-TX60 units chime in and represent!!

    I'll start of with the first question. When I had to reboot the first few days of ownership (guided setup, new software, etc.), my screen always hung up on this selection screen. Does it go automatically after a while? Was I just too inpatient? I had to press the Select button before it proceeded with the full restart.
     
  2. Dec 22, 2004 #2 of 2047
    LiveBlues

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    I have a RS-TX20. Does that mean that I can't join? :)
     
  3. Dec 22, 2004 #3 of 2047
    regularguy

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    RS-TX20 here too. Our first TiVo, and we just booted it up last night.

    If the only difference is the size of the hard drive, how about changing the name of this thread to the "Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club". If they are different in other ways, perhaps a separate thread is in order.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2004 #4 of 2047
    TivoDaddy

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    LiveBlues and regularguy, welcome to the club. I'll contact a mod to have them change the title of the thread! Pull up a chair and get a brewsky from the cooler! :)

    regularguy, although I've been a SA Series I owner for over 4 years now, the RS-TX60 is my first Series II TiVo, so I'm new to the HMO, MRV, etc. Let us know any questions you may have.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2004 #5 of 2047
    regularguy

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    Will do, Jorge.

    I'm about to leave town for a week, so it should be interesting to see what TiVo has recorded when we return.

    I have a bunch of home-movies on videotape that I want to burn to DVD-R, but I won't get on that until we get back home around New Year's.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2004 #6 of 2047
    farscape66

    farscape66 Scorpious Rules!

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    No probles in the last 6 weeks since I got it. My only regret is I wish it supportd DWD +RW instead of -RW.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2004 #7 of 2047
    angel35

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    Im here and I have A RS- TX20. I LOVE IT!!!!. It works like I want when Iwhat.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2004 #8 of 2047
    angel35

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    Some how that didnt come out right?????
     
  9. Dec 22, 2004 #9 of 2047
    Pisser

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    I have the TX-20 and probably going to return it. The blacks are being crushed, and bought the Humax. Same problem, the video is very dark. I going in svhs and out component. Bought a black series2 and buying a Pionner 810 later today, hopefully those will solve my video problem. Otherwise, I really like the Toshiba, very easy to use.
     
  10. Dec 22, 2004 #10 of 2047
    TivoDaddy

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    Allright, we have owners coming out of the woodwork! angel35, I think we got your gist! :D

    I'm going to do my first archiving right after the New Year. It seems that my ARWL caught a Three Stooges marathon on 12/31 on AMC. They don't show those episodes as frequently anymore, so it will be nice to transfer them to DVD. I'm guessing Medium quality will be fine for those old B&W, and I could transfer multiple episodes per DVD. Any suggestions?

    Pisser I'm sorry you're having trouble with your machines. I'm glad to hear that you'll still get another TiVo though.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2004 #11 of 2047
    hellmutt

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    Just hooked up my first Tivo Last night, after long waiting and lots of research I must say the RS-TX60 is the perfect device for me. Only annoyance so far is the hard drive writing is pretty clicky and very noticable during quiet scenes.

    I'm here to start learning about what else I can do with this box... So hopefully you'll see me around in some of the other forums.
     
  12. Dec 22, 2004 #12 of 2047
    TivoDaddy

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    hellmutt, I haven't had the opportunity to say this to anyone in a long time, but welcome to the TiVolution!! :D

    You'll have lots to do and learn!
     
  13. Dec 22, 2004 #13 of 2047
    angel35

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    I see the name change has happened. I have RS-TX20. I have no problems with it. Its real quiet all the time.II LOVE IT.
     
  14. Dec 22, 2004 #14 of 2047
    LiveBlues

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    I am extremely pleased with mine. The addition of a burner and a large drive to my arsenal was one of the best things I have done since I bought my first TiVo over 3 years ago.

    Pisser, sorry about your problems too. I haven't seen any PQ difference between the Toshiba and all of my other TiVos. I am using 2 on a 52" RP tv and have no complaints.
     
  15. Dec 23, 2004 #15 of 2047
    TimeShifter

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    TivoDaddy I've been part of the Tivolution from the very beginning. I still have an old 14hr! I recently added an RS-TX20 and a Humax '800. So far I'm a happy camper. The only problem I experienced with the TX-20 was when I enabled the progressive scan. I only had the component cables connected and after I switched the setting I got a blank screen for a few seconds before the switch failed. I had to connect standard video cables to find out that it was just asking for a few thumbs! For those of you that do not have older Hi Def TVs (or spent a big bucket of money!), there is a delay while the TV switches video modes. Typically the screen goes blank while it switches so I couldn't see the Tivo confirmation screen in time to respond. It would be nice if the manual mentioned the confirmation screen!
     
  16. Dec 25, 2004 #16 of 2047
    alanpgh

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    I've had an RS-TX20 since late October. It is fantastic! I have had a Series I Tivo (Sony SVR2000) since Dec. 2001. The RS-TX20 is a great addition as I can now make DVD copies easily. And, the Tivo menu is generated on the DVD for those non-Tivo users.

    Good Luck!

    Alan
    amandel (at) city-net.com
     
  17. Dec 25, 2004 #17 of 2047
    Mythos2004

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    Do either of the TX20 or TX60 units support DirecTV TIVO or are they just meant to be used for regular TIVO? My brother is thinking about getting one, but he has DirecTV. Thanks.

    Mythos
     
  18. Dec 25, 2004 #18 of 2047
    alanpgh

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    I think the RS-TX20 supports only regular Tivo, not Drect TV. If anyone else knows differently, please post.

    Thanks,
    Alan
     
  19. Dec 26, 2004 #19 of 2047
    Desperado

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    Hi all,

    I'm new to the forum and seriously considering getting the RS-TX60 (or maybe just the 20 or 40). It seems like most of you are pretty happy with these. I was only looking for a DVD recorder at first, until I found about these combo units.

    One question: Is the standard/basic TiVo that comes with the units of any value, or is it just stripped down version that basically forces you to get the full version if you actually want to enjoy it? Are the Season Pass and/or Wish List features included in the basic version? How much does it cost to upgrade to the full version if you already have the lifetime standard version that comes with the unit?

    Another (probably stupid) question: I have a digital cable box supplied by my cable company (Comcast). The cable box has its own on-screen program guide. I'm guessing TiVo has its own built-in tuner that's capable of picking up all digital channels available from Comcast. The descriptions of the units I've looked at don't mention anything about a tuner, but maybe that's too obvious - ?

    Last question: I don't have a land line in my condo, but I do have high-speed internet through Comcast cable and a wireless Linksys router. I've searched the forum like a good little boy and I know you only need the land line for the initial setup. I'm just looking for some reassurance that if I do the setup at a friend's house, it won't be too difficult. I don't want to have to go through any the wacky workarounds, backdoors, etc. that I've seen mentioned in the forum. Any problems getting the Toshiba units to work with a router?

    Thanks for your input. Looking forward to joining the Toshiba Owners' Club!
     
  20. Dec 26, 2004 #20 of 2047
    LiveBlues

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    I never considered using TiVo basic, but this was not my first TiVo either. Basic will not give you season passes or wish list capabilities, which are the heart and soul of TiVo. I am not sure what you mean about lifetime standard. If you do not have lifetime on it, then it is worth every penny to upgrade to the full version, either monthly or lifetime.

    If you have a digital cable box, you use the guide on the TiVo (either the regular TiVo guide, or a grid style guide). Once you choose the channel you want, either using the guide, or just punching in the channel number, the TiVo will use an IR blaster to change the channel on the cable box.

    I think that there are ways to do the initial guided setup using your wireless connection. I have never done it, so I don't know how it is done. I'm sure that someone else that knows will chime in with an answer on that. But taking it to a friends house and setting it up isn't any different than doing it at your home. Just make sure you use the right zip code for your home.

    If you end up buying this unit, you won't regret it.
     

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