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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Mar 11, 2005 #181 of 2047
    lordrichter

    lordrichter Registered User

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    The TiVO has a modem in it that can be used to connect with TiVo, and is used during initial setup. It also has a USB port on the back that can take USB ethernet or selected USB Wireless adapters, this network ability can replace the phone after initial setup for the connection to TiVo.

    Setup is pretty painless and takes less than an hour. After you are done, the TiVo will need to digest information it downloaded from TiVo and may require a reboot in order to install new software. This takes an hour, or maybe two, but TiVo says it will take four. Once this initial setup is done, TiVo pretty much takes care of itself.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2005 #182 of 2047
    ROB-USA

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    I couldn't tell you how it compares to the Pioneer unit, although I've had other Pioneer products in the past and found them to be rock-solid.

    Here's the link to the Toshiba user guides provided by TiVO:

    http://customersupport.tivo.com/userGuides.asp?ug=dvdrecorder_toshiba

    Good Luck and if you have any problems setting up, check back to this forum for answers. We really are a community dedicated to helping other user.

    Also, check for the best prices on line via a services like:

    http://www.pricegrabber.com/search.php?topcat_search=1&form_keyword=TiVO&topcat_id=&Search=Search

    Obviously, should you decide to buy online, check the vendor ratings carefully. Personally, I purchased my Toshiba unit from:

    http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.pro...X20&JRSource=PriceGrabber.datafeed.TOS+RSTX20

    $459 U.S. with a $100 rebate ($359 your end cost) and $19.80 shipping with NO tax. I've used that vendor for multiple high-end items this past years with extraordinary service. If you're skittish about buying from them on-line, they have a toll free number and a nice sales staff.

    Rob
     
  3. Mar 11, 2005 #183 of 2047
    ROB-USA

    ROB-USA New Member

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    You cannot a watch one live TV show and record another at the same time with this unit because that process requires two tuners. That may seem like a major draw back, but you can watch anything from your now playing list and/or save to VHS or DVD while watching live TV. (Not a bad compromise). As to your other problem, check the cables and your connections, as I've never had the problem you described.

    Rob
     
  4. Mar 11, 2005 #184 of 2047
    splice

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    I just set up this unit this week, my problem is that no matter what video hoohup I set up be it s video or composite or component it still only will show video ok in composite, and it will not even show the component setup on the screen. The tv is set so componete is active all cables are hooked up per the book. Every thing else works great , any help would be most appreciated thanks splice unit is the rs tx 60
     
  5. Mar 12, 2005 #185 of 2047
    GiFFtech

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    Very cool- thanks Rob-USA. I was planning on buying it this month but I just blew part of that money on reserving a Sony PSP. haha. Guess, I'll just have to push that purchase to next month. :)
     
  6. Mar 14, 2005 #186 of 2047
    Jake978

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    Watching one channel while recording another can be accomplished by splitting Cable input. Then using using a video switcher to select which channel the TV will view. Go to the Tivo site and find the link for various setups.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2005 #187 of 2047
    GGI

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    Any suggestions on how to have two TIVO units in the same rack? I bought a RSTX60 and hoped to install it in the same rack with a Hughs dual tuner Directv TIVO. Unfortuately the remote control changes both units at the same time and creates a mess on on unit or the other. I tried seperating the units by about six feet horizontally, but they both still pick up the remote command.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2005 #188 of 2047
    rrman

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    TiVo and the remote can be programmed to use a different set of remote codes. Go to tivo.com or read the manual on how to do this.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2005 #189 of 2047
    rrman

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    TiVo's web site says that TiVoToGo is "coming soon" for TiVo models with DVD recorders. HME needs TiVo software version 7.1. HME sounds pretty exciting, and I'm looking forward to developing software with it. Does anyone have any more specific information regarding when version 7.1 will be available for TiVos with DVD recorders (such as the Toshiba RS-TX20)?
     
  10. Mar 16, 2005 #190 of 2047
    lordrichter

    lordrichter Registered User

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    No, TiVo does not preannounce that information.

    "Later this year" is all we know, and we don't know what year "this year" is.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2005 #191 of 2047
    tedk1

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    I finally completed setup last night.

    My satellite box is a Hughes HIRD-E86. I found buried in its manual this crucial information: it will feed HD to the component outs, or SD to the S-video, composite, and coax outs, but not both at the same time.

    The Hughes remote command to change output from one to the other is (SAT) ACTION, INPUT. Once I did that, Guided Setup finally gave me Video OK and I was able to complete the job.

    The Toshiba phone support guy was very helpful and courteous but could not suggest this course of action in over an hour on the phone. The Best Buy people were amazingly willing to help but none could tell me this. One BB techie even has a similar setup with Hughes to Toshiba, and it took him three nights to get it going, and could not explain to me (or himself) how he had finally done it.

    Tonight it's back to Best Buy to buy two more S-video cables. My first connection from the RS to the TV was by composite (yellow) cable and as soon as I replaced it with S-Video it was noticeably better. (The TV is a 50" Samsung HD by the way.) I already have the sat box and another DVD player connected by component but I want to use S-Video instead of composite where there aren't enough component connections.

    I was also planning to get another optical digital audio cable to run from the Toshiba, as my Onkyo receiver has another digital audio in available, but unfortunately the Hughes sat box only has one digital audio out and I need to leave that connected as my "real-time" audio.

    Although when I bought the Toshiba, the Best Buy guy said it would work with HD, clearly there is a lot of misinformation and half-truth on this subject. I don't blame anyone as the area is so incredibly new.

    So for now I have to take three steps to go from satellite to Tivo:
    1. change sat box output from component to an SD out such as S-Video
    2. change receiver audio from sat in to Toshiba in
    3. change TV video input from sat box to Toshiba

    I will see how hard it is to program my Sony mega-remote to do all 3 as a macro.

    Thanks for this forum. I just read every post from the beginning, and hope my post can save some other Hughes owner some frustration.

    I am considering moving both the Hughes and the RS unit to the bedroom if and when a better DirecTV/Tivo setup is available with true HD. I'd love to hear from a user with some knowledge of such.
     
  12. Mar 16, 2005 #192 of 2047
    tedk1

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    By the way, I'm an experienced forum user although new to this forum, and didn't appreciate having to remove a number of carefully chosen links and graphic enhancements before being allowed to post. But if that's the biggest problem I have to face today... (grin)
     
  13. Mar 16, 2005 #193 of 2047
    tedk1

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    One of the links I had to remove from my initial post was to the companion forum at tivo per se - I wanted to give bedelman credit for his help. Thanks. Would you believe I couldn't even spell out tivo's web address in order to post this? Three down, two to go. But I promose to quiet down for now.
     
  14. Mar 17, 2005 #194 of 2047
    Exubesq

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    My RS-TX20 just shipped. I have a nonHD 4 year old RCA TV and Comcast digital cable. What, if anything, should I buy by way of cables, etc in advance to make set up easier? Do I need to buy a better remote to get everything working as one? My hope is to connect via wireless adapter but first I just want to get the thing set up.
    Any practical advice would be most appreciated.
     
  15. Mar 17, 2005 #195 of 2047
    rrman

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    Exubesq:

    The cables you may need depend on how you want to hookup the TiVo, whether you have a receiver or not, etc. See chapter 1 of the following online Toshiba manual to see the various connection options:

    http://customersupport.tivo.com/userGuides.asp?ug=dvdrecorder_toshiba_user

    In addition to the TiVo, the remote can also control a TV and receiver (minimal functions like Power, volume, mute, input switching). See chapter 6 in the online Toshiba manual.

    Enjoy your TiVo!
     
  16. Mar 18, 2005 #196 of 2047
    Exubesq

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    Thanks. According to fedex, my new toy arrives today. I have read about the parental controls offered through Tivo and I assume that means I need to disable parental controls that Comcast permits and set them up on the Tivo instead (?) With a 14 year old and a 10 year old, I can't be too careful.
     
  17. Mar 18, 2005 #197 of 2047
    ber

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    Have RS-TX and on ocassion it appears that the picture and the voice are about a half second behind....has anyone run into this?

    THANKS
     
  18. Mar 18, 2005 #198 of 2047
    TivoDaddy

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    Correct. You only need to set up the parental controls on the Tivo. I do that with my kids. Enjoy! :D
     
  19. Mar 18, 2005 #199 of 2047
    TivoDaddy

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    ber, this occasionally happens on all models. Usually if you press pause and restart again it resyncs. If it happens repeatedly or this little trick doesn't work you might have a defective unit. Good luck.
     
  20. Mar 18, 2005 #200 of 2047
    marcelh

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    I have owned a rs-tx20 for about 4-5 months now and is it just me or does everyone hate not being able to decide what quality you want to record to DVD !!!!!
    You have to record the DVD in whatever quality it is recorded on the Hard Drive!!
    I would like to record at Best Quality to Hard Drive and then decide what quality I want it recorded to DVD why can this not be done????????

    Just venting, other than this I like my rs-tx20 but this does make me mad as I had not known about this before I purchased it!

    Marcel
     

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