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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. mrfixit454

    mrfixit454 New Member

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    Risky.. sure.....a risk I am willing to take. There are companies that can fix these. The unit you describe does not have the DVD burner. I like the simple interface without using tivo desktop and other software. Why Tivo has dropped this I don't know.... maybe HD. My 5 year old unit has been rock solid. I bought it refurbished then and besides a new hard drive after 4 years, there have been no issues. Not even rebooting issues like my Directv Tivo units.

    I recently hooked the Toshiba and Humax together with a crossover cable. I have never seen or used the MRV before so I am testing it out in the bedroom. Once I mess with it for a while, I will throw them on the network, move one to the living room and check them out with Tivo desktop.

    Fixit
     
  2. shwru980r

    shwru980r Active Member

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    Can you record shows to dvd that have been transferred from another Tivo? I think I read that you can't do that. You might want to test that out.
     
  3. Chester_Lampwick

    Chester_Lampwick Active Member

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    Hamilton,...
    Nope, you can't burn transferred programs.

    I agree with mrfixit454. These are uniquely great TiVos. I find being able to share by burning a DVD the ultimate in convenience. Kids DVDs for the car.

    Wish the DRM lobby would loosen up so I could buy a HD unit with BlueRay burner. Till then, I'm keeping my SD TiVos and CRTs....
     
  4. slyone

    slyone New Member

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    I've got an rs-tx20 which still works good....I probably should do a hdd backup/replacement...shouldn't I ?
    I remember doing 1 of my S3hd's when I 1st got it, Thanks to the folks around here!:up: The hdd a 20g Pata probably? Any preferences and/or limits....suggestions? Thanks!:)
     
  5. mrfixit454

    mrfixit454 New Member

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    If the drive is 4 years or so old.. yes. I have had success with SATA drives and the PATA (IDE) Backplane adapter in my HR10-250. I used the MFSLive Boot CD method. My Brother-in-law used the WIN MFS version. I used a Western Digital 1 Terabyte drive. Will be putting a similar 1T in my Humax DVD unit when I move it to the living room.
     
  6. slyone

    slyone New Member

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    what are the best choices when upgrading internal drive?
     
  7. Jan 3, 2011 #1987 of 2047
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    robos965 New Member

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    I'm looking for a TOSHIBA RS-TX60 image, if anyone can help thanks in advance
     
  8. unclepoo

    unclepoo New Member

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    :)

    I have classic cable feeding 4 TV's, Our cable company is slowly removing All Analog channels
    They should be done providing any analog cable channels by the end of this year (2011)
    We already have had to get miniboxes in order to get channels we already pay for.
    For the price we pay for classic cable we could order Satellite (Dish or Direct) get a larger and better selection of channels,
    and music, PLUS an Interactive TV guide. Digital cable with the minibox does not provide
    an interactive guide, and your channels are limited to classic, if you want an interactive guide, and or
    more channels, you are renting a new Cable box @ $15 a month.

    We have 1 RS-TX60 and 2 RS-TX20 (s) which while hooked up to cable
    do provide a 3 day interactive guide with no fee's and of course the abililty to record, and pause live tv, etc.
    with Tivo Basic.

    Does anyone have Dish Network, or Direct TV with the RS-TX20 or RS-TX60 ?
    what are your experiences?
    if you purchase the local channels through Dish or Direct does it show on the Dish or Direct guide?
    does it show on the Tivo guide?

    @ this point I am open to any suggestions, I also noticed for a 4 TV Set with Dish would take only 2 receivers
    and I found out that they do have an TV2toIR converter, which means theoretically the multiple Tivo's would be able
    to change the channels of either TV1 or TV2

    Please anyone with experience with The RS-TX20 or RS-TX60 and Satellite (Dish or Direct)
    please respond with your experiences and suggestions.
    Thanks in advance
     
  9. mrfixit454

    mrfixit454 New Member

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    I have TX-120 and Directv. I use a Sony SAT-A55 wit the Tivo serial cable to change the channels (no IR) The guide that it uses for directTV or any other input source is "TV Guide" or Tivo guide as you call it. I have had no issues with the Toshiba and Directv.. going on about 5 years with this setup.

    Fixit
     
  10. shwru980r

    shwru980r Active Member

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    With satellite, you won't be able to change channels while the Tivo is recording unless you rent a second tuner. With cable you can get the free DTA boxes for channel surfing while the tivo uses the cable box.
     
  11. unclepoo

    unclepoo New Member

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    Thanks Mr. Fixit for your reply, I am glad to hear it's working well, I was actually leaning towards Dish, However I did look, and what Direct
    offers on it's "Choice" package closely matches what we get from our classic cable package, plus of course many other channels plus music channels that we don't get from our classic cable package. Is it true that Direct no longer charges for locals? at this point my main problem with Direct is the $6 dollar rental of each reciever after the first one, this add's $18 to my monthly bill in addition to my package. I still think it's a better value
    however at least if I have to go to a box whether with Dish or Direct, I get more channels, and an Interactive guide, For the same or more money I get fewer channels from cable, and no interactive guide on these miniboxes, I have to pay $15 a month extra per cable box if I want more channels, and or the interactive guide. as For DVR fee's I own multiple no fee Tivo Basic units.
     
  12. unclepoo

    unclepoo New Member

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    Thank you shwru980r, Yes, I know I can't change the channel while recording, or watch one while recording another, I do this infrequently, but I do it, and switching to satellite would not give me this option, unless I rent another box, however the bulk of my TV watching is through the single tuner tivo basic with no fee's, I can watch either live tv, or a recorded show, The DTA's are only temporarily free, they will charge for them a small fee, however for the price I am paying for classic cable I can get many more channels that I would like, plus an interactive guide whether hooked up to my Tivo or not providing I switch to either Dish or Direct, being that this is the case, I am betting that many who would have stayed away from Satellite TV will now consider it for the first time just as I am.
     
  13. junkydave

    junkydave New Member

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    I have a unit and need tecnical support. The unit shut down and I will get start up screen but, after a minute or so I get blue/gray screen. I have disconnected everything, tried numerous restarts and have determined taht either the hard drive and/or power supply is bad. Can someone guide me in deteriming which one and are parts readally available? The lights on front stay lit, the fan runs, but, no other real signs of life except that the heatsinks do get warm. It had a dvd stuck in it and I removed the face and hit eject on drive and it spit out dvd so, it at least has power for that. I read alittle on the hard drives and the only number that pops up is Seagate DB35. Is this a suitable drive? Is there one better and are the upgarded versions available?
     
  14. unclepoo

    unclepoo New Member

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  15. unclepoo

    unclepoo New Member

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    junkydave]I have a unit and need tecnical support. The unit shut down and I will get start up screen but, after a minute or so I get blue/gray screen.

    Dave my first reply is correct with the exception of my guess on the hard drive (oops) :eek:
    having went to the weaknees diagnosis link I posted, and using the info from your post on the blue/gray screen, it appears the most likely culprit is either a bad power supply, or a defect in a chip on the motherboard.

    here's the diagnosis link
    http://www.weaknees.com/repair.php

    they will also help you with the diagnosis personally via email
    http://www.weaknees.com/repair-contact.php
    this is my recommendation, contact them with the above link for help with the diagnosis

    power supplys could be had here
    http://www.weaknees.com/tivo-power-supply.php

    and flat fee repair here
    http://www.weaknees.com/flat-fee-tivo-repair.php

    Good luck:)
     
  16. Dimitri

    Dimitri New Member

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    Hi,
    I have been looking at a Toshiba RS-TX60, is it possible to change out the old DVD-R drive to a Dual Format one?(one that does both +R and -R) You would think that since the software is being updated by them when you call in that they would update with support for newer tech. A bit leery of any Tivo stuff after what a DRT-400 did tho.

    I had gotten a DRT-400 which did work till it phoned in(I did not know beforehand that these things took control over you instead of a normal thing you buy and YOU decide what you want it to do and not without being forced into it, pissed me off badly, made me NOT want to pay for something I am about being held hostage and forced to do(The Tivo Service) just to get something I bought back to the way it was working when I got it, does not seem right that something can force a change on my stuff) I used it just a couple of times(the DRT-400) and it was fully working(till it phoned in). Anyway, I am going to get rid of that, I had picked up an old ReplayTV Showstopper that did not work right for real cheap and got it working very easily with a larger drive(did not have to do any weird stuff I hear people having to do on Tivo), but it does not have a burner inside like the DRT-400, it is a pain to have to burn a dvd to another unit in real time. been looking at an RS-TX60 but it only supports DVD-r.
    This all would have been so simple(and how I logically thought I should be able to do) if the dang Tivo just kept doing what it did when I got it.
    Can't afford high dollar stuff and most of what I have I have got because It was cheap cuz it needed fixing... Need to sell off this ReplayTV(works perfectly now) if I am to get something else.
    It is so simple in my head... But others seem to make it hard on me.

    Or what other unit is there that is a HDD/DVD recorder with maybe the TV Guide service for free that can be gotten reasonably?
    Thanks!
     
  17. Dimitri

    Dimitri New Member

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    Geez,
    Everything just keeps going this way, It never fails I have perfect WRONG timing! Almost every single time there has been something I like, or decided I want, finally said "thats the one!" or "thats the way", or had gone to work at a job that was fine how it was, next month or the next day someone decides to change it.... how can everything almost always go so perfectly wrong? It is friggin ironic! I have been tired of getting the rug pulled out from under me for way too long now, been doing this to me for decades.

    NOW they are going to stop the Replay Guide Service! That is what I was worried about Tivo doing the minute I get one, So I decided on the Replay, So again the evil demon that likes to screw people said hey look, he decided on that, well we gotta screw that up for him now.

    I think I just need to make everything myself(I wish I had the resouces) and have it have NOTHING to do with anybody elses ANYTHING and only then will nobody have the control to change what I thought was just fine. But probably the minute I was able to do that somebody would find some way to screw up my situation... Communists would take over or Aliens(Ha?) would come and...

    But anyway, I don't have my own big company and $$$ to do so, so...

    I want a unit that does not use Tivo or Replay or whatever, one that just uses the good old free TV Guide online. But I am almost sure that if I get one of those that TV Guide will cease to exist or something with my dang friggin, annoying, aggrivating, depressing, outside influences will not let hardly anything go right, BAD LUCK! A meteor will hit the headquarters and they will give it up or somebody will buy em out just to shut it down or something. Things just keep on reaffirming yet again and again. I don't know why I do anything at all anymore, cuz it will just go nowhere cuz someone else is going to screw it up for me... Fricken Frack and every cuss word and I just want to throw all these units out the door.

    Tired and fed up with it all and at a loss...

    I think this already IS Hell, we gotta be good enuff Here that our spirits, our electrical soul charge will not be attracted to this place when we die and we can leave(break free) and join the others.

    Good luck to all good, and hope you make it.

    :0)
     
  18. unclepoo

    unclepoo New Member

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    is it possible to change out the old DVD-R drive to a Dual Format one?
    Hi Dimitri, I doubt it, it's probably set up in the software to only allow for the DVD-R
    and if this is the case, then certainly when it phoned home for guide information it would most likely reset it, if any changes were made to it. If you already have such a drive it shouldn't hurt the unit to test it, so you could just pull the unit if it didn't. My RS TX 60 burns quickly with the tivo menu and is very nice and luckily it does burn on the most compatible DVD-R format so you could throw the dvd-r into practically anything and it would play, however if you have a bunch of DVD+R blanks you are most likely out of luck.
    If you already do have such a drive to test, please post the results as I am sure more will want to know
     
  19. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    Dimitri,

    The DVD writer in the Toshiba and Humax units are capable of writing to DVD-R and DVD+R media right out of the box. However, the software is not capable of doing that. This is TiVo's decision. It's their software, so they can do what they want.

    Also, you can try putting in a DVD writer that can do Dual Layer, but again, the software will not recognize the Dual Layer media. So it won't burn to it either.

    Sorry for the bad news, but that's the way it is until TiVo decides to change it. (Which is highly unlikely.)

    robomeister
     
  20. Dimitri

    Dimitri New Member

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    Hiya Robo and Uncle,
    Thanks for answering, thought I was going to get no reply.
    Who is/are the idiot(s) at Tivo that is in control of the software? Geez, the thing COULD do stuff but they don't let it, like another nah nah nah nah, I got control and I am not going to let you do that even tho it could, HaHaHa....

    I wish I could make my own company that does everything I need LOL. Make my own parts for my car how I want and other people would want, make my own DVRs n all, then I would not get hit by someone elses gotchas and control deals.

    Thanks again, I feel like I have just been beaten, literally and figuratively, and thrown into a hole with no way out. (from the past Tivo and Replay experiences and all I am trying to seemingly simply do, that just seems to have no logical answer or way cuz of others stipulations or deciding to can(trash, cease, discontinue, change, etc) something just when I decide that is what I want) Tired of fighting a losing battle.

    Don't worry, Be Happy...

    Peace.
     

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