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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Mar 19, 2005 #201 of 2047
    Exubesq

    Exubesq New Member

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    Got the TX20 yesterday; managed to hook up everything and was so excited when the guided set up screen appeared that it took a minute to realize (1) the remote doesn't do anything even though it lights up at the end; and (2) there are no lights or display on the front of the unit itself. The fan is going and obviously some part of it is alive because I was able to go through the set up using the select button on the front panel all the way through the 2 download calls - the final instruction of course was to push the Tivo button on the remote and that's when I gave up because of course that doesn't work. I tried unplugging the unit - no go. I am thinking defective unit and am totally pissed off.
    Is it just me or has this happend to anyone else?
     
  2. Mar 20, 2005 #202 of 2047
    lordrichter

    lordrichter Registered User

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    Sounds like something is defective in the unit. Might be something as simple as a ribbon cable coming loose during shipping. I would report it as DOA to whereever you purchased it.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2005 #203 of 2047
    Exubesq

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    It's on its way BACK to buydig.com (at my expense, natch) and I'll keep my fingers crossed that the replacement will be OK. Trying to decide if I have AmEx hold the transaction as a disputed charge until I see a real live working unit in my family room.
     
  4. Mar 21, 2005 #204 of 2047
    RayG05

    RayG05 New Member

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    Hello Everyone..I’m a newbie here. I’ve been thinking about getting Tivo for a long time and a couple of friends of mine have it and love it, but they have DirecTivo. They boast about recording 2 programs and watching another pre-recording at the same time. The decision was final when I found out about the TivoToGo feature.
    So I rushed and purchased the TX60 and so far I’m very disappointed.

    I’m really thinking about returning this unit. Maybe it’s my set up but I’m not getting the full functionality that this unit is suppose to provide or of what I expect from a $500 piece of equipment.

    PLEASE HELP:

    My setup: I live in NY and have Time Warner cable. I have not upgraded to DTV since I am moving in the next couple of months and I want to take advantage of the analog signal. So I have an old analog Scientific Atlanta box with only coaxial connections. No RCA connections which is no problem because I can still channel surf with the DVR connecting through the coaxial connection.
    Problems:
    1) 1 tuner is an issue..I can’t record a show and change to another channel unless I split the connection and get only scrambled channels. So no HBO, Skinamax, ESPN, MTV while recording..so really no reason to watch TV. However I could just look around the house and find another cable box and have 2 cable boxes hooked just to get the functionality that should have came with a $500 unit. Like I really have another cable box in a closet.
    2) Recording old VHS or home videos. I’m able to record the videos into Tivo but I can’t record them from Tivo to DVD. I get Copyright Protected. What is that? I own these movies an now I can’t archive them. This is even on my very own home made movies from my old Cam. Can’t burn them to DVD.
    3) DVD is not great and what happened to 5.1 audio output?
    4) Can’t take advantage of TivoToGo feature because at the moment feature is not offered DVD-DVR costumers.


    So far my Tivolution experience sucks.
    Please give me any reason not to return this unit.
    The only good thing I’ve got from the TX60 is the Tivo GUI which I love. Everything else is just not worth the money.

    RayG05
     
  5. Mar 22, 2005 #205 of 2047
    tucsonbill

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    Hi, I'm considering the TX20 as an option for a DVD recorder. I'm currently a ReplayTV user (not because of any bias against TiVo; it's just how it worked out.) so I only know what I read about TiVO. I understand that TiVO basic only includes limited guide data and doesn't include Season Pass capability, but does it allow me to set up a recording of a specific program from the guide to repeat weekly on a given day and time? This is basically all the capability I've had with my Replays and it's served my needs. Thanks.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2005 #206 of 2047
    rrman

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    I have the Toshiba RS-TX20. I'd like to install the TiVo Desktop. What version should I install - 2.0 or 1.3? TiVo Desktop 2.0 has TivoToGo support, although I know that TiVoToGo is not yet available for TiVos with DVD recorders. The hardware requirements for TiVo Desktop version 2.0 says "TiVo Series 2" but not the ones with DVD recorders. But, is it okay to use Desktop version 2.0 as long as I don't intend on using TiVoToGo? Or should I just install version 1.3? Other than TiVoToGo support, is there any advantage of using 2.0 instead of 1.3, or is 1.3 more stable, and then I'll just upgrade to 2.x in the future when TTG becomes available for the Toshiba?

    EDIT: I have Windows XP, which Desktop 2.0 requires.

    Thanks.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2005 #207 of 2047
    Christopher770

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    I have the following equipment:

    HDTV: SONY 34” KV-34HS420
    DVDR: TOSHIBA RS-TX20

    DIRECT TV
    HD RECEIVER SAMSUNG H10


    DELIMA IS HOOKING THE COMPONENTS TOGETHER FOR OPTIMAL PICTURE QUALITY.

    THE HD RECEIVER HAS 4 OUTPUT JACKS

    1) HDMI
    2) S-VIDEO
    3) COMPONENT
    4) COMPOSITE

    The Toshiba RS-TX20 only has 2 Input Jacks (and no HDMI Out???)

    1) RG – Satellite Coax
    2) Composite


    The logical sequence to me is Satellite to HD Receiver out to Toshiba in to Sony HDTV. But there is a huge degradation because my only option is to use the composite out from the HD Receiver into the Toshiba.

    I cannot understand why a new product like the RS-TX20 has this type of limitation for inputs. I’ve heard it is for copyright protection from recording in such high quality. I just want to be able to use the Toshiba w/ TiVo as it is intended and obtain the trued HD video quality that is capable. I’ve looked for a HDMI to RG6 Converter, S-Vid to RG6 and Component to RG6. I feel like I’m screwed.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks!!!
     
  8. Mar 23, 2005 #208 of 2047
    crazyfool

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    For those of you that own a TX 20 or TX 60, what is the most current software that you are running. I'm stuck at 5.4, and believe that may be the reason that I am getting an error while configuring message while trying to connect via broadband. I suspect that the Linksys USB100M adapter that I am using may not be supported by my current software, and that I might have to leave my unit at a friend's house until it updates via the phone line. Please let me know if my suspicions are true.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2005 #209 of 2047
    lordrichter

    lordrichter Registered User

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  10. Mar 25, 2005 #210 of 2047
    dlemelin

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    I have a Toshiba RS-TX20 and am looking for the best USB wireless adapter.
    I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router for my laptop.
    Any info appreciated! :)


    Thanks
    Danny
     
  11. Mar 30, 2005 #211 of 2047
    bjl

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    I have the Rs-Tx60 using the WUSB11 v2.8 wireless nic and sw 5.4.1xxx. I am connected via the phone only for the first time then it has been broadband ever since. One issue that I did run across is I have wep security on my network. I had the network set to key4 and the toshiba or tivo (whichever) will only recognize key1. I had to change all my units on the net to key1 and every thing is ducky.
     
  12. Mar 31, 2005 #212 of 2047
    Exubesq

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    Talk about frustration! I have been trying to get this wireless thing going - I bought the wrong adapter the first time - My Bad - so I called toshiba and they told me to get the Linksys WUSB v. 2.6 or 2.8. I went to Staples and guess what - the boxes do NOT tell you what version the adapter is. You have to open up all the packaging and slide out the velcro thing - which I did not know. So of course I buy one and it still does not work. I ended up calliing Linksys and reaming them out for not marking the version on the outside. They are "letting" me send the unit back to them (at my expense) and will send me the right version - because for some reason Staples was not all that keen on having me rummage through their stock on the off chance that they have the other versions mixed in.
    Between that and my Tivo's mistaken belief that I need to see Body by Jake at every opportunity, I am wondering about the overall value here.
     
  13. Apr 4, 2005 #213 of 2047
    ber

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    Hi I have a RS TX 20 and happy with the machine. The one drawback is editing...ie, being able to take out commericials and irrelevant info prior to burning. I just got a new computer- literally yesterday- Pentium 4- lots of gig; DVD RW drive, etc. I assume that i can do a two step dance....to edit disks....(1) burn with the toshiba to a DVD-R disc a show with commercials....then 2 take that disk and load it onto the coputer to edit.....the computer came with it appears to be two dvd related programs....intervideo window dvd creator....and sonic record now! I assume that the versions included are basis versions....does anyone know if either of the two programs will allow me to edit what is a presumably tivo formated disc burned with the RS TX 20?? If so, very brief guidance would be appreciated...

    If not, can anyone recommend a relatively inexpensive software program to edit disks created on a RS TX 20....as i said...nothing sofphisticated....just generally want to remove commercials, and a few other things from DVD-R's given the limitations of the toshiba

    Thanks

    ROB
     
  14. Apr 4, 2005 #214 of 2047
    Johnny Quest

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    I use Tmpgenc DVD Author to remove commercials and do minor editing, its a breeze to use. You can download a trial version. The full version is $70 but it is well worth it.
     
  15. Apr 5, 2005 #215 of 2047
    CpUltravox

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    I just made the move to the 20.

    I was an old Phillips 14 hour guy (yipes!), back when you had to order the TiVo from the infomercial. I upgraded and played with the system a lot, and somebody's getting a heck of a recorder with all sorts of installed toys as a gift from me, but I needed to move on!

    Anyway - day one went hitch free, hopefully day two will be the same!
     
  16. Apr 7, 2005 #216 of 2047
    kmcorbett

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    Posting just to provide another data point from a satisfied customer...

    For 3+ years I've had an AT&T branded Series 2 TiVo DVR - the 40 hour model. I have Comcast digital cable (DCT2000?) Motorola/GI, Sony A/V receiver.

    I wanted more disk space and DVD recording so I bought an RS-TX20. The installation and setup were easy; prior experience does help. Programming my old peanut remote to control 2 TiVos was easy. (New remote doesn't have the DVR 1-2 switch - grumble.)

    Overall I'm very happy with the new unit. I haven't used the DVD functions but all the familiar TiVo features work flawlessly.

    PQ is OK but not always as "good" as on the Series 2. Black and grey areas often appear uniformly dark; this varies somewhat by channel.

    One odd note: on my old TiVo Now Playing is red; on the new unit Now Playing is green. I assume this is a change related to software version and they preserve backward compatibility on units that ran prior releases. It's actually a benefit as I can easily tell which unit I'm looking at! Weird accidental UI feature...

    /kmc
     
  17. Apr 7, 2005 #217 of 2047
    shannon94188

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    Just jumping in - we got the RS-TX60 on Monday and so far, so good. (It's been interesting to read all the comments in this thread!)

    Got the wireless up and running, and last night we even burned some old stuff from VHS to Tivo to DVD. Nice!

    I noticed no "power off" button for the unit on the remote. I know I can go through the Tivo menu to put the machine into Standby, but is there an easier way?

    Thanks!
    -Shannon
     
  18. Apr 7, 2005 #218 of 2047
    rrman

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    The TiVo is designed not to be turned off. Hence, no power button.
     
  19. Apr 7, 2005 #219 of 2047
    DomozitoLK

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    I have a question about the "dark" areas many have referred to compared to the Series-1 units. I have been using my upgraded Series-1 Philips (14-hr originally, now 128-hr) for about 3-years or so now and love it.

    After reading all 11-pages of posts, I think this Toshiba would be a good unit for me with DVD-archiving, USB networking, and other nice upgrades...but the picture quality is the only thing holding me back.

    I'd love to hear feedback from Series-1 owners who've upgraded to the Toshiba to put my mind at ease on the picture quality and the dark areas.

    Thanks!
     
  20. Apr 7, 2005 #220 of 2047
    DomozitoLK

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    I've seen reference to this list, but haven't run across it yet. I've checked on Toshiba's website and some other places. Can someone point me to the right link?

    Would this be it?
    customersupport[dot]tivo[dot]com/knowbase/root/public/tv2006.htm

    Thanks!
     

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