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

  1. Apr 8, 2005 #221 of 2047
    ber

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    I recall reading something- somewhere on this point...but can't find it. Here is the situation. When i burn a disc on my Toshiba it plays perfectly on the Tv....however when i take that same disc and play it on my computer (17" flat panel screeN)...i notice some of what i will term noise at the very top edge of the screen...a thin band of white interference...it is present with certain recorded dvds...others appear however to play fine....any sense of (1) what is causing this and (2) whether it can be corrected either prior to burning the disks or alternatively changing some monitor setting?

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 8, 2005 #222 of 2047
    TivoDaddy

    TivoDaddy Active Member

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    I hate to break it to you, but to me the PQ of the RX-60 is a bit worse than my 4-y-o Series I. I have a 43" Samsung HDTV so of course, the artifacts are enhanced. I now play my DVDs through the RX-60 (through component out) and love it, although it replaced an S-video out DVD player.

    But for archiving our old home movies to DVD is worth it, as well as archiving shows to DVD. :up:
     
  3. Apr 8, 2005 #223 of 2047
    TivoDaddy

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    I've noticed this as well on some DVDs that I have burned. I'm still trying to figure out what causes this artifact. I don't see a pattern yet, although it could be the difference in the individual DVDs {shrug}.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2005 #224 of 2047
    twtckt

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    did you ever get this resolved?
     
  5. Apr 10, 2005 #225 of 2047
    ber

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    Thanks for the comments...at least i am not alone on the interference....the only pattern i have noticed is that it is never present if i tape higher level channels on digital cable...ie. movies on HBO....but is always present when i burn TV shows on the networks
     
  6. Apr 11, 2005 #226 of 2047
    iml84myd8s

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    I've been reading everyone's posts. Sorry if I missed the answer to this, but I cannot seem to find the answer to my questions. So here are my questions...


    I see the RS-TX20 has a Digital Audio Output (Optical Toslink). I have two questions regarding this.

    I know a Movie DVD with Dolby Digital format can be played with the RS-TX20 DVD player so an audio receiver can produce the DD surround sound effects.

    1. If a movie is recorded from a Satellite or Cable box with the Tivo feature, can this movie be replayed from the RS-TX20 hard drive with the DD surround sound effect?
    2. Can this movie be written from the hard drive to a DVD using the DVD Recorder so that the Dolby Digital format can be replayed from this DVD later while reproducing the DD surround sound effect?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2005 #227 of 2047
    Exubesq

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    Just thought I would share a success story. After 1 defective unit and three WUSB adapter missteps, my RX20 is humming along, network connected and life is good.
    I am exhausted but happy.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2005 #228 of 2047
    Iano

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    Hi, I got my first TiVo, a TX60. I have had it a week now. Everything is looking good except for the dark picture others have mentioned.

    My setup is:

    Cable RF -> TV RF
    Cable RF -> TX60 -> Composite/RCA AV --> TV

    Switching between the two the difference is very clear. I tried replacing the TX60 in the above setup with a VCR and I cannot detect any difference in the pictures. Just to be sure it is not a signal problem I tried: VCR -> S-video -> TX60 -> Composite/RCA AV --> TV , playing a tape on the VCR gives me the same darkness to the picture.

    I am not sure if DVDs are also darkened as making a direct comparison is harder. If store bought DVDs are darkened this would suggest the output is Japanese NTSC instead of American NTSC.

    If there is no fix for this I would like to return mine, which could be difficult since it is not clear if it is 'defective'.

    Any insights into the problem or if there is likely to be a fix?

    Ian.
     
  9. Apr 17, 2005 #229 of 2047
    PriorSayin

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    I wish to send the programs stored on my rs-tx20 to my PC. I do have it networked to play tunes & show pics - works great - but I do not know how to get the recordings from the Toshiba tivo unit into Tivo desktop 2.0 on my PC.
    The idea is to be able to take advantage of the dual layer DVD burner I have on my PC, thereby eliminating the need for multi disks for larger programs. Am I being realistic with this request? Will tivotogo solve this when (if) it becomes available to this group of users?
    Thanks in advance and sorry if this is a repeated question.

    PriorSayin
     
  10. Apr 18, 2005 #230 of 2047
    MID1991

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    Hi Folks

    I got a TX20 for Xmas and I'm having trouble with DVD's I burn playing on other DVD devices. When I try to play burned DVD on my Polaroid PVD 700 I get only one channel of stereo sound. When I try to play it on an Aiwa unit it doesn't recognize the disk "No Disk". The burned disk does play fine on the TX 20. I've been using -R 8X but from what I've seen here maybe I'll try to find some 4X. Any suggestions or comments welcome.

    Thanks

    MID
     
  11. Apr 18, 2005 #231 of 2047
    ROB-USA

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    Santa...
    Realistic yes; now you just have to be patient. (As a fellow RS-TX20 owner, I share your pain)
     
  12. Apr 18, 2005 #232 of 2047
    ROB-USA

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    Santa...
    I use Verbatum 4x DV-Rs and have NEVER made a coaster.

    My source is: http://www.supermediastore.com

    I but mine in "cake-boxes" od 100 per.

    Good luck!
     
  13. Apr 18, 2005 #233 of 2047
    MID1991

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    Rob

    But do they play on other DVD's?

    Thanks

    MID
     
  14. Apr 19, 2005 #234 of 2047
    lordrichter

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    I use Memorex 8x DVD-R discs and they play on every DVD player I own, and ones that I do not own.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2005 #235 of 2047
    MID1991

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    lordrichter

    Thanks. Good to know

    Rgds

    MID
     
  16. Apr 19, 2005 #236 of 2047
    Iano

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    I asked Toshiba directly what the black level was set to on the TX60. They said 7.5 IRE.

    Frankly now I am even more confused. Some people seem to be seeing a problem others not. Humax Tivo/DVD recorders also seem to have the same problem with a dark picture, but in another thread the output was measured at 0 IRE on the Humax.

    Ian
     
  17. Apr 20, 2005 #237 of 2047
    ROB-USA

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    Santa...
    Yes they do..on a least 5 different "stand alone" players that I've tried.

    Pansonic, Pioneer, RCA, Sony and JVC.
     
  18. Apr 20, 2005 #238 of 2047
    ber

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    MID Not sure if i can help on this one. But here is my two cents. As you know the TX20 must be used with DVD-R disks. I have not had any compatibility problems in my sony dvd player nor my desktop computer. I did have an "old" laptop which would not read the disks. My guess- and hope- is that every new DVD player on the market will be able to read DVD-R and DVD+R discs...and frankly all other formats....old DVD players however may not be compatible,..that my be the case paricularly with your Aiwa unit. My suggestion is to do a google search with the terms DVD-R compatibility....there are a bunch of sites which will tell you whether there are any issues in reading the disks

    RObert
     
  19. Apr 20, 2005 #239 of 2047
    ber

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    Yes, i have read a number of posts on this issue....put me in the category of people that do not- thankfully have any type of problem....on the TX20
     
  20. Apr 20, 2005 #240 of 2047
    ber

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    Quick question....i have had the TX20 for about three months and am very pleased with the unit. I record almost exclusively in either Best Quality or High Quality.....the only time that i tried to go below high quality- to medium (which sounds like it wouldnt be too bad)- for a program so that i could put 4 hours onto the disk...the pic was terrible!!!! Big time!

    not a big deal...because i don't plan on doing that again! but i would appreciate any feedback on pic quality at medium quality....i assume that this is not really a toshiba issue....but a general question for DVD records...it would be nice to fit 4 hours of decent material onto a single disk! Or maybe 6? I doubt that there is anything however that can be done? I would only think of doing it...for example with a sporting event

    Thanks

    Rob
     

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