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

  1. Apr 21, 2005 #241 of 2047
    Iano

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    Medium quality is good for business shows, sometimes it is hard to tell the difference. Sports and anything else with a lot of movement really should be done at best quality.

    You are pretty much stuck with using medium quality if you want 4 hours (basic for 6 hours).

    You can only get just over 2 hours of a good quality movie on a regular store bought DVD (using single layer disks like DVD-R). I believe there are better compression techniques that retain quality (like DiVx?) but they require a lot more CPU power and the disks might not play on regular DVD players. Anyone with more expertise know more about this?

    Ian.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2005 #242 of 2047
    Iano

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    Just tried out a Series-2 straight TiVo box, using the same composite input to my TV as the TX60. The output is identiical to the TX60.

    The quality of the picture is good. Mostly it is just darker than the TV. Although fleshtones appear less 'rosy' than the TV, not sure if this is just because they are darker or if there is a minor color difference.

    Do these differences sound like a simple difference in the TV and TiVo tuners or a difference in the digitization/compression process?

    Ian.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2005 #243 of 2047
    mdbadger

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    I have had my tx20 for 4 months and just ran into an issue. The cable signal is no longer being received by the tx20. I have verified that the cable signal is good from the wall. TX20 can play recorded content to tv. Checked cables from cable tv box to tx20. My assumption is that I have a TX20 hardware problem. Has anyone seen this issue.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2005 #244 of 2047
    MID1991

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  5. Apr 26, 2005 #245 of 2047
    lordrichter

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    By now you have probably determined what is wrong, or decided it is broken.

    What input are you using from cable into the TX-20? You have everything plugged into the right place in the back of the TX-20, right? You are using the same input that you told TiVo when you did guided setup? You have rebooted the TX-20, and as a last resort, rerun guided setup?

    If all that, and it still does not work, call Toshiba.

    Let us know how this comes out.
     
  6. May 1, 2005 #246 of 2047
    DJ_JonnyV

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    Hey, all, first time poster here on Tivo Community forum. Discovered this through AVSForum where I'm a regular. Last weekend I bought a RS-TX20, and am pretty juiced about hooking it up. However, wanted to make sure that I had all the right accessories first. I would like to hook it into my wireless network, but could not find the "approved" LInksys USB wireless adapter yesterday at a bricks & mortar. So, I picked up a LInksys WUSB54GS Wireless G Adapter with speedbooster. Has anyone else here had success with this adapter and their Toshiba? I'm still trying to catch up on all 13 pages of this thread, but only made it though 4 so far. Thanks!
     
  7. May 3, 2005 #247 of 2047
    Oldiesfan

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    I Am Under The Impression That I Should Be Able To Record An "on Demand" Or Ppv Movie Or Event To The Hd On The Tx60. However, When I Tried To Record A Movie Off My Cablevision Cable Feed All I Recorded Was "buy" Prompt Even Though I Did Not Hit Record Until The Movie Actually Started.

    Am I Doing Something Wrong? Any Suggestions Will Be Appreciated.
     
  8. May 3, 2005 #248 of 2047
    ber

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    Yes i don't think you should have a problem. I have COMCAST. I simply just use the TIVO remote to turn to channel 1; order the show with the cable remote; and then hit record. The only problem i have run into is that if there is a half hour of some other show in the "buffer" when you manually hit the record button...your going to get all that as part of your recording....so you want to make sure that you switch channels with the TIVO remote to channel 1 before you start recording (thus removing up to 30 minutes of buffer).

    What is the TIVO show is recording after you hit Buy? Is it recording any other feed?
     
  9. May 3, 2005 #249 of 2047
    hishami

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    Hi,

    I just ordered an RS-TX20 and am awaiting delivery.
    I'd like to know what Tivo software version number they currently support.
    In particular, I want to know if they support a recent enough version that
    enables the remote programming feature.

    Generally, how many version releases are these units behind?

    Thank you very much,

    Hisham
     
  10. May 3, 2005 #250 of 2047
    ber

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    My RS-TX20 is about three months old and has the following version:

    5.42.01-2-565

    If by remote programing you mean being able to program the unit remotely from an internet access computer you should be all set with the TX20....my understanding is that the only limitation is that it wll not yet perform TIVOTOGO functions (i,e, transferring files from the hard drive to a remote computer for burning)...which is no big issue given that you can burn them onto a DVD-R disk without a computer...and if you want to edit a program on the computer just upload the disk...

    Hope this helps
     
  11. May 3, 2005 #251 of 2047
    hishami

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    Very helpful. Thank you for the quick response.

    Hisham
     
  12. May 3, 2005 #252 of 2047
    hishami

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    By the way, I also wondered what Tivo service number code these units have so I can know which wireless network adapters work with it.

    Thanks,

    Hisham
     
  13. May 4, 2005 #253 of 2047
    trikr

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    Hi everyone,

    Is the compression quality something that can be updated and improved in the future with a tivo downloaded update or is that a fixed hardware issue? It seems like when i shrink and backup store bought dvd's on my pc the compression is SO much better even though i'm compressing it way more than the tivo does. For instance I can squeeze 8 sitcom episodes from a store bought cd onto a dvd-r and still have it look pretty good. It looks like garbage when tivo does that. It does take a lot longer on the pc though. :rolleyes:
     
  14. May 4, 2005 #254 of 2047
    raiderTIVO

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    I found that if I burn exactly two hours of programs onto a DVD, the DVD doesn't play on all devices and that DVD's with less than 2 hours of programs will play on the same devices. I don't know if the players needs some type of buffer that the unused capacity provides, but that's all I can think of.


     
  15. May 7, 2005 #255 of 2047
    Welshdog

    Welshdog Tivo this, punk!

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    What you are describing sounds a lot like encoded Closed Captioning. It looks like little white "ants" marching across the very tip top of the screen (it is located on line #21 of the TV frame). I am a video editor and I see this all the time. In fact sometimes I have to be careful not to disturb it during the edit or the CC won't work when the program airs. You might try activating the captioning on your TV to see if that is in fact what you are seeing on your computer.

    It's harmless and will almost always be seen on any network show (and commericals). Cable channels and local programming won't always be captioned.
     
  16. May 8, 2005 #256 of 2047
    mtdew

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    I am thinking about buying one of the Toshiba models and was reading through the forums. It sounds like picture quality when transfering to DVD varies depending on the quality selected. I was wondering what the capacity of the TX20 and/or TX60 is in the highest quality mode? Can someone provide a breakdown of the capacity in the different modes? (best, medium, etc?)

    TIA
     
  17. May 9, 2005 #257 of 2047
    lordrichter

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    For the TX20

    Best - 32 hrs (1 hr on DVD)
    High - 46 hrs (2 hrs on DVD)
    Med - 94 hrs (4 hrs on DVD)
    Basic - 141 hrs (6 hrs on DVD)

    Also, you might want to change your avatar before the forum Avatar Police track you down... that is, unless you are a Sith M&M in real life.
     
  18. May 10, 2005 #258 of 2047
    amt007

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    Hi

    I have a TX60, recently bought. I successfully set up direct cable (coaxial) into TX60, without cable box. Now, I can record from VCR/camcorder using one of the two sets of AV inputs (one in the front and one in the back). But recording must be done right away and there's no option for timer recording.

    I can't find a way to connect my c-band international signal into TX60 to take advantage of features such as "pause live tv" or timer recording. I know they don't provide support for c-band, in terms of programming guide and I accept that. However, I thought they would at least provide an option similar to
    "Line In L1 or L2" from my VCR to accept the auxilliary audiovideo input.

    Has anyone figured out how to "add" a "Line IN" channel that will correspond to the AV composite input form the front or back of TX60? When I called Tivo support, they said they couldn't tell me, although there might be a way. They asked me to post it on this forum.

    Any adivice will be greatly appreciated. :)

    amt
     
  19. May 15, 2005 #259 of 2047
    ball6135

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    Just picked up my first "Tivo" unit (Toshiba described in this thread)

    I am not able to get any audio in Live TV mode? I am able to get audio when playing a DVD?

    If I connect the audio cables from the cable box (Motorola / GD) directly, I get audio?

    I am using component cables between the Toshiba and the TV for Video, and the R/L cables for sound? (not the digital out..)

    Anyone have any thoughts on what it might be? Set up issues?

    I have tried resetting the unit. Tried disconnecting the AC power for 30 minutes and then back on... all to no avail?

    It seems as though I am missing something between the audio in and the audio out, but I am not sure what it is!?

    Thanks in advance for any help you may have!!!
     
  20. May 15, 2005 #260 of 2047
    mjoshi

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    Hello All,

    Thrilled to be here and thrilled to see TiVo (my first TiVo) and it is TX20. Still not completed reading all things in manual but will catch up soon. Nee to know how can I watch / play whatever is on my computer / laptop on TV using TX20. Also it stated initially that I've 45 days of Tivo plus trial service but now it shows me only 15days of service what is wrong ?
     

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