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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. May 16, 2005 #261 of 2047
    lordrichter

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    Try a different cabling scheme (if possible) and see if that makes any difference. Check your cables to make sure that everything is in the right spot on the back of the TiVo.
     
  2. May 17, 2005 #262 of 2047
    bary

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    I am looking at buying a rs-tx60 that is "dead" are there images out there for the harddrive if I have to start from ground zero?
     
  3. May 18, 2005 #263 of 2047
    Oldiesfan

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    Ber: Thanks for the info. I subsequently contacted TIVO tech. support, Toshiba tech support and my cable provider (Cablevision) All indicated that there should be no problem and that the Cablevision does not filter or otherwise block a recording effort to the HD.

    However, when I moved to the PPV channel, "bought" the movie, waited for it to begin, and then initiated the manual record action, all I recorded was the "Buy" screen that prompts you to order the movie. I did not consider the recorded buffer but since I didn't begin the record sequence until that screen was gone and the movie started I don't know how it was captured.
     
  4. May 20, 2005 #264 of 2047
    KenF

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    I'd like to add my name to the list. I have a new unit and did a save to verify that the thing worked. That was the last one that completed. Everthing that I've tried to save since will get the error at the end of the process. I thought that it might be the brand of disks (Samsung) or maybe what I was trying to save is copyprotected (South Park)
     
  5. May 21, 2005 #265 of 2047
    ball6135

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    I went through every cabling option that I had.... no luck... Returned it and it was exchanged without a problem... same set up and we are in business!!!!! :D
     
  6. May 26, 2005 #266 of 2047
    lordrichter

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    Cool, glad you got it working, even though you had to get a new unit.
     
  7. May 26, 2005 #267 of 2047
    StanLandman

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    I have just updated from a SD-H 400 to a RS-TX60. I used a one for all URC 6131 to control the SD-H 400. Can anyone advise which code on that remote work the RS-TX 60? Also whether it is a dvd or pvr code. Thanks in advance for any help.
    Stan
     
  8. May 29, 2005 #268 of 2047
    soinke71

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    Hello, I Just had the exact same problem with a scratched disc I received from NetFlix; it got stucked inside my Toshiba RS-TX20. Thanks to this thread I didn't waste any time fixing the problem. Just hold down the open/close button for a couple of minutes from the moment the Tivo starts setting up, this forces the unit to open the tray. This trick WORKS.
    Thanks a lot.
     
  9. May 30, 2005 #269 of 2047
    sondhead

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    Just bought a RS-TX60 from buydig today. Needless to say, it's not here yet but I went ahead and picked up a Netgear WG111 USB Wireless adaptor. Has anyone successfully used this with the Toshiba unit? Are my chances good, or should I be rushing back to get a refund?

    The Tivo website's list of approved wireless units really sucks. With their given information it is almost impossible to find most of the items they have listed as full green. What have you guys been using successfully.. described in a way so that I, too, can find online information and purchase? Thanks in advance and sorry if my questions are re-hash or stupid.

    Logan
     
  10. May 30, 2005 #270 of 2047
    ashu

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    Hmm - it is my understanding that ...
    a. DVD Recorder units aren't being upgrades to the newer Operating System (7.1) yet
    b. 7.x is the first version that supports G networking.

    This just means that (if the adapter you purchased is NOW supported on other TiVos that already have 7.x) you will lack connectivity until the new system is pushed down to DV Recorder units.

    I don't have G adapters myself, so I'd recommend you check the other threads around here to find out whether the other units with version 7.1 support that one.
     
  11. May 31, 2005 #271 of 2047
    gblank

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    I just purchased an open box unit from Best Buy that I am going to replace my Sony SVR-2000 (130 hr) with. This will allow me to connect to my other Series 2 Tivo 80 hour unit as well as the media on my PC.

    The unit I got came with everyting except the Owners Manual which I probably don't need but it would be nice to have anyway. The Toshiba website does not list this model and they referred me to a local dealer who also doesn't have it.

    It would be greatley appreciated if anyone has an extra one that I can get or a link to a file that has it.!
     
  12. May 31, 2005 #272 of 2047
    ROB-USA

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    Santa...
    Here: http://customersupport.tivo.com/userGuides.asp?ug=dvdrecorder_toshiba
    :)
     
  13. Jun 1, 2005 #273 of 2047
    bastion

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    I too picked up an open box TX20 from best buy yesterday. After reading through this thread some last night, I hooked it up this afternoon and began playing around with different hookups and settings. I must agree, the PQ viewing live TV through the unit is very annoying. I paid $400 for this and the picture that comes through the unit, using either coax, composite, or S-video from my digital cable box, is pretty crappy in comparison to the raw signal from the cable box. It's overly dark and grany.

    My other complaint is the audio output. I have a pioneer A/V reciever, and have a DVD player, PS2, Game Cube, and an Xbox all running through it with good audio results. But with the TX20 hooked up to it for DVD and Tivo playback, it just doesn't seem to have as much oomph. To get sound levels similar to the other units, I have to crank it up quite a bit more. And as far as DVD playback goes, it does not sound as clear as my panasonic unit, somewhat softer and heavy on the bass. When I tested with a copy of The Incredibles, I found that I was having trouble hearing softer speech (especially the lead characters deeper voice) when the volume was at an appropriate point for the majority of the sound level in the film. This has never been a problem with the panasonic unit (or the PS2 or Xbox). As far as DVD PQ though, it looks great.

    I dunno. I might play around with it a bit more tomorrow, but if things stay the way they are now, it's going back. I just can't see paying $400 for a peice of hardware that degrades the video that much and can't put out audio quality on the same level as my $100 DVD player. Has anyone had any similar issues with the Humax or the Pioneer? I was really looking forward to burning DVD's of my fav shows and Hi8 tapes (then editing on PC with TMPGEnc DVD Author), but I don't know if I can live with the quality loss that I am seeing for the cost. Would I get better results from a cheaper Version 2 standalone Tivo unit, and then just copy files to my PC with Tivotogo for editing and burning onto DVD if needed? But at that point I'd have to pay the monthly fee for the Plus as well since Basic is not included. Gah, I'm so confused.

    For claification:

    Setups tried -
    Video into cablebox via coax, to TV via coax from cable box, to Tivo from cable box via composite, from Tivo to TV via component.

    Video into cablebox via coax, to TV via coax passthrough on Tivo, to tivo via coax from cable box, from Tivo to TV via conponent.

    Video into cablebox via coax, to tv via coax from cable box, to Tivo from cablebox via Svideo, from tivo to TV via component.

    In all situations, the audio was either coming from coax or RCA (composite), depending on feed to Tivo from the cable box, and was then RCA to the A/V reciever. The reciever does not have a digital audio input. REcording settings of High and Best were tested on each setup while watching "Live" TV. TV is a failry new Sony 53" RPTV and cable is Standard Digital, no HD.
     
  14. Jun 1, 2005 #274 of 2047
    gblank

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    Thanks for the link Rob...
     
  15. Jun 1, 2005 #275 of 2047
    gblank

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    Makes me wonder how good of a deal I got. I was going to hook mine up last night but was just too tired. Guess I'll hook it up today and see what the picture looks like and how the sound is.
     
  16. Jun 1, 2005 #276 of 2047
    Johnny Quest

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    I know this is probably a stupid question but did you adjust any of the Audio settings on your box within the Tivo settings menu?
     
  17. Jun 1, 2005 #277 of 2047
    bastion

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    Yup. Set it up for 96kHz and Dolby Digital. No DTS decoding on my reciever currently, so I kept that off. Also played with other settings, but the above should have been optimal (matched what I had setup on the current DVD player).

    I ended up returning it tonight. Couldn't justify the price versus how much use we'd get out of it and my dissappointment with the quality. A standard Tivo would have been cool, but once again, I don't feel like paying that monthly fee :p
     
  18. Jun 5, 2005 #278 of 2047
    shins

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    Hi, I'm new to this forum, and just bought a RS-TX20 less than a month ago. So far so good. Then again, I'm not a huge cable, HDTV viewer, so for my basic viewing needs (and playing the DVD with component) the quality has been rather good.

    I had a question regarding CD/MP3 playback. Does anyone here know if the USB port in the back can be used to connect to an external hard drive? All of my music is stored on that, and it would be nice to be able to play my MP3 files directly from the external hard drive to my speaker system (connected to my Toshiba via USB). Thanks!
     
  19. Jun 5, 2005 #279 of 2047
    lordrichter

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    No.
     
  20. Jun 6, 2005 #280 of 2047
    shins

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    Aww, too bad. Thanks for the information though.
     

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