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

  1. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004
    Hello, I am about to get the TX 120 and was wondering if others would post experiences of recording video sources like camcorders or home movie files from a PC onto the TiVo - thanks in advance. :)
  2. lordrichter

    lordrichter Registered User

    Jan 10, 2003
    Burnsville, MN
    Recording from a camcorder through the front A/V jacks is pretty simple. You cannot record from cable/antenna while recording from the A/V jack, so TiVo checks a few hours ahead to see if anything is scheduled. You can abort either the camcorder recording or the scheduled recording as you desire.

    Each recording is a separate TV show, which you name when you start the recording. Names cannot be changed. Recordings can be timed down to 5 minutes in duration, at which time TiVo will stop. TiVo can be told to stop early, but cannot run long.

    With home movies, I have taken to inserting a leader (fade out then fade in) between "scenes". I record each scene separately into the TiVo. This requires some attention and planning as I need to know how long each scene is and what it is. I usually watch the tape noting the times before I record into TiVo. Since scenes are not multiples of 5 minutes in duration, I have to watch for the fade out and stop the TiVo.

    I use a video quality according to how much material I want on the DVD, usually High is fine. Video quality is what I would expect from a VHS/8mm analog camcorder like I have.

    I write the programs to DVD-R, each program is a separate chapter on the DVD, and the titles tell all.
  3. clrprsntdngr

    clrprsntdngr New Member

    Jun 11, 2005

    The WG111 although listed as a supported adaptor does not work because all tivo's using wireless g must have software 7.1 loaded. Unfortunately for those of us who have dvd recorder tivo's, the 7.1 software does not work on our systems. I went through the same thing and just got lucky and found a wusb11 v2.6, so good luck theres always ebay.
  4. TivoDaddy

    TivoDaddy Active Member

    May 3, 2000
    Bay Area
    :up: :up: Good summary and thanks for the tip.
  5. J4yDubs

    J4yDubs New Member

    Jul 3, 2002
    Jamison, PA
    I just got a TX20 and was wondering the same thing. Thanks lordrichter for answering. I was going to try it out last weekend, but found out I need a 4-pin to 4-pin 1394 cable. Mine's a 6-pin to 4-pin. Time to go shopping.

  6. magnumis

    magnumis New Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Can the Toshiba TX20 burn DVD that have been transferred from other Tivo boxes (multi room option)?
  7. davevt98

    davevt98 New Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    Does anyone have an image of the Toshiba RS-TX20? I have already asked StanSimmons and he does not have one. Please PM me if you have one available. Thank you.
  8. TivoDaddy

    TivoDaddy Active Member

    May 3, 2000
    Bay Area
    As far as I know, no.
  9. branded

    branded New Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Rs-Tx20 for $89 -

    go to fatwallet hot deals forum and search for tivo.

    I cannot post the link as I don't have enough posts.
  10. erichazann

    erichazann New Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    I got one of these units last night (the last one in NYC) for $292 and it has a $200 MIR. It's likely that we'll have to fight for the MIR since there was a 50% discount on the normal/sale price of $539.

    My question is: I set it up, but I would like to transfer my other shows on my old 40HR Tivo to the new Toshiba and burn DVDs. Is this possible? I know it says you cant burn DVDs from multi-room viewing. Is what I'm trying to do even possible and is it considered multiroom viewing?

    Also. I signed up for the trial Premium service on the Toshiba, and it told me it was for 45 days, but it's actually for 7 days I guess because as soon as it was done setting up, it said I only had 6 days left. Is this normal?

    I have a Netgear WG111 network adapter, and was going to setup TivoToGO transfers on my older Tivo, but I have to use Virtual PC on my Mac and it's a PAIN. I just want to get those recordings off the older tivo. Is it possible to rip out the HD and just pull the raw files off by putting the HD in an enclosure?

    Thank you.
  11. melbajo

    melbajo New Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    I have a Toshiba SD-H400, Southwestern Bell DSL, and a Dell wireless 2350 Broadband Router. I have had the TIVO dialing up via a wireless telephone jack, but the jack got struck by lightning. Is it even worth being able to hook it up to my network, or would you just get another wireless jack? If you do think it is worth it, I wanted to know the best steps to go through to be able to connect my Toshiba to my wireless network.
  12. LiveBlues

    LiveBlues Master Blaster

    Oct 30, 2001
    Layton, UT
    But you could still connect that drive to the PC that you are running the TiVo desktop and stream them over your network via HMO. Or you could also consider a device like an Audiotron or other similar more current box.
  13. mandm1

    mandm1 New Member

    Jul 26, 2003
    Hi Guys,

    I have had my Rx-20 less than a month and love it ... but I had a problem last night that is strange.

    I was watching the DVD "Hitch" (commercial - not copied) and tried to do a 7 second instant replay and it took me back approx. 15 minutes! I then used the fast forward/fast rewind buttons, and when I hit play, instead of jumping back just a bit for compensation, it jumped back about 15 minutes. The timeline indicator jumps all over the place when navigating with the FFW/RWD buttons. The only way I could get close to where I was at was to use the chapter up/down buttons.

    I have not had any problems with other DVD's or with programs recorded onto the hard drive; only with this particular DVD. I'm going to call Toshiba to see what's up.

    Has this happened to any of you when playing Hitch or any other commercial DVD's? Maybe there is some sort of new encoding or copy protection causing interference with the TiVo units search functions ...?

    Another poster seems to be having similar problems with his Humax unit in this thread where I also replied: http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=245562

  14. mandm1

    mandm1 New Member

    Jul 26, 2003
    Hi Again,

    I called Toshiba and the rep. said to try another copy of the disc; that it couldn't be the fault of the player if only one particular disc functioned this way. Kinda' have to agree with this logic, I suppose, but the same disc plays, fast-forwards, and fast-rewinds perfectly on the stand-alone DVD players in my house as well as my PowerMac G5.

    I'd like to clarify the comments made in my previous post. The 7-second instant replay is labeled as 8 seconds by Toshiba in their manual. This is interesting, because upon trying to diagnose the problem this morning, I see that:
    When pressing the instant replay button, the player always back up 8 MINUTES!
    When pressing Fast-Forward - then PLAY, the unit always backs up 8 MINUTES! (Yes, BACKS up.)
    When pressing Fast-Rewind - then PLAY, the unit always backs up 8 MINUTES!
    When pressing the "advance to end" button, the unit always goes right to the end of the movie and then backs up 8 minutes!

    The only way to get close to a desired spot in this movie is while fast-forwarding at 3rd (high) speed, for example; to then press the rewind button 3 times to counter-act the fast-forward instead of simply pressing play. (Thanks, rkester)

    I tried a restart of the TiVo unit and that did not help. Toggling off the "30-second skip" code did not help. No other DVD besides "Hitch" that I have tried so far has ANY problems (even those I have made a "backup copy" of.) I will try another copy of the movie from Blockbuster, but I really doubt that will help.

    Perhaps others with this unit can try a commercial copy of "Hitch" and see what your unit does. I would be very curious to see what happens.

    BTW, my TiVo software is at version 5.4.2-01-2-565 and my DVD firmware is DVD-RW DVR-108RZ 1.15

    Mike :confused:
  15. ashu

    ashu User title defunct

    Nov 8, 2002
    Ugh - I just mailed Hitch back to netflix this morning. If I had seen this thread before, I would have tested this.

    Other commercial DVDs play great in the two Toshibas I have (TX20 and SDH400)
  16. rrman

    rrman New Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    Upstate New...
    I have the RS-TX20 (Region 1). If I burn a DVD with my Region 1 RS-TX20, will it play on other DVDs that belong to other regions? Or will it only work on Region 1 DVD players?
  17. Johnny Quest

    Johnny Quest New Member

    Mar 31, 2005
    Region coding is not an essential part of writing or burning a dvd. The only way to determine the answer to your question is to try it out. I am unaware of whether there is an info screen that would indicate that Region Coding is active in your tivo burner, you can however check this info on a dvd writer in a computer.

    Hope this helps.
  18. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004
    the answer is unfortunately that you can not use normal TiVo methods to transfer(via MRV) the shows to the RX-20 and burn them to DVD. You can however, do the MRV transfer and watch the shows off the RX-20 on TV if you are not worried about archiving them.

    if you want to archive the shows thne you do have a problem with the Mac. There are no announced plans to release TiVoToGo software for the Mac.
    You can get the shows to the Mac by using the HTTPS trick.
    open a web browser and
    use the URL of HTTPS://tivo.ip (substitute the IP address of your TiVo)
    userid is tivo
    password is your MAK (something like 7648999999 )

    that will get you a list of shows with download links
    this method does not require TiVodesktop installed, so you can at least get the .tivo files onto your Mac quickly.

    after that there is no way to play .tivo files on the Mac - you will have to convert them. Either with a PC tha thas desktop and your MAK configured on it or perhaps in virtualPC with TiVoDesktop installed though I do not own Macs so have not tried. either way do a search on the web for eTiVo the rest of what you need is there
  19. Chmeeee

    Chmeeee New Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Worcester, MA
    I guess I'll be joining the club now as well. I picked up the TX20 at Best Buy last night for $318 w/tax - $200 rebate. I currently have an 80-hour Series 2 which I will be selling once this is all set up and I'm sure everything works like it should. I'll also be selling my DVD player, since I don't need it anymore, so once the rebates come back it looks like this will come out just about free. :cool:

    I have to say that I love integrating the DVD, even just for playing them, never mind burning them. First of all, it reduces my cable maze a bit. Second of all, I don't have to switch over my receiver and TV whenever I watch a movie. Third, I have one fewer remote. And finally, the best part of all: I can watch DVD's with the TiVo interface!

    CCONKLIN1 New Member

    May 6, 2002
    Just bought one of these and hope to have a few questions answered.
    1. can you record from a dvd to the hard drive?
    2. can the hard drive be upgraded?
    thanks for your help. i really did not want to slog through 10 pages and the search was not working for me.

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