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

  1. Jul 18, 2005 #381 of 2047
    ScubaCat

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    I have Dish Network. Line in from Dish to Dish receiver to TX-20. I use the IR channel changer.

    I've had other versions of TiVo since 2001 and I've never had one change the channel during a recording.
     
  2. Jul 18, 2005 #382 of 2047
    bigdumbanimal

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    I also have this problem with a new RS-TX20. I have not tried component yet...just S-Video and Composite. The picture is really good from cable box to TV (Receiver,) however I get faint black vertical lines when it comes from the Tivo. I am connecting to Tivo now to see if any firmware updates exist. Next I'll try to find some component cables to use. Both my composite and S-Video cables are Acoustic Research...which aren't bad cables. Thanks in advance.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2005 #383 of 2047
    Bimwad

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    Can anybody here confirm that both the digital and analog audio outputs are active simultaneously?

    If they are, it would help me get around the input limitations of my TV. If they aren't, it would save me the cost of a Toslink cable.

    TIA
     
  4. Jul 19, 2005 #384 of 2047
    Tplyr

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    "Quote:
    Originally Posted by tombaker
    I have vertical lines on the Toshiba RS-TX20 on coaxial and composite outputs.....Component output seems to resolve it....saw some post that a hardware software update may fix this.

    Do I have a sub par machine or is this normal
    tia
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    I also have the same problem as tombaker and bigdumbanimal with my newly purchased Toshiba RS-TX20. I've done this much so far, and I get the exact same results: "The picture is really good from cable box to TV (Receiver,) however I get faint black vertical lines when it comes from the Tivo."

    My cable input runs from the wall outlet -> through my cable company's cable box -> through my VCR -> then to the RS-TX20 via a series of component and coaxial connections. This setup works great (crystal clear, no vertical lines) when I was using my other Tivo Series 2 - 40 Hour unit which was replaced by the RS-TX20.

    Before I disconnect and reconnect all the wiring and spend an enormous amount of time trying to diagnose everything, I'd like to know what else to try besides connecting the component cables from my cable box -> to the Toshiba RS-TX20 Tivo unit -> to my TV.

    And, if possible, I'd like to know if a specific solution exists for this "black vertical lines (on TV screen) when it comes from the Tivo" problem. :confused: Thanks.


    FYI Update:
    My current Software Version: 5.4-01-2-565
    My current DVD Drive Firmware Version: DVD-RW DVR-108RZ rev. 1.08
     
  5. Jul 19, 2005 #385 of 2047
    bigdumbanimal

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    I was cruising the Tivo support forums this morning and found out that this should be resolved by a Tivo software update. My Tivo downloaded updates for a couple of hours last night and never finished correctly. I am going to pick up a USB wireless ethernet adapter tonight and try updating with that. I get the black lines both in the Tivo menus and while watching TV. My old series 2 used the same cables and didn't have this problem. I'll post tonight/tomorrow with my findings. Let me know if you find anything.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2005 #386 of 2047
    tombaker

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    It appears that after a few days.....TX20 did go out and get a software update....and the lines seem gone....I could tell it was a major update because I got the dancing TIVO startup animation when I woke up my TIVO

    I often turn it to standby at night

    I am currently using normal composite cables with no lines.....I needed my component TV imputs for a PS2....

    I now look forward to the 7.1 software update to come out.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2005 #387 of 2047
    ashu

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    I can confirm that (at least for TiVo shows; when i watcha DVD I don't bother with analog, of course ;) ) I can double check for DVDs if you'd like, but I'm quite confident you should be fine. My Humax DRT800 (bedroom, older TV) definitely sends DVD audio out over analog - but I haven't confirmed digital is simultaneously active!

    <edit> Although if you do have a home theater system, why do you even need the analog setup? And if you don't have one, resta ssured that stereo output (TiVo'd shows, live TV and streamed MP3s) play virtually identically via analog and digital audio interconnects (I've compared them both with my old receiver) DVD's, of course, only send encoded Dolby Digital or DTS or PCM audio over digital interconnects.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2005 #388 of 2047
    Tplyr

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    I left the wiring alone and didn't have to spend an enormous amount of time to diagnose all the wiring. :eek:

    A second or third Tivo connection downloaded a major software update for a few hours which fixed the black vertical lines problem.

    My current Software Version is still the same: 5.4-01-2-565
    My current DVD Drive Firmware Version is now upgraded to: DVD-RW DVR-108RZ rev. 1.15

    I'm pleased to now know it's only a firmware/software issue and not a hardware issue. Thanks tombaker and bigdumbanimal for your tips and help. :up:
     
  9. Jul 20, 2005 #389 of 2047
    bigdumbanimal

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    I came home from work last night, rebooted the Tivo and the lines were all gone. You were right on...just a software update.

    Thanks
     
  10. Jul 20, 2005 #390 of 2047
    Bimwad

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    Thx, I've got it working the way I thought it would -- analog audio output direct to the TV for mostly casual viewing, when I don't feel like firing up the HT system, and the digital audio out to the receiver for full effect.

    Only oddity is that even though I changed the audio setting to 96kHz, my receiver is only detecting 48kHz. I guess normal program content doesn't go any higher.
     
  11. Jul 20, 2005 #391 of 2047
    Nolzman

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    Just purchased a TX20 and I have a simply question. Does the box contain a cable ready tuner (i.e. VCR). The reason I ask is this unit is for my in-laws and they have basic cable only. No cable box necessary, but do have a cable box. Can I split the cable and have one go to the cable box then onto the TV, and one to the TX20 and then to the TV. That way they can record one thing and watch another.

    Does the unit have more than one TV tuner? What is the best way to set this up with a basic cable box?
     
  12. Jul 20, 2005 #392 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Yes, the RS-TX20 and all other SA TiVos have tuners built-in, so you can use them with "no cable box" cable setups.

    Only one tuner, BTW.

    You'll probably want to split the cable before the cable box, so you can watch live TV on one side and record TiVo on the other. If they need/want to record channels they only receive over the cable box, you'll have to connect the cable box to the TiVo and fiddle with the IR blasters. However, if they can live with only recording channels they receive straight off the wire, you can leave the cable box on the TV side of things and let the TiVo tune basic cable itself.

    Drew
     
  13. Jul 20, 2005 #393 of 2047
    Runch Machine

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    Actually you don't have to split the cable. The RS-TX 20 has an RF (TV Signal) pass through. Connect the cable directly to the top RF connecter, Connect another coax cable to the bottom RF connector and to the TV. This will result in a better picture and less signal loss. This is how I use it and it works great.

    Note that in order to see a picture from the RS-TX20 you have to connect it to the TV via video and audio jacks. This unit does NOT send a signal on channel 3 like a VCR. Just to be clear this unit does have cable ready tuner. When you set it up you tell it cable input or TV antenna input during guided set up.
     
  14. Jul 20, 2005 #394 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Good point... If it wasn't passthrough-only, I'd still recommend splitting, just so you don't have to hassle with standby all the time. But with passthrough, yours is clearly the best way.

    Drew
     
  15. Jul 20, 2005 #395 of 2047
    mindstorm

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    Does anyone know if the RS-TX series supports the saving of camcorder footage shot in 16:9 format in that aspect ratio? So far, I've had no luck in getting the camcorder footage to come out in the correct format (16:9). When I save from my camcorder to the RS-TX unit, the unit "squeezes" the video into 4:3 format --my wife likes it since she says we all look thinner :)

    So far I have tried recording to the unit via s-video and firewire.

    I still have not explored all the output options in my camcorder (Sony) so there way be so way there to preserve the aspect ratio, but I wanted to see if anyone else has encountered this issue and discovered a workaround.


    Thanks,

    Doug
     
  16. Jul 20, 2005 #396 of 2047
    bamaman

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    I have a question about recording to the DVD. Is there a way to record the contents of a folder? Say I have 3 episodes of Six Feet Under in the folder and I want to record all of them to the DVD, can I tell the DVD recorder to record all that is in the folder or do I have to record each show one at a time?
    Thanks
     
  17. Jul 20, 2005 #397 of 2047
    azitnay

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    One at a time... Not a big deal, since you'll most likely never be putting more than 8 of anything on a single disc anyway. And this way, you can order them.

    Drew
     
  18. Jul 20, 2005 #398 of 2047
    windracer

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    Right, so technically it's not one at a time. You can queue up a bunch of shows (in any order, as azitnay mentioned) to burn to DVD (as many as will fit).
     
  19. Jul 20, 2005 #399 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Ahh... I misread the question a bit. Select them one at a time, but burn them all at once, indeed.

    Drew
     
  20. Jul 20, 2005 #400 of 2047
    Runch Machine

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    I was wondering if I could record a DVD movie to the hard drive and then burn it to a DVD. I found that it allows a movie to be copied to the hard drive but when you go to make a DVD it doesn't allow you to select the movie. The check box has a circle with a line through it.

    My question is, How does it know it is a program that is not to be copied? To get the movie on to the hard drive I connected an external DVD player to the S-Video input on the front. The result is an analog copy on the hard drive. How is this any different, technically, then connecting a camcorder with home movies on it and making a DVD copy?
     

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