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

  1. Jul 20, 2005 #401 of 2047
    azitnay

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    The TiVo presumably picked up the Macrovision copy protection embedded into the analog stream of the DVD. Your home movies most certainly would not have this protection.

    Drew
     
  2. Jul 21, 2005 #402 of 2047
    ROB-USA

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    I have had this model since dec 04 and burned over 250 disks so far with not ONE failure. I couldn't be happier...I've never had a bad experience in audio/video quality.

    My only issue is... as a user of this particular model is.. we've been told the Tivo2Go functionality will be forthcoming sometime in 2005. Well, it's already near the end of July and we still don't have it.
     
  3. Jul 22, 2005 #403 of 2047
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    they said summer of 2005 so that can mean August or September as well.
    patience. ;)
     
  4. Jul 22, 2005 #404 of 2047
    Runch Machine

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    There is a strip of clear plactic tape over the front face plate display to protect it. You need to peel it off, then the front will look perfect. Look carefully around the edge and you will see the plastic tape to peel off.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2005 #405 of 2047
    omextreme

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    I just bought a tx20 and i have this blinking static type stuff in the menus. It is on the composite output, not the component?? It is really bothering me,

    running
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    dvr109r2 1.25

    Seems to be in sync with the hd running, just setit up so i cannot record anything untill it is done doing it's update thing, 4+ hours apparently

    Any thoughts?
     

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  6. Jul 24, 2005 #406 of 2047
    zmlb20

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    Hi - Have had the RS-TX60 for some time now but one odd problem with recording to DVDs. Generally, I save movies at "high" quality which typically records at 2 hours and thus will fit on a singe DVD. But occasionally I get a program with goes over 2 hours and, regardless of how long over 2 hours, I get varying requirements on the number of DVDs required for the burn (e.g. a show that saved at 2 hrs 4 minutes wants 3 DVDs to complete the burn and a show that saved at 3 hrs wants 4 DVDs to complete the burn). Anybody else experienced this? Any suggestions? Thanks...
     
  7. Jul 24, 2005 #407 of 2047
    stuart2

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  8. Jul 24, 2005 #408 of 2047
    ashu

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    omextreme: I *think* a new software update that corrects that issue will download to your Toshiba. The factory software had that issue, and the next upgrade fixed it. Patience (and force a couple of connections perhaps?)

    zmlb20: have you avctually gone ahead and attempted to burn it anyway? perhaps it merely reports 3 in error (although that is a reportable error) and does, in fact, finish with just two DVDs as expected. No idea how you would report that error though. I wonder whether others also encounter it? I've never seen it myself.

    stuart2 and Runch Machine, commerical DVDs have MacroVision (google for that). TiVo respects that directive/flag (it is meant to prevent copying) and while you can copy a DVD to the TiVo itself, it WILL NOT let you burn that DVD to another blank DVD. That would be illegal. If you burn a DVD with home movies on your PC or another DVD burner (or, indeed, the Toshiba istelf), and then play it back externally and record it to the Toshiba - it will lack the MacroVision flag, and will, in fact, be burnable to DVD.
     
  9. Jul 25, 2005 #409 of 2047
    stuart2

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    thanks ashu :)
    you are expert :up:
     
  10. Jul 25, 2005 #410 of 2047
    zmlb20

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    omextreme - thanks for the info. Guess your are referring to a Toshiba software update from the Toshiba site - not from my regular Tivo updates (it updates regularly via broadband connection).

    No, I have not actually tried to burn on. I wondered also if it was just reporting multiple disks when it will actually finish with two.

    Thanks again... I'll look for a firmware upgrade on the Toshiba site.
     
  11. Jul 25, 2005 #411 of 2047
    squirrelwithnuts

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    1. I burn off the video onto how ever many disks it says I need (dvd-rw baby)
    2. I use DVD decryptor in ifo mode to demux the audio and video giving you pcm and mp2
    3. I use HeadAC3he and encode the audio into 48Hz .wav
    4. Repeat for each dvd if applicable
    5. I use adobe premiere to remove the commercials and combine the video if applicable
    6. I burn this onto a dvd if I do not want a fancy menu. I can even have it loop if I do something for work and it to re-run
    7. I use Encore to make a pretty menu and add my shows and make a nice menu driven DVD.

    So far I have seen no diff in quality over watching it off of the tivo because I never really re-encoded the video. I basically demux it cut it re-mux it. Perfect every time.

    I will also add that my copies of adobe are not necessarily legal. I know I know shame on me... but if I could afford them I would probably use something better anyway. :p
     
  12. Jul 25, 2005 #412 of 2047
    mikeurz

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    I am new to TIVO and to my Toshiba RS-TX20. Couple questions, and I apologize if these have been asked before. I have Comcast Cable and am using the serial connector to change channels. It works, but:

    Channel changing is very slow. I press my selection off the guide then the numbers slowly appear on my screen and then I go to the channel. Is there any way of speeding thisup? Also, with my digital Cable, I get On Demand, whi is nice because my little ones can watch their shows whenever. Going through the Toshiba, I can access the On Demand Menu but then it seems like the device is trying ti change to another channel (usually 003). It trys to do this a few times before settling down. Now I cannot use my Toshiba remote to scroll through the On demand Menu. Anyone have a solution to this?

    Also, a basic question: Since I cannot seem to find a power button on the remote, does that mean that the intention is never to turn this off? Also, am I supposed to leave the Cable box on as well, or just shut it off? Thanks, this looks like a great forum.
     
  13. Jul 25, 2005 #413 of 2047
    cprovo

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    I just purchased the rs-tx20 and was going to ask the same power on / off question. I assumed that you are supposed to put the unit in Standby mode - which I've done a couple times now. The only problem is after putting it in Standby mode I can't get it to turn back on by pressing the TIVO or Live TV buttons. Can anyone help us newbies?
     
  14. Jul 26, 2005 #414 of 2047
    ScubaCat

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    Yes, you are meant to leave the cable/dish box and TiVo on all the time. Don't you have recordings set up for when you are not watching TV? TiVo needs to be on and have access to the cable/dish feed to do what it does best. I know it seems odd at first, but you'll get use to it.

    The channel changing is slower than without TiVo. That was very annoying to me at first, but you get use to it too.

    Sorry, I don't know anything about "On Demand".

    Enjoy your TiVo. The wonderful things you can do with TiVo will far outweigh the small annoyances.
     
  15. Jul 26, 2005 #415 of 2047
    ZeoTiVo

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    as noted - leave everything on (except the TV, that you have a power button on the remote to turn off) the TiVo takes very little power (60 watt light bulb) and it needs to be on to do scheduled recordings. The cable box needs to be on as well since most do not turn on simply by hitting a channel button and you will not get the correct channel to record.

    There is no power savings or other reason to put the TiVo in standby other than to act as a pass through for the coax. With a cable box a passthrough has little use since the TiVo needs to use the cable box to descramble and send the correct channel to the Tivo to record.

    A TiVo was never meant as a channel surfer and is inherently slow at changing channels since the Tivo recording part needs to sync up with the new channel to record it poroperly with no initial glitches. There is no way to speed it up.

    On demand is designed to work straight off the cable box and the extra little channel changing it does is just not supported by the TiVo. You can record it but you have to get the cable box set on its own first and then start a manual recording. TiVo was designed around doing scheduled recordings off of preposted guide data so recording on demand becomes trickier. I have never even had a cable box or on demand so others will have to speak to finer details of that.

    in short many TiVo owners get a second cable box and have it going straight to their TV for channel surfing and On demand viewing. Though over time many stop channel surfing as the TiVo fills up and they get more proactive on simply recording what they want to see.


    (when I was sick once and laid up for a few days I actually did just put the TiVo on live TV and it became my channel changer for me, moving on to the next show I wanted to watch automatically as it recorded them. I put the remote away and just lay there and let the TV wash over me to keep my mind off how sick iwas feeling. It actually was very cool - kind of like preprogammed channel surfing)
     
  16. Jul 26, 2005 #416 of 2047
    azitnay

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    If you're willing to only allow your TiVo to record the channels you receive over the cable itself with no box (usually channels under 100, with the exception of some pay channels), you can set the TiVo up to not use the cable box and tune the cable channels itself. This will get you:

    1) Much faster channel changing (essentially the same speed as normal channel changing, since the TiVo's doing the tuning).

    2) You can set the cable box up independently of the TiVo on another TV input, and still use it for on-demand, premium channels, digital channels, etc.

    Of course, the downside is that you can't TiVo premium and digital channels. There are pluses and minuses. Me, I don't even bother with digital cable -- extended basic gives our TiVos enough to chew on.

    Drew
     
  17. Jul 26, 2005 #417 of 2047
    cprovo

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    So we leave it on but if by chance it's placed in standby mode - how do you turn it back on? I have placed mine in standby a couple of times and have had to unplug and then re-start. It didn't turn on once I pressed the TIVO or Live TV buttons.
     
  18. Jul 26, 2005 #418 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Hmm, I believe either of those buttons should work.

    However, since the RF on the RS-TX20 is passthrough-only, there's very little point to putting the unit in standby in the first place. Just don't do it :).

    Drew
     
  19. Jul 26, 2005 #419 of 2047
    cprovo

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    I now know it doesn't have to be put into Standby mode but now that I've done it and it's not turning back on using the buttons I'm concerned that I have a defective unit. Could this be possible or does anyone know of a reason it's not turning back on?
     
  20. Jul 26, 2005 #420 of 2047
    windracer

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    What if you use the TiVo button on the front of the unit? The little TiVo-guy logo is actually a button. Try that ... maybe it's a remote issue?
     

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