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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Jul 26, 2005 #421 of 2047
    DarkShadows

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    I just recently purchased a RS-TX20 unit and am in the process of setting up a wireless network.

    This weekend I bought the Linksys BEFW11S4 router at Staples for $10.00, my thinking was I could add an inexpensive USB bridge device.

    Apparently even though routers have come down dramatically in price, the adapters are still on the pricey side, especially given the fact that this is "B" technology were talking about.

    Would I be better off getting a wireless "G" and waiting for the update in the next month or two?
     
  2. Jul 26, 2005 #422 of 2047
    eldred24

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    I just got in on the Toshiba deal as well. Question though, I have set up my Tivo remote to control Mute, Input, Power, and Volume when I switch Inputs to the cable input but for some reason can not program the remote to change the channel. It does everything else though. So I always have to use the original remote to change the channel when I am on the normal cable input. Any suggestions? Thanks
     
  3. Jul 26, 2005 #423 of 2047
    ashu

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    Guided Setup determines whether
    a. Cable is sent and tuned directly on the TiVo's RF tuner
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    b. Channels are changed via Serial or IR control on a cable or satellite box.

    Can't have your cake and eat it too :) You'd have to repeat Guided Setup to change what the Channel change buttons control (internal tuner or signals to external decoder box)

    Well, actually Satellite + Cable is possible, but not what you're trying to achieve.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2005 #424 of 2047
    mikeurz

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    Thanks for all your help with my previous questions. One question about wireless connections now. I have a Linksys wireless G router and have attached a Wireless G USB adapter to my Toshiba. I cannot seem to get the two to link. When I go to the setup screen to phone and network settings, all I see are options to change my phone settings but not network. I originally set this device up to access via phone line. Do I need to re-run the setup?
     
  5. Jul 27, 2005 #425 of 2047
    azitnay

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    What model adapter are you using? Is it listed on http://www.tivo.com/adapters/ as a known-to-work adapter?

    Drew
     
  6. Jul 27, 2005 #426 of 2047
    ZeoTiVo

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    I think the question is - how to change the channel on the TV tuner with the TiVo remote.
    short answer - you can not do that with the TiVo remote.

    long answer Best Buy and radio shack have universal remotes that can control multiple devices for under 20$ and will get you everything on one remote. JUst be sure to get one tha tcan support the RS TX20. and for that I actually have not looked at the cheap remotes as I won a harmony remote in a contest that normally retails for 100 or more. I like it :up:
     
  7. Jul 27, 2005 #427 of 2047
    ashu

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    Good catch. No fair - he edited his original question! My first reading made me interpret it as "how do I get the Channel control to control the TiVo's RF tuner for basic cable input AND my external device's channels via Serial/IR". Yeah, over-done :(
     
  8. Jul 27, 2005 #428 of 2047
    jangelj

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    I've read this whole thread (or at least skimmed it) and have a question. I know TTG is not available for the Toshiba DVD units (yet), but if I upgrade to Tivo Plus service, can I then get the .tivo files from the unit to my PC using the h, t, t, p, s, method? (sorry for the spacing, < 5 posts so can put a url)


    Do I even need to upgrade to tivoplus to be able to do this? Seems like if I get the unit on my network with an IP address I should be able to get to the files even with tivo basic.
    John
     
  9. Jul 27, 2005 #429 of 2047
    azitnay

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    1) RS-TX units don't yet have software version 7.x, so not only can they not use TiVoToGo via TiVo Desktop, they don't even run a web server, so the https method is out of the question as well. The https method is essentially a part of TiVoToGo.

    2) Since features like TiVoToGo are not available on TiVo Basic, I'd imagine the web interface to the NPL isn't available, either. It's all one and the same.

    Drew
     
  10. Jul 27, 2005 #430 of 2047
    jangelj

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    Thanks for the quick reply!
    I was afraid the units wouldn't have the web server. Sucks.

    I called tivo yesterday about something else (twice) and both reps I spoke with said that the upgrade for the DVD units wasn't expected until the end of the year or early next year.

    This is my first series 2 unit and I just recently discovered all the things you can do with a 7.x series 2 unit. HME, TTG, etc. I am drooling as we speak, but must wait till the software update.

    john
     
  11. Jul 27, 2005 #431 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Hmm... That's the first "official" word I've heard that it's been pushed back, but then again I'm not sure how official the word of a CS rep really is. We'll just have to wait and see.

    Drew
     
  12. Jul 27, 2005 #432 of 2047
    windracer

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    Well, TTG and the https interface both require a media access key (MAK) which you won't have unless you subscribe to TiVo Plus. I'm sure if you try and hit the https port with your browser, you'll get the login, but unless you know your MAK, it won't do you any good.
     
  13. Jul 27, 2005 #433 of 2047
    holidayidol

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    I was able to get my MAK without subscribing to TiVo Plus.

    To accomplish that, I went to the website and established a login and password. I started through the first couple of steps in the registration process, and then when it got to the actual TiVo Plus subscription part, I backed out.

    Then when I logged back in, my MAK was in the top right corner.
     
  14. Jul 27, 2005 #434 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Ok... So your tivo.com account has a MAK. But I don't think your account has any concept of the TiVo Basic box, right? Thus, your TiVo Basic box won't work with that MAK.

    Drew
     
  15. Jul 27, 2005 #435 of 2047
    holidayidol

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    I don't know because I can't test it regardless on an RS-TX20!
    Kind of a catch-22 isn't it.
     
  16. Jul 28, 2005 #436 of 2047
    jdean5

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    Hi...

    I seem to remember a few posts on here regarding "blackening" (?) Not sure if it was called that exactly, but I've had my Toshiba TX-20 for a few weeks now and just now I'm noticing that on certain shows it gets very dark...if someone is wearing black or if the background is black, everything seems to disappear. Can someone refresh my memory on this? What is it exactly and can it be prevented? Do I need to record at a higher quality (I use Medium for the most part)? Is this a glitch in the unit they haven't perfected yet? Any info is appreciated. Thanks for your help.
     
  17. Jul 28, 2005 #437 of 2047
    lordrichter

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    Some people claim the Toshiba and Humax DVD writer units "crush" the blacks. I dunno entirely what that means, and it sounds ominous, if not painful, but so far the only solution I have seen has been to not purchase the Toshiba and Humax DVD writer units.

    It might be something to do with the software that is encoding the signal, or in the hardware itself. I doubt that changing the recording quality will change this because the kind of people that have complained about this in the past include those types that would never record at less than Best quality, anyway. Still, it might be worth a try because it might improve the situation.

    I am trying to remain blissfully ignorant of any problems related to blacks displayed on my TV. This is obviously something that I am not noticing on my TX-20 and I am afraid if I know too much I might start noticing it, then it would bug me. :)
     
  18. Jul 28, 2005 #438 of 2047
    windracer

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    Well, you could try to login to the https port with that MAK you received, but it probably won't work (I'm sure they thought of that). :)

    I've noticed darker (crushed) blacks as well, but I figured it was my TV. Increasing the brightness and contrast seemed to help a bit.
     
  19. Jul 28, 2005 #439 of 2047
    azitnay

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    RS-TX units are still running 5.x, which didn't even have a webserver running, right?

    Drew
     
  20. Jul 28, 2005 #440 of 2047
    windracer

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    Whoops, my mistake ... got it all confused with my 7.1 box. :) That's what I get for replying at work when I'm not in front of the machines to test my "theories."
     

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