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

  1. Jul 28, 2005 #441 of 2047
    Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Active Member

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    New owner, here--couldn't resist the Best Buy offer and had been considering this unit since before it issued.

    A quick question: are the various "back door" hacks I see posted around the web possible on the Toshiba player? (Or will I kill the unit by trying them?!?) Any favorite place where the most useful and other tips may be found?

    And does the 30 second skip modification work with the Toshiba? I thought I may have read somewhere that it does not (but my mind is a haze at this point--I just finished reading this entire thread!).

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 28, 2005 #442 of 2047
    azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    Backdoors require a backdoor key sequence to be entered, and unfortunately, it's been quite a few versions since anyone's come up with the correct key sequence. It's still possible to enable them with some more advanced hacks, though.

    30-second skip works fine with the RS-TX units... You might have heard that it doesn't work with the Toshiba SD-H400 DVD player unit, which is true.

    Drew
     
  3. Jul 28, 2005 #443 of 2047
    jdean5

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    "Crush" ...that was the word. Thanks. I totally understand the "blissfully ignorant" part. I hesitated for a week to actually post on here because I didn't want to admit what I was seeing. Funny thing is, I didn't notice it at first and it only seems to be on one certain show I record. I'll live with it (or maybe try a higher quality for the heck of it) because I love the unit otherwise. Thanks!
     
  4. Jul 29, 2005 #444 of 2047
    taxman69

    taxman69 New Member

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    I recently acquired the RS-TX20 and am taking advantage of the free trial of TIVO PLUS. I know that when the trial ends and reverts to the Tivo Basic, that I will not be able to search for shows to record based on titles (I will be basically limited to recording by time and channel).

    However, when the program is saved:

    (1) will the Tivo recognize the name of the program, or will it always just say the day and time of the recording

    (2) will the programs be organized into folders like they are now

    and

    (3) when I record out to a DVD, will it have the program name in the title as it does now?

    Thanks!


    John
     
  5. Jul 30, 2005 #445 of 2047
    Xab

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    Question,

    I use a Bose 321GS system, and when I pick Bose from the AV receiver list in the remote control settings, the 1131 code it gives does NOT work for volume/mute on my Bose receiver.

    Is there a different code that does work?
     
  6. Jul 30, 2005 #446 of 2047
    windracer

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    Yes, you still get program Guide data, so you will still see the name of the show recorded.

    Nope, that's part of TiVo Plus. See here:

    http://customersupport.tivo.com/knowbase/root/public/tv1199.htm?

    Yes.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2005 #447 of 2047
    tivojanuary

    tivojanuary New Member

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    what brand/type media are you recording on. i have the toshiba rs-tx20 and want to buy in bulk but i would like to know what brand dvd-r are reliable with this machine. thanks for any help.

    ps...i have used rca and verbatim with some success.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2005 #448 of 2047
    windracer

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    I'm using TDK's 8x DVD-Rs, and Memorex's 2x DVD-RWs ... no problems yet.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2005 #449 of 2047
    oly4him

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    RS-TX20

    I am running out of space a lot quicker than I would have thought.

    Is there anyway to add an additional hard drive internally, or even externally through the second USB port?
     
  10. Aug 1, 2005 #450 of 2047
    lordrichter

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    I think there is room inside for only one hard drive, so if you want to increase storage, you need to replace that hard drive with a new one. You cannot attach a USB drive.

    One place to look: http://www.weaknees.com/toshiba_tx20.php
     
  11. Aug 1, 2005 #451 of 2047
    jshorr

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    I got one of these units and I have three quick questions......1, anyone ever notice it taking a really long time "cleaning up" before dialing the initial program data call? This was on a unit that was set up before I got it (open box) that I told to rerun guided setup. 2) I notice the menus don't seem to come up all that quickly from time to time....one time I went to something and it scrolled onto the screen really slowly. 3) I can hear the hard drive, it's not loud but not super quiet either.

    Anyone experience some/all of this, should I be concerned at all? Thanks.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2005 #452 of 2047
    Phillip Chapman

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    This is pretty common. I think it took almost two hours to "clean up". Eventually when "cleaning up" it will begin to give you a percentage. Just let it sit and do it's thing. Concerning menu speed, after a few days the Tivo should download some updates that will make everything run faster. Everything appears to be running as expected with your unit.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2005 #453 of 2047
    jshorr

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    I appreciate the information, thanks. I was a little surprised to see it happen a second time after the first call failed though. I won't worry about it. As for the other thing.....since someone else had it before me, I wonder if they already got the updates....what software version are you on? It wasn't like the menus were all super slow or anything.....people on another forum got me paranoid that someone may have fooled around with the TiVo before returning it to Best Buy....I've seen no evidence of that though so it is probably just paranoia.

    Also I didn't search the whole thread but do you know what the max recording speed of the unit is?
     
  14. Aug 2, 2005 #454 of 2047
    DarkShadows

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    I have a question in regards to quality of the video as it passes out through the composite cables.

    I don't have the ideal setup with the TV I am using with my RS-TX20, I am passing the video signal out via composite cables(Monster cables).then out to the TV.

    The picture via COAX on my TV is fine as passed through the unit but through the composite cables through my receiver it's quite grainy and the color is not as good as well.

    Any tips or suggestions or is that the norm running off composite?
     
  15. Aug 2, 2005 #455 of 2047
    ashu

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    Composite SHOULD be better than Coaxial. Something's wrong somewhere. Bad cables, connectors, pass-through (on the receiver) etc. How does a direct connection (TiVo to TV) look?
     
  16. Aug 4, 2005 #456 of 2047
    Bruzer

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    I too have a question about video quality:

    My TV only has COAX input, so a bought an RCA CRF910 RF Modulator, which has both Composite and S-Video inputs. Everything I read says that S-Video should provide a better picture, however when I use that, I get "ghosting". It's especially noticeable when I look at banner descriptions in Live TV (I'll see 2-3 extra outlines around the text). I don't see this problem with the Composite inputs. The S-Video cable I have isn't "Monster Cable" quality, so I don't know if that's an issue or not. Has anyone else noticed this difference? Would a different modulator help (any recommendations)?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  17. Aug 4, 2005 #457 of 2047
    Xab

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    If anyone has any idea why the 1131 code doesn't work for Bose receivers, or knows what code does work for them, please post it.
     
  18. Aug 4, 2005 #458 of 2047
    ashu

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    Bruzer:
    Monster Cable isn't QUALITY, unless you prefeix the noun with the adjectives overpriced, average, or even sub-par :)

    Get a decent Recoton or Acoustic Research cable (shouldn't cost over 5-8) and try again. The TRULY cheap/thin/plastic grade ones may be bad ... but I've never noticed a difference :) You may just have a faulty one.
     
  19. Aug 5, 2005 #459 of 2047
    Bruzer

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    Actually, the one I have is a Recoton and I had been using it to connect between my DVD player and another TV. The picture has seemed fine, so that's why I suspect that it's not the cable. I'm wondering if I just picked a cheap quality RF modulator.
     
  20. Aug 6, 2005 #460 of 2047
    LiveBlues

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    For those interested in TiVo To Go for the burner units, plus some hinted at improvements, you may want to check out this thread posted by TiVoPony in the Coffee House.
     

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