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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Aug 6, 2005 #461 of 2047
    lordrichter

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    I have mixed feelings about updating the DVD writer TiVo software up to the "7.x" area. I am not interested in TiVoToGo on the Toshiba and I am not sure that the other improvements are worth it. I don't think that it will mess anything up, just not having any software problems with my Toshiba and if it ain't fixed...
     
  2. Aug 9, 2005 #462 of 2047
    jangelj

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    Has anyone created an upgrade code for JP1 remotes for the Toshiba units? I found one in the JP1 yahoo group but it is for the other Toshiba DVD Tivo unit (I think).

    j
     
  3. Aug 10, 2005 #463 of 2047
    jkociol

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    When will TIVOTOGO be out for the Toshiba Tivo DVD???????????
     
  4. Aug 10, 2005 #464 of 2047
    ashu

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    When, oh When, for the love of *** will people learn to read?
     
  5. Aug 10, 2005 #465 of 2047
    jkociol

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    Hey dude, you don't need to be obnoxious. I work full time and have a family at home so I don't have much time to read an entire message board. I guess you have too much time on your hands.

    When, oh when, will people let people be and don't need to be such a jerk!
     
  6. Aug 10, 2005 #466 of 2047
    jkociol

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    I still don't see you answer from your read link, ASHU, will you be kind enough to give a straight answer.

    thanks
     
  7. Aug 10, 2005 #467 of 2047
    azitnay

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  8. Aug 10, 2005 #468 of 2047
    jkociol

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    Hey great! Thank you.
     
  9. Aug 11, 2005 #469 of 2047
    ber

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    This may be a stupid question...but i will ask it anyway....I have an RS-TX....what additional advantanges will TIVO TO GO proivde for me...given that i can burn programs any time i want to transfer them to a computer or mobile divice....i obviously see the advantages to stand alone TIVO uses with units not allowing burning...but not our units or a HUMAX
     
  10. Aug 11, 2005 #470 of 2047
    jkociol

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    I do sometimes watch movies on my laptop and/or PC. I think it will be easier than burning a DVD everytime.
     
  11. Aug 11, 2005 #471 of 2047
    Johnny Quest

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    ber - there is no advantage, in the time it would take you tranfer via Tivo to Go, you could burn and rip to your computer, plus you wouldn't be limited in the software that you could use to edit the content like you are with TTG.
     
  12. Aug 11, 2005 #472 of 2047
    ashu

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    Sorry, I wasn't in a straight answers mood. Obnoxiousness begets obnoxiousness.

    As Drew pointed out, my link (to a message a scant 3 messages prior to your message!) contained a link to the thread with the info. But obviously that was way too convoluted.
     
  13. Aug 11, 2005 #473 of 2047
    slyone

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    Hey everyone......I too just got into these Tivo units and seem to really enjoy the benefits of this type of system! I have found that the darker scenes in movies are very blotchy? dark and is that pixelation? That is the 1 big con I have noticed. I too have issues when saving a normal movie, it reports it will take 2 dvd's(on some)? I do and have always (2-3 wks.) recorded all shows at Best quality. Is there any way to find bitrate info on these units or better yet, change it? Thanks and glad to be onboard! :D
     
  14. Aug 11, 2005 #474 of 2047
    windracer

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    Best Quality will only allow you to fit 1 hour on a DVD. If you lower your recording quality, you can obviously fit more onto a disc.

    Go to Messages & Settings, Settings, Recording, Recording Quality, if you want to change your default level (it'll also show you how much you can fit on a DVD at each level). Or, when scheduling shows, override your default quality if you know you're going to want to burn it onto a disc.
     
  15. Aug 12, 2005 #475 of 2047
    tazzftw

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    Woo, my TX20 has just arrived.

    Yeah, those black lines are there. But apparently one connection to Tivo will solve that.
     
  16. Aug 12, 2005 #476 of 2047
    wongat

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    The manual says that the rs-tx20 should stop recording after 30 minutes if you put the machine in standby mode, but I notice that does not occur and it keeps recording 24x7. When I turn on the machine after a night of standby, I can still rewind up to half an hour. I have a friend noticing the same for his machine. I just feel the life expectancy of the hard drive will be much lessened. Is this a Toshiba software bug?
     
  17. Aug 12, 2005 #477 of 2047
    lordrichter

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    Just let it record 24x7 and forget about standby mode.
     
  18. Aug 12, 2005 #478 of 2047
    windracer

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    Standby mode <> Off

    Even in Standby, the HD is still recording the rolling 30-minute Live TV buffer. All Standby does is enable the RF pass-thru so you can watch one show while the TiVo records another (without using an RF splitter, which is the easier solution IMHO).
     
  19. Aug 12, 2005 #479 of 2047
    wongat

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    I am stating a difference between what the manual says about standby mode and what the machine actually does. As long as everybody is experiencing the same thing on there machines, I feel better that I didn't get a broken machine. This could be a documentation error or an implementation they forgot about. Obviously I have no choice but to let the continual recording occur. I like everything about this machine except this 'feature'. I don't need a rolling buffer in the middle of the night, and I want my machine to last. This results in the hard drive working much more than it should. I would also feel better if I knew that this hard drive is easily replaceable like other tivo machines. I'm not paranoid enough yet to take out the hard drive and image it. BTW, my RF pass thru works without putting the machine in standby.
     
  20. Aug 12, 2005 #480 of 2047
    windracer

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    I see what you're getting at. On pg. 90 of the manual, the bullet says:

    - The DMS will continue to save a portion of Live TV - up to 30 minutes of programming

    This does not mean recording stops, it means there will always be 30 minutes in the buffer.

    Today's HDs are meant to continually spinning. In fact, constantly starting and stopping them reduces their life. The DVR is like any other PC "server" that is meant to be always on. If you turned it off, it wouldn't be able to record your shows.

    And you're right, I was incorrect about Standby activating the RF pass-thru. Apparently on the TX20, the pass-thru is always active (I don't think this is the case on the standalones).
     

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