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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Aug 17, 2005 #501 of 2047
    Petua

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    Thanks for the responses to my last post. Now I have a new question. With TiVo Basic, I can't seem to access many of the online features from tivo. For example, under I Have TiVo!, I get a "Sorry, we couldn't find any contracts on your account." message for most of the options. Same goes for online scheduling. It looks as if I need to sign up for service. However, the How do I activate my TiVo Basic Service? support page claims: "TiVo Basic service is automatically activated for DVD integrated models from Toshiba and Pioneer. It is only necessary to activate service if you are upgrading to TiVo Plus service."
     
  2. Aug 17, 2005 #502 of 2047
    windracer

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    That's correct ... TiVo Basic only gives you the basic three days' worth of Guide data. All of the really cool stuff (online scheduling, Season Passes, WishLists, etc.) is part of the TiVo Plus service.

    You might have found this when perusing the TiVo Support site, but here are the differences between Basic and Plus:

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

    If you're a new owner, you should have the option for a free trial of Plus, which lets you try out some (but not all) of the Plus features.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2005 #503 of 2047
    mikeurz

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    I have just downloaded the Beta version software for my Toshiba. Will one of the wirless G adapters listed on TIVOs site that will work with software version 7.1 or higher work with my unit now? Has anyone tried this?
     
  4. Aug 20, 2005 #504 of 2047
    Rodney

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    "Hi, my name is Rodney, and I am a TiVo addict."
    I just picked up an RS-TX20 from Best Buy as an open box, no cables or correct remote. This now makes five TiVO boxes in my house. I just couldn't pass up the deal to get a DVD burner and series 2 standalone for $210. And this right after I just purchased the HD10-250. Yikes.

    Of course, I had to activate an additional DirecTV receiver, and I had to activate TiVo Plus (What is TiVo without Season Passes and WishLists?), so I can't afford too many more deals!

    Anyone know where I can get the true Toshiba remote with the DVD buttons?

    -Rodney
     
  5. Aug 20, 2005 #505 of 2047
    ashu

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    Someone asked about Toshiba remoteas a couple of pages ago ... I believe TiVo (or Toshiba?) has 'em.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2005 #506 of 2047
    gardibolt

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    I've tried a couple things to get 30-second skip to work and it still just skips to the end of the program. Does the RS-TX20 support this at all, or has it been disabled like just about everything else useful (e.g. even rudimentary editing, altering recording speed, etc.) ?
     
  7. Aug 23, 2005 #507 of 2047
    azitnay

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    30SS has not been disabled... You must just not be doing it right. Start watching a recording (it's harder to make it work on live TV). Then, press SELECT, PLAY, SELECT, 3, 0, SELECT in order. You'll hear three bings if it worked.

    BTW, I'm not sure what you mean by the rest of the stuff you mentioned being disabled... None of it's ever been there in the first place.

    Drew
     
  8. Aug 23, 2005 #508 of 2047
    ashu

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    I thought it was 'dings', not 'bings'? Ask Chandler. Or Matt!

    Editing was never a feature. The processor can't handle it anyway, and it's moot when you can FFWD with the same awesome TiVo interface when watching a DVD recording.

    And you effectively pre-plan your 'recording speed'. It records 8 hours of Basic, 4 of Medium, 2 of High and 1 hour of Best quality TiVo recordings to a DVD. Or any proportional combination of those qualities.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2005 #509 of 2047
    windracer

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    Like Drew, I'm confused about what you mean by these last options.

    Maybe by "recording speed" you mean changing the recording quality? Do you have TiVo Basic or the Plus service? I think you can only change the quality if you subscribe to the Plus service?
     
  10. Aug 23, 2005 #510 of 2047
    azitnay

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    I figured he meant changing the actual DVD burning speed, as most PC DVD burning software packages can do... I'm not sure why you'd ever want it at less than max nowadays, though.

    Drew
     
  11. Aug 23, 2005 #511 of 2047
    gardibolt

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    I get no bings, and it just goes zip to the end.
    :mad:

    Other DVD recorders allow editing and burning to DVD at a different speed than the program was originally recorded at; I had a Philips for a while that was an entry level machine and did that just fine; unfortunately its TV Guide feature was incompatible with my cable and made it fairly pointless. I can only assume Tivo did not want to allow these fairly basic features for some reason.
    :mad:


    I wish I had known that it was incompatible with DSL; it's always a big headache to disconnect and reconnect everything every 2 weeks to feed Tivo its information. If you hook up wireless to it, will that work, or is there still a problem with DSL running over the same lines?
     
  12. Aug 23, 2005 #512 of 2047
    gardibolt

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    Since the RS-TX20 won't record on dual layer discs, you're stuck putting a movie at 2-hour speed rather than the max.
     
  13. Aug 23, 2005 #513 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Keep trying to enable 30SS... It works fine on the RS-TX units; you must simply be missing something.

    I'm not sure why you think it's incompatible with DSL. You can hook it up to your home network, and it'll work just fine.

    As for your other rants, ashu already explained that the TiVo hardware simply can't sustain tasks like transcoding, editing, etc. So, yes, you're stuck with the original recording, at its original recording quality. These machines were meant for simple point-and-click recording, not vast editing tasks. If you want to do major editing, use TiVoToGo, strip the DRM, and do whatever you want with the MPEG's.

    Drew
     
  14. Aug 23, 2005 #514 of 2047
    gardibolt

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    No, it won't. If the router is on, TiVo cannot dial in. If TiVo is connected to the phone system, the DSL does not work. If I shut the router off, TiVo can dial in just fine. If TiVo is disconnected from the phone lines then the DSL works fine.

    Hence, incompatible.
     
  15. Aug 23, 2005 #515 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Ahh, so you're continuing to use the TiVo modem instead of connecting it via ethernet. You should just be able to put a DSL filter on the TiVo's line, right?

    Drew
     
  16. Aug 23, 2005 #516 of 2047
    SystemJinx

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    I can vouch that the 30 second skip does work on the Toshiba RS-TX20. I have it enabled. Just play a prerecorded program and point the peanut remote at the Tivo. Press Select, Play (above the yellow II button), Select, 3, 0, Select and it will ding 3 times. The 30 skip will be enabled until the unit is rebooted.

    Tivo doesn't offer any editing but as for speed, make sure you are using a 4 speed or faster DVD-R media. I can burn a 2 hour movie in about 30 minutes.
     
  17. Aug 23, 2005 #517 of 2047
    oly4him

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    The audio level on any recorded shows, or shows burned to DVD are a lot lower than the audio level on shows being watched on "Live TV" or when watching pre-recorded DVDs.

    Any ideas on what can be done to adjust this?

    Thanks
     
  18. Aug 23, 2005 #518 of 2047
    ashu

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    Audio level on shows I record to DVD is perfectly matched with the (original) recording level. Are you using different sets of outputs to a home theater receiver? If so, the DVD's digital audio output may be clipped or amplified to a lesser extent IF you have your receiver set to do this, or if the settings for the two audio signals vary.
     
  19. Aug 23, 2005 #519 of 2047
    ashu

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    Just like fax machines and dialup modems are incompatible with DSL.

    As azitnay said - have you heard of a DSL filter?

    I'd Roll my Eyes, but then I'd be accused of being unkind to new members, so :D
     
  20. Aug 23, 2005 #520 of 2047
    gardibolt

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    I have a DSL filter on the line, thank you very much. My fax machine works fine on the phone line too, just not the TiVo.

    On the positive side, I tried 5 or 6 more times on the 30-second skip and finally got that to work. Thanks for the encouragement to keep trying. Never did get any bings, though. :p
     

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