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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Aug 24, 2005 #521 of 2047
    andydbrown50

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    Basically every afternoon I've been coming home and my DMS is frozen on the screen, (picture is oddly pixalated - is that a word?????). So to get it back I have to unplug it and then plug it back in. Has anyone had this problem and have they been able to resolve it.
     
  2. Aug 25, 2005 #522 of 2047
    JeffDawg

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    problem with my RS-TX60. About every 2-3 days it re-sets itself and gets stuck. I wonder if the hard drive is about to die. Any suggestions?
     
  3. Aug 29, 2005 #523 of 2047
    scottt

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    I got my Toshiba thanks to the BestBuy rebate/coupon deal. I finally got my rebate check which means I can actually break the seal on the box.

    How long does the trial TiVo service last? Do I have to "activate" the unit (and start the clock) to use it? I would like to copy DVD's to the unit to watch later (subscribed to BlockBusters DVD service and would like to record some DVD's to the unit). Do I need to activate TiVo service to do this?

    I plan to use only TiVo basic service on this unit, but would be nice to have the full service during the fall season startup.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Aug 29, 2005 #524 of 2047
    azitnay

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    I believe the trial is typically 45 days.

    You don't actually activate the TiVo service during the trial (i.e. you never go to tivo.com and enter your information).

    As for your DVD copying, it depends what method you want to use to put them on the box. If you simply want to use the front A/V inputs to record them onto the TiVo, that should work... However, if you're talking about ripping them to MPEG-2 format and using reverse TiVoToGo to get them on the box, I don't think you'll be able to do that during the trial.

    Drew
     
  5. Aug 29, 2005 #525 of 2047
    scottt

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    Perhaps I misunderstood. I thought I read (in this thread I think) that you could stick a DVD in the drive and copy it to the hard drive for later viewing. If it was a commercial DVD with copy protection, you couldn't then burn it to DVD (which I'm not looking to do). I just want to store a bunch of movies on the HD for viewing later.

    Does the 45 day clock start when I turn the unit on?
     
  6. Aug 29, 2005 #526 of 2047
    Runch Machine

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    You CAN'T copy a DVD from the internal DVD reader to the hard drive. You CAN copy a DVD from a DVD player connected to the video inputs on the front or back of the unit. When you plug the DVD recorder in for the first time it will go through guided setup. It will ask you to subscribe to the Tivo service. If you say no, then it will offer you a 45 day trial. After a day or two you may get a message saying that your free trial is almost up, but it will still last the full 45 days.
     
  7. Aug 29, 2005 #527 of 2047
    scottt

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    Crap. I completely read that wrong (was looking forward to dumping some DVD's to the unit). Guess I can't move my other DVD player upstairs just yet.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  8. Aug 29, 2005 #528 of 2047
    sledhed

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    HELP - AUDIO

    Ok, new to the forum, just joined today... I bought an RS-TX20 during the BestBuy "sale", and we love it so far (will love the rebate when it gets here too ;-).

    BUT - our television has fairly poor sound, and I would like the option of hooking the audio up to our stereo. Since there is only one set of audio outputs, and no RF output, those have to go to the TV (for when we do not care about audio quality that much and the stereo is off). I need a way to hook the thing up to my stereo's auxilliary inputs as well. Stereo is old enough it does not do digital audio.

    What can I do? Can I get some sort of adapter to hook the digital audio out to the stereo inputs? Keeping in mind I am on a budget here.

    Any ideas welcome. Seems like a great forum for info on this unit. Thanks.
     
  9. Aug 29, 2005 #529 of 2047
    DarkShadows

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    What's the big deal with the 30 second skip?

    You are telling me that you have to push that button 10 times for a standard commercial break?

    I could see maybe that it would be helpful when you are scanning past the commercials and don't want to overshoot, but it seems like a lotta button crunching to me.
     
  10. Aug 29, 2005 #530 of 2047
    gardibolt

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    I don't believe there's any way to easily convert the digital output to analog for the stereo inputs. Getting a digital/analog converter would most likely cost more than upgrading your stereo in the first place. You could try getting a splitter and some more cables, though it's possible you'd get some signal degradation. You'd probably be most certain if you get an audio switcher (make sure it has at least 2 analog outputs--a lot of them have multiple inputs but only one output), and then you could flip between the TV and the stereo getting the analog output, as you desired. Either of those should run less than $20, with the splitter most likely being cheaper.
     
  11. Aug 30, 2005 #531 of 2047
    sledhed

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    Hm... thanks for the info... wish my TV had audio out jacks. Recently purchased it and did not think of looking for that feature, but I don't know if that is a common feature anyway.
     
  12. Aug 30, 2005 #532 of 2047
    ashu

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    RCA splitters should work just fine for your purpose. get the ones that are a solid little piece that provide two V-shaped outputs, or get the 6-foot-cable (basic stereo RCA that plugs into one of your destination devices at the other end).

    I've even used these for Video (my last receiver had inadequate connectors to supports ALL my devices and PC) without any issues.
     
  13. Aug 30, 2005 #533 of 2047
    azitnay

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    I'm not sure a standard commercial break is quite five minutes... Three or four perhaps.

    I tend to use 3xFF more than 30SS personally, but 30SS is definitely for me when I'm feeling lazy and don't want to concentrate enough to hit the 3xFF dead-on.

    And if you want to know a definite use for 30SS, just ask football fans -- the amount of time between the end of one play and the beginning of another is often just over 30 seconds. I get through full games I only care somewhat about in 45 minutes or so.

    Drew
     
  14. Aug 30, 2005 #534 of 2047
    sledhed

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    Thanks, sounds like that is my option at this point.

    I am not familiar with the digital (optical?) output - what can be done with that? Can I pipe that into my PC (other room) or perhaps laptop? Hm...
     
  15. Aug 30, 2005 #535 of 2047
    windracer

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    Usually the optical output connects to your receiver for Dolby Digital, THX, etc. Not sure it's practical (or possible) to connect it to a laptop/PC.
     
  16. Aug 31, 2005 #536 of 2047
    ashu

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    Football - sure. It's abso-frikkin-lutely perfect for tennis. One 30secFF and two 8 second replays - precisely to the time where the player serves again after the end of the last point. I almost cried as I just watched Roddick get his gluteus maximus handed to him by Muller (and not because I like Roddick - his attitude usually sucks) because I was watching on my Toshiba SD-H400, that lacks 30 second skip :D
     
  17. Aug 31, 2005 #537 of 2047
    ashu

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    More and more newer auio solutions (sound cards or on-motherboard chipsets) support digital audio input.

    My nForce2 motherboard with the Athlon 2100 XP that is my Media PC has optical I/O :) And it rocks! I have my receiver hooked to this. Not that I capture much audio on the PC, but if I did - it'd be way coler than the current geeky 'how cool is that' facotr ;)
     
  18. Aug 31, 2005 #538 of 2047
    azitnay

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    So, 14 seconds... That's pretty much what I use for time between pitches (baseball) and time between a foul and the foul shots (basketball) as well.

    BTW, you are doing IR - IR - 30SS, not the other way around, right? That way, you don't accidentally see into the future.

    Drew
     
  19. Aug 31, 2005 #539 of 2047
    ashu

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    I shut my eyes, or look the other way - and then I do 30SS - IR - IR. I take my chances. And if an ad break has occured, I kinda notice and don't bother with the IR.

    It's tennis, after all - not much happens from one point to the next ;)
     
  20. Sep 1, 2005 #540 of 2047
    steeagle

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    Hi, I am new to here. I read previous postings and notice that Toshiba Tivo keeps recording even in standby mode. I check play list and there are tons of shows which I am not interested in. Also it will fill up the hard drive very soon. I am wondering if there is a way I can record the only shows I am interested in. So I don't need to go to play list every day to delete those recored shows and make room to record others. Could someone help me? Thanks.


    Steeagle
     

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