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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Sep 1, 2005 #541 of 2047
    scottt

    scottt Macintosh Guru

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    It is recording suggestions. The "choosing" of what shows to record will get better after you start rating your shows (1-3 thumbs up or down). I like to use suggestions as a guide of how much hard drive space I have left. Suggestions will never "fill up" your hard drive as they are automatically deleted when space is needed for shows you set up to record.
     
  2. Sep 1, 2005 #542 of 2047
    Runch Machine

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    Go into the setup menu and look for an entry called TIVO SUGGESTIONS. Go into this entry and set it to NO. Note that Tivo will NOT erase shows you scheduled to record in order to record suggestions.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2005 #543 of 2047
    irishguywi

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    I just got 7.2 downloaded, and now my SPS30S code does not work. Anyone else find this has happened?


    okay...just a quick update. The SPS30S code DOES work. When I do the initial SPS, I was waiting for the tones to indicate I should enter the 30S part of it. Those tones never came. In fact, I even got the "bongs" when I tried to enter the 30S part.

    However, once I had done the entire code, I got the 3 good tones at the end and the code works. So it appears as though the tones after the SPS are gone in 7.2 on my Toshiba.




    Along those lines, I will ask my next question...can anyone tell me if I need TiVo Plus to transfer files off my TiVo now that I am on 7.2? I just have basic at this time, and I am reading conflicting reports that I don't need Plus.

    Any comments?

    ...further update...
    I downloaded the Tivo Desktop and installed. It sees my TiVo on the network, but shows no files.
    Also, when I go to my TiVo, my MAK is "Temporarily not available"
    Is that a bad sign?
     
  4. Sep 3, 2005 #544 of 2047
    azitnay

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    30SS still works fine under 7.2 on RS-TX units... Try SPS30S again.

    Drew
     
  5. Sep 3, 2005 #545 of 2047
    ashu

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    You need PLUS for any transfers onto or off the unit (shows, Music, Photos etc).

    It will connect to TiVo for guide data and updates via the network with only Basic, however. But that's it.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2005 #546 of 2047
    irishguywi

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    bummer.
    Thanks for the info ashu, I do appreciate it!
     
  7. Sep 3, 2005 #547 of 2047
    windracer

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    Get TiVoPlus ... you'll never go back to Basic!
     
  8. Sep 3, 2005 #548 of 2047
    irishguywi

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    i'm sure you are right windracer...
    but it is tough to justify the money when Basic is free.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2005 #549 of 2047
    windracer

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    You get what you pay for. ;)

    TiVoBasic is nice ... I tried it. But since the TX20 was not my first TiVo, I was already too dependent on WishLists, Season Passes, etc. (not to mention MRV and TTG transfers).
     
  10. Sep 3, 2005 #550 of 2047
    DarkShadows

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    I am recording via the composite front inputs onto my HD and it looks like I can only do a max of 6:59 at a time.

    Is there anyway to get around that?
     
  11. Sep 3, 2005 #551 of 2047
    DarkShadows

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    In my case the TIVO Plus came with the 45 Trial, too be honest I had no intention of paying for the TIVO plus but I have become quite dependent on the Season Pass, Wish List.

    I really love the easy interface with the Tivo Plus and the online scheduling feature is awesome too when I get the 7.2 update.
     
  12. Sep 3, 2005 #552 of 2047
    ZeoTiVo

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    what are your recording habits like ? How do you go about setting up recordings now?
     
  13. Sep 3, 2005 #553 of 2047
    FishTank1701

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    So's warm tap water versus a cold bottle of <pick your brand> bottled water. There's a mighty big difference. Take the 45 day free trial, and you'll never go back.
     
  14. Sep 4, 2005 #554 of 2047
    slyone

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    7.2 now on machine, 45 day trial expired. I turn on to see if I can find the MAK because it told me before that servive was now working. Message says "your free 45 day trial has begun"! Geez, I got another trial? go to web site to get MAK and it says my TSN is wrong? WTF? Strange, would think it was ctivated when I first set it up, I hate to activate it again if I'm stuck in some sort of sweetspot/malfunction w/ free PLUS but I need (or want) the MAK! Any opinions or clarity on what's going on here...THanks! :confused:
     
  15. Sep 4, 2005 #555 of 2047
    C5John

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    Hello, just joined. I'm trying to post a new question/thread but all I can find is the "Post Reply" link in the " Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club" forum. Can I post a question like this? If not, can someone tell me where the link to a NEW thread is located?

    Thank for any help, C5John
     
  16. Sep 4, 2005 #556 of 2047
    azitnay

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    The "Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club" is a single (albeit lengthy) thread, not a forum.

    Go back to the "DVD TiVo Units" forum, and find "New Thread" button at the left below the list of threads.

    Drew
     
  17. Sep 4, 2005 #557 of 2047
    dizzydeane

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    Count me the Toshiba RS-TX club
     
  18. Sep 5, 2005 #558 of 2047
    C5John

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    >>>The "Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club" is a single (albeit lengthy) thread, not a forum. Go back to the "DVD TiVo Units" forum, and find "New Thread" button at the left below the list of threads.<<<


    As per my prior post and this response, my questions will be on Toshiba units in particular, not Tivo. So I'll try in this thread.

    I own a Toshiba RD-XS32SU ( 80GB HDD, DVD Recorder ) and am contemplating getting a second unit, possibly a RS-TX20 or 60. I am happy with the unit I have (would like bigger HD though) but dont think its available any more. A couple of concerns about getting the RS-TX:

    1. I dont really care about the Tivo aspects of unit ( DONT SHOOT ME!), so can the unit be programmed manually, such as like my RD-XS32SU can? I dont have a phone jack near where this unit will be placed so I may not be able to use the Tivo aspects.

    2. I see from the specs that the RS-TX doesnt do RAM discs like my unit does. In mine, I can High Speed Dub from HD to RAM or from RAM to HD. Does the RS-TX allow dubbing, high speed or not, from HD to DVD (and vice-versa) at all?

    again, thanks for any info, C5John
     
  19. Sep 5, 2005 #559 of 2047
    azitnay

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    1) Yes, the RS-TX units have TiVo Basic, which allow for (you guessed it) basic functionality without a TiVo subscription. This includes three days of program data, and the ability to set up one-time or recurring recordings.

    If you truly don't care about the TiVo functionality, I'm not sure the RS-TX units are going to be worth it to you. Most standalone DVD recorder units probably have a decent amount more non-TiVo functionality than these units. However, in my book the TiVo functionality makes it all worth it.

    As for not having a phone jack, I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing due to TiVo Basic, the unit will still manually record without a phone connection (someone else might be able to provide a more concrete answer, though). However, you won't get even the three days of program data that Basic provides. You can always connect it via ethernet instead, if that's a better option.

    2) The unit does HD -> DVD (that's the main point of it), but no DVD -> HD. By subscribing to TiVo Plus and using the new features in TiVo software 7.2, you could rip a DVD to your computer, and then transfer it to the TiVo, however.

    Drew
     
  20. Sep 5, 2005 #560 of 2047
    Bruzer

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    I just completed the 45 day trial with my RS-TX20. I certainly liked many of the features that Plus offered, but as irishguywi pointed out, it's hard financially to justify going to it. I'm going to stick with Basic for awhile and see how it goes.

    One thing that I've already discovered (and hope that there's a workaround) is that it will only store recordings for 2 days before deleting them! I haven't found any way in Basic to change this. Does anyone know of a way to change this (other than upgrading to Plus :) ). Thanks.
     

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