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

  1. Sep 5, 2005 #561 of 2047
    azitnay

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    It shouldn't delete anything until it needs to. After two days, it marks it as "can be deleted to make room for other programs", but if you never fill it up and give it a reason to, it should never delete.

    Drew
     
  2. Sep 5, 2005 #562 of 2047
    C5John

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    For another DVR option. I dont particularly want Tivo, I can program myself. As for other DVD burners, I find that recording to a HD for general VCR type usage is much faster/conveinient than recording to a DVD. The unit I have now (RD-XS32SU) burns to DVD or HD. Recording programs to a DVD to watch later just doesnt even compare with recording them to HD. By the time a DVD loads I could be watching something off the HD already, for instance. I can put chapter marks wherever I want on a show thats on the HD also, making it easier to resume watching a show where I left off.
    ( RAM DVD allows this also, works like a HD in some ways. Dont know why its not a more popular format.)

    Anyway, thats what I'm looking for.... a HD based DVR. The DVD part is optional.

    And if what Bruzer said is right about the 2 day limit....TOTALY UNACCEPTABLE. I record so many shows that it may be a week before I watch some of them.

    Ps. Anybody know if there are any current units out there with the capabilities of the Toshiba RD-XS32SU??


    Thanks for the info.
     
  3. Sep 5, 2005 #563 of 2047
    C5John

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    Oh... ok. Just read what Azitnay said about the deleting thing.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2005 #564 of 2047
    azitnay

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    I'm confused about what you're saying... A TiVo does give you the capability to record TV to the hard drive. That's been the whole point of TiVo all along.

    Drew
     
  5. Sep 5, 2005 #565 of 2047
    Bruzer

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    Thanks for the reply, azitnay. I was going by the information in the TO DO list which said something like "Keep Until (Record Date + 2 days)". The other weird thing is that even though I just completed my 45-day trial, I just got another 30-day trial! I wonder if it's related to the recent software upgrade?
     
  6. Sep 5, 2005 #566 of 2047
    slyone

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    I too have received another free trial! Yea baby, keep 'em coming! :p
     
  7. Sep 5, 2005 #567 of 2047
    ashu

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    Keep Until should be interpreted as "Will not be deleted ANY sooner than"

    It ALSO implies, "Will only be deleted if the space is needed for a SCHEDULED (not SUGGESTED) recording"
     
  8. Sep 6, 2005 #568 of 2047
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    the other thing with the RS TX20 with TiVo interface. Any show you watch off the Hard drive will keep an automatic bookmark at where you left off watching it. When you go back it will have a resume playing option or if you hit play on it will just start palying from where you left off. It keeps a bookmark on every single show specific to that show.

    Also TiVo interface has a skip to tick mark and 3 FF/RW speeds that make it very easy to move around in the show along with a bar at trhe bottom that very clearly marks where you are in the show. and there is also a skip back 8 seconds button and you can use a backdoor code to set the skip to end button to instead skip ahead 30 seconds for commercials,

    now the best part is that the DVD player has the same interface to move around inside the show and is MUCH better than the standard DVD interfaces out there.

    get an Toshiba TiVo with DVD burner. User it in TiVo Basic mode for a week, then try out the free trial of TiVo plus and decide from there on that issue.

    one thing for sure - you will like watching shows via the TiVo interface (in either mode) and not feel at all like you have to record the shows to DVD to watch. Then the cool thing is - when you want to archive something to DVD - it is very easy point and click method (again in either Basic or Plus mode) and burn using a DVD-RW and you can stick that DVD into the other DVD recorder you have and edit it with bookmarks and chapters to hide the commercials and so forth. assuming the other DVD recorder has those abilities.

    You will know well within the 30 day return period that you made a good purchase.
     
  9. Sep 6, 2005 #569 of 2047
    steeagle

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    I think I got lost here. Could anyone explain what are 30SS and SPS30S to me? Thanks.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2005 #570 of 2047
    azitnay

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    30SS is 30-second skip (the ability to change the skip-to-tick button on the remote to function as 30-second skip instead when not fast-forwarding). Very useful for quickly skipping small parts of recordings (i.e. commercials).

    SPS30S is the quick acronym for how to enable 30SS. The long version is:

    - Start watching a recording (it's harder to do on live TV).

    - Hit the following buttons in order:

    Select
    Play
    Select
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    Select

    After that, you should hear three bings (or apparently, dings), and 30-second skip will be enabled until you either turn it off (with SPS30S again) or the TiVo restarts.

    Drew
     
  11. Sep 6, 2005 #571 of 2047
    C5John

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    >>I'm confused about what you're saying... A TiVo does give you the capability to record TV to the hard drive. That's been the whole point of TiVo all along.

    Drew<<


    Yes, I know. I just didnt want to have to mess with ANOTHER monthly fee (have enough of them) for something that I am totaly capable of doing my self, such as programing a show to record, especially when the unit I have now (Toshiba RD-XS32SU) does pretty much everything the Tivo's do. Of course there's no fee for the basic Tivo but I still would have to contend with the phone cord access thing. I'll probably jump on the Tivo band-wagon eventually though. Thanks for all the info guys,
    C5John
     
  12. Sep 6, 2005 #572 of 2047
    mark14224

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    I just received the download for software version 7.2. I then downloaded the Tivo desktop but I keep getting an error message when the desktop tries to open that "the Tivo transfer service has not yet started (or may have been stopped or uninstalled). This service is required by the Tivo desktop. Click retry to continue waiting for the Tivo desktop to start, or click cancel to exit." I have clicked retry and i keep getting the same message. I have completely disabled my firewall and get the same message. I uninstalled the Tivo desktop and reinstalled it and get the same message. I am using Windows XP. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong or what the problem could be?

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  13. Sep 6, 2005 #573 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Is it definitely the TiVo Transfer service it's complaining about, or is it the TiVo Beacon service?

    In my experience, it'll do this if Beacon isn't running, but it starts Transfer itself if it needs to.

    Drew
     
  14. Sep 7, 2005 #574 of 2047
    billyacc

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    Count me in on the RS-TX Club. I have the 20, but haven't received the upgrade to 7.2 yet (will check tonight when I get home).
     
  15. Sep 7, 2005 #575 of 2047
    anth1977

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    I'm a newbie and just purchased an RS-TX60. I don't have a phone line but will use one at work for the initial registration.

    So I need to network my RS-T60 and have sifted through this thread hoping to find the perfect working USB network adapter. Can people post their success stories with version numbers of the network cards.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2005 #576 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Over the years, I've had good luck with:

    Farallon PN796 (USB 1.1)
    Linksys USB200M (USB 2.0)
    Netgear FA101 (USB 1.1)

    All wired, of course.

    http://www.tivo.com/adapters/ is a (partial) list of working adapters.

    Drew
     
  17. Sep 8, 2005 #577 of 2047
    mark14224

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    I think I have figured out why I am getting the error but I don't know how to fix it. I entered the wrong Media Access Key when i first installed the TiVo Desktop. However, since the Desktop never opens (i just get the error) I cant figure out how to change the MAK to the correct one. Even when i uninstall and reinstall it no longer asks me for the MAK when reinstalling so I am assuming this must have been stored in the registry somewhere? How do I correct his?
     
  18. Sep 8, 2005 #578 of 2047
    Bruzer

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    Unfortunately, it seems that as quickly as I got another free trial, it's now reverted back to Basic. Well, it was a fun "45 day Plus, 1 day Basic, 2 day Plus" trial period :)
     
  19. Sep 8, 2005 #579 of 2047
    azitnay

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    For the purposes of simply starting up, it shouldn't matter what your MAK is. It seems your problem is elsewhere.

    However, uninstalling, blowing away all files and registry keys, and then reinstalling might not be a bad idea, anyway. After uninstalling, the files I know of are all in:

    C:\Program Files\TiVo
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\TiVo Shared

    and the registry keys I know of are all in:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TiVo
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\TiVo

    There could be more files and/or registry keys I don't know about.

    Drew
     
  20. Sep 11, 2005 #580 of 2047
    bare-a-kuda

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    Got my TSX20 earlier in the week and my 7.2 yesterday. Luvin' it so far.
     

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