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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Dec 30, 2004 #41 of 2047
    sjrick

    sjrick New Member

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    Has anyone had any tracking problems with the RS-TX60 DVD player ? just this evening, i popped in a movie and it started 2 minutes into the movie, then I paused it and moved back a frame at a time and from then on it would not play movies clearly. I tried three seperate movies and each one would not track properly. I fear it may be broken already. I havent even had it a month yet. Anyone else have tracking troubles on the dvd player ?
     
  2. Dec 30, 2004 #42 of 2047
    dtivofan23

    dtivofan23 TiVo addict

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    is it true that the tivo/dvd units dont allow u to edit out commercials on shows that you record from the hard drive to dvd?
     
  3. Dec 30, 2004 #43 of 2047
    LiveBlues

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    You can't specifically do it from the remote, but you can from the TiVo menu using the remote.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2004 #44 of 2047
    LiveBlues

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    Yes, that is correct. No editing capabilities.
     
  5. Dec 31, 2004 #45 of 2047
    sjrick

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    ok i fixed the problem. I simply unplugged the unit and waited a minute or two then plugged it back in. Man i wish i could do that with my VCR's. Plug and Play,,LOL

    Regarding the editing of commercials- I love South park and can fit 4 shows on a single dvd. Now considering the speed of the Tivo with regard to skipping ads,, its no big deal. I think you have to wait all of 10 seconds.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2004 #46 of 2047
    loonyboi

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    There's really no way to do it? Not even some RF code for another DVD player that happens to work with this one?

    How frustrating.

    Not that it's a big deal or anything, it's just I'm reprogramming my Pronto to work with the TX20 and I'll miss that eject button.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2004 #47 of 2047
    Desperado

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    I never understood remote control eject buttons. You still have to get up to take out the discs...
     
  8. Dec 31, 2004 #48 of 2047
    loonyboi

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    Yeah I know, it makes no sense. But I love them nonetheless.
     
  9. Dec 31, 2004 #49 of 2047
    sjrick

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    the remote eject is great for someone thats standing too close to your stuff. You can hit and it and freak them out. Of course you run the option of having them freak out and rip out your system.
     
  10. Dec 31, 2004 #50 of 2047
    ivyfalls

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    Hubby and I got the RS-TX60 for Christmas. Finally had success with wiring and such today. Haven't tried recording to DVD yet, but will try it out soon. I love trading in two boxes (old Tivo and DVD player) for one and also consolidating remotes. Since we can control the TV input , power and volume with the DVR remote (and of course it is also the DVD playing remote), we rarely need to use the other remotes. Yeah!!
     
  11. Jan 1, 2005 #51 of 2047
    Desperado

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    Add my name to the owners club. I just got mine yesterday via FedEx. I don't have a land line so I took it to work with me last night (yes, I had to work NYE) and went through the initial setup. It did bug me for a video input signal at one point, but I did my homework so I was prepared.

    This morning I went out and bought the ethernet adapter I needed to hook up to my network. I just plugged it in and it seems to be working - no other configuration required!! I'm doing a forced connection to TiVo right now, and it's about halfway done with the "loading data" process. I don't know what the heck it's loading, but it sure is taking a while.

    I did notice some loss of video quality when I tested it, but I was kind of expecting that as well. I know it's because the video is being processed, but this certainly isn't DVD quality, and I'm a little concerned about how recordings are going to look. If this is how recorded shows are going to look, I'll be disappointed. I'll certainly need to run a clean/non-TiVo line to my HDTV if I keep this thing.

    Anyway, I just thought I'd share my experience so far. I'll keep you posted.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2005 #52 of 2047
    sjrick

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    Desperado, how many ways is your cable line split ? i ran a new clean line to mine. It seemed to help a bit. I agree the quality can only be as good as the original line in.

    What do you mean your doing a forced connection ? Your tivo is set, by default, to best quality picture when recording, you may experiment and see what works best for you.
     
  13. Jan 1, 2005 #53 of 2047
    Desperado

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    sjrick -

    Cable coming in from the wall is split two ways. One goes to the cable modem; the other goes into the cable box. RCA A/V out of the cable box, into tivo. Componenet video/RCA audio out of tivo, into the TV. I don't think it's a signal loss issue. It looks like compression artifacts. I've seen it before. You think an amp would help?

    I know it's set to best picture quality...that's what worries me! I just noticed a slight audio sync issue after changing channels. Oh well. I'm not in a hurry to convert my VHS tapes to digital right now...

    By forced connection, I just meant I went into network settings and had the box connect to tivo as a test. It's done now. The network seems OK.
     
  14. Jan 1, 2005 #54 of 2047
    sjrick

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    Actually i have an amp for my entire house . A tech told me to use the amp just as it comes into your home then split it from there. He said the signal would benefit from the amp at the begining as opposed to the far reaches of your home.

    I have 8 splits and theres some loss in signal due to so many splits but i bought high end Acoustic Reseach cables and they made a big difference.

    You can also compare Tivo to regular tv and see the delay in it, Like when im watching football, i can see a loss in picture quality. Thats why i only use tivo for tv shows and such, watching sports on Tivo isnt as sharp as regular tv.
     
  15. Jan 1, 2005 #55 of 2047
    Desperado

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    I might consider getting an amp, but I don't see how it would affect the appearance of the compressed video. I assume that shows recorded on the hard drive or on DVD-R/-RW will have the same look? Would a standalone DVD recorder produce a better quality recording since it's not going through a hard drive first? (I was mainly looking for a DVD recorder, but went with this unit for the added bonus of having TiVo.)

    Anyway, maybe I'm being too harsh. I'll give it some more time. The quality issue is definitely bothering me though.
     
  16. Jan 2, 2005 #56 of 2047
    Sirius_Tivo

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    Add me to the list also. Received mt RS-TX60 Friday. It's been up and running great for two days now. I have it networked to the internet via my wireless home network. I am a Dis Network subscriber and have a Dish HD box feeding the DVR. Set up was easy and went very smoothly.

    Next step will be to network the DVR to my laptop via the wireless connection. Looking at the setup instructions they ask for the IP address of the computer with the "TIVO Desktop Software". Does anyone know what software they are referring to? I received no software with the DVR. Maybe download from TIVO's web page?

    I am a first time TIVO and 1st time DVR user. I am having fun now! :}
     
  17. Jan 2, 2005 #57 of 2047
    Stealontgt

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    Finally go t my TIVO unit for Xmas (Toshiba RS-TX60 ) and it is great, but I have been a Share Holder for over a year. I haven't looked at my portfolio in 4 months (I know pretty slack hugh). To make a long response short my stock has fallen from $11 to $5.80. What baffles me is how cool of a product TIVO is for TV viewers, and given this benefit why did the stock take a nose dive?
     
  18. Jan 2, 2005 #58 of 2047
    ivyfalls

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    Hi Sirius,
    You probably have figured this out by now, but I have just read your post. My husband downloaded the TIVO desktop software from the TIVO site. I have found that sometimes the TIVO site is difficult to navigate. I usually go to the customer support page and 'search' for what I am looking for. We have used the software to view photos on the TV from the laptop, but not for music yet. Glad to hear you are enjoying your Toshiba.
     
  19. Jan 2, 2005 #59 of 2047
    Victrola

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    Im no stock expert, but could it be due to the new cable box DVR (ie, Motorola DCT6412) that some of the cable companies are coming out with very recently?

    I dunno!!
     
  20. Jan 2, 2005 #60 of 2047
    LiveBlues

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    Something to keep in mind is that stock talk is not allowed on this forum, regardless of how innocent it may be.
     

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