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Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by TivoDaddy, Dec 21, 2004.
I've had my RS-TX60 for about 4 or 5 months now. loving every minute of it. Tivo rocks!!!
just got a TX-RS20 for the house.
love it so far.
anyone have a formula for how much content will fit on a DVD?
we did a burn of a news show that i like as a test, and at high.. only 1 hour fit.
yeah i did search to no avail.
Was your test actually at best? I believe it works out like so:
basic - 6 hours
medium - 4 hours
high - 2 hours
best - 1 hour
If the news show was really high-quality, perhaps it was slightly longer than one hour?
thanks for the reponse. and info.
yes - at best quality 1 hour of video took up 99% on DVD.
to clarify.. it fit, but i was concerned about the 1 hour limit.
i will go with your chart and give it a whirl.
I think the manual actually lists the breakdown of recording qualities to what will fit on a single DVD, but azitnay's list looks right to me.
I concur with the azitnay fellow. And the windracer fellow.
6, 4, 2, 1. I burn at the 4 and 2 settings often.
Although the names on the DVD recorders (for the recording qualities of shows to the hard disc) are not consistent with the standalones! So you *may* be right in saying that High is the same as Best. But I always thought they called it something else - like 'Extreme'. Gotta confirm tonight ...
Ditto to what Ashu, Windracer and Drew said. I typically record 2 hr Movies off premium channels in High, and they nicely fit onto a DVD. This info is actually displayed on the recording quality screen under the settings menu.
Are you using a network adapter with your RS-TX60? If so what kind? Are you using the latest software 7.2.0? Any issues? I appreciate your feedback.
Could be happier RS-TX60 owner. I just tried to setup my TiVo on the network but have had poor results using a wireless WG111 adapter. I've owned my TiVo for 9 months now and love everything else. Just wish I could get the network connection working. I really don't want to hard wire to the network. My wireless is flawless everywhere else in my home.
If you're dissatisfied with TiVo's wireless connectivity, you could always try an Ultimate Wireless Network setup.
One little enhancement I discovered tonight with the 7.2 upgrade -- it now responds properly to a Tivo remote or a universal remote that is capable of sending the List command.
5.4 would acknowledge the button, beep/flash the LED but do nothing else, while 7.2 brings up the Now Playing list immediately. Nif-T.
Yes, I have the 7.2 update and I'm using a Linksys USB200M which is hooked into a Linksys WET54GS5 Wireless-g Bridge. i have no issues with the tivo calling home every night to get the programming guide, but I'm having a hell of a time using the Tivo Desktop to transfer shows. I can get shows transferred to my computer, but it's taking around 3-4 hours to transfer 1 hour of "high" quality, which is ridiculous.
I just got mine about two weeks ago...I love it
Oops....I forgot to mention that I have a TX-20
Just got my unit today, yea!
I noticed that there was no obvious discussion in the manual on how to hook up my VCR to the unit. I'll need this for a bit while I transfer my VHS tapes to DVDs. I know I need to buy a "signal cleaner" to do this but more important, it wasn't clear to my how I'd hook it up to the RS-TX and how I'd record the tape to HD for later burning.
I suspect this is a pretty dumb question .. but oh well.
I'm pretty much new to the forums here (I just signed on this evening for the first time). I have the TX-20 and right now I'm using TiVo Basic. Could someone who's had TiVo Basic and now has TiVo Plus, tell me what they liked now that they did the upgrade.
I've never used tivo basic, but i know that I couldn't live without the Season Pass. When i first got my tivo, i was going to school 5 nights a week from 5 pm to 10 pm, so that would mean i would miss every show that i like to watch. season pass was a godsend and allowed me to get caught up on my shows on the weekends!!!
Thanks...I'll have to keep that in mind. I like the trial offer and I'm kinda hooked on "Season Pass" function already.
It's pretty straightforward. There are composite input jacks on the rear and front of the DMS. Just connect the outs from your VCR to one of those ins. Then, under "Pick Programs to Record" there's a "Record from Camcorder or VCR" option and the software will walk you through the steps (get the source tape to where you want to start, select the length of the recording, press play on the source VCR, press Select on the TiVo to start the recording, and let it go). Once the recording is done, it will show up on your Now Playing List like any other show and you can burn it to DVD from there.
I can't comment on the signal cleaner. I didn't use one, I just understood that my VHS quality was already poor, so I was only moving it to DVD for archival purposes and not to make it look any better.
The DMS was my third TiVo, so I was already hooked on TiVo Plus (since that's all the normal standalone Series2 boxes will operate with). I did try TiVo Basic for a day or two when I first got the Toshiba to see if I could get away without paying another $6.95/month, but once I realized there was no Season Pass/WishList functionality, no sort options in the NPL, and no easy way to browse for recordings by title, channel, etc. I upgraded to Plus immediately.
If you just want a smarter version of a VCR that happens to record to a hard drive instead of tape, stick to Basic (you get the three days of Guide data, but you'll still have to remember to schedule recordings each week). If you really want to see the power of TiVo, try the 45-day free trial of Plus and you won't want to go back.
Not sure you're correct about that one. Like you, I dumped Basic for Plus pretty quickly, but I seem to recall that even basic had the ability to set a weekly recording for the same time and channel, just like any VCR. TiVo Basic may be crippled, but not THAT crippled.
Like Windracer said though, try the 45 day free plus trial. Once you've had some fun with TiVoPlus, you'll never go back.