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

  1. Sep 23, 2005 #621 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Yes, Basic lets you do a weekly manual record (and probably daily too, I don't remember for sure)... But that's no comparison to an actual season pass, of course.

    Drew
     
  2. Sep 23, 2005 #622 of 2047
    windracer

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    You're right ... just like a VCR you can still schedule manual weekly recordings. I should have been more clear, thanks.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2005 #623 of 2047
    ashu

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    Don't forget - the absolute and total inability to transfer shows via the network to a PC or another TiVo. Yes, you could burn to DVD, but the point of transfers is to watch it on the device (TiVo/PC/cellphone) of your choice in the location of your choice.

    And don't forget that even the 45-day trial only allows for the recording/searching enhancements - the only way to get the transfers going is to pay for Plus. Worth every single penny :)

    And for all the new folks getting TiVos with the $150 rebate, remember that you HAVE TO sign up for a year (in fact you have to prepay, too) to be eligible for the rebate.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2005 #624 of 2047
    tulipox

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    I am a brand new RS-TX60 owner and I love it! However, I'm having a problem....I am trying to transfer a home movie from my JVC video camera without success. I've connected the camera to the Toshiba via firewire and gone through all the screens to get to the point of recording, but I only get a blue screen on the TV (not on the camera screen). I connected via standard RCA plug cable and it works fine, so the problem is DV/firewire connection specific.

    Anyone ever had this problem?!? I really don't think it's user error!! Is the JVC camera compatible??
     
  5. Sep 24, 2005 #625 of 2047
    azitnay

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    You sure? I know there's a $150 ETF for a cancellation prior to one year now, which is equivalent to the rebate, but I was under the impression that you could still pay monthly.

    Drew
     
  6. Sep 24, 2005 #626 of 2047
    Mike_B42

    Mike_B42 RS-TX20 Owner

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    Several weeks ago, I applied for and received the TiVo 7.2 software upgrade for my RS-TX20 (original-unmodified). 7.2 includes some great new features, but related or not, the problems that I've had since then outweigh the benefits. Anyone else having similar difficulties?

    1. Freezing of the program, live or recoreded; while the cable feed is perfect
    2. Much slower response from the TiVo button, as well as FF & RW
    3. Occassional complete freezes requiring a 'pull the plug' reboot

    Thanks in advance. I'm just looking for a trend.
     
  7. Sep 24, 2005 #627 of 2047
    rrman

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    I haven't had any problems with Tivo 7.2 on my RS-TX20.
     
  8. Sep 24, 2005 #628 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Could be signs of a failing hard drive.

    Drew
     
  9. Sep 24, 2005 #629 of 2047
    FrancesTheMute

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    I've never had the first problem you've described or the 3rd, but the 2nd one has been sorta happening to me. i hit the tivo button and it will take a couple of seconds before i get to tivo central, and sometimes the FF and RW are a little sluggish. But not all the time, just sometimes, so i've just been assuming it's busy doing something in the background like recording or transferring or something. I sure hope my HDD is failing, i've had the tivo only 7 months!!!!
     
  10. Sep 25, 2005 #630 of 2047
    backspaces

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    Just set up my new RS-TX60, and had a surprise. I asked for the 45-day trial of Plus. But rather than the count-down being set to 45, it was set to 5!

    Has anyone else had difficulties with this?

    TiVo thought it might have been due to Amazon (from whom I bought the critter) having sent me a refurbished model, but that seems odd .. the box and contents absolutely seemed brand new.

    I suggested to amazon that they simply credit my account by the amount of the 45-day trial .. which they are doing. So I'll just sign up for Plus using their rebate to hedge the 45 days.

    But still, it seems really odd.

    Owen
     
  11. Sep 25, 2005 #631 of 2047
    like2wheel

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    It's a glitch with this model, but you will still get the 45 days. If you do a search, you'll find a better explanation & you will see that its quite common.
    Better call Amazon back to cancel that credit :p
     
  12. Sep 25, 2005 #632 of 2047
    azitnay

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    I probably should have taken #2 out of my quote... That's the one that's least likely to be a sign of HD failure.

    Drew
     
  13. Sep 25, 2005 #633 of 2047
    FishTank1701

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    Same glitch comes up with the RS-TX20. You start getting end of trial warnings long before it really ends. So how much did Amazon actually give back as a credit?
     
  14. Sep 25, 2005 #634 of 2047
    backspaces

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    Well, I figured that 45 days = 1.5 months, so 12.99*1.5 = 19.48 .. or $20 for short.

    Boy were they responsive too. I've had a previous order difficulty where a Cinema display for my Mac got lost and they immediately sent me a new one saying if boths showed up, just return one. Trust, can you believe.

    Oh, and to top it all off, we have the Prime membership at Amazon where you pay $70, I think, for free 2 day shipping for things you buy. The Toshiba was included in that. So not only did I pay no tax, there was also no shipping.

    I am surprised the TiVo phone folks, who were apparently knowledgible, didn't know about the glitch. You'd think it've entered the folk lore by now. BTW: Hit "0" a couple of times to escape their voice phone menus to get to a human.

    Owen
     
  15. Sep 25, 2005 #635 of 2047
    backspaces

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    Thanks! BTW: The signal cleaner is also for macrovision removal so I can back up all my Dr Who commercial tapes! "Signal cleaner" is sorta a euphemism.
     
  16. Sep 26, 2005 #636 of 2047
    DaisyChain

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    Hi.

    I was wondering if anyone here could help me. This is the reason that I registered.

    We have a Toshiba RS-TX20. It is supposed to record 180 hours I think? We got it so that we could have DVDs of some of our fave shows. For personal in home use of course.

    So here is hte problem. Using a basic, 2 hour DVD-R, we start the dub. The quality setting is the 2nd best one. I only try to put an hour's worth of show on there. The machine says it is OK (allows up to two shows, for 99 percent of the dvd).

    BUT when it gets almost to the end... it stops every time. Sometimes it also repowers-up! Now sometimes it has trouble if I am trying to watch a taped show while another show is dubbing... or even watching live tv. But it says it is OK if I go to TiVo Central so I don't 'get it'.

    The disc does not finalise. The disc does not show as empty if I try to record on it again - including on my computer just to test it out to see if it was the Toshiba misreading it - and it ALSO does not play anything! During play it thinks the disc is blank, I guess.

    Any ideas on what to do?? This is hte reason we bought it and it's brand new. It worked for about a week this way, now suddenly it won't dub correctly. Also there is no explanation given and no warning in advance.

    Thank you in advance for any help.
     
  17. Sep 26, 2005 #637 of 2047
    backspaces

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    OK, I'll admit it .. I'm a video quality nut.

    So when I set up my DMS, I used the Monster Component video cables previously used for the DVD player for the connection from the DMS to the TV. (The TV is a fairly decent Toshiba HDTV aspect ratio unit with lots of inputs.) I also attached a rf video cable from the pass-through to the TV .. for the Watch-Another-Show-While-Recording stunt. Note that my video source is cable without a box .. just the lower 100 channels from Comcast.

    Well, imagine my surprise when I discovered the pass-through+TV gave better picture quality than the TiVo+TV! .. i.e. the rf cable worked better than the component setup!

    Now I had heard that there was some degrading of signal when using the DMS, but this was way too weird to believe. So I read some of the Forum entries .. some of which suggested that Monster cables aren't really all that good.

    Hmm..sez I. OK, lets just take the A/V composite cables that come with the DMS and use them instead of the Monster cables. Well, believe it or not, the quality improved considerably! And as expected, was better than the pass-through by a tad.

    I gotta say I'm surprised. Has anyone else had similar experiences? Also, given this bad experience, should I buy another set of Component cables that are better? .. I've seen Recoton & Acoustic Research cables recommended.

    One reason I wanted the Component cables was to go from interlaced to progressive. Have folks seen better quality using progressive?
     
  18. Sep 26, 2005 #638 of 2047
    ashu

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    Ooohhh - I had an excellent rejoinder for that combination of afflictions (quality nut and Monster user) - "Don't say the two things in the same lifetime".

    You seem to have noticed it (the futility and utter crap-ness of Monster products) yourself.

    Of course, what you describe sounds WAY more far-reaching than the effect of overpriced crud sold in the garb of cables. Buy some Recotons/ARs and see if you still notice the same thing. Also see whether your TV's input is set to do something funky (post-processing, hues, effects etc) to the component video input.

    And Eschew and Eradicate the Monsters forthwith.
     
  19. Sep 27, 2005 #639 of 2047
    ber

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    I bought some new (not monster- just Best Buy) composite cables for my RS-TX 20....figured they would beat the SVIDEO out cable....it was a sheer mess....massive picture quality problems....S-Video was so much better (and really nice and sharp anyway...i just thought the composite would be one step better---it was two to three steps worse!)

    Bob
     
  20. Sep 27, 2005 #640 of 2047
    ashu

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    Composite (one yellow cable) < SVideo (one cable with 4 pins) < Component (3 separate cables).

    And on my Humax DRT800 AND my Toshiba RSX-20, Component is EASILY the best for PQ. Although my receiver COmponent-upconverts the others anyway (I don't switch TV inputs at all, it only gets one component cable (set) from my receiver's output.
     

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