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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Sep 27, 2005 #641 of 2047
    windracer

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    I think you meant component cables, not composite. S-Video is supposed to be better than composite.

    edit: whoops, should read all replies first, ashu beat me to it.
     
  2. Sep 28, 2005 #642 of 2047
    backspaces

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    I'm sending off for a USB/802.11b adaptor for my RS-TX and it occurred to me that possibly Galleon might work with the setup.

    Has anyone tried Galleon + RS-TX?

    [I tried searching but got billions of hits due to folks listing their setup in their sigs!]

    Thanks

    Owen
     
  3. Sep 28, 2005 #643 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Sure, Galleon + RS-TX works just as well as Galleon + <any other Series2 standalone>.

    Drew

    Edit: As long as you're not running TiVo Basic.
     
  4. Sep 28, 2005 #644 of 2047
    ZeoTiVo

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    and have the update to 7.2 to run the latest Galleon
     
  5. Sep 28, 2005 #645 of 2047
    windracer

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    Yup, me too. Running Galleon on Linux, even. No problems with the TX20.
     
  6. Sep 28, 2005 #646 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Not just the latest Galleon... Any Galleon :). No 7.1 for RS-TX units, so 7.2 was the first HME-enabled version.

    Drew
     
  7. Sep 28, 2005 #647 of 2047
    sledhed

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    Question:
    My 45 day trial expired, and I can no longer create wish lists (?) or subscriptions to specific programs for recordings. Have not messed with it much yet, but it appears that the wish lists set up before it expired appears to still be in there.

    Will they still work? Is this a back door if you will, allowing me to modify these wish lists into whatever I need, as long as I do not delete them?

    Thanks.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2005 #648 of 2047
    windracer

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    I'm pretty sure once the unit reverts to TiVo Basic, any SPs or WLs you have set up will no longer record. Instead you'll get a message in the Recording History about how the show was not recorded because it was requested using a TiVo Plus-only option.
     
  9. Sep 28, 2005 #649 of 2047
    ber

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    My unit worked perfect since FEB up until yesterday....i seem to have two problems similar to that quoted above...when burning disks...i continue to get "internal error" after between 0 and 10 percent....

    When i get past 10 percent save the machine stops...flickers...and then starts powering back up again from scratch....i was wondering (a) if any of the prior posters figured out what the problem was and (b) if any other individuals have any suggestions....i have been using 8X disks...without problem for months....so i suspect that is not the issue....the only change at all that has occurred was the recent update to the new tivo software....THANKS SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!
     
  10. Sep 29, 2005 #650 of 2047
    ZeoTiVo

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    perhaps the old release just ignored the 8x and burned at a lower speed. Now with 7x software it is trying to burn at 8x and failing. I use TDK DVD-RW 4x discs and they burned on 5x and 7.2. I know that various brands have various results. I tried to copy the 4th firefly DVD on my PC and with those TDKs the fourth one just would not play on the RS TX20 or SD H400 but did play on a plain DVD player.
    I redid it with a Compusa 4x DVD-RW I had and it played perfectly. Go figure ?

    Guess the point is to try some different brands and speeds to see what works now.
     
  11. Sep 29, 2005 #651 of 2047
    JoelLI

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    Just got a Toshiba RX-TS20.
    First, I want to network this into my Apple Extreme/Express network. Which network adapter is best, or doesn't it matter? Do I need to upgrade to 7.2 (I assume this is done by phone line) to use 54mbs "g" units (system shows v5.4). Will this work with Mac networks?

    Next, if I want to drop in a larger HD into the Toshiba unit (e.g. 300gb), what do I do (any specs on the HD -- EIDE vs SATA; does new software self-install or do I have to copy the 120gb contents onto the new drive; or, is there some guy with a dark back room that I should find who does this for living?)
     
  12. Sep 29, 2005 #652 of 2047
    DarkShadows

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    I purchased my unit in July and have burned discs on a few different types of media.

    First I used Fuji, then TDK, then Phillips, also I have been running 7.2 for the past three weeks all with no problem.

    Then last weekend I picked up some Sony DVD's burned through the first 9 or so with no problems until last night.

    Last night I had two stop burning at exactly the 9% point and indicated an internal error. The second time it completely shut down and reset itself.

    I just wonder if this is a media isssue or a software update issue, or an internal problem with the unit.

    I don't want to send the unit back in for service if it's a media issue, let me know what you guys decide to do on this.
     
  13. Sep 29, 2005 #653 of 2047
    sledhed

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    Apparently it had not reverted completely to basic yet (not sure if it does it in stages?), but now the guide has changed and the todo list does not show any of the programs I scheduled via subscription / program name...

    So I spoke too soon. And I am just too cheap to go for TiVo plus - heck, I am only paying $15 a month for my basic wireless cable. We don't watch enough TV to make it worth Plus, perhaps 5 or 6 programs a week we like to watch regularly. Back to programming it like a VCR. But that is OK, that is how we did it before the Toshiba deal at BB that I could not pass up... $100 after rebate was just too good. Now I can record like a VCR but if I decide to keep, burn to superior (and cheaper) DVD media... DVD-R if I want to keep it and RW if I am not sure.
     
  14. Sep 29, 2005 #654 of 2047
    sledhed

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    I read some negative comments about Sony media when I was looking for DVD-RW, they had it cheap at Staples (25 DVD-RW for $15 I believe), but I passed based on the reviews on the DVDR help dot com web site... are these -RW or -R? Either way, try a different brand, esp. one you know works for you. That is what I would try.
     
  15. Sep 29, 2005 #655 of 2047
    DarkShadows

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    They are -R I have burned two tonite and they are okay, I think I will return the other spindle of 25 I have and pick up the Fuji 30 packs which are on sale this week for about $9.00.
     
  16. Sep 29, 2005 #656 of 2047
    CaccaMucca

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    Hi all,

    I have a RS-TX20 since mid Janurary and recently started having problems burning the shows on the hard drive to DVD. I believe it has to do with the software upgrade that was pushed down 2 weeks ago by TiVo. The new software allows one to download the shows recorded on the DVRs to their computer. RS-TX20 seemed to be under powered to begin with, but now with the new software, it is super slow. Now I have about 33% failure rate transferring to my DVDs.

    I'm going to reset the box to factory tonight and get a clean start, but it still would have the new software .........

    Anyone else out there experiencing the same problem that I having?

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
  17. Sep 29, 2005 #657 of 2047
    CaccaMucca

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    I'm having the same problem. I blaming the software upgrade, 7.2.

    Any thoughts?
     
  18. Sep 30, 2005 #658 of 2047
    ber

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    Hi Guys, I posted two days ago about the new problem burning discs...i.e, internal error. I think i had two to three failures over the course of eight months. Then my machine went thru 10 discs....TDK, Sony and Office Depot all 8X failing on every single one. When they made it past 15 or 20 % the machine just shut off...and began powering up again.

    One of the earlier posts (which i had quoted from concerning my origianal problem) indicated (though with no followup) that the problem seem to be resolved after he/she had unplugged the machine for 9 hours. I might add that the original post which i was relying upon was made months earlier will before the new TIVO update.

    Here is what i did. I first unplugged my machine for ten minutes. I let it go thru the power up cycle....and tried again....thinking what is the difference from shutting the machine off for 10 minutes or 9 hours....same exact problem. So i unplugged it completely overnite....powered back up....now it is working perfect again....burned 10 8X discs in a row with not even the sign of a problem....I would suggest that everyone that has a similar problem try this avenue....i have no idea of course (a) why it was caused in the first instance or (b) why the solution worked.....I would note that i have had the new TIVO upgrade of software for about three weeks...so it didnt start until two weeks thereafter...so i am still guessing...though happy it is working again.

    On a similar topic (given some of the feedback i have received) how does one know what the burning speed is...i assume that it cannot be changed... like one can with a computer dvd burner (when i simply tell it to burn for example 8X discs at 4X)????

    Thanks everyone for your assistance!

    Robert
     
  19. Sep 30, 2005 #659 of 2047
    larrs

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    Add me to the list. I only got my Toshiba two weeks ago and burned maybe 2 or 3 discs with no problem prior to the upgrade. Now, every disc I've tried will either fail with the "internal error" or will fail at the end of burning (when I believe it is finalizing), each case causes the unit to reboot, which roally messes up any recording that is taking place at the time. Also, my user interface is markedly slower than before the upgrade, it reminds me of the speed of my Series I box, leading me to believe the software upgrade has screwed up something.
    I am calling Tivo. BTW, thanks to this forum, I am not simply packing up my Toshivo and taking it back to Best Buy- I guess I'll ride out a fix from Tivo.
     
  20. Sep 30, 2005 #660 of 2047
    Tiresius

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    FWIW, I have the Toshiba RS-TX20, got the 7.x update several weeks ago and have not had any trouble burning disks since then.

    I burn maybe 2-3 disks a week. The media I'm using is 8x TDK -R from a 50pk spindle that I got months ago. The only other media I've ever used on this machine is a 25pk of 4x TDK discs. No trouble with any of those either. So, of the 75 odd discs I've burned in the past six months I have never had a failed burn.(knock on wood)

    Maybe the 7.x has some media compatibility issues that were not there before? Maybe I'm just lucky for having only used one brand of media(TDK 4x & 8x) & haven't run into any media issues.

    Of the people having trouble since the upgrade, are there any of you that have NOT changed media brands at all and are now having trouble using the same media you've used all along?

    For those of you having trouble, I wish you the best finding the answer - what a pain huh?

    Cheers,
    Ray
     

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