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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Oct 20, 2005 #741 of 2051
    CaccaMucca

    CaccaMucca New Member

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    Sorry to burst your bubble, I've reset my system twice, no dice. I'm getting 100% internal failure rate.

    Unplugging the Toshiba for more than 6 hours helped only once and back to internal errors.

    WE NEED A SOFTWARE FIX PERIOD!!!
    I DON'T USE TIVO TO GO, SO PLEASE GET IN BACK TO THE PREVIOUS VERSION.

    This sucks.
     
  2. Oct 20, 2005 #742 of 2051
    jjohnson_123

    jjohnson_123 New Member

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    I have an RS-TX60 and could also not burn any dvd-rs after the recent software upgrade. I wasted about 4 dvd-rs before I found the posting in this forum. The spindle of dvds I had were FujiFilm 8x. I tried to reset the machine from the tivo menu - the burn still did not work. Then I pulled the plug for about 45 minutes and tried again - it still did not work.

    Last night I tried the Sony DVD-RW option with the 2x speed DVD-RWs and it worked! So, thanks guys. I may try to buy DVD-Rs that are less than 8x, I may need to shop around, though, because I didn't see anything less than 8x in the Staples I was in last night.

    I'm looking forward to the software patch and want to use the rest of the spindle of 8x dvds that i still have (obviously).

    thanks again.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2005 #743 of 2051
    DarkShadows

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    I feel your pain I talked to TIVO today and the droid who works there told me that there is nothing wrong with the software update, that it's working fine with other DVD burners such as the Humax unit.

    It's really starting to piss me off when I read the some peeps on this site have sent their units to Toshiba to be fixed and come back with the same problem and Tivo says that the problem is not on their end.

    Doesn't anyone out there know how to re load the old software on this unit to test this theory of the software being the issue?

    Obviously TIVO is not going to do anything and Toshiba could care less since they are moving out of the TIVO partnership.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2005 #744 of 2051
    TiVoEvan74

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    Well, complain in writing and via the web site.

    Also, flood the TiVo suggestions web site with a specific request to fix this.

    http://research.tivo.com/suggestions/2web519.htm

    ---->>> By the way, anyone tested DVD-RWs at faster than 2x to see if they work?
     
  5. Oct 21, 2005 #745 of 2051
    ber

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    YES TIVOEVAN74, I have the same question.... has anyone else other than me tried the 2X speed discs...they definately cleared up the problem entirely for me!!! As indicated in my prior post i used Sony 2x DVD-RW discs....they have worked perfect...no errors at all!!!! Though when i went to get another pack they were much more expensive...i think the Staples i went to had mislabled them at $14.99 for 25!!!!
     
  6. Oct 21, 2005 #746 of 2051
    ber

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    Question Dark Shadows...when you reset entirely...does the system during its 1 hour reset process...immediately add the TIVO to GO software as the operating system...or does the machine initially have the factory software version in place ...i assume unfortunately the former...i would have been great in retrospect...for TIVO not to automatically force new versions of the software on us...and allow us to elect its use...to the extent we needed it....why afterall with the RS-TX is there any need whatsoever to have TIVO to GO.!!! None of us need it....and it is just causing a problem....please though- and i think you can buy the discs in packages of one....for all of our benefit....go get a SONY 2x DVD-RW and let us know if it works in your machine!!!!!!...as i stated before...the manual for the TOSHIBA expressly states that this speed and version is compatible...and if your using 8X and 16X or even 4X discs....toshiba can always hide behind the fact that they are not necessarily compatible....i used 8X before this switch in software...they just dont work now!!!
     
  7. Oct 21, 2005 #747 of 2051
    azitnay

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    I believe there is an option in the guide to display only favorite channels.

    Drew
     
  8. Oct 21, 2005 #748 of 2051
    ashu

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    Hit the Info (or Enter on the Toshiba SD-H400) remote button while viewing the Guide. Lots of godo stuff there :)
     
  9. Oct 21, 2005 #749 of 2051
    sledhed

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    Just FYI - My RS-TX20 has had no problems burning a DVD before or after the upgrade. TiVo Basic only. I have used Maxell DVD-RW 2x, and DVD-R: Fuji (TY Japan) 8x, Verbatim 8x. I have even burned DVD-R while watching a TiVo recording and it slows down the save a bit (25 or so minutes normally), but no coasters. I have not checked all of these DVDs for playability, since I am archiving programs on them, but from what I read on here it seems coasters / partial burns with errors give error messages... I suppose I should check the DVDs to make sure they are good more often though.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2005 #750 of 2051
    TiVoEvan74

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    Appreciate the feedback, especially on the types of DVDs you've used. So, Maxell DVD-RWs 2x work.

    Has anyone tried returning a coaster? In other words, if the DVD manufacturer or retailer guarantees them for a year or whatever against failure...
     
  11. Oct 22, 2005 #751 of 2051
    CaccaMucca

    CaccaMucca New Member

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    Just tried the Memorex DVD-RW just now, "NO GO".

    Any idea how to load the old code back on Toshiba RS-TX20s? Then we have to prevent the code from being overwritten.

    If TIVO thinks that this is just an inconvenience for saving TV programs, let me tell you something, TIVO is preventing me from backing up my home videos on my DV camcorder of my little baby to the DVDs.

    Is it too early to talk about a class action lawsuit?????
     
  12. Oct 22, 2005 #752 of 2051
    CaccaMucca

    CaccaMucca New Member

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    While your Fujis are working on yours, my Fuji DVD-R 8Xs are not working. Coasters everytime, even after powering down for 8 hours.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2005 #753 of 2051
    TiVoEvan74

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    What were the Memorexes? 2x? 4x? 8x?

    What happens if you try it again? (One of the pluses of the -RW)

    It's beginning to sound as if one needs to stick to 2x for best results, although a TDK DVD-RW 4x that came with the Humax DVD TiVo worked fine. As did a Memorex DVD-R 8x... but that was only 1 try.
     
  14. Oct 22, 2005 #754 of 2051
    CaccaMucca

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    Repeated 3 times, all failed. Memorex is a 4X.
    Does anyone know where I can purchase a 1x, 2x or a 2.4x?
     
  15. Oct 23, 2005 #755 of 2051
    jjohnson_123

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    You can purchase 1x in CompUSA stores, if you have any near you. The 1x are CompUSA house brands.

    I also found K Hypermedia 4x DVD-Rs and purchased a 10 pack for $7.88. The first burn last night was a success. But this morning, a burn with the same 4x media did not work (wasted a dvd).

    I returned to the 2x Memorex DVD-RWs. I had 2 successful burns Thursday night. 3 attempted burns on these DVD-rws this morning did not work.

    I reported this issue to Toshiba. I need to put a call into Tivo (although I did email them based on TivoEvan's suggestion). It's just that the phone queue for Tv is usually a 1/2 hour wait.

    That's it for now. I'll keep following these posts and I'll post any successes. Hopefully, everyone will continue to do the same.

    Just as I was about to post this I was streaming music to my machine. The music stopped. I thought it was just a dropped signal. But the tivo restarted itself. I've never had that happen before. One change I've done recently is connect a USB wireless g netgear adapter (purchased from the Tivo store) and started using the home media features (photos and music).
     
  16. Oct 23, 2005 #756 of 2051
    CaccaMucca

    CaccaMucca New Member

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    I'll keep posting the same don't worry. I'm going down to Staples and ordering DVD-R 1X-2Xs.

    So, I got 8 month of use out of $500 machine, $600 - $100(TIVO rebate).
    Works out to $62 a month. $500 door stop.
     
  17. Oct 23, 2005 #757 of 2051
    jjohnson_123

    jjohnson_123 New Member

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    I fully understand your concerns. You purchased the machine for its tivo tv-watching/recording functionality, but your secondary reason (and very high on your list) was to archive family movies).

    I do believe that tivo support does monitor this forum, so we do need to express our concerns (repeatedly and often).

    With that said, I've played with the 2x DVD-RWs during the day. Not only does media seem to be important in a successful burn, but so does the amount of content you're trying to burn. For example, after many RW failures, I successfully burned 8 minutes (at high quality) of video that was transferred from video tape. Encouraged by this, I then upped the ante to as much as 36 minutes with a successful burn. This of course is not acceptable and we should not have to reduce content on a dvd and keep our fingers crossed for each successive burn.

    Good luck and I hope that tivo provides a resolution as soon as possible.
     
  18. Oct 23, 2005 #758 of 2051
    Jadd777

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    Thank goodness for this site. I was going crazy until I found this site describing the similar problem of being unable to burn DVD's all of a sudden. The internal error notice occurring at about 98% completion started today for me. I have had my Toshiba RSTX 20 for about a month and have burned almost daily. It's worked without any problems on about 25 memorex 4X, and about 50 memorex 8X. Now I can't burn anything. With so many people reporting the same problem within a relatively short period, it sounds like a system error. I'll try unplugging it overnight but I don't want to reboot it because I have alot of things on the hard drive I don't want to lose. I hope Tivo and Toshiba are responsive to this problem and undo or fix whatever they did. I don't like lawyers, but this is the kind of thing they talk about in class action suits. I just want my Tivo working.
     
  19. Oct 23, 2005 #759 of 2051
    CaccaMucca

    CaccaMucca New Member

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    The problem started when TIVO forced upgrade the Toshibas to 7.2.That is the problem. I hope the word gets out and Toshiba will not be able to sell another Tivo box, not with all the problems.
     
  20. Oct 24, 2005 #760 of 2051
    tivofanatic

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    Orange...
    I would not be a part of the Toshiba Owners Club, but I just purchased a Toshiba Tivo after my Pioneer Tivo quit burning DVDs. Little did I know it was a software problem. I found this out by having a brand new Toshiba that burned about 10 DVDs and then no more. I'm hoping the software issue will be resolved quickly so I can start burning DVDs again.
     

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