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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Nov 15, 2005 #881 of 2050
    windracer

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    What he meant is that there's really no difference when it comes to using the unit as a TiVo.

    As for the DVD burner, you can't record a currently showing program directly to DVD. You have to record the show on the TiVo (like you do on your current box) and then later you can save the show to DVD if you want ... but you can't do editing, so you can't take out the commercials.

    Also, you cannot burn transferred shows onto DVD, so once you have that second TiVo, you won't be able to use MRV to move a show from your old TiVo to the Toshiba and then burn them to DVD. :(
     
  2. Nov 15, 2005 #882 of 2050
    CaccaMucca

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    You need 100 DVDs to get 5 good ones with all the failures. :eek:

    I archive few shows for later viewing. My hard drive is alway full from my wife's recording. Hers can stay on the hard drive but mine has to be moved off.

    What is hers is hers and what is mine is hers.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2005 #883 of 2050
    CaccaMucca

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    She could use the RCAs in the back to record the playback onto her RS-TX20.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2005 #884 of 2050
    TiVoEvan74

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    mickeymaker, good luck getting the rebate! Doesn't the fine print say that it doesn't apply to demo, used, open box units?
     
  5. Nov 15, 2005 #885 of 2050
    CaccaMucca

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    I have another theory, theory #2, #1 was posted few messages above.

    Why are there more posts during weekdays and not on weeknights or weekends? We are so connected, We are constantly checking email messages, surfing the net and posting messages on several BBSs while at home. Hmmm ....

    CaccaMucca's Theory #2.

    A lot of posters work for Tivo and they post during their day shift at work. It makes sense, this is a Tivo run board. That is what I'd do if I was Tivo. You can tell by their posts, their messages scream company man. Some may even post under multiple names, supporting each others posts. :eek:

    Case and point #1, always blame it on the hardware. It is not Tivo's fault. Unscientifically? :confused: We've proven that it is the software. Read the thread.
    Case and point #2, always blame it on the hardware. It is not Tivo's fault. RS-TX20s have not been around 2 years and some of us are complaining only after few weeks of use. I like you bring in your 29 months of total use. Bait and switch, make it sound older than Noah. LOL. I had my RS-TX20 for 10 months which 3 of them, it was out of commission due to software issue.
    Case and point #3, change subject. If you can't shift blame, redirect attention. In Tivo's eyes, one can't be using a DVD burner except for illegal use. One can't have extended family and have a need to make multiple copies of home videos of ones little girl for family members. Due to Tivo's software, I couldn't even do that for 3 months.


    Case and point #4, change subject. If you can't shift blame, redirect attention by introducing something to confuse the masses.
     
  6. Nov 15, 2005 #886 of 2050
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    Hey CaccaMucca....are you still having burning problems....i did plenty of testing yesterday and 7.2.1 seems to have been the solution for my problems....
     
  7. Nov 15, 2005 #887 of 2050
    ashu

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    Whatever floats your boat ConspiracyMucca - I mean, CaccaMucca.

    Again, I wonder
    And seriously, I've gone through all the same software versions as you have, with my Toshiba (AND my Humax). I've burnt a DVD everytime a new software came along, and it has always burnt successfully. So your "I've proved its the software" statement IS flawed.

    If you want no constructive analysis and possible altternative wyas at trying to understand the root cause of the issues you're seeing, then you should be on www.tivosucks.com or www.iamalwaysright.com. Not here.

    <edit> And, ohh joy, so i can't add 12 and 7. So it's 19 total months. Typo. Are you jumping with joy now? Is your Toshiba suddenly burning DVDs successfully now? :p
     
  8. Nov 15, 2005 #888 of 2050
    kommanderskull

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    I've been surfing this forum and the web for several hours trying to determine if the refurbished RS-TX20 unit at Overstock is worth buying. A new customer coupon knocks the price down to $316

    Initial comments in this forum about the toshiba were glowing. More recent comments make me a little more hesitant.

    I'd like to hear some input fom current RS_TX owners. Would you risk getting a refurb? Do the recent software problems make you hesitant to even recommend a new RS-TX?

    I appreciate any advice.
    Thanks
     
  9. Nov 15, 2005 #889 of 2050
    CaccaMucca

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    All set. I was getting 50% fail rate with 7.2.1 until I powered the unit down for 8 hours. Please see my theory #1 above. :)
     
  10. Nov 15, 2005 #890 of 2050
    windracer

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    This is not a TiVo-run board ... it's a subset of the AVS Forum. Yes, there are TiVo employees that read and participate here, but I highly doubt they are using multiple names to make TiVo look better ...

    If you want the TiVo-run board, go here.

    I've been a TX20 owner for several months now, and have yet to burn a single coaster. Like Ashu, though, I don't seem to be burning the quantity you are. The TX20 is my third TiVo so I mainly use TiVoToGo and MRV. Really the only time I use the burner is when I need to make some discs to take some shows on an airplane trip for my daughter.
     
  11. Nov 15, 2005 #891 of 2050
    windracer

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    Yes, there's always the analog hole.
     
  12. Nov 15, 2005 #892 of 2050
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    Hey guys,

    The response time on my RS-TX20 is awful slow. It is significantly and noticeably worse than the S1 and S2 standalone boxes I have used.

    Has anybody else experienced this? Is there any fix for it? I have software 7.2.1...

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  13. Nov 16, 2005 #893 of 2050
    DaisyChain

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    CaccaMucca - did someone just call you a 'conspiracy theorist', too? LOL

    To what do such types attribute so many people complaining about the same thing, I wonder? By singling one or two of us out and ignoring the sheer numbers of us with the same tech problem, I guess they're thinking it's a conspiracy themselves? All of us are just making this up don't-cha know ;)

    Otherwise one would think they'd quit the silliness and just stop hassling us over a quite legitimate complaint we all are having.

    Mr Parrish - LOL on the "burn/flame" pun. Hee

    N E way.... to topic - I got the patch; I was excited at first... then I actually ran out of discs and had to wait a day until I could really test it. See, it worked at first but then I recalled I'd unplugged it before that anyway. (The patch installed upon replugging-in). Ok, so more discs (which I only had to buy because so many of the previous pack were ruined) & another test run.

    It made a few burns... then for no reason it began making coasters again. Another unplug; a successful burn and maybe two and then more coasters. It made no less than five coasters trying to burn the same thing. I finally gave up on that one. I did the restart thingy or whatever... (not unplugging it but just resetting) and that seemed to help.

    The following day, it mostly made successful burns; only a couple of coasters. Of all the above burns, (mostly due to multi-parters, by the way - not necessarily that many separate items) at least one was made during a live show taping at the same time. Well, it also did a reboot where it powered down on its own, though.

    Overall there seems to be little rhyme or reason to it; BUT at least it is burning now without having to unplug it for a half hour EVERY - SINGLE - TIME I want to use it. That's nice in itself. Of course - if 7.2 had never happened, it would be working as it's supposed to.

    LOL on the accusations some of us just wore out our machines with too many burns. Mine was brand new! Have some of these guys even read the thread?? Also ITA with CaccaMucca (and no, we're not the same person, LOL) that some of the posters are logging on from work. :COUGH COUGH: ;)

    Not that it matters much. It's kind of amusing actually. Well, that's my updated report. The patch seemed to improve things for now, but, it's hardly optimal or fully functional either.
     
  14. Nov 16, 2005 #894 of 2050
    mickeymaker

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    They didn't exclude open-box items. It excludes pre-owned, second party, demo and display DVRs. My receipt doesn't say open box and I have the UPC codes, so I should be all set :)
     
  15. Nov 16, 2005 #895 of 2050
    TiVoEvan74

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    That's good news on the open-box... and good for you on the rebate!!

    Say, folks, maybe there are a bunch of bad units, with some flaky hardware that the 7.2 OS somehow made worse! That is, DVD burner issues or hardware probs interacting with the software...maybe there are some lemons.

    And no I don't work for TiVo and am not a TiVo employee masquerading as regular user, yet our DVD burners are working fine--before and after 7.2.1!

    But I certainly wouldn't be happy if my unit kept turning out coasters, or I had to go through a bunch of superstitious rigamarole with unplugging the unit for X number of hours (have you all remembered to hop up and down on your left foot 13 times while it's unplugged? If not, that's the source of your problems, right there!)
     
  16. Nov 16, 2005 #896 of 2050
    Exubesq

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    I have a few things recorded which exceed 2 hours and would need to be on more than one disk - which is a pain. I tried buying some DVDs which should have had double the capacity but my TX20 says "no disc" or fails to recognize the type. Any suggestions?
     
  17. Nov 16, 2005 #897 of 2050
    azitnay

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    I'm assuming you bought dual-layer media -- the RS-TX20 doesn't support them in its current form.

    If you want to put a recording that's longer than two hours on a single DVD, you'll have to record it at medium or basic quality.

    Drew
     
  18. Nov 16, 2005 #898 of 2050
    Exubesq

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    Thanks for the response, even though it makes me less than happy!
    Is that a hardware limitation that I 'll have to live with 4ever, or a software issue that may someday be resolved?
     
  19. Nov 16, 2005 #899 of 2050
    azitnay

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    The DVD drive used in the RS-TX units reportedly does support dual-layer media, so there's no hardware reason why it couldn't happen.

    It wouldn't just be a trivial software change, so I wouldn't get your hopes up, but we can always hope.

    In reality, though, dual-layer media is still (usually a lot) more than twice as expensive as single-layer media, so unless you really need the extra capacity, it's still much more cost-effective to stick with single-layer media.

    Drew
     
  20. Nov 16, 2005 #900 of 2050
    ZeoTiVo

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    Because I have a life and do not sit on the forum at night at home. I work in software development for a large financial institution and have time between compiles and meetings adn project deadlines to follow my interests.

    notice that in October and early Novemebr I was not around much. big project at work. now we are in year end system freeze mode and I have some more time on my hands.

    your theories are not making for a postive picture of the person posting, while the "company men" all seem to have a grasp of what the true issues are.

    PS I also do not make regualr heavy use of the DVD burning on my RS TX20 but I have burned something like 10 in a row on more than one occasion. A set of Rock Star:INXS for a neighbor :eek: and multiple DVDs for the kids/Dad for road trips.

    only one coaster the whole time - but the next burn of the exact same stuff worked fine. Most likely a physical media problem.
     

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