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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Nov 25, 2005 #921 of 2047
    bpbunn

    bpbunn New Member

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    My RS-TX has an issue where it freezes up every week or so. After it restarts, it's fine, sometimes for a week, sometimes a few days. This is very unnerving - - could happen at any time.

    Anyone have this problem or can suggest a solution? Firmware? Power issues?
     
  2. Nov 26, 2005 #922 of 2047
    Goods

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    How can I get the 7.2.1 software. Ever since 7.2.0 I've burned nothing but coasters - about 20 of them.
     
  3. Nov 26, 2005 #923 of 2047
  4. Nov 26, 2005 #924 of 2047
    Goods

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    Thanks for the link!
     
  5. Nov 29, 2005 #925 of 2047
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    Just got 7.2.1 installed and tried burning a DVD. No go - "internal error" message. Does the "Reset DVD Settings" do anything beneficial?

    This sucks.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2005 #926 of 2047
    slyone

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    I too have started encountering this exact phenomenon! What a royal pain. Before that, I found the unit may go thru a complete boot up when turning on tv- this was also very random but somewhat consistent. It seems it would happen right when you want to see something! Now this new problem of just freezing up-picture hangs on tv as well! I found the only fix is to unplug and replug in the Tivo unit! Any fixes guys? I do enjoy the PVR function but this box is a real flakey one?? software version-7.2.1. :thumbsdown:
     
  7. Nov 29, 2005 #927 of 2047
    TiVoEvan74

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    Some people have reported success with unplugging the unit for several hours. Have you tried that? Or have you tried the restarting option (just don't pick the option that deletes everything--it's labelled as such).

    Larry, if you don't hear other suggestions from more knowledgeable and experienced users by tomorrow, I'd call customer/technical support.

    The failure to read previously recorded DVDs or commercial ones definitely suggests to me a problem with the unit and is different from the other problems I've read about on these boards. Good luck with it! And let us know what happens.
     
  8. Nov 29, 2005 #928 of 2047
    CaccaMucca

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    Thanks for your reply.
    On the cheap, I might just have upgraded my RS-TX20 to a TX60.
    I think I could have sold my TX20 for top dollars on ebay, seeing that it is a flawless unit. (wink wink)
    No burn issues, never locks up, never freezes, never randomly reboots, just flawness. (wink wink)
    Wow, I just realized what a piece of sh*t this unit really turned out to be.

    5.4 or whatever I had before the 7.20 is what I wish for my Christmas. Oh, yes, and world peace. I have a feeling I won't get my wish. :(
     
  9. Nov 29, 2005 #929 of 2047
    CaccaMucca

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    I had the same issue. Unplug, remove the power to the unit, for 8+ hours and give it another shot. See my theory #1, in my earlier post.

    I need to unplug my unit again, it is turning out coasters.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2005 #930 of 2047
    slyone

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    I too have all these issues with mine as well! So what seems to be the fix? Does Tivo or Toshiba know and/or are they working on a solution? TIA! :confused:
     
  11. Nov 29, 2005 #931 of 2047
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    Thanks. Tried it and so far 2 good burns.
     
  12. Dec 2, 2005 #932 of 2047
    FrankNL

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    Hi Larry

    I had the same problem. Called Toshiba, who told me that although it was outside their three month warranty period (what kind of warranty is that, just enough to get it out of the box) they would make an exception and pay for the repair and parts. I sent it to them and they replaced the DVD writer as well as the Hard disk. Got the unit back in ten days. Great service. It has version 5.4 on it now, I presume it will update itself soon... Oh, joy!

    Frank
     
  13. Dec 2, 2005 #933 of 2047
    FrankNL

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    All

    I tend to just turn off the TV but not put the RS-TX20 in standby mode. Is there any reason to put it in standby mode apart from the obvious wear on the HD? (the unit would keep on recording the current channel to disk continuously).

    The reason why I do not do it is plain old lazyness, it is too much effort to go into the menu, then to settings and then standby.... just a button on the remote would be nice.

    Frank : confused:
     
  14. Dec 2, 2005 #934 of 2047
    azitnay

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    Putting the unit in standby doesn't save on any HD wear... The unit still records the 30-minute buffer even when in standby.

    Since the RS-TX units' RF is always passthrough-only, standby is often a useless feature on these boxes. One example of when you could use it is if you have the audio out directly connected to an always-on receiver, and you don't want the sound to continue to play after you turn the TV off. There are better ways IMO to take care of this situation, however.

    I've never used the standby feature of any TiVo regularly.

    Drew
     
  15. Dec 2, 2005 #935 of 2047
    ber

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    Does anyone know for sure that 7.2.1 (which worked ok for a short while...and is now giving me coasters regularly) in fact was aimed at addressing the writing problems with the Toshiba DVR's....my sense now is that it was simply an interim release allowing for clipping, etc....but did not address the burn/internal error problems....

    My problem is just with 8X discs....i am frustrated...so from now on in...it will be a two step process to archive....(1) burn onto my sony 2x dvd-rw's,...which burn fine .(2) then put that disc into the computer and burn onto the much cheaper 8x dvd-r's.

    How is everyone else doing that saw some interim improvement with 7.2.1?

    Thanks
     
  16. Dec 2, 2005 #936 of 2047
    azitnay

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    I know people claimed phone support reps told them "an upcoming software update" would address the burning issues, but I don't think I've never seen anyone official from TiVo claim the same on these boards.

    I believe the main bug 7.2.1 addressed was the "stutter on resume from pause" problem on 140 boxes.

    Drew
     
  17. Dec 2, 2005 #937 of 2047
    slyone

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    Off topic slightly: If you were to ask me, I would simply say that the Toshiba/Tivo boxes are the worst bug laden electronics I have ever seen! Ya know all the Microsoft bashing over the years..haha I have NEVER had such a pc. of crap though it may be both Tivo and Toshiba at fault here (software is terrible and hardware isn't much better) For me luckily, I was able to pick these up (2 in house) for $100.00 ea. still seems like a waste of almost $300.00 (with extended warranties-Thank God I got that anyways!) Frankly I am extremely displeased and surprised just how awful the performance and operation of these are. Maybe the folks writing the software code are the flunkies who didn't work out at Microsoft? I don't have too much use for the writer since my PC will blow the doors off anything else(hardware or software). I do like the convenience (esp. for the kids) of the DVR concept/abilities but could certainly see how Tivo could lose customers' too other competing factions. Just my .02 so far...These units will go thru a "start-up procedure at random, when you least expect it but usually when you become extremely interested in a particuliar broadcast or pc. of news and you miss it, or the new problem is it has started freezing and you have to unplug it for a minute to continue operation! Worst of all is we are just suppose to accept this unbelievable annoyance and live with it! It baffles me in todays technically advanced times that a product can not achieve "BASIC OPERATION" esp. from the Co. who is supposed to be one of the originators of that particuliar technology. I had to wait for a software fix which seems to have done nothing except bring more annoting problems and bugs. They (Tivo) seem to not care but should probably bring in some real software developers to fix these problems.
     
  18. Dec 2, 2005 #938 of 2047
    alanpgh

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    I guess I've been lucky. I've had an RS-TX20 since it came on the market. No problems with the Tivo or the DVD Recorder functions. Just my 2 cents.

    Alan
     
  19. Dec 2, 2005 #939 of 2047
    jklma

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    I have experienced similar problems. My guess is ...it seems to happen when the hard drive is full or close to capacity . I wish there was an indicator of some sort or even something similar to a low battery indicator flashing on the unit or TV screen. Seemed to happen more when I first received the latest firmware update.
     
  20. Dec 2, 2005 #940 of 2047
    slyone

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    I don't believe it has anything to do with a full hdd. (been there/done that=no problem) Mine started (has only done the freeze a couple times) since latest S/W update. I'm glad I got the Xtended warr.! I don't think these are available anymore are they? If replacement :) wonder what they (BestBuy) might offer? :D
     

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