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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Jan 6, 2005 #81 of 2047
    Navarre

    Navarre New Member

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    Wierd. I'm assuming the unit allows for possible firmware updates? Maybe its something they can fix.

    I'm still a good month or two away from getting one. Possibly longer unless I shift upgrade priorities. I was planning on getting this right after the new tv, but I think I'll wait and get the new reciever and maybe the speakers first, give them time to iron it out.

    Odd that optical would cause delay. Its about the best connection you can have. What about digital coax for sound?
     
  2. Jan 6, 2005 #82 of 2047
    BamaSignMan

    BamaSignMan New Member

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    I may not have been as clear as possible about the delay. It's audio ahead of video. The faster optical connection exacerbates the problem.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2005 #83 of 2047
    videowatcher

    videowatcher New Member

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    Just set up my RX-TX60 - nice unit but BADLY crushed black.
    This is worse than any VCR I've ever seen.

    I called Toshiba and they are no help.

    This goes back unless . . . . . .
    Some one knows a solution.

    I'm using:
    Digital cable box directly to wall (unsplit)
    S video connections
    Sony XBR squared 100 TV

    Even at best quality, the blacks are dominant. There is no such thing as dark gray.

    Bypassing the Toshiba eliminates the crushed blacks.

    A Tivo 140 DVR connected to the same outlets does not have this problem which make me think it has to be the Toshiba electronics.

    I've played with all the settings on the TV to no avail.

    Sorry to moan but I'm disappointed. Nice concept but very poor execution.

    Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  4. Jan 7, 2005 #84 of 2047
    tabman345

    tabman345 New Member

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    For those with picture quality issues, try the 24K Gold Monster cables from TiVo to TV. Made a noticeable difference for me. I'm happy, except for football but I can watch that through the splitter until the HD Cable version comes out.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2005 #85 of 2047
    tabman345

    tabman345 New Member

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    Do we (TX-20) get the TiVoToGo?" Thanks
     
  6. Jan 7, 2005 #86 of 2047
    Desperado

    Desperado New Member

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    Expensive cables are not going to improve poor picture quality due to compression.
     
  7. Jan 7, 2005 #87 of 2047
    angel35

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    :confused:
     
  8. Jan 7, 2005 #88 of 2047
    tabman345

    tabman345 New Member

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    Perhaps it wasn't a compression issue with me but I will tell you No Doubt high quality cables from tivo to TV made a noticable difference on my TV. I have a 71" Toshiba cinema series and the Toshiba TX-20.

    In fact I was seriously considering returning the thing until I tried the new cables. So, yes they do, at least for me. GL
     
  9. Jan 7, 2005 #89 of 2047
    musiclover408

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    Is the only difference between the TX20 and the TX60 just the size of the hard drive?

    Thanks!
     
  10. Jan 8, 2005 #90 of 2047
    Sirius_Tivo

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    Desperado... I agree with you 100 percent. I am an Electronics Engineer and I am constantly amazed how companies like Monster Cables and the like get people to pay big bucks for cables they do not need. I have, and have always had, high quality audio systems and I use, and still use garden variety cable for speaker connections etc. I have tested these connections with various audio testing devices and I can say that those spending the big bucks on Monster Cables are throwing their money away.

    The same holds true for gold plated connectors, super cables etc. I tell laymen that if gold plating was so important than the equipment manufacturers would also gold plate the connectors on their box... none except the rip-offs do. It makes no sense at all to waste money on these incredibly expensive interconnections, best spend ones money on things that count like speakers, displays etc.

    My opinion, I know many will disagree or bash.

    S
     
  11. Jan 8, 2005 #91 of 2047
    Desperado

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    Thanks Sirius...I actually have cable connectors with one coating of titanium and another coating of platinum on top of that. :)
     
  12. Jan 8, 2005 #92 of 2047
    njbuck

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    Went to Best Buy last night to pick up a RX20 to replace my Series 1 Sony.
    Best Buy web site said they were IN STOCK at my store. (After being out of stock all week.) When I got there I couldn't find any.

    I asked the BB Employee. He said the shipment was cancelled and they will not get anymore in.

    I've been lied to by BB employees before, so I went to the service desk.
    They said there were 4 in the store according to the computer.

    Went back to the Tivo section and spoke with another employee. He found 3 units stacked high on the shelf in the TV section.

    Used my BB 10% off coupon and a ton of Christmas Gift cards.

    Video appears a little dark and grainy. Connected to a Comcast Motorola box via S-video. I'm going out to buy a monster s-video. I hope that helps.
     
  13. Jan 8, 2005 #93 of 2047
    spking1958

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    Just got my Toshiba RS-TX20 up and going. Wondering if anyone has the web interface to it working directly. I see all sort of threads about TiVo-to-go and messages about the "to-go" feature not being supported... but what about having your browser directly view what's on the TiVo? (and I'm not talking about going to the TiVo Central site... that's okay, but it does not do much for me. I'd really want to rip a show to my laptop, move files back and forth easily over the ethernet adapter (which by the way, works great!!! no more phone line!!!).
     
  14. Jan 8, 2005 #94 of 2047
    Sirius_Tivo

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    I could be wrong but it is my understanding that the "to-go" functionality is not available at this time for tuner/dvd recorder units yet. The software to support these is under development and will distributed when ready. Guess we just have to be patient.

    S
     
  15. Jan 8, 2005 #95 of 2047
    regularguy

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    At what speed does the RS-TX20 burn DVD-Rs?

    I bought a stack of 4x blanks (which work fine and burn at about 4x), but later noticed that 8x discs are available for about the same price. (I notice on the Web that there are 16x as well, but I haven't seen them in the store.)
     
  16. Jan 8, 2005 #96 of 2047
    JSY

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    I don't think you're wrong at all - I believe the TiVo site says that TiVo's with DVD Recorders will get the update later in the year (Tivo's with DVD Players will get it normally).

    I picked up my TX20 back in October as my second TiVo connected to Dish Network. (My SA2 goes to Digital Cable.) I really do like it despite a few items (menus are slower than my SA2 and the PQ of Basic seems slightly worse) and it's a quick way to bring some shows with me to view on my laptop (via DVD) before TiVo2Go comes around. Actually, come to think of it - it'll always be faster that way. I don't think I would be able to transfer 6 hrs of Basic quality to my laptop in the same amount of time it takes to burn the DVD.
     
  17. Jan 9, 2005 #97 of 2047
    Sirius_Tivo

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    I have had the Toshiba for 2 weeks now and all has gone quite well and for the most part I am happy. The read message function has previously worked well but tonight while attempting to view my messages (Local TIVO-Central; Read New Messages & Setup) the entire tuner locked up on the message screen when I selected the "Read Messages.." option. All I got was a blank message screen and none of the controls would work, remote or on the unit itself. Not even the power on-off worked. As a last resort I pulled the A.C. line cord and forced the unit into a hard re-boot. The Toshiba did recover and all seemed normal until I tried to view my messages again.. same thing again, forced re-boot worked again.

    I will try again tomorrow. Has anyone experienced this with the Toshiba?

    S
     
  18. Jan 10, 2005 #98 of 2047
    Andrewp75

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    Can anyone tell me if their DVD firmware is at 1.15 or 1.08. I am still at 1.08 and trying to figure out why.

    Thanks!

    A
     
  19. Jan 10, 2005 #99 of 2047
    lordrichter

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    I would think you should be at 1.15 after the first couple of service connections to TiVo.
     
  20. Jan 10, 2005 #100 of 2047
    Andrewp75

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    Im not, and I have no idea why. Anyone have any other insight?

    Thanks!

    A
     

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