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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. oly4him

    oly4him New Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    SOS...Burning error 100% of time!
    Record Failure Error reads: Cannot be saved because of an internal error.
    Tried different batches of discs. Cold Booted.

    Cannot get a response of any type from Toshiba.

  2. CaccaMucca

    CaccaMucca New Member

    Jun 1, 2005
    Has anyone replaced their existing DVD burner on their RS-TX20 with another, like a Sony DRU-510A or even with a 810A and burned successfully? 810A has internal buffers and writes at 16X, I picked one up at $50 from Best Buy.

    Any idea how I may get the drivers to load on RS-TX20? Replacing an IDE drive with another is not a problem.

    Just want to see if another DVD burner with a larger internal buffer might be the answer to our burn problems.

    Any thoughts??????
  3. ber

    ber New Member

    Mar 18, 2005
    CACCAMUCCA I have not replaced the burner- but have done some thought about it given these problems with burning...as indicated in my prior posts the only realiable disc that i have ever found (and even that one has ocassional problems) was a SONY RW 2X disc....burners are so cheap i would definately be up for doing it...i just don't want to damage my machine given that (with the exception of burning...it works perfect...and i have the lifetime TIVO option...so i want to keep this machine for some time!)

    Excellent question though...i am looking forward to feedback...and obviously if you try this please advise! I would like to blame the new software...and certainly that caused "our" problems not ands, ifs or buts...but it appears that many individuals with the Toshiba do not have problems and my guess is it is based upon different burners

  4. twskls

    twskls New Member

    Dec 3, 2004
    I'm new here, so I'm not sure if this has been discussed in the past.

    I have a TX20, and until lastnight, it's been perfect. I was watching a DVD two nights ago, and when I went to bed, I left the DVD in the machine. Lastnight, I went to watch the rest of my movie, the TV had a TIVO icon with "Almost done. Just a few more minutes.....". The unit had "welcome" on the right side. It's been that way for over 12 hours now. Any ideas?
  5. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    Sounds like your unit is stuck in a reboot loop. If you watch it long enough, you'll probably see it keep restarting. Try unplugging it for a few hours, then start it back up and see if it boots properly.
  6. chris510

    chris510 New Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Hey all,

    First time poster, hoping you guys can clear some things up for me. I have the Toshiba rs-tx20, and the source is a Directv receiver. I am unable to record anything from the Directv source, though.

    If I choose to record channel 082 (cbs HD, I believe), at the record time, Tivo is automatically changing the channel to 002, and the result is a blank/black screen. I'm thinking this is because I do not have OTA currently.

    Also, I was wondering what the highest resolution ouput possible was with the
    rs-tx20? Thanks in advance!
  7. Russell G

    Russell G New Member

    Jan 10, 2006
    Hi Everyone,

    I have had a TX 20 unit since the beginning of summer and have been very happy with it. I would like to get your suggestions on what DVD-Rs to buy for archiving home videos. Right now I've been using Memorex discs for transferring TV shows. The discs have worked well but I don't know about using them for transferring video I want to keep for as long as possible.
    I saw a thread that suggested getting Fuji or TDK discs made in Japan, but I have not had any luck finding them in San Antonio (we do not have Staples down here).

    Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.
  8. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004

    do you have channel 82 in your guide data on the TiVo.

    also this sounds like a channel change issue where the 8 in 082 is being missed.
    I do not use DirectTV so do not know a lot more about these issues but search around on channel changing issues.

    also you should note that the TiVo will not record HD but I assume the DirectTV receiver will down convert and and put the channel as SD out the svideo or composite connection into the TiVo. But maybe the problem has to do with that ?
  9. chris510

    chris510 New Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Yes, I have 082 in the Tivo guide data. It seems like the channel is being switched from the HD (082) to the SD (002) channel. I guess this is because Tivo will not record HD?
  10. KC4PE

    KC4PE New Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    When will the local OTA (Air Antenna) channels on the TIVO channels selection...??

    Can and will Toshiba upgrade the RS60 tuner for digital channel reception..???

    Also when you record what is the upconversion, up to 480-720 or what...the quality of the recorder content always looks better than the orginal..!!

    Excuse me me, I may have posted this wrong..??
  11. Flyinace2000

    Flyinace2000 New Member

    Aug 2, 2005
    Wait! Can the internal DVD burner be replaced with a Double Layer Drive???? If it can it would be SUPER SWEET.

    I think the next deal i find on a DL drive and a nice fat 300gb drive.
  12. inkpen45

    inkpen45 New Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    I'm new to this forum & have a question hopefully nearly anyone here can answer. Our family got a RS-TX20 for Christmas -- it's very nice & everything we wanted. However, we immediately noticed that when pausing or using the controls for live TV or the DVD (next track, etc.) buttons, there is an audible low double-"thumping" noise. This is even more noticeable and annoying when played through our audio system.

    It's not the sound you get when going between the TiVO menus -- I turned that one off. This one is when using any live TV or DVD controls, and is a very low double-click.

    We called Toshiba to ask if this was a defect and they said it was normal and could not be turned off. Were they correct? It seems this is a major flaw, since the medium-loud double-thumping sound is annoying - especially with DVD playback. I was going to return it for exchange, but need to know if this happens on all of them first.

    Thanks so much.
  13. Totohydra

    Totohydra New Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    I currently own the SD-H400 and have been very happy with it...particularly the "free" Tivo service and the DVD player.

    I after archiving a zillion shows to VHS at 1x speed I am looking to buy a Toshiba with the DVD burner (been doing so for awhile because of the roller-coaster pricing).

    To my horror the models have apparently been discontinued. My only options are to either buy it new from a handful of "fringe" online sellers at $600-750 or get a "refurb" off an online auction at around $400 (the price I originally had in mind).

    I do not want to go the Humax route because I understand it does not have the free Tivo service. Toshiba has come out with another DVD burner PVR that has "TV Guide" service which reviews have read as being horrible (for example, with TV Guide manual recording is not even an option, getting it to work in the first place is a miracle too apparently).

    This is not a good spot to be in. Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions.
  14. FortWorthPeg

    FortWorthPeg New Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Fort Worth
    I just posted a newbie stupid question thread, so I thought I would drop in and introduce myself as I am in fact the proud new owner of a Toshiba RS-TX20 and just as soon as I understand fully what the heck I am doing I am quite sure I will be happy as a lark!

    My name is Kim and I live in Fort Worth. Got TiVo set up last night (went to bed at 4AM!) and things are not fully operational but I am getting there. So excited to have it.

    I am not a tech genious, so I am glad to have the Official Owners Club to share and learn in! Good night!
  15. FortWorthPeg

    FortWorthPeg New Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Fort Worth
    I actually have a part two for you Toshiba owners!: :D
    Anyone use a wireless usb adaptor for networking? I am a little confused on all of that. Does it work pretty well wireless or is wired better? Does a network connection replace the need for the unit to call through the phone line or is it in addition to? :confused:
    Any success stories on what brands to buy? That won't put me in the poor house? ;) :rolleyes:
  16. scottt

    scottt Macintosh Guru

    Sep 6, 2002
    Springfield, VA
    Wireless works great for me. Got the Netgear MA111 (think that's the model# off the top of my head) for $5 after rebates a while back. If I remember right, the later builds of that model wouldn't work with the Tivo.

    Tivo has a list of working wireless adapters on their website.

  17. TiVoEvan74

    TiVoEvan74 New Member

    Sep 11, 2004
    Wired is better than wireless... faster, no interference... but requires wiring! Wireless can work quite well, however, just slower.

    If you go wireless, or wired, and have an Internet connection, you don't need to phone home via a phone.

    Definitely go to the TiVo web site... they have a list of compatible wireless adapters... you do NOT want to buy anything that doesn't have their Gold star of approval... otherwise, you are asking for trouble.

    What problems did you have setting up TiVo? It's usually straight-forward... and shouldn't require staying up until 4 am.!
  18. FortWorthPeg

    FortWorthPeg New Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Fort Worth
    I always like to go that extra mile! ;)
    I posted another thread about my whole thing in DVR TiVo people forums ...
    I got a display unit from Best Buy that came with nothing but a power cord! I bought an RCA Universal Learning Remote and was on my way! My roomie is usually the tech minded of us, and she had no part in the set up.
    I am having issues with programming the remote (though I do have it working for basics) and I still need an IR cable in hopes channel changing will happen as it should! I am pretty clueless but getting an education! :eek:
  19. TiVoEvan74

    TiVoEvan74 New Member

    Sep 11, 2004
    Sounds as if you're set... there's always a learning curve on the hi-tech stuff, especially when configuring a system of disparate parts.

    By the way, the wireless adapters we use are by Linksys... they were among those TiVo lists and have worked fine (save when they are in a room with another unit and then the interference disrupts transfers between 2 TiVos... no problem "phoning" home though-- and that's a problem for down the road when you get your 2nd TiVo!
  20. IndyHavoc

    IndyHavoc New Member

    Jan 18, 2006
    Hey all, just stumbled across this board and thread! Very nice. I've had my RS-TX20 for about 8 months now, and love it. Was just about to jump to to wireless with the unit, and saw that there is now a "TiVO" branded wireless adapter. From the notes about it, it "should" work, but was hoping to get some confirmation first before purchasing.

    I see the discussion has started on possible replacement of the DVD burner. If anyone gets further info, add me to the list of very interested owners. I'd love to be able to drop in a D/L burner if the firmware will support it.

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