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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

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    I haven't cracked my TX20 open yet (like I have done to both of my S2s) but it's my understanding you can back it up (and upgrade the drive) like any other TiVo.
     
  2. alanpgh

    alanpgh New Member

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    I never tried to back-up the hard drive of the TX-20. You can alwys burn specific programs to DVD.

    By the way, I've never lost a program on the TX-20 unit. It's been a great machine for well over a year!
     
  3. slyone

    slyone New Member

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    I too went thru this annoying process/fault. I finally got fed up with mine which was only 6 mos.old! I did of course have a 4 yr. extended warranty so I took it in for repair. I was told multiple parts bad and to just go to BB and get another. Problem was that BB had no more :eek: Only had Humax (no free basic) and LG LRM-519 which I got cause it has much more features with free Microsoft Guide which by the way allows complete series recordings. So, you may very well find your unit is dying :(
     
  4. insanity8797

    insanity8797 New Member

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    Hello to all. I recently purchased a brand new Toshiba RS-TX20 from a friend that had been sitting on it for a year or so. It was a steal at $180. I love it so far. I have noticed some bugs related to the DVD player. The Tivo did perform a firmware update for the DVD player. Hopefully, this will correct any issues. Anyways, I love the fact that I can utilize the Tivo basic service on this unit and many of my friends are impressed with this feature. Are there any new units that have Tivo basic service? I could only find some older Pioneer and Toshiba units that have Tivo Basic. Thanks.
     
  5. azitnay

    azitnay Active Member

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    The only units with the option of TiVo Basic are the Toshiba SD-H400, RS-TX20, and RS-TX60, and the Pioneer 810H and 57H.

    TiVo Basic isn't very appetizing to TiVo, since they don't get the recurring service fee.

    Drew
     
  6. cojonesdetoro

    cojonesdetoro New Member

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    300GB drives are going for $100 nowdays so I figured it was time. I upgraded a few days ago and so far so good. It's a 7200RPM drive but the Tivo is still running at 34C so no overheating. It took a few hours to upgrade and copy all recordings. You just need a PC with bootable CD ROM.
     
  7. beberger

    beberger New Member

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    I'm having a problem burning DVD's with my Toshiba RS-RX20 and I'm curious if anyone else has had the same problem. The box goes through the recording process normally, but it seems like is isn't recording part of the information correctly. The bad part of the recording is always somewhere between the 30 and 40 minute marks. It's usually about 7-8 minutes that are bad, but sometimes less. When I play the disk it works fine up until the glitch, then freezes. If I wait the counter will keep going and when it gets out of the 'bad' period it works again. During the bad part the box doesn't respond to things like fast forward, or if it does it will do something unexpected like jump to another part of the disk, to the end of the disk, or to the menu. If I hit the bad part of the disk on fast forward it will freeze up, not updating the time bar that is diplayed on the screen during fast forward, and then jump part the end of the bad period.

    These problems happen on 30-50% of the discs I burn. I've been archiving a lot of games recently, so I have quite a stack of coasters. I basically have to skim though each disk on fast-forward to check it after I burn it, and I now have a large stack of ~25 coasters. Usually if I try again it works the next time, but in a few cases I've tried multiple times without getting it to work. I archived a lot of stuff last September/October that I haven't watched yet. I saw this problem with a couple of those old discs, but I haven't watched enough of them to know if the problem has gotten worse or not. I don't really have the heart to check it, to be honest. Not doing anything else with the TiVo while it is burning the disk seems to help, but I haven't tried enough experiments to be sure. Rebooting the box didn't help. I have been using Verbatim 8x DVD-R's, I'm planning to try another brand next. I have not tried a cleaner either, I'll try to pick one of those up as well when I get some more discs.

    If anyone else has had similar problems I'd be very interested in hearing what your experience has been. I have not seen this particular problem on this forum, but I skimmed through and it's possible I missed it. A couple of times, I have also had the "failed due to an internal error" problem that has been discussed on this forum, but this is a different issue. (For me, the internal error thing seemed to be specific to trying to save particular programs. I eventually gave up on them and deleted them after watching them to free up the space.)
     
  8. tunabeard

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    has anyone heard of new feature added called "recently deleted folder"? read that if you accidently deleted a program it will show up in the appropriately named folder. found out about this on blog called "News From Me", the writer Mark Evanier is a very big supporter of TiVo and he posted a story about this today on his blog.

    wondering if anyone else heard about this.
     
  9. azitnay

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  10. tunabeard

    tunabeard Tunabeard

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    thanks for the update....
     
  11. ber

    ber New Member

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    A lot of us several months back were having considerable problems recording DVDs...lots of internal error messages, coasters and the like...after the initial change in software....just curious whether these problems have faded (with the subsequent revisions in software)....i know in my case i used to be plagued with the problem and constantly powering down, reseting, etc....though now a coaster is a rarity....wondering if anyone else has seen a positive change over the last few months....
     
  12. DarkShadows

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    I have had much better luck of late with my unit, although every time I state that in writing i start pumping out coasters again.

    In the last two months maybe 3 coasters out of 140 plus discs.
     
  13. Bimwad

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    The 7.2.2 update just killed my Linksys WUSB11 network connection. Way to go TiVo!

    I was thinking about going lifetime before the deadline. Now I'm not so sure.

    Update: A restart didn't work. Pulling the cord did and waiting did.

    If anybody else runs into this problem, give that a try first.

    Gotta love computers masquerading as appliances.
     
  14. OrangeCountyBob

    OrangeCountyBob New Member

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    Hi Jorge!

    I also have a Toshiba TX20. I just received a software download that allows programs to restore even though I've deleted them quite some time ago. I now realize the hard drive doesn't erase the data when we select delete program. Much like a computer hard drive, wouldn't it be a good idea to defragment the hard disk drive?

    My hard drive question: How can I tell how much storage is available on the disk drive?

    I am a bit disappointed in the fact I can't record segments of programs to DVD, so I purchased a seperate DVD recorder to resolve my needs.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  15. bigredtiger69

    bigredtiger69 Toshbia RS-TX60

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    Hello All! I just wanted to chime in and say hi. :)
     
  16. Apr 2, 2006 #1056 of 2051
    medarb

    medarb New Member

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    Anyone know a control code that at least gets the TiVo portion of the RS Tx20 working on Slingbox? Thnaks.
     
  17. Apr 3, 2006 #1057 of 2051
    ashu

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    It shouldn't vary from a regular Series 2 TiVo! I use one remote (with a 1-2 switch) to control my RSTX and my old 240-series black S2 TiVo. Minor differences (LiveTV/Guide functionality etc) and of course all the different (DVD-specific) buttons. Although you CAN get by with regular TiVo-menu-based DVD player usage!
     
  18. Apr 9, 2006 #1058 of 2051
    Loubvar

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    I too had the internal errors back when 7.2.2-oth...... was being upgraded.
    Once that passed, my system was working fine, until this morning. I just made 2 more coasters (Internal error) trying to burn to DVD-R. Is something else going on from TIVO? Any new upgrads?

    Also, It would have been a nice idea if TIVO could have forwarned us not to burn at that time.

    Lou
     
  19. Apr 9, 2006 #1059 of 2051
    gsriii

    gsriii gsrIII

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    I have a RS-TX20 for around 4 months. Great unit. My only problem is that the video and the auido are out of sync in Live TV. Anyone have any suggestions as to how I can clear this up. Thanks.
     
  20. Apr 9, 2006 #1060 of 2051
    Loubvar

    Loubvar New Member

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    Just reset system via GUI, failed burning dvd again received Internal error, total = 3 coasters
     

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