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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. mikeurz

    mikeurz New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Mount Vernon WA
    Ive read a few posts here that indicate the Toshiba's are having some trouble burning DVDs. Ive wasted 4 DVDs in a row getting these "internal errors" Ive got the lastest update from TIVO. What else can I do?
  2. cdeckert219

    cdeckert219 technogeek

    Jan 7, 2006
    San Diego
    I'd recommend that you read this thread:

    Quick suggestions based on my experience:
    1. Consider forcing a hard drive scan (green screen) following the steps listed in the link above.
    2. Only use brand name blank DVDs (TDK, Sony, Verbatim work well for me).
    3. Only use DVD-RW until you have a number of successful burns
    4. Try burning a different program (other than the one that results in a coaster)
    5. Try burning a 30 minute program (or something other than a full disc)
    6. Try deleting programs from your "Now Playing" list

    I have a hunch that my previous burn problems were primarily due to cheap media, and possibly because of a corrupt file on the hard drive.
  3. cojonesdetoro

    cojonesdetoro New Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    I hate how the rs-tx uses a dumb method to record from a camcorder. When you record from the front inputs, you cannot watch any shows or do anything else with the tivo until recording is done. This seems like a dumb and artificial limitation because Tivo is designed to allow viewing while recording. Why would tivo create this limitation? Usually, dumb and aritificial limitations are in place due to DRM reasons but I can;t see what this one accomplishes.
  4. danostuff

    danostuff New Member

    Oct 16, 2003
    Anybody have any issues with the firewire input on the front? I hook up a digital camcorder and follow the instructions and all I get is 1 sec of blank video. It unpauses the camcorder like it should and says it is recording, but nothing. HELP! I am out of ideas. Thanks
  5. cojonesdetoro

    cojonesdetoro New Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    I got EXACTLY the same problem you describe. :( It started right after the 7.2.2 upgrade. Before the upgrade, it worked fine. It broke after the upgrade but I don't think it happened immediately after the upgrade.
  6. Loubvar

    Loubvar New Member

    Jan 18, 2005
    Thanks for all your suggestions, they all sound very good, I'll be purchasing the DVD-RW (Sony) very soon.

  7. Luclin999

    Luclin999 New Member

    Apr 21, 2006

    Just picked up a TX20 this afternoon.

    I had been waiting to purchase one of these machines for a while now and missed out on that they had become discontinued until just the other day.

    Fortunately, I lucked into a display model at the local Best Buy today (at a -very- nice price) and brought it home with me.

    So far everything is working beautifully except that the Tivo Channel setup is missing a few of the channels which are available to me on my Dish Network 811 (Essentially it doesn't list the local channels which are available to me, while listing the locals for several other markets).

    Am I correct in guessing that I may have to register my machine with Tivo and email them to correct the problem? :confused:

    Other than that, everything has worked exactly as expected with my new TX20.
  8. azitnay

    azitnay Active Member

    Jan 20, 2003
    You can report lineup issues here:


    I have no idea whether the fact that you're not a paying customer will matter, but I'd think TiVo would want to get any legitimate issues corrected, since paying customers may be in the same boat.

  9. Luclin999

    Luclin999 New Member

    Apr 21, 2006
    I sent an email to that address listing out the channels my guide is missing and I guess I will see if they fix it some time next week.

    I really am enjoying this machine though. The more I play with it the happier I have been so far.

    I had planned on getting a new wireless USB adaptor to plug into the TX20 but decided to try my old US Robotics 1120 just to see what would happen.

    Surprise, Surprise, the TX20 recognized, updated and sync'd up with the USR 1120 perfectly. (sometimes keeping older computer parts around really does come in handy). It's made two updates over the network so far without a gitch with an average signal strength reported of 53%.

    I picked up 50 Verbatim DVD-Rs yesterday and burned a few shows. Perfect copies all three times.

    -Very Pleased.
  10. May 3, 2006 #1070 of 2050

    xfaj New Member

    May 2, 2006
    I have noted the audio out of sync, in particular when playing back certain store bought DVDs. I think this is a firmware problem that may be corrected through an update if enough attention is brought forth. The problem is often easily noticed if you hook up your digital out to your stereo and the analog out to the TV and then play them simultaneously......you will hear an echo sound in many instances because they are not in sync (not every DVD will have this problem, but many will).
    Often this playback method is the only way you will notice the problem because it's only off by milliseconds. However the differential varies from disc to disc and in some instances it is such a big lag that you can see that the lips moving don't match the sound.
    Has anyone else hooked up their audio this way and noticed the problem????
  11. May 3, 2006 #1071 of 2050

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    Yeah, I've noticed that, but figured it was my setup. Like you, I use digital out (TOSLink) from the TX20 to my receiver and composite audio (red/white) from the TX20 directly to my TV (for regular TV watching). If I don't lower the volume on the TV all the way when using the receiver for audio (i.e., when watching a DVD), the "echo effect" is noticeable due to the delay between the analog and digitial audio streams. Lowering the TV audio removes the echo.

    I didn't really think this was a firmware problem ...
  12. May 4, 2006 #1072 of 2050

    LarryKu New Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    Kansas City...
    For some reason, it sticks in my head that I cannot use my Toshiba with Direct TV, Is this correct?
  13. May 4, 2006 #1073 of 2050

    azitnay Active Member

    Jan 20, 2003
    You can indeed use it with DirecTV (as long as you have a compatible receiver)... But unlike a DirecTiVo combo box, which functions as a DirecTV receiver as well as a DVR, you must set the RS-TX up to control your existing DirecTV receiver, via either a serial or an IR cable.

    See here for a compatibility list:


  14. May 4, 2006 #1074 of 2050

    magnum68 New Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Hi everyone, I'm planning on buying a Toshiba TX20 and i would like to know if anyone has ever connected a camcorder (both digital and analog camcorder) to the front inputs to transfer the video to Tivo's hard drive? If you have please tell me how good was the video quality. I own a digital and an analog camcorder and my fear is that the videos that I would like to transfer over to tivo's hard drive would lose video quality. Your feed back will be grealy appreciated.

  15. May 6, 2006 #1075 of 2050

    gardibolt New Member

    Aug 19, 2005
    Mine is burning DVD-Rs fine (I try them on the computer and they play OK), but it won't play them back. Instead, it just whirs for a few minutes, then reboots. Any suggestions?
  16. May 7, 2006 #1076 of 2050

    supershanefx New Member

    May 7, 2006
    I just purchased a refurbished model and everything works except live and recorded tv are all pixelated! DVD playback is fine. PLEASE HELP!
  17. May 7, 2006 #1077 of 2050

    DarkShadows New Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Sherman Oaks,CA
    I have done it many times using the Firewire input on the front, the quality to my eyes is as good as the source video.
  18. May 8, 2006 #1078 of 2050
    Runch Machine

    Runch Machine New Member

    Feb 7, 2002
    I don't understand your request for help. The unit you have is obviously defective. Take it back. It appears that the hard drive is bad.
  19. mgulko

    mgulko New Member

    Feb 26, 2006
    Hi everyone! :) I too am a proud (?) TX20 owner. It has been working fine until Tuesday night, May 9. (I only mention the date since I don't know when this thread will be read.) Tonight, while watching my DirecTV TiVo (I'm a junkie), I noticed that the Toshiba unit was stuck on Welcome. When I switched to that unit, I noticed there was no activity. Couldn't even turn the power off using the switch on the front of the unit. :confused: So is it the RAM or the hard drive or what? :( We have all sorts of stuff we have been recording on it getting ready for a summer of mostly reruns. Can anyone help me so I don't have to go cold turkey? ;) Your assistance will be most appreciated!
  20. azitnay

    azitnay Active Member

    Jan 20, 2003
    There's no hard power-off button on the front (you're probably referring to the "ON/STANDBY" button, which simply switches standby on and off)... You'll need to pull the plug, wait 10 seconds or so, and plug it back in.

    Hopefully it comes up. If not, the hard drive is the most likely culprit. If you're comfortable with that sort of thing, you can pull it out, test it, and replace it if necessary. But that's a better discussion for the TiVo Upgrade Center forum.


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