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

  1. Jun 8, 2006 #1101 of 2050
    windracer

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    Interesting point ... I guess I've never tried a kickstart on my TX20 before.

    edit: yikes, it looks like the alt.org Wiki pages have been hacked. I went to lookup the kickstart information and the entire page has been replaced with links to meds! Looks like a lot of pages were re-scripted this way ... ugh!
     
  2. Jun 8, 2006 #1102 of 2050
    azitnay

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    Yep... I wouldn't so much say hacked as spammed, since anyone can go in and edit them, but it's definitely been a problem for alt.org in the past.

    It looks like it's back now (people are pretty vigilant about restoring it), but I figured it was best to have an uneditable copy available somewhere as well, so:

    http://www.zitnay.com/tc/tivodiags.html

    Drew
     
  3. Jun 8, 2006 #1103 of 2050
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    OK - I somehow managed to stumble across the correct timing of the "pause 57/56/58". A green screen came up and said that it found a serious problem and that it would try to fix it, and that it could take 3 hours. Great I thought! But then the green screen went away and the power up/almost there screens started to show again. Is that normal? I.e., is this part of the fixing process or did it loose it and now I'm back to square one? I would have expected the green screen to stay put.

    Ed
     
  4. Jun 9, 2006 #1104 of 2050
    ber

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    using my TX-20 machine can i transfer something with is on DVD (i.e., it is a DVD - not copy protected of course) to VHS.....i know that you can transfer stuff that is already on the hard drive to VHS.....but what about a disc.?

    Thanks
     
  5. Jun 9, 2006 #1105 of 2050
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    I also just brought my TX-20 to Best Buy, but mine was because my dvd player kept on skipping. I was still under 1 year warranty but Best Buy assurmed me they would fix it. Well they decided it is not cost effective to repair it. They told me to pick out a new unit, and as others have noticed there are not any comperable units. I was able to find the rx60 on clearance as a open box for $440, but I only paid $300 because I took part in the 50% tivo special best buy had last July. So now they want me to pay $140 plus tax for the new unit. I ended up calling toshiba and have to send it to them to fix. How can best buy offer this service plan and not actually care to fix the unit if it doesnt make them money? Hopefully Toshiba fixes my unit or replaces it with the new one. I would never buy anything from Best Buy again, and as I can see it looks like everyone has a problem with there service plan.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2006 #1106 of 2050
    megazone

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    Sure, just play the DVD and record the output. There is nothing special about it.
     
  7. billyacc

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    If anyone can help, I have the RS-TX20 and I just got the Harmony 880 remote. It was working fine until yesterday. When I turned the unit on I couldn't hear anything coming from the Tivo. I reinstalled the Harmony and reset the Tivo with no luck. If anyone has had this problem, please let me know. :eek:
     
  8. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    whew. I actually read (ok, i skimmed some) all 37 pages. Took a few days but I got through them.

    Hi everyone! I bought a refurbed Toshiba RS-TX20 a few weeks ago from woot(dot)com for $274.99 (w/s&h) and I haven't had a problem with it so far. With all the DVD problems and such everyone posted about, I've got to admit, I was starting to worry that I had bought a piece of doodoo. So far, I've burned 5 or 6 DVD's (Imation 8x) with no errors. Yet.

    Side note: I have found the Standby function very useful. I am still using my original DVD player (it has more features than the TiVo) and it's video is connected straight to my TV via composite cables. The RS-TX20 out is connected to the S-video input of the TV. All that to say that the S-video (tivo) and composite inputs use the same channel and the only way to watch the DVD player is to put the TiVo in standby. ok ok. I'll stop babbling.

    That being said, I have some questions...

    Is there a channel number for the front composite/s-video inputs? I know the rear inputs are accessed with channel #00 but I haven't been able to determine which channel # the front ones are.

    I have connected my DVR to my home network and installed TivoDesktop. I can access pictures and music from my PC through the Toshiba. I cannot see the To Do List from the desktop, though. wazupwidat? FYI: Yes I have a TiVoPlus account.

    Last question... I have this beeping in my house that has been going on for years and no matter what I do I can't find it... ;)
     
  9. windracer

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    You can't see/manage your To Do List from TiVo Desktop. It's only for publishing music/photos and transferring recordings.
     
  10. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    Sorry, I meant to say Now Playing list. But it turns out that I just didn't wait long enough. I have access to the list now. Thanks for the answer though!
     
  11. corky1

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    I just purchased the Tohsiba RS-tx20. I'm not good at wiring and setting up stuff and would really appreciate someone telling me what cables/wires go where!

    Here is what I am trying to use with the Toshiba:

    Time Warner Cable Box Explorer 3250HD
    Samsung HLN 4760 DLP TV
    Bose Freeplay Audio System

    Two other basic questions;

    Can I use by Harmony 656 remote?

    If your program the Toshiba to record a program can you watcy another channel at the same time?

    Thanks in advance for any and all help!
     
  12. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    Short answer, no. But you can record live TV and watch anything on your now playing list or a DVD.

    If you have another signal (via splitter or VCR) coming into your TV you can watch a different channel while recording with the TiVo.
     
  13. ashu

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    And the Harmony (any, not just the 656) will control this with no problem.
     
  14. corky1

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    According to the owners manual, you can!
    you put the dms in standby mode, the signal in standby mode bypasses the tivo so you can watch one channel while recording another.
     
  15. azitnay

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    Actually, I believe you don't even have to put the unit in standby on this particular model -- the RF output is passthrough-only.

    This only applies for cable without box or antenna, of course.

    Drew
     
  16. corky1

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    Drew,

    Sorry to ask a newbie question, but I use a Time Warner HD Box, so when you say this only applies for cable with box or antenna, can you explain?

    Thanks in advance,

    David
     
  17. Mikeguy

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    I just got a nice deal on some Office Depot DVD-RW 4x DVDs, and only noticed that they were 4x disks when I took the disks home.

    Have others had success with these? (I believe they may be made by Ridata.) When I spoke with Toshiba just now, they told me that only 1-2x DVD-RWs will work, but I don't have much confidence in the rep.'s advice (she seemed to be guessing from the manual) and it appears that others have had success with 4x re-recordable disks here.

    Thanks for the help--
     
  18. ber

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    I think you should probably be fine with those discs....in short....most of them will work....a few may result in disc failures....but given that they are RW you shall be all set...then you should still make out well.....Toshiba seems to use the 1-2X excuse every time users encounter burn errors....report back on how they are working and good luck
     
  19. Mikeguy

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    Thanks for the advice. Office Depot seems to have a money-back guarantee, and so I'm just tempted to open up a package and try a disc out.

    But if anyone has had experience with these, please just drop a post. Thanks--
     
  20. corky1

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    TIME WARNER SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA 3250HD

    Do I need to leave the cable box on all the time? Or will the TX-RS20 turn it on via the ir cable to record a show?
     

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