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

  1. corky1

    corky1 New Member

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    Using a scientific atlanta 3250HD with the RS-TX20 and a Samsung DLP HD TV, will I still be able to receive the High Def channels?
     
  2. ashu

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    Leave. Everything. On. Always.

    Series2 TiVos (like the RS-X20) can't record HD. Feed it the SVideo cable from your cable box.
     
  3. corky1

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    when routing the signal, cable box to toshiba to tv, will I still be able to watch live hd using componant cables?
     
  4. ashu

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    Yup. Just be sure not to change channels on the box when your TiVo 'thinks' it is recording something!

    Also watch out for TiVo-enforced channel switches during HD viewing time. (I just start watching an SD-recorded show off the TiVo at such times)
     
  5. corky1

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    I am goint to "attempt" to hook this all up tomorow! I am really bad at this kind of stuff, hope I can figure it all out!! What is "SD-recorded show"???

    I use a Bose freestyle audio system, plan on using an optical audio cable from the tx20 to the Bose, will I have to leave the bose system on all the time, or can the remote be "taught" to turn on the Bose with the TV?
     
  6. ashu

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    Your TiVo records in Standard Definition (SD)

    You certainly DON'T have to leave the Bose on. Your audio and display are the only things that should ever be turned off/on in the entire setup.

    Not sure about powering on the Bose witht he TiVo. In addition to a bunch of fancy skulduggery (the kind that amkes most audiophiles cringe) that that company engages in to sell their products, they also often use RF (Radio Freq.) remotes. Most remotes (including all TiVo remotes) only do IR (InfraRed)
     
  7. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    But if you connect as such: wall --> cable box --> Tivo --> TV

    You cannot change channels on the cable box without messing up your recording. If you split the signal before the cable box and run it to a VCR or into the TV and use the component or S-video inputs to connect the TiVo to your TV you can watch whatever you want (in non-HD or digital). You'll just have to use the TV or VCR to change channels.


    If you connect: wall --> TiVo --> TV

    You can record w/ Tivo and just watch TV by changing the channels on the TV via the passthrough connection.
     
  8. corky1

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    Actually the Bose Freestyle does use IR, I currently control it with a Harmony 659 universal remote.
     
  9. corky1

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    Using the first scanario, wall -->cable box ---> Tivo --- TV

    can I use the pass thru and just use a coax cable to say "antenna" on the tv and then use that input? Will I be able to change channels with the tivo remote then?
     
  10. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    I don't think so. In this cases your TiVo is using the cable box as it's source signal. Whatever channel that cable box is on is what your TiVo is seeing and recording. Once you are recording you cannot change the TiVo channel. You can change the cable box channel but the TiVo will blindly record whatever channel you change to. As far as it knows, it's still recording the same show.

    I am not 100% on this but if you connect cable box to the Tivo and the pass through output to the input of the TV you may be able to use the TV to tune channels and surf while the TiVo is recording off of the cable box. (This is assuming that you also have the TiVo connected to the TV using one of the other signal outputs for viewing the cable box thru the TiVo)

    You would need to get advice from those that use a cable box for their setup. Mine is not set up that way and therefor I am not able to give an answer based on experience.

    Do I have you totally confused?
     
  11. ashu

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    You expanded my (in retrospect) statement about the Cbale box changing channels to something else when the TiVo 'thinks' it is recording something.

    I've one-upped that situation - my cable box is also a DVR! So if it has a scheduled recording set to change channels, a simultaneous TiVo recording may not be on the right channel!
     
  12. corky1

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    I can't get the toshiba tivo remote to control my bose freestyle av system.

    The Harmony remote did, so I know it's an IF code, but the code listed did not work!

    H E LP!!
     
  13. toshitivo

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    I picked up some of the same Office Depot DVD-RW 4x this week also, and the two DVD's I've burned so far on the RS-TX20 have worked fine, no problems.
     
  14. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    I'm just glad that I am not using a cable box. :D
     
  15. corky1

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    Got it all hooked up! Used S Video to feed the cable to the TX20. Still cant find the remote code for the Bose! Thats a bummer, BUT the biggest issue is picture quality. I'm using componant cables from the tx20 to my Samsung DLP HDTV, and the picture quality is comprimised, especially on HD Channels, as opposed to cable box direct to tv!!

    HD used to be crisp and awesome, now it's just a tad better than digital!

    I'm not sure if I want to sacrifice Picture quality.....
     
  16. Mikeguy

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    Isn't the Internet a great thing, to get an answer to a particular question like this?

    ;)

    Thanks for the advice, and I'll start using them now!
     
  17. corky1

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    My HD quality sucks using component from the tx to the tv, would SVideo do better?
     
  18. ashu

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    Umm, once it goes 'through' your TiVo, it has been re-encoded to SD (yes, even for Live TV) and is no longer HD. So if it's only barely better than digital, you should be happy.

    When using a Series 2 (SD) TiVo, ALL your HD viewing has to be DIRECTLY from the Cbale Box over Component (or, better yet, HDMI/DVI) to your display. Live (shudder)

    And join the clamoring for a quick release of the Series 3 HD-capable TiVo :)
     
  19. Autosound

    Autosound New Member

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    Just wanted to say hi to all the RS-TX owners and to let you know I'm a proud owner of a TX-20 w/lifetime. I have to say, this is a rediculously long thread.
     
  20. corky1

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    So .... in order to "watch" live HD I need to add another cable from the cable box to a seperate input on the tv, and then select that input when watching?
    What does "SD" stand for?
     

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