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

  1. Jul 2, 2006 #1161 of 2047
    megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    I really, really hope you didn't hook the TiVo drive up to a Windows PC and then booted the PC into Windows. If you did, you just corrupted the drive and it will no longer work in the TiVo. Windows will grab any drive it sees when it books and write to it, and when it does it breaks the TiVo formatting. Which can also make it not show up as expected in MFSTools.

    At that point, yeah, you may as well re-image it with InstantCake.
     
  2. Jul 3, 2006 #1162 of 2047
    azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    Are we forgetting about MakeTiVoBootable? I believe Windows only corrupts the boot sector, which can be repaired pretty easily without reimaging.

    Drew
     
  3. Jul 5, 2006 #1163 of 2047
    reedie

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    Thanks for all the posts, I was going to try to restore a backup file onto a new drive and connect it to tivo, to see if it is the drive after all. I did boot it in windows mode though, now I wish i didn't... I just couldn't get the ide cables right and instead of booting from cd it loaded into windows. Anyways, I didn't have my own backup file, it's someone else's, and when looking at instructions I came across this warning:
    "If your image came from a different TiVo unit (the first three letters of the 15 digit TiVo Service Number MUST be the same)"
    is there any way to check if it is? and What if it isn't?
     
  4. Jul 5, 2006 #1164 of 2047
    windracer

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    The first three numbers of the TSN are the model number. For the TX20, it's 565. As long as you've got an image from another TX20 (565) you'll be fine. That warning means you shouldn't take an image from another model (like a 230 or 140) and try to restore it to your 565 ... it won't work.

    The TSN is printed on the label on the back of your unit, next to the serial number and various bar codes.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2006 #1165 of 2047
    reedie

    reedie New Member

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    awesome, thanks!


    OMG IT WORKS!!! And now my drive is 300gig (180gb larger i think), yay! Thank you everyone for your help. I hope it doesn't overheat, this is one of the newer faster maxtor drives (standard 7200 rpm ata133), are stock tivo drives cooler?

    Now that i know it was the drive, I could always change it or maybe try to repair the bootsector on the older on, i don't know.

    Thank you so much.

    EDIT: Another update, as if anyone cares :) , I realized that the stock drive was 5400rpm where as this one (diamondmax 10) is 7200rpm and does get hotter. Apparently it's also louder, because I hear it accessing and it shakes the tivo a bit... I think that's kind of normal, but I'm not sure. What do you think?

    Also, I see static, the screen flashes a couple of times, but it did the exact same thing when I first bought it, and then the new firmware was installed and it worked beautifully. I think it's some composite out bug or something, I don't know, but I am not worried. I wonder if firewire works right now, lol.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2006 #1166 of 2047
    corky1

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    RS-TX 20 fed by a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 3250HD box via svideo, Samsung DLP T V via composite cables.

    The recording playback quality is terrible, dark! I've calibrated the tv. nothing helps. Is this due to the fact that this is a digital signal converting to sd? Forget about HD that is unwatchable. I'm only recording digital channels but the playback is horrible.

    I'd like to be able to record, that's what this thing is for!!

    Should I just forget about digital and feed coax in to the RS-TX20?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2006 #1167 of 2047
    billyacc

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    Anyone have issues with the Audio out? I do not have an optical receiver so I can not test the optical port, but the RCA audio out is not working on my unit. I can record a show and watch it with no audio and then burn it to a disk and watch on another DVD player and hear sound.

    Can the Audio out jacks be replaced in this unit?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  8. Jul 6, 2006 #1168 of 2047
    reedie

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    It does sound like a problem with the audio-out jacks, but it seems strange that both of them are broken (or is that the usual?)
    Could it be the audio in port on your tv?


    Also, my own question. I was watching my tivo today and the screen went gray for about 30-50 seconds, just like it looked when it was broken (though the first time it stopped working it actually rebooted, whereas here picture just disappeared), but then it came back. So I think it's ok now, but I am worried that it's a precursor of more problems to come.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2006 #1169 of 2047
    billyacc

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    I tried it on multiple televisons and used multiple types of wires with the same result.

    Can't help you on that one. I hope it doesn't crash!
     
  10. Jul 8, 2006 #1170 of 2047
    reedie

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    That's ok, i am overreacting. Just right now it restarted as I was watching something and I was ready to freak out, but then realized it was 2AM so it is just doing the firmware update. Yay for no more firewire support :-( , I wish they would fix that.

    I'm sorry about your problem, i guess it's definitely the tivo then, this is kind of a useless suggestion but maybe there is something in the audio settings?
     
  11. Jul 9, 2006 #1171 of 2047
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    Can you please tell me exactly what you did to get your Tivo up and running again? I'm having the same problem that you did. As well as where you got any images or tools from.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  12. Jul 9, 2006 #1172 of 2047
    reedie

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    I got an image from another member of this forum, I am not allowed to distribute it, you can look here:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=62430&perpage=20&pagenumber=7


    then I followed these instructions:
    http://Tivo.upgrade-instructions.com/step1.php

    I found them to be the simplest.
    Good luck.
     
  13. billyacc

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    I tried that as well. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
  14. costaricaboy

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    i have the same problem with recording 16:9 footage from a camcorder. the footage gets vertically squeezed by the tivo. i think the tivo is supposed to recognized the 16:9 tag but for some reason with my panasonic PV-GS300 camera, the tivo does not recognized that the footage is 16:9. if anyone knows how to fix this problem, please help.
     
  15. reedie

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    I use a canon zr200 and I have the exact same problem. So I just shoot in 4:3 (i realized the zr200 isn't a "true" widescreen camera, so why bother..). I would be interested in a solution though. I find it really odd that it does that, but i guess it's because the tape doesn't actually have black space at top and bottom of th picture (which is what the lcd on my camera shows) so it kind of makes sense.
     
  16. windracer

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    Speaking of camcorders ... some of you have mentioned problems with firewire with the latest update. I hadn't tried recording over firewire in a while (you had me worried), so I did a test tonight on 7.3 and it worked just fine. What kind of problems are people seeing?

    With regards to 16:9 vs. 4:3, I haven't gotten into the habit of filming in 16:9 on my Panasonic GS300 so can't help you there. :rolleyes:
     
  17. insanity8797

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    My Tivo Central menu doesn't display a Music & Photos option. I installed a Tivo USB wireless adapter on my Toshiba RS-TX20 last night and installed Tivo Desktop on my PC and I haven't had any luck. Is Music & Photos a feature of Tivo Plus? I am currently using Tivo Basic. Any help is appreciated.
     
  18. azitnay

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    Yes, M&P is Plus-only.

    Drew
     
  19. insanity8797

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    I guess I should RTFM (read the f'n manual) a little better next time. I found my answer right after this post in the users guide. Thanks for your help. I guess I'll be upgrading to Tivo Plus.
     
  20. reedie

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    Oh, good, I guess. That must mean it's a hardware problem. The problem is that the tivo does not recognize any firewire inputs.

    Also, about Tivo Desktop or whatever, I can't get it to work because my tivo doesn't have a media key (it always says temporarily unavailable).. any idea why?
     

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