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

  1. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

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    Do you have the TiVo Plus service? You don't get a MAK with TiVo Basic. If you do have Plus, check the System Information screen. There is a line called TiVoToGo and it should read "a,a,a" and not "i,i,i".
     
  2. reedie

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    aww :-( I thought i could at least transfer files with tivo basic. I don't want to pay for plus, although I guess I could try the free trial, maybe a little later. Mine does say "i,i,i" by the way.
    Thanks.
     
  3. windracer

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    Yup, you don't get any of the media/networking features with the Basic service ... just the three-days of Guide data.

    Try out the free trial of Plus, if you dare. Once you have Season Passes, TiVoToGo, and all the other cool home media features, you'll want it for good, and then you'll have to pay for it. :cool:
     
  4. Chip718

    Chip718 New Member

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    Hello. I have Toshiba RS-TX20s and I was wondering if anyone has experienced a problem with red and green tones that start in the left side of the screen that eventually spreads to the whole screen. This is followed by lines taking over the whole screen. This happens on both video play back, as well as the Tivo menus.

    I though that this may be a bad unit, but it has happened on both of my RS-TX20s. Can anyone else tell me if they ever experienced this before. Thanx for any info
     
  5. reedie

    reedie New Member

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    I was hoping someone would help you by now, because I can't. But just so you don't feel abandoned, I have not had problems like you descirbe. I always use composite outputs (yellow, white, red). It's posisble i've had a green cast or something, but nothing severe enough for me to remember. Sorry.
     
  6. alanpgh

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    No problems with my unit. Bought it well over a year ago (maybe 18 mo.) when these units were introduced to the market.
     
  7. windracer

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    No video problems like that here either. What connections are you using? Component?
     
  8. 13junk

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    Over the course of the past 6 months my RS-TX 20 Tivo has stopped responding to my remote about once or twice a month. The batteries are fine, and I have no IR interference. It controls my stereo volume and powers the tv on and off just fine. If I open the front of my entertainment cabient to "cool" down the space or if I play around with the select button on the unit it normally starts responding. The past 3 or 4 times I've had to uplug and reboot the unit.

    Tonight I've had the same problem. None of my previous tricks have works. And on reboot the front panel display on my unit shows gobblety gook. Random lines and partial display text. I can see the image fine and get to the menus through the select button, but the remote has no effect on the Tivo unit.

    I'm at a loss at to what to do I've reset my remote and uplugged several times. Do any of you have some advice for me?
     
  9. jackmbernstein

    jackmbernstein New Member

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    I have a RS-TX20. No problems with the unit. Just upgraded to a 300 gb drive. Followed weaknees instructions and all the recorded programs from my 120gb drive, as well as settings, were transferred tp the 300.
     
  10. 13junk

    13junk New Member

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    So I unplugged it over night. Plugged it back in. For about 10 minutes after the reboot completed it worked just fine. Then back to remote not working, and front display on the unit showing gobblety gook.

    I tried burning shows off onto a dvd and that works fine.

    it records thing that I have season passes to still.

    I can do all the menus and things with the select button toggle on the front of the unit.

    Guess I'll have to take it in.
     
  11. rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    It's a pretty good bet that the ribbon cable that connects to the front panel has worked it's way loose. If you've upgraded the HD on the unit, it's easy to knock that cable ajar. As I understand it, it can cause permanent damage to the unit if the cable comes off, so I'd suggest opening the unit and checking that cable immediately. Note that while I know this info applies to the Pioneer units, I've not opened a Toshiba, but I think the situation with that unit is similar.
     
  12. corky1

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    My rs tx 20 works great EXCEPT when I playback anything I recorded. The picture is very dark. I've fooled around with picture settings on my tv, even had it recalibrated.

    any one else getting dark recordings? What can I do??

    Thanks in advance for any and all help.
     
  13. corky1

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    My rs tx 20 works great EXCEPT when I playback anything I recorded. The picture is very dark. I've fooled around with picture settings on my tv, even had it recalibrated.

    any one else getting dark recordings? What can I do?? Commercial DVD's play back great.

    Thanks in advance for any and all help.
     
  14. Fragster14

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    Wait is this correct? My understanding is that not only can the Tivo not record HD programing, but it can't even relay it to the TV live. So if you plug the cable box into the tivo and the Tivo into the TV, even if you are using the best quality cables available (component) throughout the whole chain, the Tivo still won't be able to relay the HD signal. I've tried a few times and talked to some store reps who seem to know what they are doing. The only way that I can get an HD signal is to split the signal coming from the cable box, with one going to the Tivo and the other going straight to the TV. Then when I want to watch a show in HD, I have to change to a different video mode so that I can watch the HD with the Tivo completely not involved. Is there a better way???

    Another question... I switched to a different brand (a better brand actually) of DVD-R's and the Tivo won't burn anything to it, I get an internal error every time. I think they are 8x disks though. Will this make a difference? I do know for sure that they are DVD-R's, not DVD+R's.

    Last question... Whenever I watch TV through my Tivo, the colors are always bad. Usually the picture has a slightly yellow hue to everything, making faces and people look like they are living in the Simpsons world or something. If I really really screw with the TV settings to remove the color and all that too the extreme, it can look better, but then all the other colors on the screen (blue, green, red, etc.) look light and in poor quality. Plus I have to change all the settings back when I want to watch HD or play video games or something. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks so much if anyone can help me. I've been lurking for awhile but will try to contribute from here on out. This is an awesome little community. Thanks!
     
  15. corky1

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    The unit does not support HDTV and won't even pass it thru, so we have to switch inputs.

    As far as picture quality, I have been experiencing crushed blacks and lousy colors too. I read that using S Video gives better quality than any other type of cable, so I am going to try it tomorow. My recordings suck quality wise, almost too dark to watch.
     
  16. corky1

    corky1 New Member

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    I hooked up the S Video out to my Samsund HD TV and the picture quality of recorded material was no better, still crushed blacks and a dark picture. I'm beginning to think the Toshiba is a piece of crap!
     
  17. alanpgh

    alanpgh New Member

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    I've had my RS-TX connected to my Sony HD TV for over 18 months. It produces a very good SD picture, and the Tivo and DVD burning have been excellent. Maybe there is a difference between early versions and current versions of the RS-TX, but probably not. Perhaps some of you just got a bad unit.

    Good Luck!

    Alan
     
  18. corky1

    corky1 New Member

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    My "unit" produces a good sd picture, plays commercial dvd's great, what it does is records with crushed blacks and a really dark picture. I contacted Toshiba, what a joke, they told me it was normal! What is the point of having a DVR when you can't enjoy watching your recordings?????
     
  19. Fragster14

    Fragster14 New Member

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    Hhhmm, well like I said before, mine doesn't have an issue really with blacks or anything like that... It's just that it has a yellow hue to everything, even when it's simply displaying TV, non-recorded. So if I watch TV straight from the cable box it looks great, but when watching regular live TV (or recorded) through the Tivo, it's all simpsons all the time, and it's been this way pretty much since I got the unit about 16 months ago. Video is sent from the cable box to the Tivo via an S-Video cable and via a component cable from the Tivo to the TV itself. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  20. corky1

    corky1 New Member

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    Check your component cables to make sure they are hooked up correctly. We've all made the mistake of putting the wrong colors in the wrong slots, and this could effect colors. Just a thought?
     

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