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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. windracer

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    Yes, the Toshibas have TiVo Basic service. So, if you transfer your Lifetime service to a new S3 (before 12/31/06) you'll still have a year of TiVo Plus service for free on the Toshiba. After that, it will revert back to month-to-month, at which time you can cancel the service and it will downgrade to TiVo Basic, which is free.

    Keep in mind, though, that TiVo Basic only gives you three days of Guide data, no Season Passes, no WishList, no internet apps, Music & Photos, etc. It's basically just a somewhat smarter digital VCR.
     
  2. megazone

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    Toshiba and Pioneer units all have TiVo Basic, and if you remove the TiVo Plus they do revert.
     
  3. SammyKan

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    Does anyone else have a problem where the DVR crashes during the burning process? Sometimes it works great for months and then there are times when practically every attempt at a DVD burn causes it to crash. Sometimes the saving simply fails and sometimes the whole system crashes. I haven't been able to figure out what the issue is. I have tried different brands of DVDs (all DVD-R) without any significant change.

    Thanks for your help.

    Sammy
     
  4. Oct 2, 2006 #1284 of 2050
    markabtex

    markabtex Experienced DVR User

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    Save yourself the grief and only use DVD-RW discs. I use Maxell brand and have never had a problem. I also have had the "Save Failed Due To Internal Error" problem using DVD-R (all brands). If you want to save a program permanently, just copy it to DVD-R using your computer. DVD-RW aren't that expensive. You can usually find them on sale for about $7 for a spindle of 15 at Office Depot, Office Max, or Circuit City.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2006 #1285 of 2050
    Chester_Lampwick

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    Any time I've had a save failed, it was something about the specific episode. For those problem recordings I transfer through the network and make the DVD with my computer...
     
  6. Oct 3, 2006 #1286 of 2050
    STEELERSRULE

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    Anyone,

    I can get a Toshiba TX-20 from a local Mom and Pop store on closeout for $101 total.

    I know I can download the manual online for it(I think), but i may have to buy a remote from Toshiba. They think they lost it, but if i get it, we are going to search high and low for it.

    Would you take this unit at this price?

    Also, anyone know how much a replacement remote is for the Toshiba TX-20?

    Also, I thought I read that the TIVO basic offered on this unit(which I like by the way, unless someone can post me to a printout for a rebate on this unit if I got LIFETIME put on it) is going to be stopped or discontinued.

    Is this true, or is it BS?

    Maybe I misread that somewhere, but I thought something about these units is being put too a stop with either the TIVO basic or something else. I can't remember.

    Maybe it was something to do with the cards you can buy at Best Buy for like 3 months/6months/Lifetime of service paid. Like they would no longer be able to be applied to this unit and some others.

    I don't know.

    Any type of guidance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thax in advance.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2006 #1287 of 2050
    ashu

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    101? Buy it! Remote will cost around $35, someone posted a link recently (here or in the DRT800 thread) At 136+remote shipping you'll save bunches over teh ebay price on these bad boys!

    As for Basic - BS rumors. It'll always be around!

    No idea about prepaid cards.
     
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    azitnay

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    Chester_Lampwick

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    Okay, the manual shows TiVo Basic, so which is it?
     
  10. Oct 3, 2006 #1290 of 2050
    ashu

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    What on earth do you mean?

    Basic is available for free, and regular TiVo service (as an optional bu HIGHLY recommended add-on) for 12.95 pm or 6.95 with MSD if this isn't your only subbed TiVo (one unit on account has to be Lifetimed or at full rate - 12.95)

    Oh, and SteelersSuck, I doubt you can get a rebate for a non retail box version without a barcode and full-price (or close) cost price receipt. Wouldn't that be an awesome deal, though ... $150 rebate on $154 annual fees? :) And on a $136 unit!
     
  11. Oct 5, 2006 #1291 of 2050
    PETER-SWIZZLER

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    With the Toshiba Unit is there anyway to get Lifetime without the 12.95/month or $lifetime change. Interested in the season pass feature.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2006 #1292 of 2050
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    Assuming by "get Lifetime" you meant "get Plus", the only real option any more is to pay $12.95 a month. If you already have an active TiVo on your account, that drops to $6.95 per month.

    The only exceptions that I know of would be:

    1) If you still have a Series1 unit on which lifetime was purchased before January 2000... If so, that unit would still qualify for the one-time lifetime transfer, so you could transfer it to the Toshiba (though I'm not sure that would be the smartest option).

    2) If you still have an unused lifetime gift subscription card (since discontinued), you could use that.

    Drew
     
  13. Oct 5, 2006 #1293 of 2050
    ashu

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    And the Lifetime 'Basic' sub is altogether different (and woefully incomplete, unless you use the TiVo as a spare VCR!)
     
  14. digitaloutlaw

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    Hi there - I'm new to this forum, and just got my RS-TX20 yesterday. I plugged it in last night and went though the setup (I'm in Canada - so I used the 00000 Zip). The unit dialed up and updated - yet the sw ver is 5.4.something. Does it need to go to 7.2 for me to use the USB ports for networking? I did plug in a USB network adapter that was listed on the Tivo site as being compatible, but for some reason its not getting an IP off my router. Also, what sw ver do I need to be to get the Canadian setup so I can get my Rogers guide?

    I've been trying to read up the posts - but I can't seem to find what I need.

    thanks
    DO..
     
  15. azitnay

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    I'm not sure about your networking problems... It should work under 5.x.

    Canadian support will definitely require 7.x, though, so I'd force a few more dialup connections to see if you get 7.x, and then try networking again.

    Drew
     
  16. digitaloutlaw

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    Thanks for the quick reply Drew! I'll try that tonight!
     
  17. ashu

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    And it needs to reboot (which it only does around 2am by default) to nstall the update. Check under Network connections to see whether it says Pending Restart (telltale sign of an update waiting to be installed) and force a reboot (pull the plug, wait a few seconds, replug :)
     
  18. digitaloutlaw

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    Thanks! I will try that too. Question - do I need to subscribe to TivoPlus for this to happen? I was on the Tivo site forum, and a post said that if you have Tivo Basic only, you cannot use the network functionality and the unit will not upgrade to the latest SW.
     
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