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

  1. Bimwad

    Bimwad New Member

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    Boxes running in Basic mode have software versions concurrent with Plus and other TiVos. Features are disabled, but they all run the same code.

    At this point, it's 7.3.1, which you'll soon regret receiving for reasons well-covered elsewhere.
     
  2. digitaloutlaw

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    thanks guys. I went through the setup again and found I finally got 7.3.1 this morning. I started the Canadian setup, and chose Antenna (since I use analog cable), but it skipped alot of channels. I'll play with it tonight again, and will try to get my SpeedStream USB NIC working with it as well.

    thanks again
    DO..
     
  3. windracer

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    Keep in mind that that particular NIC isn't listed as supported.
     
  4. azitnay

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  5. windracer

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    Whoops ... forgot about wired vs. wireless. Sorry about that!
     
  6. digitaloutlaw

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    with 7.3.1 my SpeedStream NIC is working perfectly now! I also have a Linksys WUSB11 v.2.5. I know that only 2.6,2.8, etc are supposed to work. I plugged it in the the heck of it, and the Tivo saw it, and said it needed to upgrade the drivers. It did, and went through the wireless config. It saw my wireless router, but couldn't connect. Is this standard for a non-approved NIC? I thought that the tivo would just ignore it or not detect it. Has anyone tried a wusb11 2.5 at all and got it to work?

    thx
    DO..
     
  7. windracer

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    I think that's about the same thing others have been seeing with "unsupported" adapters, which is why it's so confusing/hard to troubleshoot. It seems like something in the wireless drivers for Linux changed in the 7.3.1 release that "broke" a lot of unsupported adapters that used to work. But, since they were unsupported in the first place ...
     
  8. digitaloutlaw

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    It was actually mine fault :p - forgot to put this NIC on my MAC list for access. Now it connects and is working great! I thought that I would have to go out and buy another wireless NIC - but now i can use my Linksys wusb11 v.2.5! Woop!

    thanks for everyone's help. Now I just need to get my wife used to Tivo again. We used to have DirecTivo - and when we got rid of it, we were both jonesing for it. Only thing I'm noticing different is a delay in response from the RS-TX20.. something to get used to I guess.. :)

    thanks again
    DO..
     
  9. FishTank1701

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    My RS-TX20 has recently started acting strangely (not that this unit wasn't always a bit strange). It'll be in Live TV mode, and react to the remote's pause, FF/RW etc keys. However, when pressing the TiVo button, it will respond with the appropriate sound, but never go to the menu.

    In order to regain full control, a reboot via power disconnect is required. Afterwards, the box is ok for a few days, but then it ends up back in this state. Has anybody else run into this quirk?

    Thankfully, this box is on 6.95/mo status, and not lifetime, and I got it at a really good price. I'm beginning to think it's time to replace it with a $50 DVD player and cablevision's $9.95 DVR until the price of a series 3 comes down to a more sensible level.

    PS: Happy Halloween Everybody! :)
     
  10. Chester_Lampwick

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    Maybe you could pass it on to me for a good price? I'd be willing to buy a fixer upper.....
     
  11. sledhed

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    I noticed BB has a pioneer dvd burner for sale this week for $59, model DVR-710B5PK. Is this the same DVD burner used internally in the Toshiba TiVo RS-TX-20 units? If so I might consider buying it and using it in my desktoso I have a spare should the one in the Tivo ever die. I use the Tosh Tivo DVD burner a lot more than the one in my desktop...

    I searched this forum and thread for the info but I had a hard time finding out for sure what it has in it...
     
  12. ashu

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    IIRC many of the burner TiVos (Pioneer 810, Humax DRT 400/800/1600 and Toxhiba RSTX20/60) use NEC A05/Z05 (also sometimes rebadged as Pioneer 105/Z05). Or replace the 5 with a 6.

    Yes, it's DL amd +R/RW capable, just isn't supported.

    And I can't clearly remember whether anyone had success with replacing just a burner, but if you get the SAME one, I don't see why it wouldn't work :)
     
  13. Chester_Lampwick

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    I have replaced my burner and it does work. The DRT800 uses a DVR-108 drive, so I bought one on E-Bay for $35 to have a spare. I tested it by burning a disk. Someone else did this before me, probably on this board, with a DVR-107 I believe.

    The DVR-108 shouldn't be too hard to find, they used it in a lot of DVD duplicators for example. It's a couple years old so I don't think your average computer store would have it. You could call a few used PC shops......
     
  14. sbros

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    Hi, I have a Toshiba RS-TX20. I bought it used. I tried using the DVD drive but it work. It wont play CDs, DVDs and it for sure wont burn DVDs. It always errors that it cant read the disc that I insert.
    I have tried the resetting of the DVD burner from the Tivo menu but nothing. I have also reset all to the default settings.
    I am wondering if someone can tell me how to get this burner working again. Can I service it? Can I put a different drive in there?
    I looked up the firmware version: DVD-RW DVR-108 RZ 1.15
    Thanks.
     
  15. Chester_Lampwick

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    Okay, just to be sure "are you inserting the discs label side up?"

    Perhaps some history. How long have you owned it? Was it new, used or refurbished when you bought it? Is/was it in a smoky or dusty environment?

    If it was new call Toshiba and it's still under warranty call Toshiba, get a RMA number and send it for repair.

    Just for starters,
    Roger
     
  16. darkfrog

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    I'm so glad that other people are having this problem since the last software update. I was beginning to think my HD was going bad, but now I am pretty confident the problem is software related. I sure hope Tivo has had enough of us call tech support so that they realize there is a problem to fix, otherwise, they might keep telling everyone they need to replace the HD.
    I am hardly using the burner anymore ever since they introduced Tivo2Go. I have been moving the shows I want to archive onto my computer and editing out the commercials before burning to DVD. I guess that means I can get a regular S2 and sell this puppy, or has someone has figured out a way to burn a DVD using the inputs jacks as a source, rather than just a saved program?
    Now if I do sell, does the lifetime subscription go with the player, or can I transfer it to the new machine I buy?
     
  17. windracer

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    Lifetime goes with the box ... unless you buy a new S3 and transfer the lifetime to that new box. :)
     
  18. Chester_Lampwick

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    Depends. You can't normally transfer a lifetime sub. However, if you buy an S3 you can for the low, low prrice of $200 transfer your lifetime sub. It does include a year of free service (worth $84) for your old unit too, but I suspect you would have to keep it for that year.

    Now, do you really find it worthwhile cutting out the commecials so you can get an extra (5th) half hour "high quality" sitcom on a dvd which cost nearly $0.25?


    Now, I'm not sure what you mean by this. All recordings are from the input jacks, unless you're on analog cable. It even has dedicated front input jacks for your camcorder. Do you mean without a subscription? Or perhaps to DVD skipping the hard drive recording stage? Making recording on the hard drive before going to DVD is great, especially when you can make multiple copies after in less than real time.


    I'm interested in buying one of these units. However I find them currently overpriced on eBay compared to what I paid new last year for mine. I guess the $150 rebate was the spoiler. Make me an offer by P.M. if you like :)

    Roger
     
  19. sbros

    sbros New Member

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    Who can tell me what the best deal is on a network adapter that works with a TX20? Wired or wireless.
     
  20. ashu

    ashu User title defunct

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    Wireless B - likely the DLink DWL120 (old). 20ish on ebay/craigslist (or swap for mine - see sig)

    G - no idea on best deal, but the best device is EASILY the TiVo adapter (50ish at BB?) woot often has G adapter that'll work in the 20ish vicinity.

    Wired, ledshoppe.com has an old-school ethernet adapter that has been rumored to work. Or the old Linksys USB200M, or a couple of old DLink/Belkin wired ones (look fro a USB2 one that works ... tangible speed improvement over the USB 1.1)
     

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