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

  1. Nov 6, 2006 #1341 of 2047
    azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    Still works for me on the RS-TX20... The only thing that I know of that disables it is if you attempt to record channel 0. Doing this makes channel 0 lose its "magic", and it becomes just another channel. Repeating GS is the way to fix it.

    Drew
     
  2. Nov 7, 2006 #1342 of 2047
    mauricio1966

    mauricio1966 New Member

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    I buy a Toshiba RS TX20 in USA, I live in Brazil, but here don't have Tivo Service and setup is impossible :( Can Toshiba RS TX20 work without setup Tivo? :confused: If yes, please send me instructions. Thanks :eek:
     
  3. Nov 7, 2006 #1343 of 2047
    EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    I did try to record that channel two or three weeks ago (the night Earl slept with his best friend's mom) but I could swear it has worked since then. But I am not 100% sure.

    If I repeat GS, will I lose any info like Season Passes, Thumb ratings, Now Playing list, etc.?
     
  4. Nov 7, 2006 #1344 of 2047
    azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    No, simply repeating GS doesn't destroy any data... Just do it at a time when you don't have any recordings scheduled for an hour or two, because nothing will be recorded during GS.

    Drew
     
  5. Nov 7, 2006 #1345 of 2047
    EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    OK, thanks! I'll give it a try.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2006 #1346 of 2047
    dbruntz

    dbruntz New Member

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    I noticed a few other owners comment on a dark picture and poor recording quality. I have the same issue with my new RS-TX20. One thing in common is that we are all connected to the same type of digital cable box. I am wondering if other do not notice the difference because it is not significant to them, or if this is a defect in only some of the units produced. Compared to the original picture of the picture I get on my traditional series-2 Tivo, the picture quality and recording quality from this unit is far inferior. All other functions are great, but video quality is important to me. This is for the live buffer (which is always recorded in "best") and for all my recorded shows (which I also record using the "best" setting).
     
  7. GForce2

    GForce2 New Member

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    I own a RS-TX20 and absolutely love it.
    But, I also have darker than usual video playback. This is noticeable thru captured video and DVD. I would have to say it would be the "video" card or hardware issue that creates this problem. I suppose it could be fixed thru a firmware tweak but have not found one yet.
    I'm in the process of transferring video for edit so once I get it to my computer I'll be able to see the actual quality of video saved in TiVo.

    BTW,, I have a direct cable to my TiVo,, NO BOX
     
  8. Pvgibbs

    Pvgibbs New Member

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    As documented here before -- The downgrade in picture quality came with Series 2 boxes...not just the DVD units.

    My Series 1 Sony looks better and brighter...even via SlingBox.

    That being said, the Toshiba has been (and continues to be) a great machine given everything we have been through.
    - Tivo+DVD player in one box
    - DVD burner
    - Ahead of its time large hard drive size
    - FREE Basic service -- if you didnt want to pay monthly
     
  9. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    still not having any luck tuning to the rear component inputs.
     
  10. ashu

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    Perhaps you meant to say composite?

    The rear component triplet is output only!
     
  11. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    Yeah, what he said. But really what is the actual difference between composite and component? I mean other than they use different color codes? But yes, that's what I meant.
     
  12. ashu

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    :eek:

    Read!

    Component is HD capable, composite is ... a turd.
     
  13. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    So, what is the actual difference between the cables themselves? I mean, physically how is one composite audio cable different from one component video cable? Is it shielding or number of wires in the cable? Or is it just the colors on the end of the cable?
     
  14. ashu

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    The medium does not need to differ, the content does.

    You can use three yellow (or pink!) composite cable to make a component connection, if you connect the right pairs of terminals.

    Some (many) manufacturer will use better shielding or core for component, using the "protect more valuable data' logic. Composite (the AV standard) is so (comapratively) incapable, that there isn't much motivation to use good/better cables to preserve quality of transmission.
     
  15. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    So, I could use a set of decent quality composite AV cables (Left, Right & Video) as component video cables instead of going out and plunking down extra $$'s? That is helpful info!




    Now all I need is HD content and an HD TiVo. :D
     
  16. starknight88

    starknight88 New Member

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    i apologize if this is already covered - i am a new member and have not read through the whole thread .... i was wondering if any of u knows how to change rstx20 into a multi-region player?
     
  17. ashu

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    Likely impossible.
     
  18. nssmart

    nssmart New Member

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    I have the RS-TX20 and after my latest update, I can no longer access the program guide. The remote works for everything else. I tried to restart/reboot with no luck. I searched the forum and didn't see any related postings, so I guess its not a common problem. Any ideas?
     
  19. Chester_Lampwick

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    Check the system information screen for a S03 error. If you have one you'll need to see this thread
     
  20. EVV_Richard

    EVV_Richard New Member

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    I am one of those people that plan on keeping my RS-TX60 for 10 to 15 years, really. I am not the least interested in High Definition TV and all the money, equipment and time it takes to get it going. I am really happy with just a good, clear picture on my TV from my TiVo. I have the TiVo lifetime subscription.

    Since I am so devoted to keeping my original TiVo box, I am toying with the idea of sending in my TiVo to either DVRupgrade or WeekKnees for an upgrade of the hard drive and the fan. Due to HD TV I guess, the RS-TX60 is not even being made anymore. I think in the long run my unit will be much more reliable with an upgrade.

    What to other people think about this? Do you think my RS-TX60 will go 10-15 years as it is right now, or do you think an upgrade is the way to go? Your opinions, please...
     

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