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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    Lets just say that you touched a nerve with your very first post, you know, the one where you began insulting people and then continued to so, repeatedly.

    My "take a look at it" comment was clearly and obviously directed to Cynthia as an alternative to sending her unit to Toshiba. I've only been working on these units for about seven years now, so when I make an assessment of what may be wrong, I usually know what I'm talking about. In her case, the inability to burn DVD's in the manner in which she described is more likely to be a problem with the hard drive, then the burner or the unit itself.

    My offer was also coupled with a recommendation on how she could diagnose the problem herself or with the help of someone with some PC experience.

    If you have anything constructive to add, aside from calling everyone in here 'stupid' and 'foolish' for trying to help or actually liking the products which they own, I'm sure it will be welcome. Beyond that, I'll just go ahead and figure out how to use the "ignore" filter. LOL. Whatever.
     
  2. Pvgibbs

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    Ok so it looks like my Hard Drive has failed...getting "powering up", "welcome", and GSOD cycle for two days now -- even after a 24-hour rest period.

    Since its almost 2 years old, I am past the Toshiba Warranty...however I did purchase (for some reason!?!) the BestBuy PSP.

    Has -anyone- had success taking TX-RS20s back to Best Buy for a real Hard Drive repair?

    ---- UPDATE ----

    I just didnt have faith BestBuy would know what to do with my TX-RS20 -- and I didnt want some other Tivo/DVR, so I purchased a 250gb Upgrade Kit and installed it myself.
     
  3. windracer

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    Good question. Somehow I doubt Best Buy will repair/replace the hard drive. They'll probably try to replace it. Since the Toshiba's aren't manufactured anymore, they might try to set you up with a newer/refurb unit (but then it wouldn't have a DVD burner in it). Not sure how they'll handle that ...
     
  4. lwaddict

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    Ashu...not sure if it's the hat but...
    Wrong again. LOL.
    I DID delete my own posts out of respect to the rest of the board. LOL.
    You're on a streak.

    After cruising around the site, it would seem that there are a lot of helpful people here and I didn't want our spat tainting what could be a useful site to people looking for help. Reading my vents and your snide quips could easily dissuade someone new from sticking around...so I removed mine. You can save them and read them at your leisure. LOL.

    Pvgibbs...
    Best Buy will, more than likely, replace the unit with something in the same price range. Really push for something with a burner though, if they still exist. I've had great dealings with the Best Buy customer service people and am sure they'll do what they can to help you out.

    tivoupgrade...
    my apologize if I misfired in your direction. I was reading quickly and took your offer as a response to my post. My bad. And I didn't call anyone 'stupid' or 'foolish'...all I stated was my confusion at the acceptance of bad product. When I buy PC stuff, I see clearly all around me boxes of parts and manuals and video tutorials...so I know that I'm going into something that'll require more of my time than just plugging in and enjoying it. When I bought the Tivo...it was just there, hooked up to a tv. I know better now.
    Again, my bad and I apologize to you.
     
  5. ashu

    ashu User title defunct

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    :rolleyes:

    :p
     
  6. lwaddict

    lwaddict Not amused

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    :cool:
     
  7. kcir

    kcir TiVo addicted

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    After installing a new disk, loading it with an InstantCake image and having it get all the updates things were working again. However, now intermittantly the machine freezes up when I select items to be recorded either in season pass manager or just from the program guide. I can eject the DVD and re-insert it, but nothing else works. Not even the standby button. Pushing xome buttons i=on the remote results in nothing while others cause the bad thing noise to come over the tv audio. The video image does not freeze on the screen. Does anyone know why this would be happening?
     
  8. tivoupgrade

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    The most common cause of what you've described is that of a defective hard drive. If you haven't run full diagnostics on it, then you really should (it doesn't matter whether the drive is new or not - in fact, if it is a brand new drive, all the more reason to).

    Another possibility is that your unit is just still busy processing updates and populating guide data; this type of activity always takes precedence over interaction with the remote; so unless your unit has been sitting for 4-6 hours since downloading its last service update, then you might want to leave it be for awhile and see if that makes a difference.

    Other causes of the problem could be a damaged IDE cable, or perhaps you might have dislodged the cable that connects the front panel of the unit to the system board.

    And lastly, there have been some complaints about the new 8.X software causing some problems. This is probably the least likely of the scenarios, but still a possibility.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2007 #1429 of 2047
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    thomps13 New Member

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    My RS-TX20 DVD Tivo hard drive is dead/corrupt, will not boot. Please please please, someone, please tell me someone has an MFS backup of one of these units... I'm fully knowledgable how to restore the unit and do the Clear/Delete everything to get it to work without the nag messages, I just need a proper backup image.

    PLEASE HELP!
     
  10. ssee8888

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    Can anyone help me...

    Since last sunday 1/7/07, I can not download the TV guide to my TiVo.

    When it connected it said it cannot update until the software update on 2:00AM. The software update came and went it appears to have updated correctly. Now my tivo connects correctly but does not download any of the guide data. When I hit guide, all I have is " To Be Announce ??? "........

    I called Toshiba, they said it's TiVo problem, but when I call TiVo, since I did not pay for anything, they would not tell me anything & siad it's Toshiba problem.

    When I test the connection it says the connection was successful but never says it is downloading any data.

    Also, after the download, some of the functions from the setup did not work. Unless I power off the Tivo......

    I noticed that when the Tivo power up, it said " installing software ". I am wondering what version of the software is installing ??? I Checked the version I have, it's ver 7.1 somthing like that........

    PLEASE PLEASE someone can help me.. I still can record shows, but just no info of the show. Now, I have all the shows recored on my TiVo with the date & channels that it. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Steve from Westmont, IL. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  11. billyacc

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    Does anyone know if tv shows recorded on the TX-20 can be converted to view on a video iPOD?

    Thanks!
     
  12. azitnay

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  13. billyacc

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  14. cjensen026

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    Boxen...lol.

    Mine comes tomorrow! A lot of RS-TXs are selling on ebay lately.

    Thanks for all the useful posts over the last 2 years.
     
  15. alanpgh

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    I have owned an RS-TX20 since May of 2004.

    No problems encountered so far.

    I just works! A Series 2 Tivo with a DVD burner; and recently Tivo Desktop and Tivocast!

    All I can say is that it is one of my best purchases in recent years!

    Good Luck!

    Alan
     
  16. MungoJerrie

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    I bought a Toshiba RS-TX20 from someone who previously had purchased lifetime on it (not basic lifetime, "real" lifetime). Anyway this guy actually sold the lifetime on ebay and the buyer transferred it to an Series 3 per the VIP program. So now I have the 1-year complimentary service...

    But after the complimetary service expires, will the Toshiba revert to basic and still allow the basic program guide functionality, etc? It's running 8.1 if that matters.

    As an aside I called TiVo and tried to have it transferred to my account (figured I could at least enjoy MRV for a year) but of course they wouldn't do it. So I love my TX20 but I just can't control it :(

    Oh, and one other thing, the HD was going so I bought a new HD and InstantCake. Restored beautifully, but the model is "unknown" even after a CD&E. The TSN is correct, it's been connecting fine; will this matter down the line?
     
  17. windracer

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    Yes, the box should revert to TiVo Basic when the 1-year subscription expires. I did the same thing to my own TX20 ... transferred the Lifetime to my S3 figuring I can either pay the subscription fee for Plus once the complimentary year is over, or let it expire and then sell it with the Basic service.

    So this guy sold you the box, but "kept" the Lifetime service and then transferred it out from under you? :eek: Sounds like you should have transferred the box into your name when you purchased it. I hope you didn't pay a lot.
     
  18. ashu

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    Nahh, seems more like someone (in breach of the terms of the VIP Lifetime transfer) transferred a box (whose Lifetime Plus he just moved to S3) to a 3rd Party (MungoJerrie).

    very unlikely TiVo will be TOO upset about it, as MJ discovered when he called CS, but NO WAY they'll transfer it to his account - thus making it incapable of TTG/MRV!
     
  19. MungoJerrie

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    That's exactly what happened. The guy was up front about it, and he knew the HD was going so he sold it to me cheap. I figured it was worth it for the Tivo Basic. And it was too, love the 1-step DVD burning. MRV isn't critical to me on this machine since you can't burn MRV'd shows anyway...
     
  20. billyacc

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    Anyone have any audio issues with their RS-TX20? I can see video and the unit records, but I do not get audio. When I burn a show to a disk and play on a DVD player, it works and I can hear the audio.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     

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