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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. 1dreamz

    1dreamz New Member

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    My Dvd player wants nothing to do with me anymore...It won't open it won't light up ... :(

    The Tivo works great in it...So I'm wondering if anyone knows if you can replace the dvd writer/recorder without scraping the whole system. Or if theres any know CPR for DVD player part of the RSTX 20!

    Thanks a bunch!!

    And for the person who can't connect to Tivo with their RS-tx20 for updates...I had this problem too. I called Tivo...and after being disconnected after entering that it was a Toshiba unit....I called backed and pretended that I didn't hear that question...and after a very long wait...got a live one!!! She found me a new number for my area...and woo hoo...no problems since!! I'd give them a call...for a new number! (It wasn't on the list of numbers to pick from on their site)
     
  2. lafos

    lafos Active Member

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    The Pioneer 112 works in the RS-TX20. I bought one at NewEgg a while back. You have to have patience to get it in and you need to remove the tray edge (it clips on).
     
  3. tivosohn

    tivosohn New Member

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    I ended up spending about $18 getting this automatic switch RF Modulator from Walmart. What I do now is I have the RF out from my dish receiver directly plugged into this switch's Ant In, then the Tivo's RCA composite output into this Modulator as well. Now I got the same affect as the SD-H400. It will automatically switch over to the composite when I turn the Tivo on and back to the RF. :up:
     
  4. Jun 3, 2007 #1544 of 2047
    lafos

    lafos Active Member

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    There's a discrete code, since Harmony remotes do it. I couldn't find the code specific to the Toshiba RS-TX, but most of the codes are TiVo codes (at least a TiVo peanut from my S2DT works to control my RS-TX20).

    Try the codes on this link http://www.hifi-remote.com/cgi-bin2/ueic.cgi?PVR_0618
     
  5. Natalia

    Natalia New Member

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    Hi all, first time here - not sure if this was already talked about, but I've done quite a bit of online searching and then searching in the community forums. I'm looking for a remote code for my toshiba rs-tx tivo with my maxent tv. Any one have anything that could help?

    Thanks!
     
  6. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

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    Have you tried just doing a manual code search? See page 78 of the manual.
     
  7. insanity8797

    insanity8797 New Member

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    HELP! My RS TX-20 is stuck in an infinite reboot loop. This happened after I tried to back up a show to a disc. I tried the Pause, 5, 7 button sequence with no luck. The only thing I can conclude is that the drive is bad. I hope that I'm wrong and there is a way to get my Tivo back up and running. If not, is there any way to recover the shows that are on my current drive? Can anyone tell me what is the best route to take? (Which equipment to replace drive with and the procedure to install the drive.) Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
     
  8. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    Mine was stuck on the Welcome screen a while back. Nothing I tried would work. Even unplugging it for well over 12 hours. The best I would get was the welcome screen. After contacting Toshiba I was told to send it back to them for repair. Since it was still under warranty that's what I did. They wound up replacing the hard drive. This may be the case with your TX-20.
     
  9. mchabura

    mchabura New Member

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    I bought an RS-TX20 on eBay a month or two ago and I've recently ran into some problems. Once the picture froze and I had to reboot the machine. All is well. Then a couple of weeks later, the signal went out, and the Tivo displayed the blue screen saying there was no signal to the Tivo and to try some things. I checked the signal to the other TVs in my house, but every one was fine. I rebooted the machine, and all is well again. Then recently, my Tivo has skipped some recordings, and according to the history, because there was no video signal (similar to what skatefan20 was describing).

    Has anyone had a similar experience with the video trouble? Do I need to change the hard drive?
     
  10. larrs

    larrs Movie Fan-Addict

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    The hard drive started failing on my TX-20 about a year ago. I cleared all prgrams and rebooted and it workled for about a month or two. Then it started freezing during recording. I rodered a new drive, but in the meantime I found a DT open box at BestBuy for a song and bought it. I really liked the DT, and we ahve let the Toshiba sit for about 4 months. I finally got around to installing the new drive and hooked it up to the TV in our bedroom where we had the DT (moved the DT to another room). Man, I really like the sharpness of the Toshiba models (I guess this is the difference between the Tvio compression and standard Mpeg2 in the Tosh). Even though it is only a single tuner, I am back to lovin' it.

    Thought "club" members might be interested.....
     
  11. Pvgibbs

    Pvgibbs New Member

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    Same here -- after about two years these hard drives seem to die. I bought a preformatted Hard Drive and installed it myself (not really a tech type, but it was Very easy)
     
  12. Jul 2, 2007 #1552 of 2047
    MartinB981

    MartinB981 New Member

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    Funny...we had a similar problem tonight. We inserted a DVD and it caused the picture to freeze and then launched into an endless series of rebooting. Somehow, we got the DVD out of the machine and Tivo came back. Other DVDs worked fine so we figured the problem was the original DVD; after carefully washing the disc, it played fine and all is well.

    I was relieved because it looked like the system was failing, due to a hard disc malfunction (which happened to my oriiginal Tivo) where your only option is replacing the machine. Except for an earlier problem and this latest incident, we love this Toshiba because it is so multifunctional and user-friendly. We burn DVDs all the time when we have to travel and they work beautifully. DVRs which have the recordable DVD function appear to be disappearing. We'd like to hold onto this machine for as long as possible before we make the jump to HD TV.

    Which raises a question: does anyone have an HD-TV which they use with the RS-TX 60? How does the picture look?
     
  13. Jul 3, 2007 #1553 of 2047
    azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    We still use our RS-TX20 as the DVD player (and only MRV option in the living room) for our 50" HD plasma in the living room, and it looks OK, but nowhere near as good as the Series3 on top of it (and I'm not particularly picky about picture quality, either). In my opinion, an HDTV without a Series3 is wholly worthless :).

    BTW, a hard drive malfunction isn't cause to replace a TiVo -- it's simply cause to replace the hard drive.

    Drew
     
  14. Jul 3, 2007 #1554 of 2047
    EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    I have a Toshiba rear projection HDTV with my RS-TX20 connected to it using the S-Video. On High Quality the picture is good, provided there is not a lot of motion on the screen. (stuff like water ripples, pyrotechnics, snow storms, etc.) On Best Quality, those artifacts are much less noticeable. I don't worry much about it since I don't have a HD source to watch anyway.
     
  15. Jul 3, 2007 #1555 of 2047
    larrs

    larrs Movie Fan-Addict

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    I use mine on a 32" LCD in the bedroom and upgraded the hard drive so I can watch everything on High Quality. Looks decent, but nothing to write home about.
     
  16. Jul 3, 2007 #1556 of 2047
    Welshdog

    Welshdog Tivo this, punk!

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    Same is happening here. Quite regularly we turn on the system and find the unit frozen on a frame of video. It does this not only when it is recording, but even when it is just buffering. I want to get a 500 or a 750 gigger from Weaknees, but I'm a little concerned that there could be something else wrong with it besides the drive. Guess it doesn't really matter, if it fails anyway I'll use the hard drive on my S3. Although I really hope it will still work since it is lifetimed.
     
  17. Jul 6, 2007 #1557 of 2047
    Welshdog

    Welshdog Tivo this, punk!

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    Did you ever solve the freezing problem in your Weaknees machine?
     
  18. Jul 6, 2007 #1558 of 2047
    plangerock

    plangerock New Member

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    Mine is stuck on the welcome screen as described in other's notes. I have some questions about replacing the hard drive. Did that fix the problem? I've sent in this unit twice now for other issues. Where did you find this preformatted hard drive? Is there the same capacity? As I am the furthest thing from a "tech type" - is it dummy proof? Thanks!
     
  19. Jul 6, 2007 #1559 of 2047
    EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    I had a problem like the one you mentioned. Luckily mine was still under the refurb warranty and I was able to get it replaced at no charge. My tx20 has been working fine (pretty much) since then. I have definitely not had the same problem again.
     
  20. Jul 7, 2007 #1560 of 2047
    sledhed

    sledhed New Member

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    Is this the life span people are seeing out of their stock TX20 hard drives? If so I am approaching 2 years on our TiVo now...

    I tried to swap a standard Seagate 500GB .10 model in but too much spin vibration (already posted for help on that one in another forum). Really don't want to loose everything we have on there, but also don't want to put up with the hum / spin vibrations so I went back to the stock drive for now. If it only has a couple months of life left I would like to deal with it ahead of time. Since it is unsub'd, TTG for transferring and backing up video is not an option.

    Comment - seems to me kinda crappy for a $600 retail machine which is high end like Toshiba to basically die after a couple years. I know, I know, hard drives have a limited lifespan, but at work we have had servers running dual SCSI drives that ran continuously for 6 or 7 years without a problem. 24/7, backups and batches running at night, users during the day. I would question Toshiba's choice of using maxtor drives then.
     

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