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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Sep 9, 2007 #1581 of 2047
    megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    Well, I don't think you should use anything except the TiVo-branded WiFi adapter. FAR, FAR better performance, the only one that does WPA security (WEP is nearly worthless), and certain to be supported.

    However, the WUSB11 v2.6 *should* work. First thing to check - make sure the cable is FIRMLY seated in both the TiVo and the adapter. Sometimes they seat enough for power to flow (light the LEDs) but not to work.
     
  2. azitnay

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    Even if the installed drive supports "+" media (which I believe the stock drives do), the TiVo software limits you to DVD-R and DVD-RW.

    Drew
     
  3. hogaholic

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    Thanks for the reply, megazone. I have tried reseating the cable several times into both USB sockets and it still doesn't recognize that an adapter is plugged in. As for performance, I really only need enough bandwidth to update the software and channel listings. I don't use it to transfer movies, just keep my Tivo up to date.

    Any other ideas? I have done a restart, used the guide menu, etc.

    Hogaholic
     
  4. windracer

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    When I was using my old Linksys WUSB11 on my S2 years ago, I remember that the cable that came with the adapter had the specific ends labeled: to adapter, and to PC (or in this case, the TiVo). I don't know why that would matter on a USB cable, but I do know once I had it backwards and the adapter wouldn't work.
     
  5. hogaholic

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    Windracer, you are a genius to remember that a cable was marked from two years ago! But, alas, the 50/50 chance I had to get it right happened. I got it right the first time so that wasn't the problem.

    I had great anticipation when I read your post, but that wasn't the error.

    Any more ideas?????
     
  6. jdoe100

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    Hi all. Just joined this site. Wonderful!!! So much to read and learn. I have a question I was not able to find an answer too, at least not the answer I wanted to read :)

    My Question: How can I Enable the "enable transfers" on this unit If I cannot access this option via the TiVO website?? Is there another way besides paying for servce and then having access via the website? The TiVO Desktop cannot find the DVR.

    I purchased at Best Buy an open box unit RS-TX20 Series 2 a year or 2 ago. Software Ver: 8.3-01-2-565 Service level C: C is as I understand it means Lifetime Subscription.
    The previous owner had a lifetime service plan on it but transferred it to his new unit. My unit has ALL of the capabilities of a Subscribed Plus system EXCEPT transferring of movies and photos music, The Amazon UnBox. This unit is set up to connect via Broadband and works nicely.

    On the TiVo Central screen I see and can access the Music, Photos, Products & More. See and access the Yahoo stuff. Under Find Programs I have the option Download TV & More option. But the screen says that my unit is not set to transfer. I need to go to the support page and activate this function.

    This unit does not show up when I log into TiVo website. It shows no active units. I have 2 others RS-TX60 units that are Basic TiVO. These are not listed, understandably so, since they do not have a Subscription on them.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  7. azitnay

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    If the unit truly isn't subscribed, then not being able to transfer is expected behavior... Assuming you have access to traditional plus features like season passes and wishlists, it sounds like your unit somehow slipped through the cracks when the original owner transferred the subscription, but that the original owner also had transfers disabled.

    You could try calling TiVo customer support to see about getting the unit transferred to your account, but you run the risk of them noticing that you're not really supposed to have plus, and (correctly) disabling the features entirely. Of course, if the unit isn't subscribed, this could happen at any time anyway.

    Drew
     
  8. jdoe100

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    Thanks Drew for your response. Stupid, but lucky me, I did call customer support and they were the one's to tell me about the previous owner having lifetime on this unit but returning and transferring the service to his new unit. She told me that I did not have the Plus features. I agreed and thanked her for her help. I am just hoping that she does not turn these features off as they have been working for the past 1 1/2 - 2 years. All of the other features still work, Wish Lists, searching, Tivo Suggestions, adding minutes onto the beginning or ending of recordings, etc...It has been almost a week since I spoke with her...so maybe this unit of mine did Slip through the cracks and hopefully will not be downgraded, I hope :)

    Thanks again for your response.
     
  9. Skuits

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    Hello all, I was looking to buy a Toshiba SD-H400 with a suspected bad hard drive and replace the drive myself. Does anyone have an image of that drive they could put down to DVD for me? I would of course pay for shipping on the disc.

    Also will the Toshiba use any IDE drive?

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  10. azitnay

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  11. cprovo

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    Is there a way to have the component cables that run out of my Toshiba unit and convert it into some sort of hdmi adapter and have the hdmi cable plug into my tv? I've only used the component cables and wasn't sure if this was at all possible. Thanks!
     
  12. azitnay

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  13. Skuits

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    Hello all, I recently acquired a RS-TX20 and read on the Internet somewhere that the Humax DRT-400/800 peanut remote works with the RS-TX20?

    These remotes seem to be a bit cheaper than the actual Toshiba replacement remote and because I am a cheapo I thought I'd save myself a few bucks if this were true?

    Can anyone verify this for me??? I'd really appreciate any info you have, maybe someone has an extra remote they'd like to part with???? :p

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  14. azitnay

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    Yep, the Toshiba RS-TX remotes are functionally equivalent to the Humax DRT remotes... In reality, the RS-TX and DRT units themselves are almost identical.

    The main cosmetic difference between the two remotes is that one says "TOSHIBA" at the bottom and the other says "HUMAX"... If that doesn't bother you, go for the Humax.

    Drew
     
  15. Skuits

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    Thanks Drew for the quick info!!!

    Enjoy the Day!!!!! :)

    Mark
     
  16. The Timmy

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    first post

    Hi, I am The Timmy, and I am on my second RS-TX20 (first one crapped out).
    wow.. people still using this machine, eh? and this thread is STILL going??

    nice.

    anyway, I got problem with my machine I have not seen addressed in all 54 or so pages of posts to this thread:

    I'm going progressive out via component, and while live TV and burned DVDs (burned via TiVo and backups of retail discs (burned via PC)) look fine, they don't look quite as good as I'm thinking they should, because even though it's suppose to be progressive, I can still detect interlace flicker (I can understand live TV having it, but DVDs?).

    but that's not the real issue I'm having. as I said, burned DVDs look fine. but actual retail discs don't work very much at all. when I put a retail DVD in and play it, I can see (very sharp and clearly) the FBI warnings and such, even the DVD menus, but once the movie starts, the screen goes black/blank (audio is fine). some kind of copyguard gone overboard?

    I should also note that I'm going component out of the unit into the X2VGA 2, to a computer monitor (professional CRT) but I highly doubt that's the issue here.

    [--and if you don't know, the X2VGA converts component video signals to true VGA that is [supposedly] 1:1 pixel accurate for 480p, 720p and 1080i (xbox looks awesome!)]

    anyway, does anybody else experience this with their system using component/progressive out? the DVDs seem to play fine with composite out.

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    also, I'm getting the locking up during live TV and recording issue... it seemed to happen less often when I deleted a bunch of newer recorded stuff from the drive. where it was then replaced with occasional choppiness now and then during live TV accompanied by pixelation as if I were watching sports on satellite TV or something (I'm on cable..). it still locks up now and then. I'm guessing the HDD is going out.. but I'll deal with that later.

    but is it really worth it to replace the harddrive if it can be expected to go out every 2 years or so (as stated in an earlier post)? if I can learn how to setup a new harddrive myself, it might not be such a big deal.
     
  17. SoKT

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    Hello from a newbie! Here's my question: does anyone know of an adapter of some sort that acts as a conduit for the cable TV signal but can be delivered to the TX20 through the composite A/V cables instead of the RF IN? I don't have a cable box, and don't want to rent one. I've searched but haven't seen this question come up.

    Here's the background: We just got a new Series3 to go with the HDTV, so we wanted to move our RS-TX20. My son was disconnecting the TX20 and the coax cable going from the wall to the "RF IN" was completely stuck. He pushed it a bit too hard, and it ended up with the input thing being dislodged and now unable to pick up the cable signal. I took it to an authorized repair shop and was quoted $125 to fix it - it seemed simple, but the input thing is housed in a 2x2" metal box that is attached to the big "chip" or circuit board - sorry I don't really know what to call all these things :eek:

    The repair guy said I could use a cable box for input if I didn't want to fix the Toshiba problem, but I'd rather not pay $9 per month or whatever the box costs. When I asked if there were alternatives to a cable box that I could just purchase, he said a VCR might work as a conduit. Sadly, I haven't been able to get the old VCR to fill the role of the cable box, despite many different approaches during guided setup. Any ideas??

    Thanks so much!

    Kate
     
  18. Chester_Lampwick

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    Kate,
    I have a busted RS-TX20 I have no reason to believe the RF input is bad, but I cant test it. Would you want the main board for parts?
     
  19. SoKT

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    Thanks Chester! I sent you a PM to discuss further.
    K
     
  20. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    SoKT,

    A simple solution may be to check ebay and buy a used (possibly a new) cable box. You can get them pretty cheap. Especially since you only need a standard (not digital or HD) cable box. Just make sure you get one with composite outs.
     

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