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

  1. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    The RS-TX20 doesn't have a bracket that can accommodate two drives... People have come up with custom solutions to mount two drives in units that only accommodate one (some prettier than others), but I don't believe WeaKnees or anyone else sells a custom bracket for the TiVo HD.

    Do you really need more than 1TB in the TiVo HD? :)

    Drew
     
  2. cr33p

    cr33p New Member

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    Hmm, ok someone else had suggested that I could use a bracket from one of those units, how is a DVD drive and the hard drive mounted? Yeah it would be nice to have more then 1TB :) the more the merrier. I also dont like setting a 160 off the the side to collect dust forever. Kinda just a project at this point as well. THanks for the info
     
  3. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    I haven't actually seen the internals of an RS-TX20 in quite a few years... I know that there isn't space for a second hard drive per se, but I didn't think about the fact that you wouldn't need the DVD drive mounted any more, so you could potentially use a 5.25" to 3.5" bay converter to mount a second hard drive in there.

    I've never seen the internals of a TiVo HD, so I have no idea at all if things would fit like that. It'd be a pretty sweet solution if it did.

    Drew
     
  4. cr33p

    cr33p New Member

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    Yeah another member on my thread suggested usings its bracket, but I dont know where he got his intel from, but yeah that would be a sweet solution, except it could get pricy to aquire a bracket. BUT maybe I could use one to design from.
     
  5. windracer

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    Here's the inside of my TX20 ... I've never seen the inside of a THD so I don't know if that mounting bracket will work or not.

    [​IMG]

    I do know the HD bracket is separate from the piece the DVD drive is mounted to.
     
  6. cr33p

    cr33p New Member

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    From first glance it appears to be a one piece and if not it is atleast mounting to the same area as the hdd cage is, what would worry me is the size of the bracket, looking at your photo, the hard drive may impact the CPU heatsink on the newer HD model.
     
  7. Arcady

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    I'll try it this week and see if it fits.

    They are definitely two separate brackets. The DVD bracket share two mounting holes with the HD bracket. The other side screws into the base of the unit, and those screw holes are present in the THD. I didn't think about the heatsink on the THD board - I'll have to see - but the DVD bracket does sit pretty high up.
     
  8. cr33p

    cr33p New Member

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    As long as the bracket itself can physically be mounted into the unit I bet that the hard drive could even be mounted in the different direction, that way it isnt pushing so far towards the CPU heatsink, and a DVD drive is longer than a hdd anyways. Thanks man keep me posted
     
  9. Arcady

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    The DVD bracket from the TS-RX20 does not fit, because the heatsink and power connector on the THD board are too tall. The screwholes line up, but with that heatsink there, you'd have to cut up the bracket to make it fit.
     
  10. nyphotoguy

    nyphotoguy New Member

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    Anyone know if you can use a wireless adapter on this model???? I called TIVO and they say you have to use the phone line. Would like to use it wireless, also need to know which adapter to buy?

    Appreciate any advice
     
  11. susandennis

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    My Toshiba TS-RX20 connects via my D-Link DWL-122 802.11b 11 Mbps USB Adapter.
     
  12. fredct

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    Wow, he's totally wrong. I've using it with a Netgear, and there should be no reason that it can't work with the TiVo branded adapter either. The software is the same. And the page says it works with a "series 2", not a "TiVo-branded series 2" or "excluding DVD models" or anything.
     
  13. windracer

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    I'm using the TiVo wireless G adapter on mine, no problems. That support rep really didn't know what he was talking about.
     
  14. Skuits

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    Just to jump in on this one, I am using a Linksys adapter and have no problems. You do have to go into messages and settings and choose to use an internet connection. I also had to fuss with the password as it seemed to be different than the way my laptops connected. That is I had to choose hexadecimal when entering the password. I didn't remember that being the case for my laptops.?

    Basically any cheapo wireless adapter should work. They've gotten really cheap on eBay!

    Mark
     
  15. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    Any cheapo wireless adapter will definitely not work... While virtually all these adapters have drivers for Windows, that doesn't really mean anything in terms of TiVo (which runs Linux) support.

    TiVo has a full list of supported adapters here:

    http://customersupport.tivo.com/Lau...-b292-448e-a6c3-2e55fc03c89f&anchor=undefined

    As you can see from the list, it's gotten very complicated, with some versions of many adapter models working and other versions not. The surefire way to get things working is to pick up the TiVo adapter windracer mentioned, although that's probably not the cheapest option.

    Drew
     
  16. Skuits

    Skuits New Member

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    Really!!!

    Then I must have lucked out with the Linksys adapter, I plugged it in and was off. My Pioneer needed no coaxing at all, it detected it straight away and offered to start using that method. It seems like out of the four Linksys adapters mentioned on the list only two of them are compatible with both models, talk about luck, I just had the thing lyin' around.


    The adapter I am using is a Linksys WUSB11 ver. 2.8 looks like they can be gotten for about 30 bucks brand new on good ol' eBay.

    Good luck!

    Mark
     
  17. Mikeguy

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    Had been having some DVD copying issues with my Toshiba RS-TX20: sometimes it would work for a few records, and then fritz in the last few minutes of a 1-time recordable disk or seemingly freeze when recording a re-recordable disk (just staying at 31 or 32 minutes of recording to go). Frustrating, as the discs have been the same that have worked previously and sometimes this would occur in the space of minutes, between the 1st and 2nd discs of a recording.

    And then, after not touching the TIVO for months, it would be fine again, for awhile.

    Couldn't figure out the pattern here, but then thought that I probably had had to restart the machine from a cold start (i.e. plug disconnected) during that months period. And so after the problem recurred again today, I tried putting the TIVO into stand-by mode and then back on again--no change. I next disconnected the TIVO from power completely for a few minutes and then booted up--and the DVR is recording again. (I hate saying that out loud, for fear of jinxing the recording I'm doing now.)

    At any rate, perhaps this will help others in a similarly frustrated situation.
     
  18. Pvgibbs

    Pvgibbs New Member

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    Has anyone canceled Tivo service and gone back to Tivo Basic* service lately? Is it still supported?

    *Tivo basic service that came with the RS-TX units free right out of the box
     
  19. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    Yeah, I actually just dropped our RS-TX20 back to TiVo Basic (really only using it as a DVD player nowadays)... It's working fine. I'm sure TiVo Basic will always work.

    The only annoyance I'm seeing is that since I still have it connected to my network, it still shows up on remote Now Playing Lists (the list is blank, since MRV is a Plus feature)... I can't help but wonder if I could have avoided that by unchecking the "Enable Transfers" box in MMA before unsubscribing it (and I'm tempted to subscribe it temporarily just to try that). I tried calling TiVo support about it, but they didn't seem too interested in helping out with an unsubscribed unit (and I don't blame them).

    Drew
     
  20. windracer

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    I did the same thing as Drew. Once I got my THD, I dropped the TX20 back to TiVo Basic without any problems (except all of the SPs on it stopped working, but I expected that).
     

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