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Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by TivoDaddy, Dec 21, 2004.
Are you seeing the same behavior as me, where it still shows up in remote NPL's?
No, because I only have three TiVo adapters so the TX20 is now using the phone line.
Ahh, gotcha... I considered doing that, but we have the most limited landline plan possible, where all non-toll-free calls cost money, and I wasn't willing to pay to get rid of this minor annoyance (plus, I like having the RS-TX20 on the network for monitoring purposes).
BTW, it's scary how closely our Tivo purchases have mirrored one another over the years... I remember when you had a 140, 230, and RS-TX20, and I had a 230, 240, and RS-TX20. Now, you have a 230, S3, and THD, and I have a 240, S3, and THD .
Man, that is scary ... but great minds, right?
- Can someone please advise me how I get my BellExpressVu channels back on the RS-TX20 guide?
- I screwed this up somehow, and when I go through setup for TiVO Basic & enter my postal code, pick BEV from the list of satellite providers, it connects to TiVO, downloads, then disconnects when finished, buy it won't populate my channel list with the right channels.
- It keeps saying that I've got an error and that I should pick from the "default list below" >> but there is no default list below >> and I get stuck in this endless Catch-22 loop!!!
- I'm trying this over a wireless adapter which worked fine previously, but I seem to recall that for the first setup I need to connect via landline first?? Could that be the problem?
- Any sage advice appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Rombo in Great White North
You shouldn't need a phone line. When the unit was new it shipped with TiVo O/S 5.x so the drivers for your network card probably needed the 7.x O/S update. The 7.x and later O/S versions were also needed for Canadian listing support.
Neither of these should cause an issue for you now. Hopefully you won't have to re-image your hard-drive to fix this. I'd try a U.S. postal code, 00000 and choose antenna. It should allow you to pick TinyTiVo, and this will allow for a faster load. Then retry for expressVu....
Chester . . .
- First, I tried your suggestion of "zip 00000" and "antenna". That got me a list of about 15 channels, which all seemed to be in Western US somewhere?
- I then switched back to "postal code" and "satellite only" with BEV. Again it gave me "Channel lineup not available" or some such.
- After going through this loop again 3 times, I tried choosing "yes" when asked if I received "local network channels", instead of "no".
- That finally seemed to do the trick. It downloaded the bare basic BEV channels, then I simply added/checked off all the specialty channels from the BEV channel lineup list. The only channels missing from my guide now are the NCAA sports package channels (480-490 I think?).
- I Tivo'd something at 2 AM last night and it worked fine + all my previous programs were still on the hard drive
- Thanks for the advice!!
You should be able to add these channels after the initial setup....
I recently found myself in the same situation, but in a different capacity.On Wednesday, I had programmed my TX-20 to record shows over the weekend and after when I went back to the "Now Playing" list certain shows that had folders were missing titles and now said "unknown title" and then when I clicked on the folder all of a sudden the TiVo froze and went into "powering up" mode and it's been like that ever since.
I unplugged it and let it sit and plugged it back in yesterday and today it's still "powering up" with both the DVD & HDD lights in yellow. Is that a normal
functioning of rebooting and how long does it normally take to power back up?
Thanks for any help anyone can offer.
My 3-year-old RS-TX20 got very sick last night and now seems to be on life-support. At first the picture was doing an "ok for 10 seconds, then frozen for 5 seconds, then ok for 10 seconds" thing. Now it's cycling through "re-start and boot-up" continually, with the boot-up cartoon doing the the freeze-up routine.
I found an authorized Toshiba repair place in my area, but since it's long out of warranty I'll be paying for the repair. If not for the lifetime Tivo contract on the unit, I'd probably just toss it and get a new Series 2 ($80-some at Amazon).
Anyone been in my situation? How did it turn out? (I'm guessing I have a screwed up hard-drive.)
It does sound like a hard drive issue. Are you handy with computers? You can buy a already formatted drive from various sources and just pop it in yourself. I just did this with my RSTX60 and fixed all it's issues and got a massive hard drive to boot. I got my drive from Weaknees, but there are several other sources. If you are very geeky you can even format a drive yourself. Maybe somebody here will offer some details on how to do that.
It is possible that you have a bad power supply. Those are also available online. I have heard some negative things about Toshiba service, so if you go that route good luck.
I just found this thread, it has some helpful information:
Thanks for the advice! I just sent off for a new hard drive from Weaknees. Installation looks very straight-forward. (The "authorized Toshiba repair shop" declined to even look at it, acting like they never heard of the RS-TX20.)
Hey guys..and girls I just bought a bunch of Tivo units and am thinking that maybe I should think about installing a new and maybe even larger hdd on my RS-TX20 since it has that incredible "Lifetime basic" subscription...what do you think? What drives are compatible and any "easy guides" to replacing the hdd? Thanks ever so much, peace!
Any EIDE drive is compatible.
http://www.mfslive.org/ contains all the tools and information you should need.
You also may want to check on eBay. I bought a hard drive from a seller there who does this as a business, and he did all the TIVO software preparations for me as part of his offering, which, in the end due to his great pricing, did not add appreciably (or possibly at all) to the price of the drive, which he had "on sale."
Hey that's wonderful guys, Thanks alot!
Unplug the unit for ~5 mins, then plug it back in. My TX20 fails a burn occasionally due to the "internal error", but this always fixes it. Good luck.
I am having some problems with a software update. When I go to connect to TIVO service it says "Wait till 2am". I restarted the TIVO, I also went back through the Guided Setup, has anyone seen the same problem? I have a wireless adapter attached to the TIVO. Thanks.
Yea that happened to me the other night trying to force an update on my TivoHD! I unplugged the Tivo for a minute and eventually got the update installed...as I recall
Is it possible to use this unit with it's "lifetime basic" subscription for the TivoHD lifetime transfer for $199.00?