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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. slyone

    slyone New Member

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    Interesting stuff (instant cake) I should probably setup a "spare drive" so when/if I experience a failure..I'm ready to go!
     
  2. splice

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    Can I connect a vcr to my rs-tx20 and record my home movies and then burn them to dvd's? If so how do I connect the two ? splice
     
  3. windracer

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    Connect the outputs of your VCR to one of the inputs on the back (or front) of the TX-20. Then go into Find Programs -> Record from video camera/VCR and the box will walk you through the rest. I believe this is also detailed in the user's guide.
     
  4. slyone

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    Hey I was just reading about Lifetime options....I still have one of these units which has never had any activation..been using free basic and wonder if by chance I might still have a Lifetime option????
     
  5. azitnay

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    The ability to purchase lifetime service outright is long gone... There is currently an offer to purchase lifetime for $399, but I believe it's only for existing customers (i.e. people with a currently-active subscription), and then it's only for new units.

    Assuming your unit has never been activated, it may qualify as a "new" unit for the purposes of purchasing lifetime. However, it doesn't sound like you're currently a TiVo subscriber, so you may not be able to take advantage of this offer. I'd call TiVo to find out for sure, though.

    Drew
     
  6. slyone

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    weaknees Active Member

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    There have been a lot of posts about replacement DVD Burners for DRT400/DRT800 (Humax) and Toshiba RS-TX20/RS-TX60 TiVos.

    If you are looking for a factory replacement and don't want to search eBay or online, we have decided to offer a coupon code for TiVo Community readers to take $40 off the cost of the factory burner (bringing the cost of the burner down to $59 shipped if you install the part). For now, we're making the coupon expire 6/30/08, but if you're reading this after the expiration, send us an email and we'll see if we can help.

    Coupon code is "TIVOBURNER" (no quotes). Enter it below the checkout buttons on our website.

    Here's where you'll find the product:

    Replacement TiVo DVD Burners

    I know there are a lot of threads out there discussing burners; I'll post this in the Humax thread, but none of the burner threads. Feel free to pass it along or link here if you think it will help someone else.
     
  8. freeze12

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    I recorded "Jericho" today & when I went to watch it there was a picture,but no sound.
    This also was on all channels even when I changed channels on My television. I looked at some video I previously recorded on Mt RS-TX20 & I had picture & sound..just not from today.I did a re-start on the Toshiba & after that the television had sound again but "Jericho" still had no sound.
    I did a test recording & the Toshiba worked fine now..does this sound like a failing hard drive? Has anyone else had this problem?...thanks
     
  9. Bruzer

    Bruzer New Member

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    Can anyone confirm that a Pioneer DVR-115 DVD drive will work as a direct replacement for the DVR-108 that is currently in my RS-TX20? I think I've read that this model works in the Humax DVD/TiVo units, but I'm not sure about the Toshiba units. I realize that I won't be able to make use of all of the new specs for the DVR-115, but I just need something that will work like the DVR-108.

    Thanks :)
     
  10. Mikeguy

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  11. PaulaR

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    I am not having any luck setting up my DVR with audio. My husband just unplugged everything before I could label items. Here is my setup.
    Toshiba TX-20
    JVC audio receiver
    RCA tv no audio on back
    swich box
    RCA satellite

    The harddrive died and I just replaced it lots of storage no sound. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  12. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    What inputs does your TV have? You say it has no audio inputs, so that would imply that it has no video input, either. Does it only have coax?

    Drew
     
  13. PaulaR

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    It has just the one connection. I have video just not sound. I used to have the quick install guide and it showed how to do the audio, but can't find it.
    The sound is just coming from the tv and if you record something on the TX-20 no sound comes out at all. So I have the programs no audio period.
     
  14. azitnay

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    I still don't understand what you mean by video and not sound... Either you're using a coaxial connection, which carries both video and sound, or you're using composite cables, which should be yellow (video), white (sound), and red (sound).

    If the quick install guide helped before, perhaps it'll help again... Amazon has a link to both the manual and the quick install guide:

    http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-RS-TX...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1203532153&sr=8-1

    I believe the quick install guide is linked as "Supplementary Guide".

    Drew
     
  15. Mar 5, 2008 #1695 of 2047
    slyone

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    Is there any way I can use MRV with the TX20? I was hoping for a way to transfer content from existing (newer) networked machines to the TX20 for burning purposes?
     
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    azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    First of all, nothing you transfer via MRV is burnable. To burn, you must record on the unit itself.

    That being said, if your RS-TX20 is subscribed to TiVo Plus, then you can transfer SD recordings from other TiVos via MRV. You can't however, transfer HD recordings from Series3's and TiVo HD's, as the RS-TX20 doesn't support them natively.

    Drew
     
  17. Mar 5, 2008 #1697 of 2047
    slyone

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    Thanks Drew. So what is the "Tivo Plus" service..and how much? I hadn't had the TX20 hooked up for a couple months until last evening and have a message to try Tivo Plus?? But even with Plus, I would be able to transfer to but not burn to disc? and yes, I am only speaking of standard definition.
     
  18. Mikeguy

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    "TIVO Plus" is the basic TIVO subscription service (as opposed to "TIVO Basic," a limited version of that provided as part of the Toshiba RS-TX20/60 players, in part to entice you in the door to then subscribe to the regular TIVO service).
     
  19. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    TiVo Plus costs anywhere from $8.31 per month (by paying $299 up front for three years of service) to $12.95 per month. Many more details are available at www.tivo.com.

    But yes, you still won't be able to burn recordings transferred from other TiVos via MRV. The one thing you can do is run cables between the A/V outputs of the other TiVo and the A/V inputs of the RS-TX20, and then simultaneously play the recording on the other TiVo and record it on the RS-TX20. That will essentially perform an analog transfer, and allow you to burn as well. I assume this method would work without TiVo Plus as well.

    However, that's a pretty hacky solution... In my opinion, it's far cleaner to transfer the recordings to a computer via TTG, and burn them to a DVD from there using standard PC software.

    Drew
     
  20. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    I ordered one of the HD TiVo's that was on woot.com last week. I plan on keeping my RS-TX20 as a simple DVR in another room with TiVo Basic. What can I expect when I downgrade the TX20? I am assuming I can forget about Season Passes, Wishlists, TivoCast, MRV, TTG, and the info for the channel guide will be limited. What am I missing? Will this take effect as soon as I transfer the account to the HDTiVo?
     

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