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

  1. Apr 8, 2008 #1721 of 2047
    EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    Just an update for those that might be curious. After I got my replacement THD, I proceeded as described above. This allowed me 2 weeks worth of guide data and the ability to continue using my Season Passes and other TiVo Plus features.

    After the guide data expired, I reconnected the wifi adapter and setup the TiVo for my network. This of course reset everything to TiVo Basic as expected. (Side note: Among all the other restricted features with TiVo Basic, the onscreen guide allows only TiVo Classic view and not Grid View.)

    Either that night or the next day, I had a message waiting on the TiVo. It was asking me to try TiVo Plus service free for 45 days. :) Can you see where this is going? I knew you could.

    I signed up for the free trial and was accepted. :D So I have another 45 days of TiVo Plus on my (now) standby DVR. Thanks TiVo! :up::up::up:
     
  2. Apr 8, 2008 #1722 of 2047
    windracer

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    I have that sitting on my TX20's TiVo Central menu as well (ever since I let it drop back to Basic) ... I've been saving it for a special occasion. :)
     
  3. Apr 8, 2008 #1723 of 2047
    EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    Yeah, I probably should have saved it for something like a vacation or something like that. But I didn't think about it and didn't know how long that offer would be available.

    TiVo Basic also takes away your remote control shortcuts from the main menu. I was actually a little ticked off about that.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2008 #1724 of 2047
    zero_x3

    zero_x3 New Member

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    UPDATE: after talking with tivo, they told me they would escalate the call and to check back on the 12th. Since then, i've received new tivo service updates and have been upgraded to tivo plus on my box. TIVO Central shows account status as "Internal Testing" but online it says its still closed. ill update after the 12th.
     
  5. Skuits

    Skuits New Member

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    Hello all, I am wondering if anyone has figured out how to use two inputs with only Tivo Basic? I am trying to use a digital ATSC tuner and my antenna but can't use both setups with only basic?


    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  6. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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  7. Skuits

    Skuits New Member

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    I figured it as so. I wonder if I upgraded for a month to get through guided setup using two inputs then canceled if it would revert back to only one input?

    Hmmm, any ideas???

    thanks again,
    Mark
     
  8. AGerberBGM

    AGerberBGM RS-TX60 Lover!!

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    Hi All Alan G here. GREAT GROUP SIgn ME UP!! I have 3 RS-TX60s w Lifetime svc. all successfully networked w 3 TIvo Wireless G usb Adaptors + in a wireless D-LInk network w DIR-655 gigabit Router - to an 8 port Gigabit switch . I'm also taking the other USB out - into a WII USB 2 /Ethernet adaptor Directly into one of the LAN ports of the Router. All INto my Mac- DUal 1.25 G4 2 gig ram :Tiger; going to a WD
    STudio Ext 750 GB HD - With Nothing but my TIvo Transfer recordings on it .
    Just Got and am using Toast 9 - w 9.02 update. Strange thing - One of my tivos - in 5th Bedroom - won't go to 9.3 software update even tho tivo has sent the request + reconnected 50 + times ( that's what kids are for) . STuck on 9.1 . What I'm trying to do is to be able to use my 750 gbExt HD as a "Tivo - Server- with the ability to have tivo dl to the hd automatically - ( set up in toast- w Tivo Transfer) ANd Then be able to play it from THE MAC- as another Tivo MAchine. I did add the computer as a server- and it's listed as another source in Now PLaying screen - but says No recordings. So Close - Yet SO Far... Also Tivo Transfer is extremely flaky -- never sure when or why it will just time out . Since I have 160 hrs per tivo I'm trying to DownLoad(dl) I hope this will happen before my son is off to Graduate School - ( he's 11) or all of my family is buried in Back-Up DVDs!!
    As everyone is having same problem of running out of room - at least we have the ability to save easily to DVD -- There needs to be better way!!
    Any Tips ; Advice; similar Stories; Solutions - GREATLY APPRECIATED! All Our Best and How Bout a TIvo w a built in DL- Blue-Ray Recorder?!!
    Peace, Alan G
     
  9. Skuits

    Skuits New Member

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    Yikes!!! What did you say???
     
  10. Skuits

    Skuits New Member

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    Hello all (again),

    Since I am having no luck with IR codes and being able to run my ATSC tuner box I thought I'd manually run it but don't know how to hook it up.?

    I need help running the ATSC tuner (digital converter box) into the Tivo. Is this even possible since Tivo only accepts an analog signal???

    I thought I could at least hook the ATSC tuner into the A/V input of the Tivo but that doesn't seem to work? Having only basic Tivo service I think has limited my options as well. Is this why I can't see the ATSC tuner through the Tivo? To top it off the particular tuner I have doesn't have analog bypass.

    I am hoping someone has some tips/instructions on how I can at least run the ATSC tuner manually through the Tivo so I can at least control live TV and record from the ATSC tuner when the channel is set correctly.

    HELP!!!!!!!

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  11. Flyinace2000

    Flyinace2000 New Member

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    Hey guys i upgraded my TS-TX20 to TivoHD over the weekend. I want to sell it and wanted to know how much i could get for it? Its in mint condition and never been opened. I have a netgear usb to ethernet adapter too. No lifetime service.

    -Will
     
  12. tivoupgrade

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    Something less than $100?

    Check out the completed auctions on ebay... (you have to log in to see them)
     
  13. Skuits

    Skuits New Member

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    If you choose to sell it on eBay, I would make sure to advertise the fact that it comes with the Tivo Basic service, and the ability to control live tv with no monthly fees!!!

    Good luck!

    Mark
     
  14. nateman96

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    Hi, I noticed by TS-RX20 toggles between the two yellow and red lights coming on in front of the Unit and the "Welcome" on the front of the box. Does anyone know what the problem might be? I disconnected the power to the unit and it is still doing this. Thanks
     
  15. Skuits

    Skuits New Member

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    Is this a new problem? Has the Toshiba been working normally up to this point? If it lost power it does take a bit for it to boot up etc.

    Mark
     
  16. nateman96

    nateman96 New Member

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    The Toshiba TS-RX20 was working fine for about 2 years, then recently it just toggles between the two (red and and yellow) lights coming on and the "Welcome" text on the front. I even cycled the power to see if this would fix it but it did not. So essentially it is in an endless loop between the two lights coming on, then the lights go off and the "Welcome" comes on...on and on......
     
  17. Skuits

    Skuits New Member

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    Bummer! I am no expert but it sounds like the hard drive has failed. If so its a relatively easy fix. You can buy a drive all set up with the image of the Tivo software on it and simply replace it (turn some screws etc). Same as you would basically with a computer. Its a good time to buy a bigger drive and increase your storage space. As an alternative you could buy a second Toshiba unit from eBay and take out the drive copy the image onto a larger drive and have two units. You have a few options here.

    I think if you search the "endless loop" situation from the search function on this site you'll find more comprehensive info on your problem.

    I really like the Toshiba unit as you can control it (a bit) from the front without the remote, unlike my Pioneer unit. It's not as pretty as the Pioneer but works nearly the same. The Pioneer is faster from menu to menu. I upgraded the drive on my Pioneer with a 500 GB drive I got new from Newegg. Matched the specs nearly to the fancy drives they sell that are specific to DVR's. $100 for the drive and an hour or so learning how to unlock and copy the image. MSFlive is a tool you can do the copy with. Its all lined out on the site http://www.mfslive.org/

    I am not computer wiz and I figured it out, so I figure anyone can do it :)

    Good luck!!!

    Mark
     
  18. phaidres

    phaidres New Member

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    i hope someone in this forum can help me. i have a toshiba rs-tx20 tivo. it is only 3 years old and still under a 4 year warranty. i just switched over from comcast cable to fios tv. when ordering the service i was guaranteed that the tivo could work with fios. when the technician arrived, i was informed this was not the case! i was told i would have to use the fios dvr box [$12.99] and my tivo is basically unusable.

    does anyone have info on this? we use the tivo with basic service [i like the guide much better than cable/fios], and we don't use any VOD services. we also use the tivo as a dvd burner and to watch dvds. we would really like to continue using this. is it possible to use this with the fios service??
     
  19. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    FIOS typically gives you very few analog cable channels... Typically, you'll get your local broadcast stations, but little else.

    So, if you want all the channels on your RS-TX20, you'll need to rent a set-top box from Verizon (there'll be a small monthly fee, but it shouldn't be anywhere near $12.99), and use IR blasters to give the TiVo the ability to change the channels on the Verizon box. This setup can be very error-prone (missed channel changes, etc.), so I don't typically recommend it, but many people have been successful in getting it to work at or near 100% of the time.

    Drew
     
  20. nateman96

    nateman96 New Member

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    I have a RS-TX20 and I use the IR connection to change the channels on my Dish Network Satellite box (I have a few International channels), however, I also have COX Digital cable and I would like to know how to change the channels on it with my RS-TX20. The COX digital box does not have a Serial connection so that is not an option. Thanks for your help.
     

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