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Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners Club

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

  1. Feb 15, 2005 #161 of 2047
    kelder539

    kelder539 New Member

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    sedro...

    Wow!!! Even if you get the EVERYTHING package on Dish Network, it only costs you around $80 a month (that includes all premium channels [except adult]). Now if you add the HDTV package, that only adds 9.99/month, so that still saves you money. What I did was I got rid of my regular phone line and DSL (since I had cellular already) and ordered cable internet and I have the top 180 package from DISH and my total for my cell phone, cable internet, and dish is still less than your total amount. I dunno if dish is an option for you, but, it sure saved me money, and it is a lot clearer than cable.
     
  2. Feb 18, 2005 #162 of 2047
    CleveSynth

    CleveSynth New Member

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    I'm new to this forum, but I haven't seen this question posted. I bought a Toshiba RS-TX60 in January, and it's been working great until yesterday. I've burned dozens of DVD-Rs in the unit. But yesterday (on 3 different attempts on different programs) the unit failed to record the DVD. It seemed to go through the process, and seemed to complete, but then there was an error "recording failed because of internal error." I have not changed types of disks (still coming out of the same spindle.) nor have I done anything different about recording.

    The Toshiba support site and manual are no help at all. Has anyone else had this problem? I know that the unit is still in warranty (I haven't even gotten my rebate yet!), but if there is a user troubleshooting thing I can do, I'd rather not give the unit up for [n] days or weeks to be in service.

    Thanks
     
  3. Feb 18, 2005 #163 of 2047
    lordrichter

    lordrichter Registered User

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    Unplug the TiVo, wait a few minutes, plug it back in. If this does not correct the problem, call Toshiba before you warranty runs out.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2005 #164 of 2047
    jluros

    jluros New Member

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    San...
    The secret code is to put ,#401 (PAUSE ENTER 4 0 1) as the dialing prefix. I have the same Linksys adapter and same no-landline situation. It works great!

    Jason
     
  5. Feb 22, 2005 #165 of 2047
    koji71

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    OK, sounds like you are having the same problem as I am. I thought it was because of 8x disks, it is not.....I burned at least 25 8x disks without fail...... For a while I was able to reuse the DVD-R disk because the error was occuring before any info was written. I unpluged the unit for about 20 minutes and the next save attempt almost made it to the end before it failed. I even tried a head cleaner (no luck). EMailing Toshiba was been worthless (see other posts). Let us know if you find anything out.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2005 #166 of 2047
    sbrownfield

    sbrownfield New Member

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    Who better to ask then tivo users who use this box every day!

    I am trying to decide on getting a Tivo unit. I think have decided on the Toshiba TX20. I think the only difference between the toshibas is the 120 hours or the 160 hours. Is that correct?

    Also (these questions may seem stupid), Can you transfer video tapes that you have previously recorded onto a DVD and DVD's that you have rented can you copy those onto DVD? And last one. I have Comcast cable with On Demand, is there a way to record shows/movies that are on demand onto DVD?

    I also was wondering since I don't have a land line phone to connect it to at all times that you can hook it up to your internet right? I have high speed internet but the only thing is is that it is about 30 feet from my tv. Anyone know of anything to do in this situation?

    Just trying to figure out if this is gonna work before I spend the dough. :)

    Thanks,

    Steph
     
  7. Feb 23, 2005 #167 of 2047
    stigray

    stigray New Member

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    Unfortunately, there's no way of transferring/copying video from a DVD to the Toshiba's hard drive. However, it may be possible to transfer from a tape to DVD. My guess would be to hook up a VCR to the inputs on the back of the Toshiba. As far as recording from Comcast's on demand list, someone stated that it is possible, but you would have to do it by manually recording it. Haven't attempted it yet so dont know what is exactly involved, but it is possible.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2005 #168 of 2047
    raiderTIVO

    raiderTIVO New Member

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    Is there a secret code for the Netgear wg111? it's on the approved list, but when i attach it, it does not recognize the wireless adapter?

    Any help?

    Thanks.
     
  9. Feb 27, 2005 #169 of 2047
    koji71

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    OK, I called customer support......."you must use 4X disks, but, occasionally 8x disks will work", this is the standard answer cuz I got the same one via email. So, I unplugged the unit and went to work. When I got home from work, guess what????? 4x and 8x disks worked again. So much for customer support. My only guess is that some power flux confused the computer and it needed to be reset. How much time does it take, I am not sure as mine was off for about 9.5 hours.

    Thanks all, for the help
     
  10. Feb 28, 2005 #170 of 2047
    Chad

    Chad TiVo User Since 2000

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    I've had my RS-TX60 for just over two months now, and well...my sig pretty much sums up my feelings. :)
     
  11. Mar 1, 2005 #171 of 2047
    Jake978

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    I've had my Toshiba TX20 for about a month, I some what happy with it. Although I'm a little displeased with the Picture Quality restrictions since I was hoping to get a full Football game with High Quality on one DVD, instead I'll have to use 2, Oh Well!

    My Question: What modification programs, if any, will work with my DVD Toshiba TX20 Series 2 system? I'm not, I'll repeat NOT looking to over-ride my paid subscription, just gain enhancements to my system. Example can I get Weather?, Sports? etc.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2005 #172 of 2047
    rrman

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    Upstate New...
    I've had an old, trusty Series 1 TiVo for a few years now, but I wanted the latest & greatest Series 2 features (and I couldn't bear to wait for the cable version of a high-def Tivo). Thus, I got a Toshiba RS-TX20 and a USB200M Ethernet adapter.

    Question - is the Toshiba's USB port USB 1.1 or 2.0? The Toshiba manual and spec sheet didn't say the version of USB. I figured it won't hurt to have gotten the USB200M.

    Thanks.
     
  13. Mar 6, 2005 #173 of 2047
    billinj

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    Had tivo with directv for years. Changed over to cable and was missing tivo badly. Cable has a dvr system with very rudimentary programming, a poor imitator. Bought my Tx-60 from BuyDig (Great Retailer), and am happy camper again. Problem using Voip line, but after start up and network connection finally all is well. Have not noticed picture degradation, maybe signal strength is a factor. Will watch boards for any advice or bugs but so far, a good investment. Thanks for listening.
     
  14. Mar 6, 2005 #174 of 2047
    andydbrown50

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  15. Mar 7, 2005 #175 of 2047
    rrman

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    Upstate New...
    Other threads seem to indicate that most TiVo Series 2 boxes have USB 2.x ports, although the USB driver to take advantage of USB 2.x isn't available until newer versions of TiVo software (e.g. 7.1). I emailed Toshiba customer support to ask what version the USB ports are in the RS-TX20, but I got a reply back saying that they didn't know and it doesn't matter. I replied back telling them what the difference was between USB 1.x and 2.x and indicated that it does matter if you have a 100 Ethernet network. Let's see if they reply back....
     
  16. Mar 7, 2005 #176 of 2047
    irregularjoe

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    Greetings.
    I'm a first time Tivo user and this looks like a good place to learn the system.
    I just set up my birthday present from my S.O.
    It's a Toshiba RS TX60. So far, so good!
    I have some questions though.
    As you know it comes with Basic Tivo. I read about the options available in the Plus (Real) Tivo. Are they really worth the monthly expense?
    I would be interested in setting up a home network and using Tivo multi room viewing and it looks like that's only available with Plus. Would I have to have TWO paid subsciptions to do that?
    Also it seems kind of odd that a $600 unit only has a single tuner. What's the best way to be able to record and watch different programs at the same time using Tivo features on both channels?
    When I first set up the unit I thought that maybe I could use the DVD recorder with my computer. Is there a way to connect a computer to it so that I could burn DVDs from computer files?

    Well that's all for now. I'm sure I'll have more questions later.
    Thanks
    Joe :cool:
     
  17. Mar 8, 2005 #177 of 2047
    mpgaddis

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    Hi everyone, I feel totally lame with the questions I'm going to ask but I'm really frustrated. I have my TX20 hooked up to a JVC receiver, JVC VCR, Toshiba Cinema series 65" wide screen, 5 speakers and an HD cable box from Comcast. There are 2 things I can't seem to make happen even if I follow their directions perfectly (which none of them have good directions when using a home theater system).

    First, when I try to record one channel and watch another, the recording switches to the channel I switch to. I even tried the standby mode thing and switching on my remote from DVD (which is where the TX20 is hocked up to) over to HD colorstream which is my tv channels. I also wonder what you would do if you have a season pass and you're watching tv, how would the season pass record if you're on another channel. It records whatever I'm watching.

    Second problem I ran into was I tried to put my vhs tape into the vcr to record to the TX20 dvd. I tried even running composite cables in front direct from the DVR to the VCR and I kept getting No Signal showing on screen.

    Am I just retarded or has anyone else had this type of problem?

    Other than that I love this unit.

    Thanks
    mpgaddis
     
  18. Mar 9, 2005 #178 of 2047
    GiFFtech

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    I'm considering buying the RS-TX60. I have seen no comments regarding the video quality of a burned DVD on this unit. I had noticed that someone didn't like the quality on the Humax but what about this unit? Is it good, poor, acceptable? VCD quality? DiVx quality? I'd love to find out. Has anyone compared the dvd quality to tivo2go? Any thoughts there?
     
  19. Mar 9, 2005 #179 of 2047
    ROB-USA

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    Santa...
    I've had the RS-TX20 model (same, but smaller capacity) for just about a month. I have already burned at least 50 DVDs at the highest quality setting ( 1 disk per hour of recording) with no problems whatsoever. I'd rate the picture quality as very good to excellent.

    Just a heads-up... the TiVO/DVD recorder units are not currently getting TiVOtoGo TTG) software updates/functionality. Consequently, there is no current way to edit your saved programs that you are intending to burn (save) to DVD.

    I'm very happy with the quality and functionality of the Toshiba unit. If you can live without the TTG (for now), I think you'll like it too.
     
  20. Mar 11, 2005 #180 of 2047
    jamster

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    Hello All!

    I am interested in the Toshiba RS-TX60. As a newbie to TIVO can anyone tell me what interface this unit uses to communicate with TIVO for updates, etc. phone line? USB? any network options? I have checked all specs but no reference to the above mentioned ports. Is there a pdf manual I could refer to?

    How is the setup?

    How does this unit compare with the Pioneer DVR810HS?
     

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