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

  1. tunabeard

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    Unfortunately, I totally delete the ones that burn with no problem. And I had tried the other option of trying to burn a different program and to no such avail it didn't work either. I haven't tried using -RW discs, I will give that a try. Thanks.
     
  2. tunabeard

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    I have a Titanium Powerbook, so I'm using TiVo Transfer and Toast Titanium for the time being, haven't had any synch errors just yet, but it's just not same as using the burner in the TX-20.
     
  3. sledhed

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    The 4 shows issue is one we encountered with the Hogan's Heroes that had the problem. Using a rewriteable helped us narrow down the offending show. Of course sometimes rerecording is not an option, so then the only option is to transfer to PC and then convert and burn to DVD there...

    Yep, rewriteables save lots of coasters... although on rare occasion I have had a rewriteable work when a DVD-R did not, and when it did I just went to my PC and basically made a copy onto a DVD-R or +R on my PC and called it good.

    I agree that the PC option is just not the same, if only TivoToGo or Toast had the option built-in to make a DVD exactly the same way the Toshiba does, that would be great. Wishes...

    Hey, my first multi-quote and I got it right the first time... *L*
     
  4. tunabeard

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    I'm gonna try your suggestion with the -RW, do you have any recommendation or should I stick with using the Verbatims?
     
  5. sledhed

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    I have been using Verbatim -R 16X from a 100 DVD cakebox with success for quite a while now. As for the rewriteables, I have used both Maxell and Imation, and I think the Imation was rated for higher speed than the Toshiba unit will write but they still worked fine too. I think I bought the Maxells at Wally Mart pretty cheap, with the nice DVD movie style cases, but I have not seen them there in that case lately. Good luck.
     
  6. mrfixit454

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    Seems like the 2 types of -R RW's I have tried only work for 1/2 the disk. i.e start pixelating and freezing after about an hour of play time. Don't recall the brand since I seldom use them.

    Edit.. Maxell 1x(2x) and Imation 4x. Maybe I am using the wrong types
     
  7. tunabeard

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    Thanks, I'll try it and will let you know what happens.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2008 #1788 of 2047
    AgentS

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    New question: I have tivo basic on my TX-20. My old hard drive went. New one is up and running. I was always able to group shows together in the Now Playing list on my old hard drive. I now hit the 'enter' button while I'm in Now Playing, but I get no extra options. Can I not group shows into folders because I have tivo basic? If that's the case, why was I able to before? Don't know if this could be why, but I did the "try tivo plus" on my old hard drive, but not this new one. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  9. Oct 1, 2008 #1789 of 2047
    windracer

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    AgentS

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    I definitely wasn't still in the trial period. I had those folders/groups for over 2 years. Do I lose my recordings if I do the guided setup again? I want to do that trial period again, but I don't have the option for it.
     
  11. Oct 1, 2008 #1791 of 2047
    EvilMidniteBombr

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    My TX20 on TiVo basic has shows grouped in folders. I used it on with TiVo Plus for a couple of years. Then I used the free trial for a couple of weeks. It's been on Basic for a few months now. I'm guessing when you replaced the hard drive you lost that little bit of code that still grouped shows in folders.
     
  12. Oct 2, 2008 #1792 of 2047
    windracer

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    Hmmm ... I guess I'll have to get my TX20 out of the closet and see if it still has the grouping option as well since it used to have TiVo Plus. Sounds like that particular flag doesn't get switched off when the unit reverts to Basic?

    As for the trial, you're only supposed to be eligible for that once, but I've read about it popping up again.
     
  13. Oct 3, 2008 #1793 of 2047
    gadgetguru

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    I have a TX20 that I upgraded with a Seagate 400g IDE drive using MFS Tools by copying my old original drive to the 400 but when I put the 400 hard drive in, the TX20 sticks on "Powering Up" screen. I have tried the panic reboot proceedure described earlier in the thread by Sledhead and held down the Pause button for 4 minutes but nothing happened. Any ideas?

    Also, I have tried to get the Winmfs program from http://www.mfslive.org/winmfs/ but when I try to register on the website, I never get the activation email. I have checked my spam box and the spam box on my email server and it is not there. I registered for this form after trying to register on the mfslive form and had no problem getting the activation email for this form. Any ideas or does anyone have the latest winmfs that they can send me or point me to a site where I can get it? I have tried searching the net for it but can only find places that charge to join or to download Winmfs.

    Thanks!
     
  14. Oct 3, 2008 #1794 of 2047
    Chester_Lampwick

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    This is probably a really easy fix. You probably have to change a jumper on the hard drive after imaging it on your PC.
     
  15. Oct 3, 2008 #1795 of 2047
    windracer

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    If you're trying to do a kickstart to get into the drive diagnostics, there's more to it than just holding down the Pause button on the remote. Check out my detailed instructions here:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=6655221#post6655221
     
  16. Oct 3, 2008 #1796 of 2047
    gadgetguru

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    I tried both the cable select and master positions of the jumper on the hard drive. Any other suggestions? Thanks.
     
  17. Oct 3, 2008 #1797 of 2047
    gadgetguru

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    As indicated in my post, I followed the directions. The "Powering on" screen comes on almost immediately after plugging in the TX20. I pressed the pause button as soon as possible after the "Powering on" screen came on after plugging the TX20 back in. Any other suggestions? Thanks!
     
  18. Oct 3, 2008 #1798 of 2047
    mrfixit454

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    Where all indications that the copy went ok? Have you done drive diagnostics on the new drive?
     
  19. Oct 3, 2008 #1799 of 2047
    gadgetguru

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    The copy process indicated that it completed properly, it did not report any errors. I have not done a diagnostic on the drive after the copy, I'm trying to find a copy of Winmfs to do that, or do it with the TX-20 panic mode, which has been unsuccessful. Thanks!
     
  20. Oct 6, 2008 #1800 of 2047
    gadgetguru

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    It was a misplaced jumper! (I'm blaming Seagate's drawing showing the jumper positions for this!) My bad! Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions!
     

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