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

  1. nateman96

    nateman96 New Member

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    I have a RS-TX20 and have been paying TIVO $12.95/month for TIVO service. I am thinking of cancelling the TIVO service, and using the free 3 day TIVO that comes with the RS-TX20. I also want to use the TIVO PC Desktop software to download Podcasts to my TIVO and would like to know if it will work with the free TIVO service. Also how about the other TIVO services like Photobucket, Amazon.com movies downloads etc will they work with the 3 day free TIVO service. Thanks
     
  2. windracer

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    Nope ... all of those extended network features are only available with the Plus service. If you go to TiVo Basic, all you'll get is the three days' worth of Guide data over the network. No TiVoToGo, network apps, etc.
     
  3. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    I am running my rs-tx20 on basic right now and it is literally a glorified VCR with 3 days of guide data. You can record, FFW, RW, pause and manually schedule recurring recordings. That's about it.
     
  4. bethanyb

    bethanyb New Member

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    Hi! I have a toshiba rs tx-20 and I want to hook it to the internet instead of the phone line. Can anyone tell me what type of equipment I need?
     
  5. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    Assuming you already have a broadband router in place, you'll need either:

    1) a compatible wired USB ethernet adapter, and enough ethernet cable to connect to your router or another hub or switch

    2) a compatible wireless USB ethernet adapter (assuming your broadband router has wireless capability)

    So, the first thing you need to decide is whether to go wired or wireless. If you have an easy way to connect it to your wired network where it is, wired is the obvious choice. If not, wireless might make more sense.

    TiVo maintains a list of compatible adapters:

    http://www.tivo.com/setupandsupport...nections/all_wired_and_wireless_adapters.html

    TiVo sells their TiVo Wireless G USB Network Adapter directly, although you might find a cheaper price elsewhere.

    Drew
     
  6. Hatte

    Hatte New Member

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    Quick question. My RS-TX60 stopped working yesterday, and when I try to boot it up again, it gets stuck in the initial "start up" mode... I have tried many of the suggestions in this forum, without success. Any additional suggestions? Also, I might have a DVD stuck in the DVD drive, how do I remove the DVD when the RS-TX60 is not working (which could be part of the issue) ? Thanks.
     
  7. Kracko

    Kracko New Member

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    To get the DVD out, straighten out a paper clip and stick it in the hole on the right side of the CD tray. You can see this hole when you look at the unit.

    As to the booting problem, I solved it by simply buying a new hard drive from one of the sponsors here. It came with clear instructions on how to replace the drive. It was formatted with the Tivo software and even came with the proper tool for taking out the screws holding the cover on.
     
  8. cdeckert219

    cdeckert219 technogeek

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    I had the stuck DVD problem with my Humax once and repeatedly pushed the "open tray" button on the unit (not remote) while it was first powering up and it opened. I snatched the disc out quickly before it closed again and the problem was solved. The paper clip works, too, though.
     
  9. Hatte

    Hatte New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Pushing repeatedly the "open tray" button did not work... Maybe I am being "thick" but I don't know what holes on the right side of the CD tray that you are referring to, I cannot find any holes, so I could not try the paper clip trick... Where exactly is the hole that you are referring to ? Regarding buying a new hard drive, I will probably end up buying one so any hard drive and vendor in particular that you would recommend? Thanks again.
     
  10. windracer

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    IIRC, on the TX20/60 units, the "eject" hole is actually inside the unit. You may need to gently pry open the flip-down door on the front and the look at the actual front of the DVD drive inside.
     
  11. Hatte

    Hatte New Member

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    I did flip down the door on the front but there is no "eject" hole there on the unit... I even tried to force the actual DVR unit door to open, but I did not want to break it... Maybe I have a different DVR unit, the unit code is DVR 108JA?
     
  12. windracer

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    I don't have a TX20 anymore but I want to say the hole was not readily accessible, maybe slightly hidden behind more plastic? Worse case you can open the entire thing up and take out the drive.
     
  13. Chester_Lampwick

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    Well I hope I can help here. I hope this will be clear, this has worked for me. Rather than looking for the hole try this:

    1 - with your fingernail pull down the tray cover
    2 - locate the eject button on the DVD drive itself. It's about an inch from the right of the opening but slightly below. It's exactly the same spot as on a computer DVD drive. This button is on the DVD drive itself, and doesn't need to have commands passed from the TiVo to open.
    3 - plug in the TiVo then press this button and the tray will open.

    4 - if the above fails the paperclip hole is on the right side about the same location, but may be obscured with dust. You can do that trick with the power off, it's a mechanical thing. it will pop the tray out aout half an inch so you can grab it and pull it the rest of the way.
     
  14. barbeedoll

    barbeedoll New Member

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    I just finished replacing the hard drive on my TiVo and have done it once before with another unit. I used this company and have been thrilled with them. The drive comes all set up with the TiVo software and it has very clear instructions so you can replace the drive yourself.

    http://www.newreleasesvideo.com/hinsdale-how-to/

    Barbeedoll
     
  15. Feb 1, 2009 #1855 of 2047
    newfie4ever

    newfie4ever New Member

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    I have a TX 20 system and love it. I bought my mother-in-law a new series 2 box and hooked her up. Now I notice that when I surf around on her system, its navigates considerably faster then mine. I know mine is older but is there anyway to speed this up or is that just the nature of it being an older system.

    Thanks
     
  16. Feb 1, 2009 #1856 of 2047
    dizzydeane

    dizzydeane New Member

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    I had the same problem (hangs at welcome screen & stuck DVD). Another option to DIY is call Toshiba for instructions & pricing and send in your unit with a check for repair. Ask for the TiVo guy who will call you back for troubleshooting, since it maybe ezy to fix. It cost me $139.95 + 1 way shipping but worth it. Their repair is in Haverhill MA. Same size HD. I hope this helps.
     
  17. Feb 1, 2009 #1857 of 2047
    azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    It's not just the fact that it's older, but really the fact that it's a 5xx model. The older 1xx and 2xx models had beefier hardware, but TiVo scaled back the hardware on the 5xx models, in an effort to reduce production costs. The 6xx models (which is probably what you got your mother-in-law) have beefier hardware as well.

    Drew
     
  18. Feb 2, 2009 #1858 of 2047
    mwizard@gmail.co

    mwizard@gmail.co New Member

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    I just had a very strange problem over the last week.

    On Saturday 1/31, I connected via phone (I normally do this) and it was successful in downloading updates. I noted monday morning that the system was still a week behind. Or in another way, the last sched info was dated 2/9. I updated again monday morning (2/2). Again my system says "success". But still the sched date info ends 2/9. I'm going through yet another attempt. Perhaps (with futility), this will work. I had rebooted the machine about 10 minutes before my latest connection attempt. So the reboot didn't seem to solve my problem.

    Has anyone else ever had such a problem?

    PS: My recent update completed succesfully too. My system information shows program info until feb 15th. A quick check of the to to list still shows program listings ending 2/9. I'll check it again tomorrow to see if it has managed to update properly.

    PPS: The latest program information schedule update seems to have taken. So it would seem that I needed to restart the digital media server, and then to refresh the schedule information. I did note that it took about 1 sec per percentage point on the update up til 63%. But after that point, it hit a 7 fold decrease in throughput. This suggests that the last 1/3rd had some significant extra work to perform. I find it curious, but I have no idea what was really happening. But I am now back to normal.

    -Mark
     
  19. Feb 3, 2009 #1859 of 2047
    newfie4ever

    newfie4ever New Member

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    I thought as much but it doesn't matter that much as this unit is great with a lifetime sub.

    Thanks
     
  20. Feb 5, 2009 #1860 of 2047
    k6_user

    k6_user New Member

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    Hi, I’ve learned a lot of great info from this thread – thanks to all who have contributed. I have an RS-TX20 which has worked pretty well for several years now. I searched this thread for info on my problem – no success - so here goes:

    I recently hooked up a DTV converter box to my tx20 – went thru the guided set-up and everything seems to be working well except the time it takes to change channels.
    Now I know that the tx20 was no speed daemon at changing channels when viewing OTA programming directly thru it’s built in tuner, but with a DTV box it takes about 5 to 6 seconds to change a channel.
    The best way to describe this: it seems like tivo first tries to change the channel of the internal tuner, and then approx. 4 seconds later it sends the new channel number to the DTV box. I’ve gone thru guided set-up at least 6 times using 2 different DTV boxes (Channel Master & Magnavox) 2 different IR blasters – all with the same results.

    Here’s the sequence:
    1 push channel-up or channel-down button
    2 TV screen goes blank & the tivo channel banner appears with the NEW channel number in it
    3 the CURRENT channel program re-appears for about 2 seconds.
    4 The screen goes blank again & the DTV box’s channel banner appears with the NEW channel number in it (approx 4 to 5 seconds has lapsed now)
    5 Finally, the new channel program appears (5 to 6 seconds total )

    Note: in between step 3 and 4 the recording buffer is cleared and tivo starts to buffer what it “thinks” is the new channel program. However, when I rewind the buffer I can actually see about 2 seconds of the PREVIOUS channel program, and then see tivo send the new channel numbers 1-by-1 to the DTV box, and then the new channel program starts recording.

    I called tivo tech support who walked me thru all the settings ( IR code, A B C, # of digits, enter button etc) with no improvement. When I asked to have this escalated to a higher tier of support, I got disconnected.

    Sorry for the long post, but before I waste my time calling them back, I just wanted to check with this forum to see if this is the way it’s supposed to work (tech supt didn’t think so) or do I really have a problem.

    So, anyone else (using a DTV box) having this problem?
    Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     

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