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

  1. Apr 9, 2010 #1961 of 2054
    robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    Birdman26,
    I've been testing out some sata adapters in several different Series2 TiVos. I haven't had success yet, but there shouldn't be any reason why it shouldn't work. I think I just have incompatible adapters (trying to go cheap on eBay). When I get it to work, I'll post my success story here.

    Robomeister
     
  2. Birdman26

    Birdman26 New Member

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    Robomeister,
    Working with a Zaffa adapter. Has tivo info on the label and is claimed to be the adapter sent by most upgrade sites when they ship a larger Sata replacemnt drive. I'll try loading it without the adapter and see if that will work. Waiting on a new sata cable.
    Cheers
     
  3. johnnycashish

    johnnycashish New Member

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    OK, so I am FINALLY in the market for an LCD HDTV. I realize there are HD TiVo units out there so I assume that means that by using my trusty RS-TX20 I will be losing a lot of picture quality (lo-def?). But it will still work, right? Also, I assume that the shows I record will have less quality than if I watched them live on HD but will my day-to-day viewing be hampered? I always watch TV a good 30 minutes after a show starts so I can FF through commercials. Well, does this mean that ALL of the TV I watch will not be in HD quality (even though I watch HD channels and subscribe to HD service through Comcast)? Any words of wisdom you can provide are appreciated!!

    JC
     
  4. sledhed

    sledhed New Member

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    Nothing coming out of the tx20 will be any higher def than 480p, so unless you upgrade the tivo or bypass it (and lose the benefit of jumping past commercials), that is what you are stuck with.

    I am interested in what LCD TVs work best with standard def myself. We are still 100% standard def at my house because my only option is dish or directv and only the SD stuff works with the Toshiba as far as I know (or care), but would like to replace the old CRT TV eventually.
     
  5. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    The size of the screen makes a big difference. Also some HDTVs do a poor job of displaying HD content. They used to rate HD TVs for how well they display SD content, but I'm not sure if they do that anymore. You might need to take your Tivo to the store and test it out on the TVs you're interested in.
     
  6. sledhed

    sledhed New Member

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    I think you meant "Also some HDTVs do a poor job of displaying SD content."

    Although what you said might be true too. *L*
     
  7. Oct 4, 2010 #1967 of 2054
    macgyver58

    macgyver58 New Member

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    My Toshiba series 2 has finally hit a wall. It will no longer boot up. Gets stuck on "just a few more minutes" I am thinking i need to replace the hard drive whcih is probably worht it since i have a lifetime contract. Any comments?
     
  8. Oct 4, 2010 #1968 of 2054
    sledhed

    sledhed New Member

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    If you want to keep using it, yes, get an upgrade drive. I got one from a "reputable seller" on eBay, even though I could have installed it myself I did not have the time and I was missing too much TV so I bought one, plugged it in, went through setup again, and enjoyed my expanded 320GB drive...

    If you do not want to keep it, sell it with the lifetime included it is still worth a bit (such as to me) ;-)
     
  9. Oct 7, 2010 #1969 of 2054
    judge73

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    Anyone have a problem burning saved programs to DVDs on their RS-TX20? Mine keeps giving me error messages halfway through the save process.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2010 #1970 of 2054
    sledhed

    sledhed New Member

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    There is tons of information on this problem in this thread. Search is your friend. :D

    Had that problem myself, only on certain programs but it was a repeatable issue with those programs. Used TivoToGo and transferred to pc, changed to a standard mpeg format, and burned it there...

    Some people reported problems with specific dvd brands, some have had dvd burners fail, some had hard drive failures imminent, could be a lot of things. I switched to DVD-RW for a while to save on coasters, since they are reuseable.

    Good luck, and happy searching.
     
  11. Chip718

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    I hope someone can really help me out. I am have a "hardware issue error #51" when I try to view recorded shows. The message told me to restart the DMS and if that didnt work to contact Toshiba. I tried restarting and it didnt work. I called Toshiba and they told me to unplug it for an hour, and if that dodnt workI should try reformating the HDD.

    Is it possible to remone the HDD and extract some shows off of it? I have some recording from my video camera on i that I would hate to lose.

    Thanks for any help
     
  12. lafos

    lafos Well-Known Member

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    No, you can't extract any shows. If you have another drive of the same size or larger, you can try a utility called dd_rescue (I think) to try to make a copy of the drive as a way to salvage your shows. Search the upgrade forum for info on options and source of the utility.
     
  13. pixel123

    pixel123 New Member

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    I've been desperately searching for a way to recover my Toshiba_RS-TX20 Tivo. It currently stays stuck on the welcome screen. I was wondering if anyone has an image or back up file they would be willing to share.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  14. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    PM sent.
     
  15. pixel123

    pixel123 New Member

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    Thanks Robomeister. I can't seem to send or reply to any PM until I make my 5 posts.
     
  16. ssr300

    ssr300 New Member

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    We have an RS-TX20 with a Maxtor drive that has completely crashed. I would do the MFS copy thing, but there is nothing left to copy from. Does anyone know where I can find an image for it?
     
  17. matthewak89

    matthewak89 New Member

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    Does anyone know where I could find an image for this model. I corrupted my hard drive.

    Thank you :)
     
  18. Dec 4, 2010 #1978 of 2054
    unclepoo

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    Sorry I wanted to post this as a new post within the "Official Toshiba RS-TX Owners club, but I'm not sure how to do anything but reply.

    I have an RS TX60 with Lifetime Basic
    Yes it is nice to have the save to DVD option. and I recently upgraded the hard drive as it was failing.

    More important to me is No Monthly FEES :)

    That said, I seen through the menu something about Downloading things from Amazon etc..
    I'd like to do that, it says I have to hook up my computer to a network.
    Well My Tivo is hooked up wirelessly through my Dlink DI-624 router. to the Internet
    but not specifically hooked up to my computer.

    Is there a way to stream movies, pictures music, etc... from a computer to an RS TX unit?

    is there a way to do this without subscribing to plus with a monthly fee?
    I have recently downloaded Tivo Desktop, but can't seem to figure out how to connect it on the tivo end.
    And I can't find anything on an media access key in my tivo menu.

    Please respond if you have successfully streamed from a computer to an RS unit.
    Thanks in advance
    unclepoo
     
  19. Dec 5, 2010 #1979 of 2054
    mrfixit454

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    I am pretty sure you can't do any of those things with basic. I think the amazons movies are downloads, not streaming, but there are no features with basic.. no USB, no Season pass,only 3 day guide, which some of these you probalby already know.

    I don't think you can stream with a TX. That said, Tivo just sent me an offer for my unit since I am a "loyal customer". $299 for lifetime on my TX120 which was not available for lifetime 5 or so years ago when I bought it and not until recently. I bit and did it. Going to network it as soon and my Ethernet adapter comes in.
     
  20. shwru980r

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    I think it's risky to pay $299 for lifetime service on a 5 year old Tivo. You could have easily bought a used stand alone S2 with lifetime service for $150 or less.
     

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