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Improvement list ffor the Tosh RDXS32

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by nunew33, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. nunew33

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    Thought id start a thread to state improvements that could be made to RDXS32 that I will send to Toshiba. Im looking for things they could easily change especially software fixes. You never know! After a few weeks use now there are some petty annoying things that could easily be improved. Im sure others will be able to contribute.

    1) The Flap. These things always wear out especially when delete and numeric buttons are under them. Having them on the reverse would be better.

    2) Delete button: I know its in the quick menu, but either way deleting is a frequent event, the option should be a direct one, especially as you get a prompt anyway.

    3) Onscreen keyboard: Why cant we have texting style entry, preemptive texting or a USB port for a keyboard. It really is a faff on long titles especially if you are anal like me and like to label your chapters

    4) After deletion it always reverte back to TV not back to the screen you are working on. It is so annoying to have to press content menu, delete, yes, and then content menu to get back to content menu

    5) Use of a folder structure in content menu. After 18 entries it becomes a chore to organise things, having files would make it a lot easier, genre isnt powerful enough

    6) Keeping active signal processisng on when in standby mode (ie can still use componant out when feeding from scart

    7) Scart wake up

    8) -RW VR mode

    Any other owners care to add?
     
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    Digital turner
    EPG
    Teletext subtitle recording
    RF out with selectable channel
    Better layout of remote control
    Auto programme labeling using EPG
    DD 5.1 recording
    Cook my dinner
    Make tea
    Iron my shirt……


    …. Oopps.. just got carried away…. :D
     
  3. nunew33

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    Better layout of remote control
    Cook my dinner
    Make tea
    Iron my shirt……

    One for all do something that does all this..its called a wife.
     
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    - Definitely better title entry system -- eg T9, texting style or, best of all, a keyboard.
    - Delete key on main keyboard
    - Return to content screen after eg chapter editing
    - Quieter fan, or better still, no fan
    - Allow editing of programming durng recording
     
  5. nunew33

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    Looking at that though EPG is a tough one as there isnt a clear comprehensive EPG with an assured future. For example the Philips employ the gemstar one in the UK. But despite the Panny E85 US model having the US version of it, it was left out of the UK model. Kind of hints lack of faith in it. So anything that theyd use would be limited.

    Same for teletext, it has a limited life

    On the Digital tuner. I agree componant cost must be a fiver! Id pay £40 extra for it on a recorder.
     
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    The below are nothing new, but emphasise what has already been said:

    *Scart/Ext Timer Link (called 'Scart wake-up' earlier)
    * Folder divisions on Content Menu or through Library Menu and/or option to show items in a name list without thumbnail icons
    * Delete Function returns to content screen (although, to be fair, if one uses the Del Selected Items option on the Edit Menu, the problem does not arise)

    While I agree with a number of the other observations, it does seem that some of them might not be possible by simple software upgrade. I would hope the above would (provided, of course, the Scart's are wired to accept a start-up signal, which, given the need for the 'Satmon' function, I doubt they are).
     
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    - Option for Automatic SATMON
    i.e. SATMON automatically switched on/off when going into/out of standby


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    As an aside, I'm using RGB in & RGB out on the SCARTs and I notice a left shifting of the picture compared to the original (the shift is not there if I use video out on the SCART). It really shows up when using things like the NTL programme guide which is no longer appears central.

    Has anyone else noticed this?

    If so, I'd like to add

    - Horizontal RGB shift compensation setting
     
  8. nunew33

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    funny you should mention that as one edge of the timebar is off screen in RGB
     
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    Well, if the US model has the Recording DNR options, then they can give them back to us UK folks, as they would help with transferring old 'nth generation' VHSs.

    I would also find it useful if they included the date in the 2nd line of the title, when you have bothered to pre-title an individual recording - like they do for repeat recordings.

    And definitely nunew33's points 4 & 5.
     
  10. PerryGunn

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    yep, and the 'remain' bar - the whole picture is left-shifted.

    Nice to know it's not just me old eyes playing up... (now when I were a lad...)

    Perry
     
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    Interestingly, I have noticed that the Timebar is correctly centred on RGB, but shifted to the left on Composite on my Sony TV.

    I have also noticed that everytime I press Content, Rec Menu etc or TV/DVR button it switches back to the composite input on TV.

    Has anybody else come across this ?
     
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    thats a TV thing not a Recorder thing

    I would like NTSC recording
     
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    NTSC recording would be nice

    RGB in on both scarts

    Being able to set AV1 to RGB without effecting the component output

    SAT Moni to work on the component output

    -r disc high speed disc copy

    Faster high speed dub

    S-video output on rear

    animated thumbnails in menus#

    thumbnails appear faster

    bigger HD

    However, the XS32 is a big improvement on the XS30.
     

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