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After exoling the virtues of the Humax FoxSat HDR

Mine freezes when you use the TV guide - only very occasionally. But with me away during the week , it could be enough to ...

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    Default After exoling the virtues of the Humax FoxSat HDR

    Mine freezes when you use the TV guide - only very occasionally. But with me away during the week , it could be enough to cause divorce when I am not here ...
    Now, the internet says up date the firmware using a USB stick to down load the latest version - mine is running on xxxxxxx17 and it needs to be xxxxxx20

    I have followed the instructions on the Humax page to the letter - but the unit will not go into update mode or recognise the USB stick. And I have tried three!

    Any suggestions?
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    Default Re: After exoling the virtues of the Humax FoxSat HDR

    Oh noez!

    Sorry, I can't help.

    Am considering getting a Humax HDR1000S, thye seem to be the only company selling Freesat.
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    Default Re: After exoling the virtues of the Humax FoxSat HDR

    Quote Originally Posted by MyLittleStudPony View Post
    Oh noez!

    Sorry, I can't help.

    Am considering getting a Humax HDR1000S, thye seem to be the only company selling Freesat.
    I bought one of those when they first came out. It's ok but the menu system is FreeTime only and it is frustrating as hell. Slow and shite, poor styling, terrible layout, inconsistent behaviour.

    A GUI critics dream topic. For example, in normal use + on the prog button to go up to a numerically higher channel, in guide mode use + on the same button to go to a higher "page" i.e. backwards through the channels.

    On my 42" set the menu take up a huge amount of space but in such large text, the prog info still overflows and there's no way to reveal it. There is no list for the days program on any given channel and the preview is a postage stamp size insert .

    I hate it though it is technically a decent unit. I only hope updates and hacks can make it a more pleasant device. NB I still haven't been able to get it to use my network (BT homhub issues) and it is yet to recognise any type of video on a USB stick.

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    Default Re: After exoling the virtues of the Humax FoxSat HDR

    Any chance the pen stick has to be a certain format like FAT32?
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    Default Re: After exoling the virtues of the Humax FoxSat HDR

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    I bought one of those when they first came out. It's ok but the menu system is FreeTime only and it is frustrating as hell. Slow and shite, poor styling, terrible layout, inconsistent behaviour.

    A GUI critics dream topic. For example, in normal use + on the prog button to go up to a numerically higher channel, in guide mode use + on the same button to go to a higher "page" i.e. backwards through the channels.

    On my 42" set the menu take up a huge amount of space but in such large text, the prog info still overflows and there's no way to reveal it. There is no list for the days program on any given channel and the preview is a postage stamp size insert .

    I hate it though it is technically a decent unit. I only hope updates and hacks can make it a more pleasant device. NB I still haven't been able to get it to use my network (BT homhub issues) and it is yet to recognise any type of video on a USB stick.

    S.
    Interesting, thank you.

    The problem is there's not much choice in terms of alternatives to Humax.
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    Any chance the pen stick has to be a certain format like FAT32?
    Good point, I'll take a look at the scant information out there.

    I'm too used to plugging things in and having them just work...
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    Default Re: After exoling the virtues of the Humax FoxSat HDR

    Pretty sure I updated my mums Humax over the air, Ill have a look at it when I go round there later. I do remember it was absolutely shit out of the box, set to a low resolution and on some bizarre screen zoom mode, coupled with the Windows 98 style menu's I wasn't impressed.
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