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Humax HDR Fox T2

webbonline

Standard Member
Hi all had my HDR Fox T2 for some time now, always worked solidly, just recently tho on startup it will hang saying "start system" this can be resolved by either turning on off or unplugging/inserting HDMI cable, also this evening i was recording two programs at the same time, and the box wouldn't let me, change channels while recording ? i could change channel with up and down button but lots of channels missing ? not done that before? .......... does this sound like a hard drive problem or software or something on the main board anyone had any similar issues ?

also if all else fails what would be a good upgrade option?, i've read that subsequent Humax boxes where dumbed down from the Fox T2 any help suggestions welcome
 

webbonline

Standard Member
remote control suddenly stop working now ?, learning how to use the tv's freeview but no pausing live tv need to upgrade
 

grahamlthompson

Distinguished Member
Hi all had my HDR Fox T2 for some time now, always worked solidly, just recently tho on startup it will hang saying "start system" this can be resolved by either turning on off or unplugging/inserting HDMI cable, also this evening i was recording two programs at the same time, and the box wouldn't let me, change channels while recording ? i could change channel with up and down button but lots of channels missing ? not done that before? .......... does this sound like a hard drive problem or software or something on the main board anyone had any similar issues ?

also if all else fails what would be a good upgrade option?, i've read that subsequent Humax boxes where dumbed down from the Fox T2 any help suggestions welcome
Guessing you were recording two programmes from one mux (uses only one tuner) and a third from a different mux. Under these circumstances you can only watch other programmes on the two mux that are being recorded from. As you have found out the programme up/down buttons cycle through the available channels.

It's not a fault at all, it's the limitations of having only two tuners. The FVP-5000T which has 3 tuners can record up to 4 at the same time but again this depends on which MUX are being used.

The Humax tuners can demux two channels at the same time from the same Mux. So this actually uses only one tuner. The other tuner can be used to view and time shift all other channels during the two recordings.

You should install the Custom firmware and run the Fixdisk option (Found on Hummy.TV) and run the Hard Disk Check and Fix option. You probably have some dodgy sectors on the hard disk.
 

grahamlthompson

Distinguished Member
remote control suddenly stop working now ?, learning how to use the tv's freeview but no pausing live tv need to upgrade
Take out the batteries and hold down some of the buttons to discharge any stored energy. Replace with fresh batteries. Check the remote hasn't changed mode. Humax remotes have 4 modes allowing you to control up to 4 boxes in the same room, by allocating a different mode to each one.

 
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