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Humax PVR-8000T problems

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by Crispin, Mar 13, 2005.

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  1. Crispin

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    Have just bought a 80Gb Humax PVR-8000T from Dixons to replace a Pace DVTA (which worked fine - I just wanted the extra funcs).

    Two problems.

    1) Recordings play back in mono. This can be fixed by frigging about with the playback sound option each time a recoding is selected. I'm not impressed but can live with it.

    2) However... Major bummer is dreadful reception. My old Pace DVTA worked fine - but the 8000T reports 'bad signal' randomly on various channels at various times and for various durations for no good reason I can determine. Very disappointed at this. Makes the unit unusable.

    I understand that I'm not alone here as these problems have been noted by other users on various forums.

    I have written to Humax on both these points and will post their responses as I receive them.

    I really want to like this machine but these faults make this rather difficult.

    Unless I get satisfaction this thing goes back to Dixons.
     
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    With regards the sound only being in mono on recordings. All I do is press the audio button then "ok" and its back in stereo...not to much hassle. Humax are supposedly working on this and going to send an update at some point!!

    Andy.
     
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    Regarding the reception problem - I spoke to the Humax helpdesk today and was advised that the signal from the Crystal Palace transmitter is too strong, and is overwhelming the sensitive Humax tuner.
    They suggested I tried an atttenuator on the aerial input.
    I did (12db) and it made absolutely no difference.
    Will now be returning the unit to Dixons for a replacement.

    To be continued......
     

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