1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Recording on PVR 8000T

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by Such, Dec 27, 2003.

Tags:
  1. Such

    Such
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2003
    Messages:
    2,091
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Greenhithe
    Ratings:
    +99
    I've recently purchased a Humax PVR 8000T from Dabs.
    The picture is good but I cannot get the damn thing to record!
    This option is not on the menu, although according to the manual, it should be. I've checked the website and there is no info on this.

    Any suggestions would be welcome

    Thanks
     
  2. Damian1978

    Damian1978
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2000
    Messages:
    4,487
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    107
    Location:
    Fleetwood, Lancashire
    Ratings:
    +264
  3. Dave Taylor

    Dave Taylor
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2001
    Messages:
    274
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    High Wycombe, Bucks
    Ratings:
    +15
    Yes one of the few bugs that on very odd occasions when turning on, the unit does not boot correctly and totally forgets it’s a recorder. It just acts like a STB all the PVR functions totally disappear.

    This has only happened twice to me, as stated turn the unit off via the mains switch on the rear panel.

    Leave for 30 seconds then turn back on.

    And all should be restored, Humax are aware of the bug.
     
  4. Such

    Such
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2003
    Messages:
    2,091
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Greenhithe
    Ratings:
    +99
    Thanks guys

    I have tried this twice but still no joy!
    I suppose I'll have to wait for the tech's at humax to get back to work!
     
  5. bLitZ

    bLitZ
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I booted mine up once without a HDD just before upgrading the HDD in mine and it acted like this. No recordings option in the main menu etc, couldnt pause tv etc. Just acted like a normal STB.

    You *could* try putting in a PC HDD and see if recording comes back which would indicate a duff HDD although i'm not sure if i would bother if i was you, just send it back and get a new one.
     
  6. AOD

    AOD
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2001
    Messages:
    707
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +4
    Just to add that you will get a faster response dealing with Humax directly, Dabs Customer Service does not have an especially stellar reputation.

    A quick trawl on here will show you some of the experiences that others have had. Some are downright awful.
     
  7. Ikki

    Ikki
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,173
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Location:
    Lancs
    Ratings:
    +97
    I have not seen this problem but it does have a few other examples of eccentric behaviour. Usually most problems can be resolved for a while by switching the unit off at the mains for 30 seconds.

    The operating system (which is rebooted by the switch off operation) seems to become screwed up after an amazingly short period of time (I say amazingly short because it is rumoured to be Linux - usually very stable).
     
  8. MAW

    MAW
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,082
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Nr Dorking
    Ratings:
    +412
    And there were all you prospective Humax owners bitching about Pace. It's harder than it looks, this Linux PVR business. Do Tivos ever suffer? If not they are a truly awesome creation.
     

Share This Page

Loading...