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Humax / Re: New Software - Feb 2014
« on: February 23, 2014, 06:07:21 AM »
Thanks for the heads-up Dave.

What is RCU?

Whats this about a mobile app?

Forever updating


Humax / Re: Humax HDR7500T Freezes with Firmware v1.08.04
« on: December 25, 2013, 07:15:22 AM »
No freezes in the 25 days since I set the Humax to a static IP address. The issue appears to be resolved. Thanks Jeffoz1

Humax / Re: Humax HDR7500T Freezes with Firmware v1.08.04
« on: December 02, 2013, 05:25:27 PM »
Thanks for the advice Dave.

As with most tech stuff, the box does not necessarily tell the whole story.


Humax / Re: Humax HDR7500T Freezes with Firmware v1.08.04
« on: December 01, 2013, 06:05:33 AM »
After months of being uneasingly content on 1.07, I finally have revisited this issue. The release of 1.08.09, that offers improved SBS series recording, seemed a worthwhile improvement, sufficient to justify the effort.

Seeing the suggestion from Jeffoz1 in the thread,4137.msg19347.html#msg19347
I have set my Humax to a static IP and upgraded.

I still look at the powerline Ethernet adapters suggested by Swamprat96 each time I visit OfficeWorks. I may resort to those if the static IP solution doesn't do the job. My issue with those, aside from the cost, is that the powerboard at the only GPO near our Ethernet router/switch is already similar to those used in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

I will post again after a month or so to communicate the outcome.

Humax / Re: Many problems with my Humax
« on: November 04, 2013, 10:43:16 AM »
Spot on Dave. Each commercial TV station has beenl awarded a licence by the federal government to provide a TV service. They are allowed to fund this service via advertising subject to certain regulations. The provision of the service itself is subject to regulations on content for children etc.

So the government could amend the terms of the licence (regulations) to insist that the broadcasters stick to the advertised schedules.

This could be enforced by banning advertising during any period during which they are running late, in order to ensure they return to the schedule as quickly as possible.

Ongoing breaches could put the licence itself at risk.

An alternative approach would be to ask the ACCC to intervene, as some channels, such as 7, always seem to run late. Their advertised schedules therefore may be considered as false advertising.

Humax / Re: Humax HDR7500T Freezes with Firmware v1.08.04
« on: August 09, 2013, 07:58:50 PM »

Thanks for the warranty info. It seems a bit extreme to return the unit when it works fine on v1.07. The only thing we appear to miss out on is iView via the portal, but we have other options for iView. We bought the Humax to serve as a PVR, and it does that job really well

We also bought the Humax because of IceTV. IceTV is a fantastic service, and particularly because of your excelent support.

Thanks again

Humax / Re: Humax HDR7500T Freezes with Firmware v1.08.04
« on: August 09, 2013, 07:46:58 PM »
What a good idea! Knew about them, but never thought of them for this issue. I will investigate this weekend.

Thanks for the thought Tony

Humax / Re: Humax HDR7500T Freezes with Firmware v1.08.04
« on: August 07, 2013, 06:55:16 PM »
As noted in another topic, v1.08.07 did not resolve our freezing problem.

So, I have reverted to v1.07

I have tried reboots, factory resets & disk reformats.
I cannot hardwire my network as suggested by swamprat96 due to a slab and brickwalls.

The unit is over 12 months old (what is the warranty period?) so I may just have to live with it. The only thing I miss out on is the TV Portal. It just goes straight to software update. We only used the portal very infrequently for iView, but we can access iView via 4 other ways, so it is not a significant issue.

I am still pleased with the Humax. The PVR function works really well. It is very user friendly.

Humax / Re: Great PVR but time to sort out all the other issues
« on: August 02, 2013, 06:50:15 AM »
Interesting post.

My first reaction was disagreement. Our Humax performs its core tasks really well. But then I realised that my expectations have been lowered by the performance of our smart TV, blu-ray player and previous devices we have used over the years.

We currently use a portable hard disk to move files from our Mac to the living room. We plug it in to the TV. All our devices are on WiFi as my wife has a pathological dislike of cables (and its a solid brick house with no underfloor or ceiling access and few wall cavities)

Idealy we would just flick files to the Humax HDD via WiFi, but the FTP interface is too slow, clunky and so last century. Then, as Swamprat96 testifies, the Humax has trouble playing too many files.

If we plug the portable HDD into the Humax it overcomes the FTP interface, but seems to destabalise the Humax at times. We have had a few subsequent crashes. (We are still on 1.07, but thats another post).

Yet when I compare the Humax to the other devices, it is best placed to be the core of the system. A key reason is the user interface. It is way ahead of the Samsung Smart TV and Sony Blu-ray. My wife took to it straight away. (She is my ultimate yardstick for usability)

So I agree with Swamprate96, because the Humax has potential. It has a great user interface compared to the TV and Blu-ray player. It has the IceTV support. It has the HDD built in. It is designed to deliver what we want, in terms of home hub for storing and playing video and music, and in providing a portal to on-line content. But, it is just not quite there yet.

Lets hope Humax realise this potential, and put in the extra effort to make the Humax the device that it could and should be.

Humax / Firmware version 1.08.07
« on: July 29, 2013, 08:25:29 PM »
Firmware version 1.08.07 is available for download.

The Humax release notes advise as follows:

Version 1.08.07 provides following benefits
- Resolved Quickflix problem can not play contents of Quickflix App.
- Resolved IP-OTA Function Error can not update the new S/W automatically.

Has anyone updated?

Post Modified 7 August

We upgraded to 1.08.07 on Saturday 3 August.

We previously suffered from freezing on earlier 1.08 versions. Unfortunately, v1.08.07 does not fix this issue for us. It has frozen three times whilst navigating video folders in the media library. So, I have just downgraded to trusty old v1.07

Hopefully, this issue is limited to only a few users.

For what its worth, I have had success using the Humax HDR7500T as a DLNA server to the following devices:
+Sony BDS580 blu-ray player
+iPad with 8player app
+iPad withMoliplayer HD app which supports AirPlay to AppleTV

I use an Apple Airport Extreme dual band router and all connections are by WiFi. The Humax can be a little slow to appear, but once it does, all works well.

Humax / Re: Firmware version 1.08.05
« on: June 24, 2013, 12:06:47 PM »
I am back on 1.07 with no issues. I downgraded from 1.08.04 due to the freezing issue. There will need to be compelling benefit for me to upgrade.

Humax / Firmware version 1.08.05
« on: June 22, 2013, 06:44:32 PM »
Has anyone updated to firmware version 1.08.05?

The release notes on the Humax Australia website list the changes as follows:

Version 1.08.05 provides following benefits
- Enable recorded content decrypt copy to usb
- Resolved Quickflix DRM Error

I wonder if anything else has changed?

Humax / Re: Humax HDR7500T Freezes with Firmware v1.08.04
« on: March 04, 2013, 04:50:31 PM »
Still no freezes on v1.07, so at least for my Humax 7500T, it appears v1.08.04 was the cause of the freezing

Humax / Re: Help required to FTP into Humax 7500T
« on: February 10, 2013, 09:04:22 AM »
I seem to recall that Filezilla was a better Mac ftp client than Cyberduck. I had issues with Cyberduck. FTP seems slow whatever you use. If you copy a movie to a thumb drive to decrypt it, it would be faster to just plug that thumb drive into your mac.

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