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Humax / Re: Display on front of Humax
« on: September 04, 2019, 09:54:42 AM »
I have recently purchased a refurbished 7500T to replace my earlier unit which gave up the ghost. All was well until a few days ago when the front panel light started playing up and the blue light is now permanently on unless I am recording when it goes to bright red. It is never dull red as it should be for standby, and judging by the temperature of the box it is as if fully powered up. Power saving is set to ON, and I have tried a hard reset without any noticeable change. Also the front power button itself is not functioning. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
David

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Humax / Re: HDR-7500T overheating
« on: March 15, 2017, 03:17:48 PM »
Thanks Dave, I am in the process of copying to an external HD at present. Although the 2500 seems to be behaving itself now (with the cover off), there are still a few glitches in the recordings. I will try a factory reset when backed up.
Cheers,
David

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Humax / Re: HDR-7500T overheating
« on: March 14, 2017, 11:21:33 AM »
Hi Dave,

I think that I now have to regard the 7500 as too unreliable to use as a viable recorder so must start preparing to switch to another machine. If I purchase a Humax 2T will I be able to copy some files from the old to new device, i.e. are the file format and encoding the same? I might even put the old HDD into an external enclosure.

Cheers,
David

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Humax / Re: HDR-7500T overheating
« on: March 10, 2017, 02:54:13 PM »
Hi Dave,
Thanks for your response and I have noted your cautions about 240v.
In response to your comments:
- The inside is very clean, with no dust on components or in fan (which appears to be directed mainly at the HDD). The fan is spinning freely.
- The HDD temperature is only moderately warm.
Removal of the cover doesn't appear to have changed much, although I can now bring up the list of recorded programs. However when I try to play a recorded program there is an error message.
I think that the problem might be in the CPU or elsewhere in the processing circuitry. This is because i can't get any stations from the recorder's own tuner, ie the problem is not only with recorded programs.
I was interested to see that there was no flow-through ventilation in the box, only holes in the bottom that is very close to the supporting shelf.
It is starting to look as if the problem is terminal. I hope that I will be able to retrieve some rather valuable recordings from the HDD if the fault can't be rectified. I will look at file copying and also try the other outputs.
Regards,
David

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Humax / HDR-7500T overheating
« on: March 10, 2017, 12:23:29 PM »
My 7500T is several years old, and until now there have been no significant problems. However on several occasions recently my Sony Bravia TV has displayed the following error message:
"The program cannot be viewed via HDMI connection because your TV does not support digital content protection. Disconnect the HDMI cable and replace with SCART or composite cable..."
This means that I cannot view recorded programs or use the recorder's tuner. However programs will still record via the EPG when in standby mode.
I found that the Humax gets quite warm (not hot) when in replay mode, ie the blue light is on. If I turn off the power and allow it to cool down and then restart, everything is OK until it warms up again after 10 mins or so. The recorder is in a well ventilated enclosure, and the cooling fan is functioning. The HDD is about half full.
As a temporary measure I will try removing the recorder's outer casing to see whether that overcomes the problem, but in the meantime I am wondering whether this is a known issue with the 7500T and whether anyone has found a solution. Any suggestions will be welcome.
Cheers,
David

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Humax / Re: Editing recordings on Humax HDR7500T
« on: February 02, 2012, 04:42:48 PM »
I recently purchased the HDR-7500T and have almost comes to grips with it. It is working fine, and my only gripes are the poor ergonomics of the remote control and the lack of built-in editing facilities for recordings. Because there seems to have been a lot of discussion about editing I thought that I would offer my experiences.

Firstly, I have the latest firmware update, and my computer is a Mac running OS X 10.7. I have not encountered encountered any problems in uploading recorded programs to the computer by either USB drive or an external HD (Seagate). The recordings are primarily sporing events that I want to edit down to the highlights and then burn to DVD for archiving. Coincidentally, the recent High Court decision seems to have cleared up the legality of doing this.

In the past MPEG Streamclip has been my favourite editing tool, but I found that is not interested in the encrypted Humax .ts format. I found two alternatives - File Converter in Roxio Toast Titanium 9, and Aunsoft Video Converter. Toast also has an editing facility, but I couldn't get it to work (this is an Elgato product which has been replaced in Toast 10), but it at least gave me an MP4 file which I could then edit in Streamclip. Aunsoft (free to try, but it leaves a watermark) has a good selection of HD formats for conversion, and it allows simultaneous cropping of unwanted lead-in and lead-out padding. In Streamclip I was then able to cut out other unwanted content.

Fortunately I have kept my old Panasonic RAM disc recorder, and by connecting the Humax to this via component cable I can also copy  the recordings from the Humax direct to DVD and do basic editing as well. The quality is not the same, but still quite acceptable.

Finally I use iSedora as the DLNA server on the Mac for streaming back to the TV or PVR. It works well.

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