Humax Freetime Set Top Box – TV issues
Alternatively, as with any upgrade, a version of the software is available on the Humax website to restore the set-top box to the last release.
Roll-back SW link :
1. Download and Extract the ZIP file to your PC or laptop.
2. Check the file name is “hdr1000s_upgrade.hdf” (you may need to rename the file)
3. Connect the USB memory stick to the PC / laptop and copy the file to a root folder of the USB. (Do not place the file in a folder)
4. Remove the USB memory stick from your PC or laptop and insert it to the front or rear USB connection on your Humax Freetime recorder.
5. Press and hold the Channel DOWN button/arrow on the front/top of your set top box and at the same time switch it back on at the mains or reconnect the power cable.
6. The download progress will appear on your TV screen and on the front display of your set top box.
7. When the download is completed 'END' will appear on the front display.
9. To complete the process:
a. Remove the USB memory stick
b. Press the Standby button on the front of your set top box.
Note: USB Pen must be formatted in FAT32
The software must be on the root directory of the USB Pen (i.e. not saved in a folder)
If the update does not start then please make sure the filename is correct (hdr1000s_upgrade.hdf)
The file you download will already have the ".hdf" extension, there is no need to add the ".hdf" extension; your Windows explorer options maybe hiding filename extensions.
Not all USB Pens will be recognised, try a different USB Pen.
Once the update has been loaded onto your unit you will need to perform a factory reset, see below:
Following these instructions will reset some system settings including your Recording Schedule (Please replace when complete to ensure you still record favourite programmes)
Any previous recorded programmes will be saved.
• Press Settings or Home on your remote.
• Move to Settings > System Settings and press OK.
• Move to Factory Default and press OK.
• Reset System will be highlighted, press OK.
• It will ask you if you are sure, highlight yes and press OK.
• It will then ask for your password, default is 0000
• The box will then reset itself. You will then need to go through the initial setup again.
HDR- DOES UNIT WORK WITH A SINGLE LNB CONNECTION
Apparently the answer is yes.
Connected to LNB 1 input and with a single feed same dual recording possibilities as the Foxsat.
See this FAQ for what you can record and watch:
HDR- TUNER SIGNAL STRENGTH INDICATORS
Only appear to display if tuner is actually active, whether this is a power saving feature, or error is not known at time of posting this.
EG: Try recording BBC 1 HD and watching CBS Action, you should then see both tuners indicating a reading.
This is fixed in software version 1.00.59 - both tuners should now display.
AUDIO/VIDEO BUFFER UNDERRUN OR UNREPSONSICE TO REMOTE
This might not work for every situation but is worth trying.
If your unit becomes unresponsive try keying in 2580, then wait for the now next banner to appear/disappear, if it does then you should have control again.
(Code 2580 clears the browser buffer)
With the advent of software version 1.00.59 after the code wait for 'Home Screen' to appear.
HDR- SPECIFYING A STATIC IP FOR NETWORK CONNECTION
With thanks to chrisund123 and REPASSAC.
The default action is to connect to network via DHCP, no manual options appear to be available - however you can set up a manual connection, one example:
- Disable DHCP on your router.
- Boot box.
- Check Network settings, Auto appears as the only option, press OK.
- After approx. 30 seconds, and error message appears, and you will then have access to a manual setup option.
SCROLLING IN GUIDE
Already seen a couple of comments re this so:
<< >> will scroll in 24 hour skips.
│<< >>│ will scroll in 2 hour skips.
HDR- BOOT TIME AND POWER USAGE
Boot time: Is approx. 30 seconds no matter which power saving option is selected.
Standby Normal - approx. 2.9 Watts Standby Power Save - Less than 1 Watt to small to register on meter.
CHANNEL CHANGES – ADDED/REMOVED
REMOTE CONTROL – MULTI/CODE/FUNCTION
If you are using more than one of the following receivers in the same location you can change the remote control coding so that the remote control commands do not conflict.
- Switch on your TV set and the Humax product that you wish to change the remote code.
- Make sure that the other Humax product that you do not wish to control is in Standby or powered OFF at the mains.
- Point the remote control towards the remote control sensor of the target receiver.
- Press and hold the 0 and OK buttons simultaneously for approx. 5-10 seconds.
- A message will appear on the TV screen:
"You can change the remote control mode. Press a Numeric Key (<1> ~ <6>) to select the mode Current mode: Mode 1."
- Press a NUMERIC button (from 1 to 6) to select a different mode.
- A message confirming the change of Mode will appear on screen.
If your remote is of the multi-function type, i.e. has TV and STB buttons then it can be programmed to control your TV.
HDMI CEC KNOWN AS MANUFACTURER
Hitachi - HDMI-CEC
LG - SimpLink
Onkyo - RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
Panasonic - Viera Link
Philips - EasyLink
Pioneer - Kuro Link
Samsung - Anynet+
Sharp - Aquos Link
Sony - Bravia Link & Bravia
Toshiba - CE-Link & Regza Link
Mitsubishi - NetCommand
HOW TO RESET PASSWORD/PIN
You can reset a password/pin (default is 0000) via the following:
Settings System information Highlight General info then press the following coloured buttons
A new menu will be displayed with Reset PIN Code as one of the options, highlight this option and press OK.
OPTIONS MISSING FROM SOME MENU’S
What is Freesat?
Which channels can I access?
Can I record on this device?
How many channels can I record?
What accessories are included?
x1 HDMI cable
x1 Ethernet cable
x1 Power Supply
x1 Quick Start Guide