Recent content by AlanB

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    HDR 2000T Freezing

    I share your pessimism, but decided to update the firmware anyway, as I usually block the OTA updates. So while the procedures were fresh in my mind, I thought I'd do it. Unfortunately, it still didn't work. I tried 3 different USB sticks, all freshly reformatted to FAT32. My hummy just ignored...
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    HDR 2000T Freezing

    Thanks. It was the bit about holding the V button that I did not know about, of course. I expected to find these instructions in the vicinity of the firmware download page, but I couldn't see it. I tried a Google search or two as well. I'll try again with these instructions, provided I can get...
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    HDR 2000T Freezing

    I tried this, but it did not work. It took 6.5 hours to copy the recordings from the USB stick backup to the HDD and the hummy stayed up all that time. However, I tested it immediately it had finished and it froze again. A typical freezing sequence is as follows: 1. To unfreeze the hummy I...
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    HDR 2000T Freezing

    Can you point me to the instructions to update via USB stick please? I've looked online without success, so I reverted to the instructions for my old HDR-Fox T2, but without success. I tried with two different USB sticks, both newly formatted to FAT32 and with just the file hdr2000t_upgrade.hdf...
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    HDR 2000T Freezing

    Yes, I was misremembering what happened with my old Toppy. It did stop working altogether when the capacitors broke. So, that's one potential hardware fault I can rule out. Good suggestion. The problem persists, so I'll give that a go. I did try holding it for a while and it didn't help...
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    HDR 2000T Freezing

    Thanks for your detailed response. I'll try to answer each of your questions in turn. I bought the HDT-2000T several years ago brand new. It has worked fine until recently, not counting the occasional, as you say, 'feature'. The crashes and freezes have become increasingly common over the...
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    HDR 2000T Freezing

    The hummy crashed and froze when I did the factory reset. It took several power cycles and a long wait before it recovered. I did an automatic search for a firmware update. The search latest several minutes, but gave no indication as to whether it had updated the firmware. Should it have done...
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    HDR 2000T Freezing

    My HDR 2000T keeps freezing, and this is happening increasingly frequently. Usually, some powercycles will unfreeze it, but today I lost count after 4 powercycles, but it ironically eventually came back up while I was demonstrating to my wife that it wouldn't :-(. When it is frozen, which can...
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    Wrong date

    Thanks.
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    Wrong date

    Ignore this. I fixed it. I tried a manual recording, and that brought it back to life with the correct date.
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    Wrong date

    My HDR-Fox T2 recorder has reset the date to 2nd Jan 1971. There does not seem to be any way to reset it manually. As a result, the EPG is blank. I've done a couple of power cycles, but to no avail. It has also lost contact with the internet, but this is the lesser worry.
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    Installation option grayed out

    That did it! Of course, the traditional IT Crowd advice. I should have thought of that myself. I was just assuming (wrongly) that there was some principled reason for the strange behaviour. :-)
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    Installation option grayed out

    No recordings are due until late afternoon, so that's not the problem either, but thanks for the info.
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    Installation option grayed out

    No, the hummy has not been recording on either of the occasions I tried to manually retune, so unfortunately that's not the cause, but thanks for the suggestion.
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    Installation option grayed out

    I'd like to do a manual retune on my Hummy, but the installation option (along with several other options) is grayed out in the menu. The manual just says I'll be challenged for my password, but says nothing about these options being grayed out or how to ungray them. I have the packages...
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