Hello. My first post here, and I've not posted to Hummy.org for a few years as my 9200T proved rock solid until recently.
Firstly, the HDD started getting more and more bad sectors. Fair enough, replace the drive...A new/refurbed 30 day warranty HDD was half the price of a refurbed 1 year warranty 9200TBX with 360 gig drive from Humax direct. So I opted for the latter.
Secondly, as DSO rumbles through my area (Sutton Coldfield TX), the transmitted data stream is getting more complex....Hopefully it will simplify when the post DSO 5 muxes have stabilised, but I doubt it. This fatter data stream seems to cause the 9200 problems.
Both boxes have identical hardware and software versions (1.00.23) so apart from the HDD they are the same.
So has anyone else had the following experiences?
The guide does not fully populate, some channels have no information in their guide entry. This can be rectified when you scroll down the guide to the channel, press OK and retune the box to said channel.
The box does not start a timer recording on channel Y, as your tuned to channel Z. When you notice the box is not recording, you jump to channel Y to see if the programme has started...Then the box drops in to record, as it picks up the programmes ID code.
Lastly, having two identical boxes allows some comparisons. The guides between them can be different, in that one is populated and the other partially populated. This situation is not consistent, and is not confined to one box been full while the other never fills. If both are put in to standby and left over night, then both are turned back on simultaneously. Then box A may have a full guide, while box B only partially fills, then after another standby/wait/turn on, this may reverse, or may not....
When doing a search for a particular programme, one box may find 6 instances of a programme while the other only finds 2.
I have contacted Humax and they have suggested returning the newer box for replacement. I don't think thats the problem, I think the 9200Ts microprocessor has finally run out of horse power, given the transmitted datastream has now got very large and complex. Any thoughts?