Anyone ever had a problem returning a box with CFW on it?

MontysEvilTwin

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I was aware of the CFW for a long time before I installed it, getting by by using Foxy and FTP for quite a while before taking the plunge. I was, with hindsight, overly cautious. Most of my boxes are out of warranty now so it is not an issue. I was wondering if anyone has ever had a problem when returning a faulty box with CFW on it? Realistically if the box were quite new and were bought from a high street retailer they would just swap it. If it were older but in warranty, it might be sent off for repair, but with or without using the removal tools on offer (RMA), would the repairer even notice, or care if they did? I am half tempted to buy a new 'RE' box from Humax Direct, try and brick the tuner by downgrading to 1.02.32 and then install 1.02.32/ CFW 2.19 and send it back to see what happens!

Humax must be aware of the CFW and if anything it will have given them ideas for future products and will have increased their sales: how many posters here have more boxes than they need? I know I do. Perhaps we should have a poll? Would Brian even win?
 

xyz321

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If you're going to do that, you may as well add a few extra steps since they may be quite informative ;)
  • Buy an RE box
  • Downgrade to 1.02.32 in an attempt to brick it.
  • Upgrade to 1.03.06 to see if it will fix it.
  • Downgrade to 1.02.32/CF2.19 to brick it again.
  • Return under warranty
 
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MontysEvilTwin

MontysEvilTwin

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I am tempted, but I am worried I'll end up as one of those hoarder types, unable to enter my house by the front door because of the stack of HDRs behind it!
 

Black Hole

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If you're going to do that, you may as well add a few extra steps since they may be quite informative ;)
  • Buy an RE box
  • Downgrade to 1.02.32 in an attempt to brick it.
  • Upgrade to 1.03.06 to see if it will fix it.
  • Downgrade to 1.02.32/CF2.19 to brick it again.
  • Return under warranty
Funny!
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
I was wondering if anyone has ever had a problem when returning a faulty box with CFW on it? Realistically if the box were quite new and were bought from a high street retailer they would just swap it. If it were older but in warranty, it might be sent off for repair, but with or without using the removal tools on offer (RMA), would the repairer even notice, or care if they did?
I think we would prefer not to test it. There is a strong argument that installing non-Humax firmware goes outside the normal conditions, and the wrong firmware could result in hardware damage. They might not look hard enough to find it, but if a history built up of units being returned with problems and they investigate further...
 
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