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Audio reset to LL on channel change?

Discussion in 'HD-FOX T2 Freeview Receiver' started by Mike2000, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Mike2000

    Mike2000 New Member

    Hi,

    I'm in the process of buying a whole new home AV system and the HD-FOX T2 looks like a good buy for a Freeview receiver.

    However, I've read a few reviews that mention an issue with sound reverting to LL mono when you change channels. Most of the reviews are quite old, so I don't know whether this is still an issue - does anyone know if it's fixed in the latest firmware?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    I have never seen this reported for the Humax HD-Fox T2 or Humax HDR-Fox T2, are you sure it wasn't the Foxsat?
     
  3. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felonius Gru

    I don't think it has ever reverted to mono. You do have to have the right settings, and preferably a fibre link to the AV (HDMI works too), and of course you are in the hands of the broadcaster whether the HiDef sound is stereo or 5.1.
     
  4. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    I think this is a pre-purchase Question from Mike2000
     
  5. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    The LL audio issue was a widely reported bug/issue on the HD-FOX T2 box going back to Feb 2010, I remember it well.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    Ah, O.K. that was before my HDR owenership. No reports lately so I guess it's fixed
     
  7. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    We are talking about the HD-FOX T2, Not the HDR. The issue was finally fixed in Aug 2010 by upgrading to 1.00.16 firmware.
     
  8. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    Yes I realise that, but I had no knowledge of the forums before I was a HDR owner
     
  9. Mike2000

    Mike2000 New Member

    Hi All,

    Thanks for all the replies. Based on brian's info re the fix in the 1.00.16 firmware I'll probably go with this.

    For reference, the problem was reported here (can't post proper urls yet so stick "www." in front of them):

    + whathifi.com - /Review/Humax-HD-FOX-T2/user-reviews
    + amazon.co.uk - /review/R2NMKLCF9U8OXD/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0036TGN8K&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=560798&store=electronics

    Thanks again,

    Mike
     
  10. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    To post a URL, write some plain text e.g. AMAZON, then highlight the text and click on the 'chain link' symbol chain-link.jpg to add a link, Note you need to remove all character between amazon.co.uk and / like this AMAZON
     
  11. Mike2000

    Mike2000 New Member

    The problem is that right now I've got less than 10 posts (3 including this one) and the forum won't let me create them until I have more.
     
  12. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    Sorry, Now I see the problem. The 10 post check was added recently because the forum was being swamped with auto-generated posts from advert spammers
     
  13. Mike2000

    Mike2000 New Member

    No worries - I'm getting closer to 10 with every post :)
     
  14. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    Have you found a source to purchase a HD-FOX T2 ? a number of retailers were selling them off recently for around £50.
     
  15. Mike2000

    Mike2000 New Member

    I haven't yet - I've found a couple of refurbished ones, but I'm hoping I can find a new one somewhere in the next couple of days.

    I'm all ears if you know anywhere still selling them...