I've had a couple of episodes where my box has "frozen" - no HDMI signal sent to the TV and no responses to pings. I'm running custom firmware 3.12 and web if v1.4.1-6. Any advice on how best to diagnose this?
Has anyone found an imaginative workaround for this, for when the Humax keels over at an inconvenient time (e.g. just after you've left for a 2-week holiday, when you were expecting to come home to 2 weeks worth of fresh recordings, and instead return to a comatose box).
Yes: a timeswitch to give it a daily reboot (so that 24 hours is the longest it will sit crashed), or an Internet-controlled power socket so that if RS loses contact you can reboot it remotely. Several people have opted for the cheap and no-user-intervention-needed timeswitch.
But don't use the sort of electronic timeswitch that is knocked out by a power outage, as I once did to control the lighting in an aquarium. A WeMo switch is a good investment, but controlling it over the internet may be in an inverse relationship to how secure your firewall is.
You can claim against the seller for up to six years from purchase, but good luck with that!