Deleted Recording Schedules

PJH

New Member
Hi

I have a question about how to prevent the deletion of my scheduled recordings. I know that this happens whenever there is a software update. I also recall that I can stop these automatic updates by adding a scheduled event to occur for a few minutes every night. What I cannot recall is the exact time that this event needs to occur. Can someone please advise?

Apologies for asking a question that I know has previously been answered on this forum. Problem is, I can't find the relevant posting.

Thanks in advance.
Phil
 

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
There are two different events that can happen to the Humax, they are an OTA (Over The Air) firmware upgrade and a DSO (Digital Switch Over) event. An OTA can be prevented by setting a reminder from say 4:20am to 4:40am as this is the time that the Humax looks for new firmware upgrades, however an OTA won't remove your recording schedule. A DSO event is an extra event added to your recording schedule by the broadcaster and when the Humax finds a DSO event in the recording schedule, a message is displayed on your TV saying a re-tune is required and gives the user an option to allow the auto re-tune "Now or Later", the problem is that if the user is not watching the TV, the Humax will automatically perform the re-tune which will remove the recording schedule and any Favorites lists you have created. The custom Firmware has a package called Disable-DSO which will look for the DSO events in the recording schedule and remove them before a re-tune message appears on the TV screen
 
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af123

Administrator
Staff member
To be explicit. The only non-custom way of preventing the schedules from being deleted in the way you've seen is to run an old version of the software, specifically version 1.02.20
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
If I might have my tu'penny worth:

I have a question about how to prevent the deletion of my scheduled recordings. I know that this happens whenever there is a software update.
This is not correct. The recording schedule is cleared by a retune, not a firmware update.

I also recall that I can stop these automatic updates by adding a scheduled event to occur for a few minutes every night. What I cannot recall is the exact time that this event needs to occur. Can someone please advise?
See Things Every... (click) section 2, section 1 for advice re the pros and cons of particular firmware revisions, and Preventing External Events from Disturbing the CF (click).
 
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