Much missed remote record function, now sadly discontinued
A second-hand HDR-FOX plus custom firmware as per this forum, and the Remote Scheduling web service. The only wrinkle is the need for the box to wake up occasionally* and pull down any new instructions from the web service.I would like to be able to programme recordings remotely. the said box used to do that even when in standby.
* I leave mine on 24/7, so that's not an issue for me (but occasional crashes can still result in missed recordings).The only wrinkle is the need for the box to wake up occasionally* and pull down any new instructions from the web service.
First lesson: naming of parts. It's a "HDR-FOX T2" (but the "T2" can be omitted without causing any confusion). Leaving anything else out can result in confusion with other Humax units. Nonetheless, it can be fruitful to search eBay for mistitled listings (if the seller has misnamed an item through a spelling mistake or ignorance, fewer potential buyers will find it).Now starting the learning curve re Fox HDRT
I would not try to remove the original heat sink, that is very likely to cause damage, if this heat sink is hot then the thermal path between it and the component underneath it must be OK, it is much safer to add to the original heat sync with more metalwork as shown in the picture (post #5), I would personally go for thinner metal with a larger surface area2a Remove heat sink and fit a more efficient heatsink, attach with thermal adhesive pad. Cost £12 Down side, may destroy processor in attempting to remove old heatsink.