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FAQ: Index to Existing Informative Threads

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by Black Hole, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Note: this has not been maintained and is out of date. The links may still be useful, but there may be information that has not been indexed.

    Black Hole's Trail Guide to the HDR-FOX T2 Forum

    The idea is to index the existing content so it can be found by subject (and the wheat is extracted from the chaff). Consider it a work-in-progress - if you spot or know of something of general merit, alert me to it in a reply and I will add it to the index. It will help me if your reply includes all the details needed in the format below.

    Anybody with an eye on the HD-FOX T2 section, please flag up anything of particular relevance (and merit) to the HDR-FOX T2.

    Note that this index naturally lags behind developments, and information located may be outdated. Check the date of the most recent post in the topic, and be vigilant whether more recent firmware updates have altered the situation. As a second string it is always worth searching the forum - see hints in post 2 (click).

    Before I dive in further, newcomers can get up to speed by starting here: http://hummy.tv/forum/threads/black-holes-trail-guide-to-hdr-fox-t2-hacking.354/

    Things Every HD-FOX T2/HDR-FOX T2 Owner Should Know (click here)

    Standard Software

    Accurate Recording (AR) v. Padding

    Channel Tuning

    Manual tuning procedure (select your own transmitters rather than letting the Humax grab them all)

    Manual tuning for multiple regions (not advised)

    Allocation of services to LCNs and multiplexes

    Downloading Recordings

    Encrypted Files (or why won't my recordings play when I copied them to my PC)​

    Firmware Update Files (for installing by USB)



    Detailed instructions for FTP access (using FileZilla)

    Detailed instructions using FTP Commander (scroll down to Stage 1.1)

    Hidden Service Menu

    Lost Series-Linked Recordings

    Preventing Automatic Firmware Updates and Forced Retunes

    Recording the Live-Pause Buffer


    Video File Support (see Miscellaneous... Video File Support & Manipulation... Codec Support)

    Wish List

    Custom Software (enhanced facilities)


    Installing Modified Software

    HD-FOX T2: Issue (and solution) Installing Custom Software to a UPD

    Network File Share



    DeDup (scans for duplicate recordings and renames episodes)

    Series Autofiler (new recordings follow the existing ones if you have relocated them)

    Under Development (advanced users only - here be dragons!)​

    Web Interface (control panel in browser window)


    Wiki (user manual - under development)



    Orange filter removal (makes display bright green instead of dim orange)

    External Hard Drives

    Keyboards, Mice etc


    Remote Control

    Controlling multiple AV devices with the Humax remote

    RC Code List for HDR-FOX T2 (3 digit codes)

    RC Code List for HD-FOX T2 (4 digit codes)

    USB Drives

    USB Hubs

    Video Output Aspect Ratios

    Displaying 2.35:1 source unstretched on 16:9 TV



    Tips for network access and streaming, standard/modified software

    Firmware Update Files (for installing by USB)

    TV Picture Adjustment / Calibration

    User Interface

    User Manual

    Video File Support & Manipulation

    Other Sources of Information

    Humax HDR-FOX T2 Forums
    http://hummy.tv/forum/forums/hdr-fox-t2.13/ (ie this forum, for reference)
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/pvrs-vcrs/1301411-humax-hdr-fox-t2-hd-pvr-master-thread.html (part 1 of currently 10)
    Note: avforums is a huge unclassified 10-part thread with 1000 posts in each part. Rather than try to read it all do a Google search prefixing the search term with "site:avforums.com/forums".

    Wikipedia List of DLNA Clients & Servers (AKA Control Points)
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2017
  2. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Short-Cut Guide to the Wiki

    Hints for Searching the Forum/Wiki

    The forum includes a search facility (top left on the main forum listings), and it has sophisticated options to filter the results, but it won't always locate what you want.

    As an alternative, a Google search can be restricted to a particular web site using a prefix, so typing the following into Google:
    site:hummy.tv/forum "trail guide"
    will find my trail guide topic. The equivalent for the Wiki is site:wiki.hummy.tv/wiki.
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  3. Sam Widges

    Sam Widges Active Member

  4. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Anybody with recommendations to populate the list, please chip in...
  5. raydon

    raydon Well-Known Member

  6. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Done, just hadn't got around to it. Thanks.
  7. Sam Widges

    Sam Widges Active Member

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  8. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Your wish...
  9. Geoff

    Geoff Member

    It would be great to get rid of the annoying 'processing' progress bar during a slide show and replace it with a fade in/out?
    The option to select a blank screensaver whilst listening to music would be nice

  10. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Geoff, this is an index. I meant recommendations for topics and posts to be linked in the index.

    Feature requests that are feasible for the software mods can be posted in the main topic. Your requests would be changes to the Humax code, and you should address them to Humax directly (they do not monitor or contribute to the forum).

    Having said that, I seem to remember a wish list somewhere, but I can't find it and it wouldn't make any difference anyway (except perhaps generate support).

    Update: here it is http://hummy.tv/forum/threads/wishlist-on-next-update.314/
  11. Geoff

    Geoff Member

    I realised afterwards that it was incorrectly posted, I should't be logged on whilst i'm at work!

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  12. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

  13. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot


    (how about getting some more smileys on here?)
  14. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    There is a list of packages in the WiKi HERE, (60,000+ views, so someone finds it useful)
  15. oijonesey

    oijonesey Hummy.tv SEO Guru

    Hello BlackHole, for the suggestion box...

    There are a number of threads on editing, converting, burning to dvd and generally messing about with recordings and stuff that might fit on the list either with the existing Miscellaneous>Other...>Video File Support or perhaps in the main thread indexes somewhere?

  16. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Roger, wilco.
  17. alanasretired

    alanasretired New Member

    Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this but I have Custom Web interface v0.8.3.2
    loaded and see that my custom firmware is v 1.13
    I see v1.14 is available but can find no release notes on what the difference is and whether I should install it
    should this be put onto the Customised firmware page or do I need Brain memory or Glasses replaced :)
  18. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

  19. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Yes it is! Forgiven this time, try not to do it again. Have you read NEW READERS START HERE (click)?
  20. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    It isn’t compulsory … YET ! ! But no doubt BH is working on it :)