Without the original box in working order you are pretty stuffed. All the recordings are encrypted, the Custom Firmware allows decryption in situ. A bog standard HDR-FOX-T2 will decrypt SD recordings if you copy them to a usb storage device. The hard drive is formatted in Linux EXt3 , surprised you can see anything on it unless you boot your PC into Linux.
Is there no way to 'Hack' the Humax box...? ie to get round the auto-encryption on every bloody recording; or even to access recordings from a dead Humax (hdd)?
My old Humax died last year and, as i've found to my cost, after extracting the hdd none of the saved recordings on that hard drive are available on my other Humax, which in my opinion is completely ridicules!
No where are you told that you must transfer all your recordings to an external hdd in case of a box failure! What was Humax thinking! (i don't care what rules about encryption where made by the tv broadcasters originally - why did Humax not make the encryption chips/software universal... why is every humax box unique?).
If a Humax box breaks down and is no longer able to work, how are we supposed to access our recordings? (SD and HD) ....after all we paid good money for these units!
What exactly is (in computing terms) preventing us from accessing an old box's hdd recordings on a different box? ie. can't the decryption chip be removed and installed on another box somehow...?
There has to be some way, surely....