1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hardware Improvements?

Discussion in 'HD-FOX T2 Freeview Receiver' started by MrPuddington, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. MrPuddington

    MrPuddington New Member

    I just got a Humax HD-Fox T2, and apart from the encryption issue I am very impressed by it. I want to use it as a PVR (but I didn't want to spend three times as much on the HDR version).

    Peeking inside, I wonder whether there is more potential in the HD. There is one connector labelled UART0, is is possibly just a serial connection. But there are two more spaces for connectors with 4 pins, and another one with 8 pins (labelled JP2). Now I wonder whether that might be an eSATA connector - that would be quite useful in avoiding the USB2 bottleneck. The smaller connectors could be either USB or power, I guess.

    Did anybody try this? It should be possible to do some measurements to confirm the assumptions.
     
  2. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

  3. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    It makes a excellent PVR, however external HDD prices have rocketed since I set mine up. (£40 for 500GiB). With the modified firmware installed it can do most of the things its more expensive cousin can do. One exception is recording from the buffer in HDR mode.
    I am living in hopes that the BYTs will come up with something that can make that possible.