Humax 1800t - Disable Screensaver or make it completely BLACK - HELP

gomezz

Well-Known Member
#22
Turning the TV off has the disadvantage of turning the sound off - and I was listening to the radio...:roflmao:
I often turn the TV off while listening to the radio on my PVR. I will be doing so later this afternoon while I listen to the afternoon test cricket session on chase-play. But then I have had the forethought to connect a secondary audio link from the PVR to my AV amp which bypasses the TV.

One other suggestion, if you are on your PC then you could use that to listen to the radio online. For BBC radio stations you can chase-play online by up to three hours.
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
#23
BTW I think the HDR-2000T can pause for longer than 2 hours. The 2 hour limit is how much of a buffer it can create when paused. After it is paused for two fours it will still stay paused but the oldest part of the buffer will be reused so that you can only go back up to a maximum of 2 hours.
That makes no sense to me. Leave the HDR-FOX paused for 2 hours and it will start playing from the paused point. What good is remaining paused when you can't resume at that point?
 

Luke

Well-Knwοn Мember
#24
That makes no sense to me. Leave the HDR-FOX paused for 2 hours and it will start playing from the paused point. What good is remaining paused when you can't resume at that point?
Yes I may have remembered incorrectly.

I think you are correct for the Humax HDRs and what it does when it starts to overwrite what was previously buffered for the current channel is to unpause itself and start playing from the oldest point in the buffer. One of my other recorders use to keep the original paused image displayed, and I was thinking of that one.
 
#25
One other suggestion, if you are on your PC then you could use that to listen to the radio online. For BBC radio stations you can chase-play online by up to three hours.
This is one of my pet peeves - why should I pay again to listen to BBC radio or TV by using my data allowance?
But then I have had the forethought to connect a secondary audio link from the PVR to my AV amp which bypasses the TV
My AV equipment connections already look like an accident in a spaghetti factory. Now, if only I could find the right piece of string and an extra input to the amp.
 

gomezz

Well-Known Member
#26
I repurposed the input on my AV amp labelled for VCR use. Which just goes to show how old my AV amp is. :D

Untangling the spaghetti is one reason putting me off replacing it with something more modern. :eek:
 

Luke

Well-Knwοn Мember
#29
I only got the 1800t,( to replace my 9300 ) as when i rang Humax, they said it has a 2 Hour Pause ( 9300 didnt have this )
The 9300T does have a 2 hour live buffer, but sometimes it can get corrupted.
There are two ways of fixing a corrupt live buffer on the 9300T.

1) Wait until you are prepared to delete all the 9300T recordings and do a disk format via MENU -> Record -> HDD Control -> OK (format). The format will take a few seconds and will delete all your recordings but a fresh usable buffer will now be there to use.

2) Use 3rd party software ‘humaxrw’ to delete just the buffer. You will need to attach the 9300T's HDD to a PC to do this. When you put the hard disk back inot teh 93000T the Humax will find the buffer missing and recreate it. If the 9300T is fairly full you will need to delete a few recordings first so that the Humax has ample space to do this.

The author of humaxrw ix xyz123. In July 2009 he posted on the defunct hummy.org.uk:

“If you have a problem with the buffer I would recommend running humaxcheck first to ensure there are no cross-linked files. If there are use the truncate option to fix it.
“To delete the buffers use humaxrw’s hidden option ‘-D’. After deleting the buffers make sure there is at least 8GB free, otherwise the problem may reoccur.
“PS. Make sure you are using the latest versions of humaxrw & humaxcheck from the Wiki http://humaxdisk.wikispaces.com/.”
That link no longer works but Humaxrw and humaxcheck are both available from the other forum that you recently joined i.e. myhumax.org

BTW I think the HDR-2000T can pause for longer than 2 hours. The 2 hour limit is how much of a buffer it can create when paused. After it is paused for two fours it will still stay paused but the oldest part of the buffer will be reused so that you can only go back up to a maximum of 2 hours.
Here is the link to the software which among other uses can be used re-add the 2 hour buffer to the 9300T.
https://myhumax.org/forum/topic/humaxrw
 
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