Humax HD/HDR Fox T2 in New Zealand

RobNZ

New Member
Hi there, my first post in this forum. It looks as though this box can do everything I want, but can I use it in NZ? I have read a basic write up from an expat Brit using one here, it functioned but the timezone on the original firmware could not accommodate ours. Question is: will the customised firmware allow me to set a NZ time?
Any other Kiwis using this box?

Thanks in advance, Robbie
 

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
I don't think the Custom Firmware will help with this problem. The CFW allows extra processes to run in parallel to the main humaxtv programme and in general doesn't change what humaxtv is doing. The CFW can intercept certain messages between the main CPU and the front panel timer unit but I don't think that will help
 
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RobNZ

New Member
Thanks Ezra, its a bit disappointing, but is anyone able to confirm there is no New Zealand timezone in the firmware settings. I know I am clutching at straws, but I don't want to write the Humaxtv off just yet.
 

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
The Hidden Menu >> Get Network Time = No Offset (from GMT) or 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Hour and Country Settings = England plus 47 other countries, New Zealand is not in the list but Australia is
 

Trev

The Dumb One
New Zealand is not in the list but Australia is
I'm not 100% convinced that a Kiwi will appreciate being associated with Australia:frantic:
But seriously, can the time zone not just be set by using the number of hours offset from GMT without the use of a country name? It sounds like it from Ezra's reply.
 

prpr

Well-Known Member
I'd have thought so.
In any case, the Humax software only sets the clock from the DVB stream at boot up. You can use any NTP client to change it subsequently. In fact you need to if you want the clock to stay in sync. and you are not rebooting it every day.
 

Kev_w

Member
Sounds like the hidden menu will sort out your issue - you should still install the cf though!

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Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
I'm not 100% convinced that a Kiwi will appreciate being associated with Australia:frantic:
Just pointing out that Australia is probably the closest listed Country (Time Zone) on the Humax, although I guess the Country option sets up an expected TV standard and I'm not sure if Oz and NZ are the same
 

xyz321

Well-Known Member
Australia East (Brisbane) is 2 hours behind New Zealand. Australia West is 4 hours behind.

New Zealand is currently GMT+12
 

frollic

New Member
I've got the same problem in Sweden, had to set the TZ hard in the hidden menu.

Works perfectly, then use the ntp client to make sure the box runs with the clock
set properly, for that the Humax have to have internet access at least during
start up.
 
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