I can't say if there's anything to be gained, but you do *lose* much convenience. I have no choice but to run in this configuration, and I can't say that I've *gained* anything.Hi all. Newb question, is there anything to be gained by doing this?. Could I use Redring/HD decyrption functions without internet access?
I think you mis-understood my post...Could I ask why you have been forced to install the Custom Firmware that you a gaining no advantage from?
This is a question I pondered quite a while before I 'jumped' - so I'll put my experience here in case it helps anyone who is also wondering whether its possible, or worth it, to 'mod' an Humax box that isn't online, and isn't connected to a computer.Hi all. Newb question, is there anything to be gained by doing this?. Could I use Redring/HD decyrption functions without internet access?.
I presume you haven'n installed the Full Web-If package so do not have access to Package Management screen, You can get info via Telnet using the OPKG commandsIs there some kind of menu/interface to be loaded other than WebIF that allows package management?.
opkg <info command> list List available packages list-installed List installed packages list-upgradable List installed and upgradable packages list-changed-conffiles List user modified configuration files files <pkg> List files belonging to <pkg> search <file|regexp> List package providing <file> info [pkg|regexp] Display all info for <pkg> status [pkg|regexp] Display all status for <pkg> download <pkg> Download <pkg> to current directory compare-versions <v1> <op> <v2> compare versions using <= < > >= = << >> print-architecture List installable package architectures [Example] humax# opkg list-installed anacron - 2.3-1 auto-unprotect - 1.0.7 betaftpd - 0.0.8pre17-3 binutils - 2.21-1 busybox - 1.19.3-3 bzip2 - 1.0.4 coreutils - 8.11 cron-daemon - 1.18.3-1 e2fsprogs - 1.41.14-2
Hi ukayjohn - no worries - I'm relatively new to this malarkey myself and your questions aren't dumb, they are entirely logical - when you load via USB, you don't have the Web-interface to rely on so its more a matter of trust that it's happened correctly.Hi Delftblue. I loaded the CF via USB ok, also tried installing some packages, the one that is working is the auto-unprotect, I can see that the ENC marker has gone from HD recordings and I can view/edit files off-box. My question is, how can I tell if other packages have taken effect?. Is there some kind of menu/interface to be loaded other than WebIF that allows package management?. Redring would be useful, but only seems useable through this. Sorry if these questions seem a little dumb, but I'm new to all this malarkey!.
Presumably he does what I do with PC'sI'm puzzled, if the HDR box doesn't have an internet connection, how does this work?
Yes, of course - now I understand. Thank you Ezra and Jack for explaining.To use Telnet on your HDR you would need to connect to it using the LAN connector, It's just a question of what the LAN cable connects to, If the HDR had internet connected, it would have a LAN cable (or USB WiFi dongle) connected to a router which in turn would be connected to the internet, Via say a phone line or cable TV. If the HDR is not connected to the internet the LAN cable would be connected directly to a P.C. or may-be a router / switch / hub that has no internet connection
Either of these can fail if the box is not rebooted often enough for the custom software packages to take effect. The custom software can only act during the boot process, and remove the relevant entries from the schedule database (if present) during boot. If entries are added to the schedule by the normal executive, and there is no reboot before they are due to be acted on, they will occur regardless of the custom software defeats.disable-dso: no visible sign (other than unexpected retunes don't occur)
disable-ota: no visible sign (other than over-the-air updates don't happen - in theory, though strangely my box updated to the .28 version, despite having this installed, so I re-installed .20 as that works nicely for me)