We've already noted on other threads that they wont work as Humax need to update the firmware.
If you go to the Sports Tonight channel, and press Green then Blue, you'll see an updated debug message.
One of the lines says "NOT SUPPORTED" - this is for the video stream.
I see the IPTV space as an area for potentially massive growth as its a far cheaper method for delivering TV.
The only thing really holding it back is the device manufacturers support as the boxes/TVs that currently support it are fairly limited due to it being a new spec from last June that manufacturers do not have to support if they released their device prior to the spec being agreed.
I have personally communicated to Humax that to not support it with the HDR/HD T2 would be a big mistake on their part as not only would they be able to market the boxes as compatible and further boost sales, but to ignore it will only shorten the lifespan of the current devices due to other manufacturers devices that work, and they will annoy their current userbase that want this feature and have shelled out £200/300 for a "premium" device that is technically labelled as internet compatible due to the portal and would expect a feature as simple as this to work. Especially when you work in IT and know for a fact it is just a software issue - Humax just need to update the MHEG engine.
I strongly disagree with the stance Freeview have taken with legacy devices, because technically, Humax can market the box as FreeviewHD+ compliant, when infact it no longer is. So new customers are non the wiser that their purchase is now not fully compliant.
Sure enough, Humax will shortly have a new YouView box out (rumoured to be launching in May) that will support this out of the box aswell as far more advanced internet capabilities, but this will also attract its own premium price point.
Seeing as i've spend £300 on the HDR T2 and £100 on an HD T2, i'm hardly likely to upgrade to a YouView box in the immediate future am I. But leaving the current models with an unsupported element that can
be resolved will hardly lead me to thinking about buying a Humax again when I do come to upgrade.
Humax also need to issue a statement and update anyway to acknowledge/resolve the 4gb streaming bug with the T2 models.
EDIT: Humax have just secured a deal to rollout DVB-T2 equipment in Russia
. Whats the betting they recycle the T2 models.
EDIT 2: I recommend you go over to myhumax.org, register and vote in [this
thread. Barry the admin, has a good relationship with Humax who apparently read that forum. Shame they don't actually reply anymore.