Menu font size

PSOK

New Member
Hi
I'm new to the Forum having just bought a HDR-FOX T2. Apologies if this has already been covered but I did a search and found nothing. I would like to know whether there is any way to reduce menu font size. on a large-ish HD screen the menu items are enormous. Would be far better if this could be adjusted so that much more information was displayed in each page. My firmware version is 1.03.06. Thanks
 

Ezra Pound

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Hi PSOK, Welcome to the forum, unfortunately the rather abrupt answer above is correct, event if it was possible to make the text smaller, it wouldn't necessarily reconfigure the screen to use the space better. If you are prepared to install the Custom Firmware you can view screens like the Electronic Programme Guide on a computer instead, there are some examples HERE
 

Black Hole

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I was in a hurry. I did intend to update the above to say you would have to delve into the very early topics in the forum listing to find where it has already been discussed and a solution dismissed as impossible or at least very improbable.
 
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PSOK

PSOK

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thanks guys. Disappointing. I guess I'm too uninformed to understand why it is impossible. Surely all the information that is required must be accessible. I don't understand how the customization works other than that I note that it works WITH existing firmware. is it that there is only so much you can do within the limits of Humax's own firmware. In which case could pressure be put on them. Indeed is there a forum for new ideas/requests to them?
 

Ezra Pound

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As you say the Custom Firmware works alongside the Official Firmware and doesn't change how it works. Getting a response from Humax is sometimes difficult and getting them to change something is next to impossible, Emails are sometimes answered initially but usually without answering your question and follow-up questions are usually not answered at all. Telephoning them is better, but obviously only when an answer can be given immediately, I think it's fair to say very little in the software area has been changed due to customer request. We don't have any contacts with Humax so a 'Things we would like Humax to do" thread would only be discussion between us and wouldn't get acted upon by Humax
 

Black Hole

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Disappointing
Life is full of "disappointments". The question is: does the disappointment stem from under-achievement or over-expectation?

I have changed my car recently, and while my previous car had a 6 CD changer and a cassette deck, the new one has just a single CD drive and an inconvenient aux in socket located in the glove box. I have decided to update it with a new stereo, but the threat of FM switch-off means it would be silly to buy a car stereo without DAB. This limits the choices because relatively few of the "affordable" car stereo systems have DAB (surprisingly). Having now chosen a suitable stereo with the desired features of playback from USB media / iPod, CD, FM/AM/DAB, and control from the built-in steering column control stalk, I now find it has no security features (code or face-off) and does not offer speed sensitive volume control (unlike the original stereo).

"Give me the strength to change what can be changed, the grace to accept what cannot be changed, and the wisdom to tell the difference" (I paraphrase). The point being it's a waste of life to dwell on it.
 
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PSOK

PSOK

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Technology and philosophy in the one forum. I feel honoured to be allowed to be a member!
 

MikeSh

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Back OT: Possible reason answer/excuse for Humax not doing the changeable font, etc. :- "Humax makes moderately priced boxes for the average consumer. If you can afford a TV big enough for this to be a problem you can obviously afford a more expensive box that does what you want."
:)
 

LittleErn

New Member
Actually, the user interface in PlayTV on the PS3 is resolution sensitive and automatically adjusts font size and number of items displayed to suit the screen being used - including when you use 'remote play' on the PSP.
PlayTV's UI is a thing of beauty - unfortunately its basic functionality as a PVR is somewhat lacking. :(
Shame, it was a very good concept.
 
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