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New Humax boxes - 'freetime'

Discussion in 'HDR-1000S/1010S/1100S <freetime> Freesat Recorders' started by fattakin, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. fattakin

    fattakin Member

  2. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    It looks like Humax have been allowed to build a new Freesat product without having to stick to a YouView type spec. Time Will Tell
  3. Wallace

    Wallace Slightly Pickled

    I have to say that it does 'look good on paper'. As Ezra said, only time will tell. I wonder what the full spec will be? Twin tuner (or satellite equivalent) I would hope.

    As I don't currently have a satellite service, this is all new to me.
  4. oijonesey

    oijonesey Hummy.tv SEO Guru

    Hmmm interesting - I have been considering whether to add a FreeSat box as the previous owners left a dish behind but I never bothered to make use of it. I liked the idea that YouView was trying to fulfil but not the limitations that have transpired. New toy perhaps? (You just can't beat the smell of fresh electronic kit out of the box heralding the arrival of a new bit of cool kit to play with - or is that just me??:eek: )
  5. Wallace

    Wallace Slightly Pickled

    No, it's not just you! I'm even contemplating getting a WiFi room
    thermostat for my central heating. Don't really need one, but just getting
    bored as everything else is working and I need my technology fix!

    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk
  6. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    I'm sure Humax can come up with a firmware update to stop you getting bored!
  7. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Twin tuner of course (Freesat+ spec), vod similar to Youview.
  8. Wallace

    Wallace Slightly Pickled

    Thank you for that, Graham. It does sound very tempting. I think I will let the dust settle on it first though. I usually tend to jump in feet first and have regretted doing so on more than one occasion.

    Thank you also for quoting me. I didn't realise is had made those typo's! :oops:
  9. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Sounds very sensible, you won't get much in the way of feedback from owners till next month. Chances are that with it being a Humax unit with Humax firmware it's likely to be a much better pvr than the Youview box (Humax DTR-T1000).
  10. mihaid

    mihaid Member

    Hopefully we'll see some feedback here or a pluses and minuses list as in T1000. I do have the current Humax freesat+ box and am quite pleased with it. Much more space for expansion in channels than freeview. This summer there were introduced 24HD channels just like that, from my POV. Here's hoping for film4HD. The only thing I hate is having to change inputs on my telly between the T2 and this, there's laziness for you.
    Hopefully it won't be anywhere close/as bad as T1000 in terms of features.
  11. gathercole77

    gathercole77 Super Moderator Staff Member

    well i got my new freetime box today had a bit of a play and so far it seems really good as i play more i will keep you all updated.
  12. markdyer72

    markdyer72 New Member

    I got my new freetime box yesterday and i must say i am quite impressed, its much different to my Hummy HDR, there is only 1 niggle but not sure if theres a solution.... when playing back a recorded programme, the programme title scrolls along the display, is there any way to stop it scrolling as can be quite annoying....
  13. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    A length of black tape?
  14. markdyer72

    markdyer72 New Member

    yup was thinking that meself lol.... altho i did find out that i can change the frequency on the remotes so that the HDR and Free Time remotes dont operate each other :D
  15. mihaid

    mihaid Member

  16. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

  17. mihaid

    mihaid Member

    I know but my question is how it, the freetime box, deals with those things.
  18. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    You don't want much do you :)

    Are my recording saved if I reset the Unit Yes
    Is there an Edit Channels option = Yes Delete and Customise Regional Channels (BBC Only)
    Can we set up Favourites = Yes
    Is there a Manual Tuning option = Yes
    Padding of timers = Yes
    Manual schedule times = Yes
    Edit schedule timers = No
    Extend instant Record time = No - records from start of programme if in buffer to end of programme
    EPG Programme searches = Yes
    USB file Export = Not currently
    USB Media playback = Yes and currently works as DNLA client. DNLA server to follow
    WiFi Available = Using Wifi Dongle (same as HDR FOX T2)
    Can I skip adverts = yes
    Can I select multiple recordings to delete = No
    Is there a folders option = yes
    Can I record on demand content = No
    Power up time = 35 seconds from low power sby
    Power Down time = instant
    Quick power up =not applicable
    OTA Software updates = yes
    Resolution change options = yes
    Aspect ratio change options = 16:9 4:3
    Screen Saver = No
    Can I use alternate Remote codes = yes (afaik the Youview is the same - incorrect in original post)
    Is a CAM slot available = yes
    Do Vision / Connect channels work = Not applicable
    Can you skip forward / backwards = yes (programmeable)
    Is slow motion available = Not afaik
    FTP Server Available = No
    DLNA Server / Client Available = Client now/Server later
    Are Tuner conflict alternatives supplied = Don't know - not set one yet
    IPTV HDD buffer (for slow broadband) = Don't know I have 20Mbps
    Is multi-channel sound transcoded to DD 5.1 = Not applicable Freesat uses ac3.
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  19. mihaid

    mihaid Member

    Of course I don't want much. ;)
    I am surprised that screen saver and slomo are not included since the last foxsat did them.
    The multiple deleting will annoy me since it does already now, probably solved later OTA like the background delete on HDR T2.

    But it already looks better than the youview unit.
    Question (again): does the skip forward / backwards = yes (programmeable) function work on itv player, 5OD etc. Or do you have to sit through their adverts?
  20. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Multiple delete NO, Background delete Yes, you can carry on deleting single recordings without waiting. No CH4 or CH5 OD yet (future addition). Going forward in VOD depends on how much content you have buffered. I guess that will be a function of how fast your download speed is related to the stream speed. You clearly can't skip forward if the content isn't already on your box. Jumping beyond already available content requires the box to start streaming from a later point if it's not already on your player. If I remember rightly ITV Player doesn't show the ads anyway.