What is actually happening - normal boot with no attempt to read the update file? If so, the only impediments can be that the HD-FOX can't see the UPD at boot or can't see the .hdf on it. The former could be if the UPD is slow to start up from power-up, which could be the case if you are performing a power-up restart. Also...Any ideas?
Why would you trust them? The update process is slightly different for an HD-FOX than an HDR-FOX, and you are more likley to get the right info here than from Humax (I've not bothered to check what Humax says about it*):I have re-read the Humax instructions on the web page and I'm doing it correctly.
Note the "press and hold". I think it might also work (and be easier - but I've not tested this) by holding the standby button and simultaneously press and release the reset tit (under the flap) - no need for standby.1. Get a USB stick (formatted FAT32), unzip the download and put the "hd_fox_t2_upgrade.hdf" file on the stick in the root directory.
2. Put the HD-FOX into stand-by, plug in the stick, then press and hold the stand-by button (on the box) until the TV screen shows the firmware update screen and "downloading in progress" (or words to that effect). You can then let go of the button.
3. After a short time the screen will change to "programming". There will be a few stops and starts, don't panic. Eventually it will ask you to press the stand-by button again to reboot.
I expect it takes time for the valves to warm up.The former could be if the UPD is slow to start up from power-up
This is just so typically Humax. I guess they copy'n'pasted the HDR instructions to the HD.I've now checked the Humax update instructions... and they're incorrect.
I'm filled with scepticism.But the box has gained significant reception and lip sync issues
That long? Unlikely!lip sync a couple of seconds out
That long? Unlikely!
I frequently have lip-sync problems which get cured by re-syncing the HDMI (reboot the TV, or switch it to a different source and back again). I take these to be a problem with the TV rather than the HDR (but not proven).
I have rebooted the box, and power cycled both the HD Fox T2 and TV, multiple times. Problem persists, or at least it did this afternoon immediately after upgrading the HD Fox T2 firmware. It's in my parents' bedroom, so I get shooed out at various times even when they are simultaneously complaining it doesn't work (don't ask for logical behaviour from supported users).Have you tried doing what I suggested?
(even a non-existent source)
I don't get that on 1.03.02 (LG 32LD590 TV). When I change channel to any of those listed (particularly from the same mux) I get sound almost instantly (with black screen except for the I-plate overlay) followed by vision about 3 seconds later, with no stutters.when changing channels, at least to BBC1/2 HD, ITV HD and C4 HD. With 1.03.02 you get a brief (tenth of a second?) burst of the new audio and video, then silence and black screen, then half a second or so later the audio and video come back and are in sync.
I agree with you (near enough). I think the loader much have changed, even though the version number hasn't been updated. There was an extra stage of programming after the manual restart, and then it restarted itself - that is not usual AFAICR.With 1.03.03 the initial brief burst of audio and video are absent, the silence and black screen are longer, and then one of the audio or video starts without the other, a bit more delay and the other one starts, and they remain out of sync by the time difference it took them to start (as close as I can tell visually/audibly).
I have found this sorts itself out after a few minutes.and they remain out of sync by the time difference it took them to start