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Wouldn't it be nice if Humax had this enlightened attitude!Hi there.
I don't have a Humax, but have an alternative Freeview HD DVR - the Digital Stream DHR-8203U.
It's based on the Broadcom 7405 SoC (as used in the T2) and runs an embedded Linux (using uClibc and busybox).
I've modded the firmware to give me root access, and I've got the development toolchain from Digital Stream and ported Samba 2.2.12 to it successfully.
There are some differences from the Humax environment ... but there's a lot of similarities too.
Digital Stream have been extremely helpful with advice and suggestions, and seem quite keen on fostering a "community-contributed" software model. They're even thinking about making their standard firmware check for and launch community-contributed packages that they find on an installed USB memory stick.
Once they've done that and I have the Samba port released in that format, I'm planning on taking a look at DLNA/UPnP media servers, and I'd been thinking about a Web interface and remote recording ... which is when I stumbled across the Humax custom firmware initiatives!
It's possible (though by no means certain) that much of the Humax work might be portable to the Digital Stream platform.
Who would be the best people to talk to about this?