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Random Reboots

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by ChrisDaniels, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    I am getting random reboots on my HDR.
    I cant put it down to using the mod firmware as it was rebooting on the last firmware without using mods.

    Is there a log file that i can view to see what the problem is?

    I cant put it down to anything in particular and it only happens every few days from what i have monitored so far. When it does this however, rather than restarting, it sticks in standby until i wake it up.
     
  2. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felonius Gru

    That's interesting. I left mine on overnight (or I think I did) having been accessing FTP late, but this morning it was asleep. Will monitor.
     
  3. fenlander

    fenlander Active Member

    I've noticed that attempting to play some downloaded .mkv files causes an immediate reboot instead of the usual polite message saying "Cannot play this format".
     
  4. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    Yeah i've had that. And i've had reboots while playing an MP4 file.
    But this is now rebooting while watching TV!? The picture freezes and a second later it reboots.
     
  5. priorslee

    priorslee New Member

    I've had this too when playing mp4 files from a USB stick.

    When I stop the file playing, try to switch media types or remove the USB I get a reboot.

    What I didn't realise was that it was recording eastenders at the time, so in the doghouse with the Mrs - iplayer to the rescue!
     
  6. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felonius Gru

    That's probably why they added iPlayer support in the first place!
     
  7. fenlander

    fenlander Active Member

    For those interested in a rather grey area, scene contributors on Usenet seem to have adopted a new rule book as of the middle of June. Something in the new spec. consistently causes the HDR-Fox T2 to reboot when playing any recent .mkv from this source. I'm just a tad annoyed as the HDR was actually rather good (i.e. produced very pleasing results) at doing just this. While I can understand the box gracefully rejecting a format it doesn't understand, spontaneously rebooting is not acceptable and should be addressed.

    I'm also unclear whether the design of the HDR has any potential for updating/supplementing codecs, either through Humax updates or by any other means.