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recordings schedule vanished overnight

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by bixieupnorth, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. bixieupnorth

    bixieupnorth Member

    just got up and noticed that all my future recordings scheduled have vanished, interestingly the expired ones are still there tho.

    i think it may have missed some recordings in the night, as later wasnt recorded, dci banks was ok at 9 tho

    presume there's been some epg upgrade done perhaps? had about 60 things set up so gonna have to trawl thru the radio times today to ensure that they are all restored

    is this just me or has anyone else suffered a similar catastrophe?

    is this something the modified FW would help avoid?
  2. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Never heard of this before - the usual way the schedule gets killed is if the box does a retune, no chance that might have happened I suppose? The MSP would enable you to back up your schedule and restore it again (usually used for the purposes of a retune).
  3. bixieupnorth

    bixieupnorth Member

    its not set up to do a retune, it switches itself off in night during power save mode, it seems that the epg was still populated, except the hd channels which were only there for 24 hrs initially and then repopulated a few mins later

    very odd, think i'll download the bespoke mods and see what i think, is it easy to go back if i'm not keen?

    ta for reply btw
  4. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    Is it possible that your HD signal strength is hovering about the 'just acceptable level' and the 'now you see me now you don't' is triggering the retune.

    Just a thought!
  5. Kev_w

    Kev_w Member

    I would definately encourage anyone to install the custom firmware. It is easy to uninstall if you want but to be honest it is very much "behind the scenes" and doesn't change any of the core functionality of the box - you dont know its there at all in normal use. It mainly improves the way the box comunicates with the network - adding the web interface and better network sharing...

    As blackhole says, you would have been able to back up your schedule using the web interface and restore it easily.

    I cant explain why your schedule got deleted in the first place though :-(
  6. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    The restore-to-factory is easy enough (as long as the box hasn't broken in the mean time), but you won't want to go back.
  7. bixieupnorth

    bixieupnorth Member

    i think i've updated it, but how do i tell, i honestly cant find anything different, where would i access all these new facilities, will the system info have a different software, it still says 2.20?
  8. bixieupnorth

    bixieupnorth Member

    aha thats a potential, i'll check that out in a bit
  9. bixieupnorth

    bixieupnorth Member

    strength 67%, quality 100% on channel 50 so appears unlikely?
  10. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    As I said just a thought. The obvious things seemed to have been covered.
  11. bixieupnorth

    bixieupnorth Member

    managed to get to the install full web interface page, but every time i click the big yellow button it says

    Collected errors:
    * opkg_conf_load: Could not lock /tmp/opkg.lock: Resource temporarily unavailable.

    Error retrieving package list from the Internet. Please check your connection
    and try again.

    i've def got internet access as i've just been down and watched something on iplayer, am i doing something very obviously wrong or is the system simply down as it suggests?
  12. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    This happened to me this morning and I received a similar message.
    I think I was looking for non- existent updates.
    Switched Webif off and then back on everything back to normal. I think the Website was down temporarily.
    Try again.
  13. bixieupnorth

    bixieupnorth Member

    i keep trying, but same result, how do i switch Webif off?
  14. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    What I meant was close my browser window and then go back to the IP address of my Humax box again. This gave me a fresh view of Webif. and it cleared the error message.
    I am using an iPad and I have a screen with various bookmarks (icons) to the different parts of the full Webif so I can switch off and on with a touch of the screen.

    That's the way I did it.

    Sorry if I am confusing you.