Following a successful test period, the Remote Scheduling Portal is now open for public testing.
What It Is
It's a web site which enables you to manage your list of scheduled recordings while you're out and about, from anywhere with a web browser and Internet connection, without having to expose your Humax device to the Internet or leave it powered on. As long as your Humax has Internet access and wakes up occasionally to check for updates* or make a recording, it will work.
* By default, Humax HD[R] Fox T2 devices wake up at 04:30 BST to check for updates.
Public Testing - The sytem has been extensively tested by volunteers from this site and appears largely stable. However, some bugs may remain so it is still regarded as under test. You use it at your own risk.
How to get started.
- Make sure you're running at least version 1.11 of the modified firmware (http://wiki.hummy.tv/wiki/Firmware_Downloads);
- Install the latest webif and rs packages;
- Go to the Settings page in your device's local web interface and register with the remote scheduling service;
- Wait for your initial password to arrive via email;
- Access http://rs.hummypkg.org.uk/ and accept the terms and conditions to get started.
http://wiki.hummy.tv/wiki/Remote_Scheduling (Thanks to oijonesey). These notes will no doubt be updated over time and feel free to contribute yourselves.
If your Humax is usually connected to your network via wireless, then it will not connect to the wireless network when it wakes up to make a recording. You can install the wireless-helper package to change this behaviour and increase the opportunities for your Humax to check for new recordings.
Known Issues (struck out when fixed)
- Remote Scheduling is not compatible with devices using padding for recordings instead of Accurate Recording (AR). This will be addressed in the next update;
- The EPG data displayed on the portal is not yet regionalised so you may see programmes from a particular region rather than your own. However, when you schedule a recording based on a regional programme then that will be adjusted automatically to reflect your local schedule. This will be addressed in a future update.
- The EPG display currently takes no account of the channels which are available on your device.
- The conflict checking is still a little keen and may flag conflicts when there are none.
- Setting wake-up/sleep events miscalculates the event times by an hour during BST.
- This service has not yet been tested with HD Fox T2 devices although it should support them.
- The wireless-helper package currently only supports wireless networks using WPA or WPA2. It is planned to extend support to at least WEP in a future release.