What software version is the Humax using? You can speed up population by using PiP (Picture in Picture) to view two channels from different multiplexes eg BBC1 and ITV1. However a box using the current software should have a complete EPG for the next few days after less than a minute.waiting for ever for the tv guide to populate. is there away speed up the process.
I agree after a disk format it will take a long time But as most people don't have to format as often as you do that isn't a big issue. Last time that I did an accurate timing it was around 45 seconds.Less than a minute? Mine is nothing like that and it's on 1.0.23. After a format, it takes at least half an hour. It is quicker after just a power off/on as it reads it back from disk, but it's still nothing like a minute.