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Using more than 1 Humax box in the same room

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by grahamlthompson, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Using more than 1 Humax box in the same room

    From the Hummy.org.uk site, that is now suspended: Originally posted by Barry

    Multi Code function HDR remote
    Revealed exclusively to Hummy.org members.
    If you are using more than one receiver in the same location you can change the remote control frequency so that the remote control commands do not conflict.

    This is relevant to the following Satellite Products,
    Foxsat HD, HDR, HDCI 5000, HDR-1000/1010/1100S, HB-1000S

    Also relevant to the following Terrestrial Products,
    HD/HDR-FOX T2, HDR-1800/2000T, FVP-4000T

    1. Switch on your TV set and the Humax product that you wish to change the remote code.
    2. Make sure that the other Humax product that you do not wish to control is in Standby or powered OFF at the mains.
    3. Point the remote control towards the remote control sensor of the target receiver.
    4. Press and hold the 0 and OK buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds until the PVR button on the remote stays red.
    5. A message will appear on the TV screen:

    "You can change the remote control mode.
    Press a Numeric Key (<1> ~ <6>) to select the mode
    Current mode: Mode 1."

    6. Press a NUMERIC button (from 1 to 6) to select a different mode.
    7. A message confirming the change of Mode will appear on screen.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 16, 2016
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  2. Tinkermoche

    Tinkermoche New Member

    Interesting... I have two in the same room but only one remote - I'm ashamed to say I put half a washing powder box over the front of the one I don't want to disturb (treating a fox as a budgie sometimes amuses me - that's how pathetic I am).

    Ideally (?) I'd like to set one of the other IR channels on my single remote to suit the second Fox. Preferably DVD or Audio, but I'm happy to lose TV if I have to. I've read the manual a few times but I can't see anything in there that would make it anything but a lottery.

    Of course it could never work unless each IR channel has access to all the buttons?

    Failing that, your method would certainly make it worth my while buying a programmable remote (hopefully one of the Poundland ones) - with the added advantage of not having to put messy labels on 2 Humax remotes!

  3. Trev

    Trev The Dumb One

    Fairly sure that what you want to do is not possible. I think a trip to the pound shop is in order, or if you want to spend more money, get a Harmony.
  4. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    The Harmony remote controls can also be set to work two (or more) Humax devices in the same room. What two devices do you have ? Do you have a smart phone or tablet ?

    If you have two HDR FOX T2's install the Custom firmware on both, you can control 1 with the original remote or both via the web interface on anything with a browser.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017
  5. Black Hole

    Black Hole May contain traces of nut

    Take a look in the manual and you will see that only specific kinds of equipment can be allocated to each mode button - the subsets that correspond with the labels on the buttons. It's not even possible to allocate the PVR itself to one of the other buttons, so you are on a hiding to nothing.