What's the point?

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RobH1

RobH1

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Hell's teeth!! There seems to be a lot you can't do! Padding, extend recording time, set manual timers, skip adverts (fast forward?) etc.

Ouch! sums it up.
 

Wallace

Traveler 34122
Blimey! I have quickly 'scanned' Barry's FAQ's about YouView. Like BH af123 says, I hope that Humax don't stop seeing the HDR-T2! There seems (on the face of it) to be rather a lot of facilities missing from the YouView box that I think we have all come to take for granted on the HDR-T2. Can you believe that there is currently no manual tune option? Very short sighted IMHO.

I have to say that even without the CF, the HDR-T2 is a 'good' PVR, but the CF totally transforms it. It's hard to imagine using it without the CF.

Full marks to all those involved! I am even contemplating getting a second unit as a spare, how sad is that?

edited to correct a pre-caffeine moment. Sorry BH.
 

Brian

Administrator
Staff member
It doesn't seem that long ago that people were telling us not to waste our money buying a Freeview HD recorder, and that we should wait for the Wonderful and soon to be released YouView recorder.:D
I wonder if these same people are going to rush out and buy one now that they are finally available.;)
 

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
Ouch... I hope Humax don't plan to stop selling the HDR Fox T2!
Agreed, It's much worse than I thought. If you think about the tiny 'niggles' people complain about on the HDR forums, they are not going to accept the massive reduction in functionallity of this product
 

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
I couldn't resist listing some YouView Q & A points (I hope Mr Amstrad gets the credit for this ! !) :-

Are my recording saved if I reset the Unit = No
Is there an Edit Channels option = No
Can we set up Favourites = No
Is there a Manual Tuning option = No
Padding of timers = No padding options
Manual schedule times = No
Edit schedule timers = No
Extend instant Record time = No
EPG Programme searches = No (on demand only)
USB file Export = No
WiFi Available = Not at present (Future enhancement)
Can I skip adverts = No
Can I select multiple recordings to delete = No
Is there a folders option = No
Can I record on demand content = No
Power up time = 2 Mins 13 Secs
Power Down time = 6 Mins 7 Secs
Quick power up = 23 Secs (Requires 16.2 Watt Standby)
OTA Software updates = No
Resolution change options = No
Aspect ratio change options = No
Screen Saver = No
Can I use alternate Remote codes = No
Is a CAM slot available = No
Do Vision / Connect channels work = No
Can you skip forward / backwards = No
Is slow motion available = No
FTP Server Available = No
DLNA Server / Client Available = No
 

af123

Administrator
Staff member
Power up time = 2 Mins 13 Secs
This one horrified me from the start. I presume it's related to the fact that the YouView software itself runs in some sort of virtual environment provided by the Humax software.

I suspect that most of these things aren't down to Humax - they had a tight spec to work with and have no control over the user interface itself but as a PVR company had to get involved. I really hope they continue to develop their own line of PVRs in parallel.
 

af123

Administrator
Staff member
Fair point, I suppose I was just thinking about accessibility of the code, (from a hacking point of view), that's probably why they have done it
The Youview Spec mandates this. It also specifies per-device encryption of the software image although from the way it's worded it could just be describing HTTPS.
They have to provide USB-installable software as a recovery mechanism (again a YouView requirement) and it would be interesting to see that. It may only be available to people who call up with a problem however so will take a while to leak out.
 

HarveyB

Active Member
YouView box won't let you switch the remote to an alternate code set (so you couldn't use two in same room).
 

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
I feel the list in #26 has somewhat hijacked this thread so I have copied it to the 'Other Humax Terrestrial Products' section HERE
 
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