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Forum: Humax 31-12-2010, 10:15
Replies: 23
Views: 3,618
Posted By Bob_Cat
PhilipL, Even if we provided that control it...

PhilipL,

Even if we provided that control it wouldn't satisfy people and the level of support they would expect would be a burden for us. Mainly we should be outputting the most correct picture more...
Forum: Humax 31-12-2010, 09:17
Replies: 23
Views: 3,618
Posted By Bob_Cat
What most people refer to as smoothing or...

What most people refer to as smoothing or blurring is actually "de-blocking" and it is used to remove the artificial noise of the MPEG2 encoding process. However some devices excessively process and...
Forum: Humax 30-12-2010, 18:45
Replies: 132
Views: 43,745
Posted By Bob_Cat
For full disclosure: one disappointing thing is...

For full disclosure: one disappointing thing is that I am informed that we know there will be at least a couple of crash points in the browser of the beta software. In normal operation the box should...
Forum: Humax 30-12-2010, 18:36
Replies: 23
Views: 3,618
Posted By Bob_Cat
Humax have actually debated adding artificial...

Humax have actually debated adding artificial 'enhancement' options to the menus but each time we realise that we are only doing it because some people prefer 'enhanced' pictures rather than the...
Forum: Humax 30-12-2010, 11:21
Replies: 35
Views: 3,254
Posted By Bob_Cat
SomersetBob, The problem with upgrades to T2 is...

SomersetBob,

The problem with upgrades to T2 is the fact that not only does the tuner need to be upgraded, but also the MPEG decoder, the graphics layer, the RAM and add on to that the fact that the...
Forum: Humax 30-12-2010, 10:32
Replies: 132
Views: 43,745
Posted By Bob_Cat
I had hoped to get it uploaded to the beta site...

I had hoped to get it uploaded to the beta site today or tomorrow and yes it was just a cynical attempt to say we had it in 2010. But it looks like I will have to wait until after the weekend while...
Forum: Humax 30-12-2010, 10:12
Replies: 35
Views: 3,254
Posted By Bob_Cat
Thanks Hillel, et al.

Thanks Hillel, et al.
Forum: Humax 29-12-2010, 09:37
Replies: 35
Views: 3,254
Posted By Bob_Cat
I have built easily more than half a dozen HTPCs...

I have built easily more than half a dozen HTPCs in the past two years on both Linux and Windows. Ok, I know I am probably biased, but I know my other-half isn't and she much prefers the set-top box...
Forum: Humax 27-12-2010, 12:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,957
Posted By Bob_Cat
That demonstration showed the features which are...

That demonstration showed the features which are soon to be released.
Forum: Humax 27-12-2010, 12:13
Replies: 3
Views: 1,210
Posted By Bob_Cat
The current generation of Freesat products does...

The current generation of Freesat products does not have the network media sharing facility of the later products.

Bob
Forum: Freeview 27-12-2010, 12:08
Replies: 29
Views: 4,437
Posted By Bob_Cat
Digital TV has many technical and practical...

Digital TV has many technical and practical benefits compared to Analogue. Being a qualified broadcast engineer I can say with great confidence that PAL is definitely inferior to MPEG encoded digital...
Forum: Humax 27-12-2010, 11:05
Replies: 35
Views: 3,254
Posted By Bob_Cat
Kremmen, A USB port was put on early...

Kremmen,

A USB port was put on early manufacturing runs of the product because it was in the development design, but Humax has never promised to support it. As many will know the USB support on the...
Forum: Humax 26-12-2010, 19:37
Replies: 35
Views: 3,254
Posted By Bob_Cat
Humax made a PVR with a removable hard disk...

Humax made a PVR with a removable hard disk drive, it was quite unsuccessful. It was based on a caddy which at the time was a fairly standard design. Ok, the market for PVRs has grown, but I think...
Forum: Humax 26-12-2010, 19:27
Replies: 132
Views: 43,745
Posted By Bob_Cat
I am disappointed to see people who were invited...

I am disappointed to see people who were invited to a discrete trial discussing release notes in public. This is generally why we don't invite more people to join the closed beta group and I suppose...
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 23-12-2010, 21:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By Bob_Cat
There are three levels of signalling: EIT...

There are three levels of signalling:
EIT schedule - this is what forms the Electronic Programme Guide and has all the events. Traditionally (in freeview) the guide is broadcast in multiple loops,...
Forum: Humax 23-12-2010, 09:16
Replies: 724
Views: 139,204
Posted By Bob_Cat
Download of content requires complex licensing...

Download of content requires complex licensing and security models, as well as the sign-off from the US studios so it won't be there at launch. I don't think download on iPlayer will be coming...
Forum: Humax 23-12-2010, 08:59
Replies: 35
Views: 3,254
Posted By Bob_Cat
Thanks for the feedback. It wasn't on the cards,...

Thanks for the feedback.

It wasn't on the cards, just saw it happening elsewhere and wondered. I saw it as an opportunity for people to make an investment without having to pay everything upfront. I...
Forum: Freesat 22-12-2010, 16:20
Replies: 5
Views: 1,428
Posted By Bob_Cat
I would suggest your broadband provider has...

I would suggest your broadband provider has something to do with this, try the iPlayer diagnostics:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/diagnostics

During the Christmas period I would imagine many more...
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 22-12-2010, 15:18
Replies: 30
Views: 6,794
Posted By Bob_Cat
I've used it occasionally for testing, it is...

I've used it occasionally for testing, it is quite good, just a shame about the content. I never watch ITV.
Forum: Humax 22-12-2010, 09:10
Replies: 35
Views: 3,254
Posted By Bob_Cat
Concept question

I have a question that I would like to ask out of curiosity. I recently saw that a provider in another country is going to be providing customers a PVR/DTR product and while it contains a certain...
Forum: Humax 19-12-2010, 15:07
Replies: 3
Views: 2,161
Posted By Bob_Cat
The HDR does not support SSH shell and we don't...

The HDR does not support SSH shell and we don't endorse card sharing.
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 18-12-2010, 15:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By Bob_Cat
Statistically the guide becomes increasingly...

Statistically the guide becomes increasingly inaccurate the longer it gets, plus the data volume required to download increases linearly. In most circumstances people book a programme as series link...
Forum: Humax 17-12-2010, 10:55
Replies: 724
Views: 139,204
Posted By Bob_Cat
Ok, Things are now set in motion so I can...

Ok,

Things are now set in motion so I can probably outline. Regretfully the engineers still haven't quite finished and that means testing will begin next week. The formal testing will actually be...
Forum: Freeview 10-12-2010, 10:57
Replies: 12
Views: 2,742
Posted By Bob_Cat
Lock down has always happened across all...

Lock down has always happened across all broadcasters I have dealt with and associated service providers as long as I have been around. Some OADs may happen during the Christmas period but they would...
Forum: Humax 08-12-2010, 09:20
Replies: 6
Views: 2,466
Posted By Bob_Cat
The upgrade to the HDR which we hope will arrive...

The upgrade to the HDR which we hope will arrive in the next month will increase the "Digital Media Server" support, the problem is that any device that wants to connect to the set-top box must be...
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