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Forum: Freesat 18-02-2014, 12:55
Replies: 65
Views: 12,149
Posted By Bob_Cat
It is part of the Freesat specification, the only...

It is part of the Freesat specification, the only caveat is that it has been tested in the lab but obviously this is the first time it will have been done in anger on the live service.

I'm intrigued...
Forum: Freesat 18-02-2014, 09:53
Replies: 65
Views: 12,149
Posted By Bob_Cat
Kev is correct, if the box can't find the home...

Kev is correct, if the box can't find the home transponder where it expects it then it just checks the other transponders to find the correct pointers to the right frequency.

Calm down... This...
Forum: Humax 31-12-2010, 10:15
Replies: 23
Views: 3,454
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: 3,454
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: 43,413
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: 3,454
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: 3,211
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: 43,413
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: 3,211
Posted By Bob_Cat
Thanks Hillel, et al.

Thanks Hillel, et al.
Forum: Humax 29-12-2010, 09:37
Replies: 35
Views: 3,211
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: 1,890
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: 1,186
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: 4,385
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: 3,211
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: 3,211
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: 43,413
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: 1,743
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: 137,913
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: 3,211
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: 1,404
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: 6,764
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: 3,211
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: 1,951
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: 1,449
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: 137,913
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...
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