Amraks, on 30 January 2012 - 02:25 PM, said:
HD5370 is very good and modable with this firmware I have it all working with PVR function and AVI, MKV, VOB, MP4 or TS playback.
I have also recorded off it and works fine when played back on computer. Also unlike the firmware mod above here everything works on the front panel like channel numbers, remote will function normally,
It has allot in common with Xoro HRT 7500. so this is the firmware to install if you want pvr function on your STB. Even though we don't have have a record button on our remotes we can use the EPG scheduler.
Thanks to Amraks was able to convert my $4 DG-HD5370 bought from a recycling station at the local dump to the HRT7500.
I was able to confirm my PCB had the same series number before going ahead with the Firmware upgrade. DH2636-ZC01-01. As to the bricking possibility,I didn't have much to lose.
Firmware upgrade took about 60 sec total following the firmware enclosed instructions in English. After a restart the default startup process meant resetting the parameters for operation to English and a rescan of services.
Interestingly the display upon channel change shows the quality of the signal received. Did originally have some pixellation on SC10 and ONE on the DGTECH firmware, but none with the new one.
Using HDMI to display the video and have tried the USB port as a recording destination for the PVR function which is added now.
Didn't have a remote but found the Logitech db had all the necessary keys for the configuration and operation of the box as an HRT-7500. With a single tuner you are limited to viewing the service you are recording. The downloadable Manual had a very clear English guide as well as the prime language of the Guide (German) and other languages as well. Have since deleted all other languages and have an English only pdf to refer to. However I found the menus quite clear and really easy to follow once I got used to use of the Exit key to save changes.
The screen display says Yellow and Blue for page changes in the EPG display, and GELB and BLAU for the next 7-day page and previous 7-day page. I found that RED gave the next and GREEN the previous 7 days.
Also tried a USB stick to record to and a self powered USB HDD formatted in 2 partitions, one FAT32 the other NTFS.
A folder was created on the HDD by the firmware [PVRRECORD]. This needed a PVR setup first in the Menu option.
A press of the record button resulted in a TS file with the following sub folder on the HDD:
I:\PVRRECORD\20121028-164851-PRIME7 Wollongong-Better Homes And Gardens-(00H-01M).pvr
a recording set via the EPG gave the following sub folder:
I:\PVRRECORD\20121028-175111-ABC1-Wild Russia-(00H-08M).pvr. The program I chose to record was "Miniscule" and followed 'Wild Russia' on ABC 1. So I suspect that the folder is named via the Program name sent by the ABC when the PVR function began to record. In the above two folders are two files one labelled data0001, the other info.
Playback was smooth and clear using KMPlayer or WM Player.
Must say I am impressed with my bargain.
Once again many thanks to you Amraks for your discovery.