Thanks for the reply.
I've already downloaded from pvr-tools.com the latest and apparently last firmware update file, (Version 1.05.3A), for the Homecast HT8000
Which is the more reliable way to update, the Main Power switch on whilst holding the on button, with the USB drive inserted (update file in root of drive), until "updating" visible in the viewing window method or the update through the menu options way?
p.s. I solved the signal level problem. It was between the aerial lead plug and Homecast socket. The "inner" male plug connector was thinner than the "inner" female socket connector, ( found by wriggling the plug up and down). So I crimped the socket connector so that it is a snug fit. (for snug read tight). The signal level readings are now the same as it was for the DTV alone.
I also have had problems with the so-called PAL connectors as fitted to various TV related devices, and also the after-market ones fitted to aerial leads and/or purchased from component suppliers, there seems to be no adherence to any supposed standard, and the answer seems to be either distort the socket on the offending device or flatten the "pin" in the plug so that contact is made, either way, I feel it is a less than satisfactory state of affairs, but what can we, as the customer, do about it, as the manufacturers are all "offshore", and as such, unreachable.
ElCaito, welcome back, my question to you is, you say you have all firmware updates, up to V1.07A, I must admit, to not having seen any later versions than V1.053A, (for the HT8000), from where did you obtain your Version 1.07A?