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Humax Hdr-7510T

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I am having a bit of trouble , I have a Humax HDR-7510T sometimes when I go to play a recording I get a message saying that there was no signal & the program couldn't be recorded but when I click OK it plays as normal. Another thing occasionally when playing a recording the picture breaks up & even jumps so we miss parts of the recording, we have had the antenna guy out & he has checked & said it is OK, could the problem actually be with the Humax

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PVRs usually just pause recording if they have no signal. So if your signal is dropping out completely (during recording) then you will get sudden skips like you describe. It sounds like the file is experiencing these drops and reporting the fact to you when you try play it.

Issue is probably with your reception. Possibly the Humax tuners are breaking down a bit but more likely your reception IMO. Perhaps replace the fly cable from the wall socket to the PVR. Also remove any other devices plugged into the antenna (TV?) and any splitters etc.

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Peter Gillespie

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We have an amplifier on the antenna & a 3 way splitter as we have 3 TV sets, this problem has only been happening for the last couple of months & the antenna, amplifier & splitter have been here for just over 12 months

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Hi,

Any pattern to the bad recordings? Time of day? Network/Channel?

Even though the signal checked out OK at the time, external intermittent sources can give problems. Hard to trace too.

Can you get a signal from another transmitter? It may be less affected.

If you have another PVR (TV with USB?), record the same shows at a different outlet/s and see if that has the same problem. Swap the Humax to another outlet. Even if you have to buy (borrow?) a cheap USB PVR, it may identify where the problem is. Record with both on the same outlet. Plus, you can never have too many PVRs.

If you live near me (South West, Lower, Central Victoria) I could loan you a, slightly used, Toppy 2470. Need to supply your own HDD though. :)

dRdoS7

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If I was to format the hdd would it help with this problem Also can I transfer a couple of movies from the Humax to aUSB drive & what files system does the drive have to be in

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If I was to format the hdd would it help with this problem

Possibly, but only if the problem exists only with recordings, but not live TV. Might take a while to test that out?

dRdoS7

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Also can I transfer a couple of movies from the Humax to aUSB drive & what files system does the drive have to be in

Have to check your manual for that. I deleted the one I downloaded before deciding to buy Beyonwiz T2s.

dRdoS7

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We rarely watch TV but when we do we haven't noticed any reception problem just every now & then on a recording

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If the Humax is well out of warranty, you could put the internal drive in a PC, and run a scan test using whatever brand HDD's program. That will prove if it's signal or HDD for sure.

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Still in warranty thanks though for the help

Possibly take it to a friend or relo's place, set it to do a few (lots maybe) recordings, see how that goes?

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We have an amplifier on the antenna & a 3 way splitter as we have 3 TV sets,

Formatting the hard drive won't fix anything (other than deleting problem episodes). Any system that splits the antenna is prone to digital issues. IMO the issue has nothing to do with your PVR but is just the signal level at one outlet dropping below the digital cliff.

Dif your antenna guy say the antenna signal strength was strong or did he go to each outlet and say each one was strong? As DrDos says, try plugging the PVR into other outlets.

Regards

Peter Gillespie

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He just tested the strength of the outlet in the lounge room which is where the Humax is

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He just tested the strength of the outlet in the lounge room which is where the Humax is

My understanding is with a splitter environment reception quality can fluctuate depending on what each outlet is doing / plugged into etc. A TV on in another room might cause the Humax to drop a few percent and suddenly you're over the 'digital cliff'. I'm suggesting that in any effort to pinpoint an issue the first move is to simplify the environment. Perhaps unplug everything else. Try moving the Humax to another room for testing. Try swapping the fly lead (antenna cable between the wall and the PVR. But perhaps first up unplug the TV from an antenna (remove cable from the wall as well) and only have the Humax PVR connected to the antenna cable. Slowly add other equipment back in.

Regards

Peter Gillespie

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Peter we usually only have the main TV set on at any one time, usually one other set is on when we are eating & the third when my husband is watching the AFL ( but I am usually not recording then)

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Peter we usually only have the main TV set on at any one time, usually one other set is on when we are eating & the third when my husband is watching the AFL ( but I am usually not recording then)

But you've said you don't see the issue live generally. that would suggest that while the PVR is recording perhaps other TVs are being used elsewhere. Fluctuations can occur just with having other sets plugged in. Doesn't have to turn on. Anyway, I've suggested you remove the aerial that is going into the TV in the same room as the PVR. Its a simple place to start. To answer your original question I don't think the issue is with the Humax. That said if you buy a new PVR it might have a better reception properties (digital cliff a bit lower down the scale). Or it might have worse.

Regards

Peter Gillespie

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