Humax FOXSAT-HDR

foxsathdr1The Humax FOXSAT-HDR can record two channels at the same time. You can start watching a programme that is being recorded from its beginning even though the rest of the programme is still being recorded (chase play).

While dual recording, it is possible to watch any previously recorded programme on the hard drive too, while the current recordings continue in the background. Technically, it is possible for the FOXSAT-HDR to record up to four programmes at the same time; however this feature will not be enabled on the release version but could be a free feature upgrade in the future.

With a 320GB hard drive the Humax FOXSAT-HDR is capable of recording about 200 hours of standard definition programmes, or around 80 hours in high definition (HD). The receiver can collect the whole freesat 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG) in around 30 seconds.

The Humax FOXSAT-HDR also has a Common Interface, which can be used for viewing encrypted channels by using a Conditional Access Module (CAM), with a valid card. No CAM modules are included with this receiver, there are currently no encrypted services listed on the Freesat EPG.
At the rear is an impressive array of connections including an HDMI socket for an HDTV. The receiver can output its high-definition pictures in 720p or 1080i, which you can choose according to the type of programme. A digital optical audio socket delivers Dolby Digital from suitably encoded HD transmissions.

Website: www.humaxdigital.com

For more information see:

FAQ – FOXSAT HD and HDR FAQ at My Humax Forum, a community supporting Humax PVR & STB owners.

Humax FOXSAT-HDR User Manual (PDF)

Remote Control TV Code List


 

Features & Functions

Freesat HD and SD channel recording
Simultaneous viewing of one channel and recording another channel
Record 2 channels at the same time
Receive HDTV signals (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and MPEG-2)
Under 1W power consumption in standby
HDMI-digital interface for perfect transmission of picture and sound
Simultaneous playing of transmissions over HDMI, Composite or Scart
Easy installation and operation
Resolution format: 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i
DVB-S2 and DVB-S compatible
Ethernet Support (for use with BBC iPlayer)
Full colour high resolution electronic programme guide
Dolby digital audio output (S/PDIF)
Automatic software upgrade via satellite
Upscaling Standard Definition channels
Audio description / One touch subtitle
320GB HDD
Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 380 x 55 x 252 mm
Weight: 3.1 kg

Front Panel
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Rear Panel
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Humax System Software

HUMAX products use certain open source operating system software distributed pursuant to GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2 and GNU LESSER GENERAL LICENSE Version 2.1 each as defined and published by the Free Software Foundation, Inc. The Humax FOXSAT-HDR, uses a Linux operating system and the hard drive is formatted using the EXT2 file system.
The following GPL and LGPL software source codes used in this product can be provided.
Email:
gnu@humaxdigital.com.

linux
busybox
e2fsprogs
This package, the EXT2 file system utilities, are made available under the GNU Public License version 2, with the exception of the lib/ext2fs and lib/e2p libraries, which are made available under the GNU Library General Public License Version 2, the lib/uuid library which is made available under a BSD-style license and the lib/et and lib/ss libraries which are made available under an MIT-style license.

LGPL Software
uClibc
FreeType License (FTL) Software
Freetype
Portions of this software are copyright © 2007, The FreeType Project (www.freetype.org). All rights reserved.


 

Humax FOXSAT-HDR Custom Firmware

raydon’s Media and File Server Bundle for the Humax Foxsat-HDR – Release v4.1.3

A fully functioning web interface for the Foxsat HDR.

A package management system with web based repository for the downloading and updating of applications.
This can be accessed both from the web interface and from the command line.

A service management system to display status of custom applications, start or stop them, and disable/enable boot-time autostart.
Again, this is accessible from the web interface and the command line.

It is easy to install and gives you access to it’s own web page across your network adding more options  to the Humax FOXSAT-HDR from a browser.
The custom firmware will allow you to F Browse Media Files, View and add scheduled events, Channel list, EPG Now and Next, EPG 7 day, Service management, Package management, Settings and documentation.
Other packages can be added such as media streaming across your network from your HDR.

With the custom firmware, non-Freesat channels can be added to the Freesat EPG. Unfortunately no EPG programme information is available for non-Freesat channels.
That said there are a few exceptions, all other ITV regions, UTV and STV in both SD and HD have full 7 day programme listing as information for these is provided by Freesat.

Features in v4.0.x

  1. A fully functioning web interface for the Foxsat HDR.
  2. A package management system with web based repository for the downloading and updating of applications.
    This can be accessed both from the web interface and from the command line.
  3. A service management system to display status of custom applications, start or stop them, and disable/enable boot-time autostart.
    Again, this is accessible from the web interface and the command line.

The file named ‘FOXSAT-HDR_upgrade.hdf’ is the firmware upgrade which provides the platform on which custom application software packages can then be installed. It also provides the means to start these custom applications automatically at boot time.

Download: raydons Media & File Server Bundle for the Foxsat HDR (rar file)

For more information see: Media & File Server Bundle for the Foxsat HDR  (AV Forums)

More software available at: http://hpkg.tv/foxsat/

AV2HDR

AV2HDR adds the facility to use FTP transfer to send the video file set created by AV2HDR directly into a selected folder on the HDR.
Please note that for the FTP function to work, you must have first installed the custom firmware.
AV2HDR will allow the receiver to play non native video content.

Download: AV2HDR-T2 v1.0

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