Humax FOXSAT-HDR “Please Wait” Fix

After a long time of waiting (literally!) for the “please wait” issue to be fixed, it appears Humax will launch a new software version (1.00.17) on the 14th October according to DTG.

The new version will automatically download on to your receiver (usually at 3am) providing you have updates set to auto within the menu. The update is exclusively to resolve the EPG problem:

Application version: HPRSFCI 1.00.17
Loader version: U7.54
System id: 3768 0000

– EPG Reservation improvement
When accessing the EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) you are now able to set reservations without having to wait for the EPG to fully download. After the reservation is scheduled the EPG download will commence again. To full populate the EPG please allow for 45-60 seconds.

If you cannot wait, the software can be manually installed by downloading from here (zip), with instructions available here.

If you decide to manually install, let us know if the problem is fixed by leaving a comment below.

(Thanks Eamonn McGuinness for the heads up!)

117 thoughts on “Humax FOXSAT-HDR “Please Wait” Fix”

  1. Anyone had a new bug appear since the latest software update? Now, if i’m watching a channel and want to record it, as usual I press the record button. If I then change away from that channel I get the blue box “bad or no signal” and the only way I can get any channel to view is by switching the box off at the wall outlet.

  2. Derek @ 98.
    Brilliant info – many thanks! I’ve put up with needing to aim my remote with the accuracy of a sniper for years (even though I removed both films shortly after buying the unit some years ago).
    Never occured to me to try it with the flap down – What a difference! I’ve now done the “fingernail scratching” mod and am getting good performance from the remote with the flap up.
    Thank you again for posting this information.

    Mark

  3. #104 Mark

    Thanks for the feedback confirming my mod worked for you too. I was beginning to wonder whether anyone else would try it. It really does make a big difference to the remote performance. I don’t understand why Humax didn’t mask off the IR window at the same time as the display window before applying the coating.

  4. Hi I am in Costa Blanca Spain. What post code should I enter into a Humax 500GB pvr ? and what Freesat channels are available here.Is it possible to re recieve other Sat channels on this box.

    Regards. Bill

  5. Sorry if this is not the right place to ask/post, but I couldn’t find a way to start a question.

    I have a problem. I have a Humax Foxsat HDR and have had recent problems deleting BBC HD programmes and recording radio programmes. My disk is usually 98% full with a mixture of TV and radio programmes.
    The temporary ‘fix’ was to borrow a 500gb USB external drive and copy the programmes, format the disk and copy back. I had thought of upgrading to a 1tb disk to overcome the space problem, more HD programmes being available (BBC1 HD and C4 HD), but as the problems have re-occurred I have delayed this upgrade.

    The two problems in detail;
    1) I record radio 4 extra (nee BBC Radio 7) every weekday 06:00-10:00 and have done so for a long time. However since about August 2011 it has not recorded every day, but that wonderful problem – intermittently !. I am unable to see a pattern; edited programme, deleted and put in as new – same result intermittent. After the ‘fix’ was applied this was cured, so I put it down to the disk being full. It stopped recording on 03Nov11.

    2) I am unable to delete BBC HD programmes, error message “cannot delete due to file restrictions”. After the ‘fix’ was applied this was cured, so I put it down to the disk being full. I recorded Midsomer Murders (ITV HD, 115 minutes) and was able to delete it, so I thought the problem was solved. However I was unable to delete programmes on 07Nov11; Match of the Day (BBC1 HD, 71 minutes) and Waterloo Road (BBC1 HD, 62 minutes). It also affected HIGNFY (BBC2, 45 minutes). When you try to delete the programme it goes through the motions, blue dustbin on right hand side of screen and then the error message. All the programmes in the media list have disappeared. I power/switch off/on and the programmes are populated in the media list.

    My initial thoughts, thinking aloud;
    I read somewhere about the BBC encrypting their programmes to avoid unauthorised copying ?. As BBC1 HD only starting broadcasting in Nov10 and not all the programmes were/are in HD, the problem may have been masked for a while. Plus how many people, non-techie types, actually record in HD ?. Based on the HD bit-rate denial by the BBC I should imagine they will deny this could possibly be something to do with them, but as I said inadvertently. So I was wondering if the encryption/restriction was inadvertently causing an unintended file deletion problem.

    Also something else about a maximum file size of 4gb being allowed to be copied?. This is software/firmware restriction ?. So, again, I was wondering if this restriction was inadvertently causing an unintended file deletion problem.

    I have yet to re-try recording something in excess of 60 minutes on ITV HD (119) again and C4 HD (126). I will also try BBC HD (109) just to see.

    Any help or suggestions gratefully received. Otherwise as it will be raining (!?) on Saturday, it will give me time to copy and re-format again. Oh, the format the Humax box does is not a full format, just a quick format as it only took seconds last time ?. Thanks for any and all suggestions that will (?) be forthcoming.

  6. Sara @ 110.I would try a factory reset it won’t delect recordings there has been a lot going on with new channels and software updates.sometimes you get gremlins with software so it might settle things down if no luck email or phone humax they are very helpful.I hope this is useful

  7. Hi We are having problems deleting after weve watched a recording, it has just started this was ok before, everything else works fine. Its a Humax Foxsat box which records 2 progs at once if needed. Hope you can help as weve been through the book on websites and no help anywhere so hope you can help us Many thanxs in advance

  8. Just bought this box direct from Humax. Listed as Graded stock.
    My problem (straight after installing), is the box will suddenly switch off and then the front panel will keep flashing on and off with a clicking noise.
    Tried factory reset and re-installing latest firmware. Changed the HDMI cable and where it is plugged into. Have emailed Humax. In the mean time whilst waiting for them to back to me. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to fix this.

  9. Mark Groeneveld said:
    Just bought this box direct from Humax. Listed as Graded stock.
    My problem (straight after installing), is the box will suddenly switch off and then the front panel will keep flashing on and off with a clicking noise.
    Tried factory reset and re-installing latest firmware. Changed the HDMI cable and where it is plugged into. Have emailed Humax. In the mean time whilst waiting for them to back to me. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to fix this.

    If it is clicking then it would suggest a hard drive failure; surprising they would allow re-sale of a product with such an obvious fault. Have them replace for you.

  10. Mark G. & admin post 115–The advise helped me too. In my case it is laughable, just moving the fan wires a little caused the fan to come on and sort every thing

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