If you are a frequent visitor to sites like this and the forums, it won’t have gone unnoticed that the new Humax HDR-1000S <free time> receiver has a few glitches, mainly linked to recording and hard drive re-formats.
Having tried for weeks to get a firm response from Humax, freesat stepped in and have provided us with the following update on specific bugs we mentioned:
These are some of the live technical issues that Freesat and Humax are working through, most of which will be fixed in the next software release, currently scheduled around the end of March. Once we have confirmation of exactly what the release will contain and when, we’ll make sure you know.
As you know the Freesat community have given us amazingly detailed feedback on the HDR-1000S. We’re doing all we can to keep members updated and advised that their feedback has reached the right ears, but until we get concrete information that we’re able to share there’s little more we can add without causing more confusion.
Our tech teams are working closely with Humax to this end, and very much hope that the next software release will ease the situation.
The next software update was originally tipped to be released early this month, but it seems Humax have more work to do. Hopefully when the update is released, it will eradicate these glitches and massively improve the functionality of what is already a very promising product. The delay might also be as a result of waiting for YouTube to launch, as over-the-air software updates are costly.
In the meantime, if you are suffering from recording issues, especially those recordings that have failed when your receiver was in standby, there is a update you can install manually via USB stick. Just make sure your receiver already has version UKSFAA 1.00.16 installed (over the air) and then visit the following link for instructions on version UKSFAA 1.00.22:
Please note that these glitches do not appear to be affecting all HDR-1000S receivers, but if you find any bugs, by all means add a comment below and we’ll pass them on.