HUMAX HDCI-2000 thread

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350Z Man

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My Satellite Setup
Humax HDCI2000 Motorized 1m dish T-Rex 4.6 cam 42"Plasma Panasonic
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Cheshire
Thanks LLew, I have a channel list that has the ITV HD entry in it so it looks like I can kill 2 birds with one stone whilst I have it all apart! Do you know of any way of updating your channel list without mucking up your favourites list?

Cheers
 
Llew

Llew

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Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
Not that I'm aware of. A new list will need reinstallation of a new favourites list. Using two Formula editors to paste the original favourites list to the new channel list isn't (as far as I know) possible; even if it was, the channel numbering is unlikely to be the same.

Llew
 
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350Z Man

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My Satellite Setup
Humax HDCI2000 Motorized 1m dish T-Rex 4.6 cam 42"Plasma Panasonic
My Location
Cheshire
Many thanks Llew for your help, just got to find the time to dismantle it all now!
 
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developers

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My Satellite Setup
Topfield 7710 HD PVR using HDMU Enigma2, Humax HDCI2000 HD Motorised Triax 1.1m, fixed Orbital 80cm dish with 3 LNB 13e, 19.2e and 28.5e 4/1 way diseqc Cas 3+ Diablo 2.3 & TRex 4.6 Rover SDM2
My Location
Cheshire.
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350Z Man

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My Satellite Setup
Humax HDCI2000 Motorized 1m dish T-Rex 4.6 cam 42"Plasma Panasonic
My Location
Cheshire
Cheers,I'll have a look at that, that would save me a lot of faffing, just gotta find the time to disconnect everything now!
 
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350Z Man

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My Satellite Setup
Humax HDCI2000 Motorized 1m dish T-Rex 4.6 cam 42"Plasma Panasonic
My Location
Cheshire
At long last I've found the time to dismantle so I can do the software upgrade and add ITV HD to my channel list.........now I can't get the PC and STB to talk. This is driving me bonkers!!! Last time I connected them up was to upload a channel list from Laurals and worked perfectly, nothings changed with the setup and now nothing, can anyone please help before I explode. I run the sofware, switch on STB into standby using the switch on rear of the box and nothing. This happens with both winoak and the formula software....am I doing something wrong? Have I suffered brain fade?

Many thanks
 
Llew

Llew

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My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
Take the box out of standby before attempting a transfer, then switch off. With your data ready in Formula, switch the box on again.

Llew
 
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350Z Man

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Humax HDCI2000 Motorized 1m dish T-Rex 4.6 cam 42"Plasma Panasonic
My Location
Cheshire
Same result I'm afraid, I don't understand this, I've noticed a couple of people have successfully updated v16 from either hotbird or astra, after trying many times over the last month I have been unsuccessful so I thought I'd be safe doing it by connecting to my PC....how wrong I was! As I mentioned I downloaded a channel list a few months back with no problems, I've changed nothing with the PC so I'm really stumped.

Thanks for your time and help.
 
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satellitedave

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My Satellite Setup
Humax 5400,Humax 2000hd,QS1080ir
Channelmaster 1.2 motorised dish.
My Location
N.W Lancs coast
Before you give up,re-boot the computer,make sure nothing is running in the background,and then run formula again.If need be,try this a few times and it should work.
Good luck.
 
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alexure

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humax hdef sat receiver
laptop
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uk
Are you sure that you are using a null cable?
 
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350Z Man

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Humax HDCI2000 Motorized 1m dish T-Rex 4.6 cam 42"Plasma Panasonic
My Location
Cheshire
Yup, it's the same cable I used to upload the Laurals channel list to the Humax a couple of months ago. I made the mistake of using a gender changer the first time i tried to update the software and learnt the hard way! This is what's annoying me, it's exactly the same setup that I have used successfully before, I suspect the problem lies at the PC end of things so I've just got to keep trying and hoping. Thanks anyway.
 
gandalfthegrey

gandalfthegrey

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My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 800HD (clone)
Gibertini 85cm dish
4 way Diseqc switch........
linksys access point connected to Dreambox..
My Location
dublin,ireland
Are you using a usb to serial cable adapter??? Same thing happened with me and I deleted and reinstalled the drivers for the adapter and it worked no problem..Another obvious one..have you checked you are using the proper comm port? and that it's not conflicting with another piece of hard ware?
good luck
gandalf
 
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lewishamse

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My Satellite Setup
Humax HDCI2000 motorised
My Location
London
sometimes u have to try all comm ports many times b4 one of them responds...mine responded to comm port 6 after many attempts.....

gandalfthegrey said:
Are you using a usb to serial cable adapter??? Same thing happened with me and I deleted and reinstalled the drivers for the adapter and it worked no problem..Another obvious one..have you checked you are using the proper comm port? and that it's not conflicting with another piece of hard ware?
good luck
gandalf
 
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350Z Man

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My Satellite Setup
Humax HDCI2000 Motorized 1m dish T-Rex 4.6 cam 42"Plasma Panasonic
My Location
Cheshire
Using a null modem cable, I think it's a question of keep trying and being patient! Although I am running out of that, I have some time available on Friday possibly so may give it another go then, thanks guys for the help.
 
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HZoooof

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Humax HDCI2000-Humax F1ACE-Sony Bravia HDTV-PC with windows vista -Xbox360 -samsung CRT TV-Playstatio 2.
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Saudi Arabia
Welcome my friend....
I hobe you all fine .....
I need to ask you about : how to insert the channel keys into the Humax HDCI-2000 by the remote control ?? like irdeto and viacces ??
Can you tell me quickly please ??
I need it now if you can !
and thank you very much
 
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Bengbeng

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Regarding the too dark image;

I can adjust the HDMI video settings in my Pioneer plasma. Default it's on "auto". I have manually set it to "0-255" and the image is good now. Not too dark anymore.

Maybe the same can be done in other tv's.

EDIT: hmm, setting to "0-255" works only well for SD channels. HD channels become too washed out color wise. O-no
 
Llew

Llew

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My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
This channel list is based on Laural's latest motorised list (12/09/08) which can be found over at Laural's site.

I have kept the satellite list the same as my previous list, I may add new satellites in a modified list later.

Llew
 

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fico99

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My Satellite Setup
Humax HDCI-2000, Triax TDS110, Triax Multiblok, 4x Titanium Single LNB (13E - 19,2E - 23,5E - 28,2E)
My Location
Belgium
Ervil said:
So my questions are:

a) Is there any problem in downgrading the version ?

b) Will I loose my Channels List ? (That wouldn't be a great problem for me)

c) This "dark on LCD" problem started with wich version ? (I would like to upgrade to the previous version before that one where this problem begun)


Thanks in advance for any help



Ervil
Hi Ervil,

I have just downgraded my HDCI-2000 from 1.00.16 to 1.00.07 and then back to 1.00.04.

I hoped, by reading this thread, that 1.00.07 would be low enough to get rid of the RGB 0-255 problem but it is not. I can confirm that you have to go back to 1.00.04 to get the RGB 16-235 values back on the HDMI interface.

Personally I don't see any disadvantages by going back to the old 1.00.04 version. My Humax is much faster with .04 compared to .16 and my CAM is working better also :)

Oh yeah, the channel list is still there after the downgrade but the Astra 3 satellite became User Define 4 and I had to associate it with DiSEqC C. The other 3 LNB's remained just fine.
 
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denis1501

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Lazio, Italy
My Satellite Setup
1.25m offset dish for Astra 2 28deg. using Inverto Black Ultra 0.3 quad lnb, Amstrad Sky+ HD, 80cm dish for Hotbird, Sky Italia, Tivùsat, Lenovo Ideapad Z570, 10 mbits broadband.
My Location
Sunny Italy
fico99 said:
Hi Ervil,

Personally I don't see any disadvantages by going back to the old 1.00.04 version. My Humax is much faster with .04 compared to .16 and my CAM is working better also :)
I believe you will lose Dolby Digital over HDMI if your software is 1.00.04.
regards
D.
 
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fico99

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Humax HDCI-2000, Triax TDS110, Triax Multiblok, 4x Titanium Single LNB (13E - 19,2E - 23,5E - 28,2E)
My Location
Belgium
denis1501 said:
I believe you will lose Dolby Digital over HDMI if your software is 1.00.04.
regards
D.
Thanks for the info ;)

That will not be a problem in my setup because I have connected my HDCI-2000 to a Sony receiver using the optical S/PDIF output (toslink).

Dolby Digital 5.1 is also working fine with BBC HD and the other HD channels.

I am really happy that I have my Black Level Detail back when I use the HDMI connection to my Pioneer PDP-507XD Plasma TV :)

Picture Quality is really awesome on BBC HD, Discovery HD, NGC HD and Luxe TV HD :)
 
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