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Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by deputydog95, Nov 23, 2004.
I own this unit and I absolutely love it.
Lately the tivo has been bringing down the volume of my tv. For example
if I am watching tv going around the tivo and not through it the sound
is much louder, and if I transfer a program from another tivo in the
house it is much louder than the programming on my tivo. This has been
pretty recent about within a month and I don't know if it was since the
last upgrade or if I need one or what.
Just had to compliment your username, stan da man, classic. I love the humax too, never had a problem with it.
banb--you can use your Lifetime Humax to qualify you for a multi-service discount. Lifetime on a new HD would then cost you $299, and the lifetime would also remain on your old Humax. Cheers...
I have A humax 400 and a directv cheap box for the tuner using IR. WHen it's supposed to change channels it blinks like it's going to, and even changes the channel id, but stays on the same channel. when I change it manually if sometimes take to tries to actually change the channel. Any ideas?
I have a Humax DRT800 that does not have any sound. When I plug it into the TV you can see and record shows, but the sound doesn't work. Any suggestions?
I recently switched to an HD cable box, and find that it flags almost everything I record and won't let me burn them to DVD. I did a little test, recording a show directly from the cable source for a few minutes, then through the cable box, and sure enough, I could burn what I recorded directly, but not what cam through the box.
So now, I'm thinking of switching back to DirecTV. Anyone here use their DRT800 to records and burn from DirecTV? Do you know if it still works, or has DirecTV begun to limit this function as well?
thanks for the upstairs help me solve the problem
Well the time has finally come - the DVD burner in my Humax has died and I need to replace it.
Any recommendations as to what make / model fit and work well?
My DRT800 seems to have failed over the Christmas break. It constantly reboots roughly every 10 minutes. I tried replacing the hard drive, as most sites say this is the most likely culprit, putting in a new 160GB Western Digital drive, using the copy utility I downloaded from the Hinsdale site. But that didn't help, even with the new drive, the system continues to reboot every 10-15 minutes.
The weaknees site suggests it could be power supply and wants $80 for a new power supply. Does anyone have a suggestion/thought on what the problem is? I'd rather not spend the $80 to find out it doesn't fix the problem
My Series 1 did something similar back in 2005 -- constant reboots even with a new hard drive. I sent it to these people:
and they fixed it while retaining it's lifetime status. Hooray! Their repair was affordable and my repaired S1 is still going to this day!
Rather than go to the expense of buying a power supply I found a used DRT800 with a broken IR receiver and swapped out the power supply. It didn't fix the problem. I finally did a repeat guided setup, and it crashed with an S03 unrecoverable error. Searching on that led me to the "pause 5 7" rebuild, which for now seems to have fixed the problem. In case anyone needs this information.
I now have an extra DRT800 with a broken IR sensor!
Well, I just tried the Pioneer DVR-A18M and that does not work.
Back to the research to try and find one that will.
From earlier in this very thread:
Use Google to find someone that stocks this model.
If anyone can find a Pioneer DVR-112D PLEASE let me know where!
It has been out of production for a couple of years and every link I click on to buy one says "discontinued / out of stock" but they still have the web page so Google finds it as for sale!
Ebay is more than PEZ dispensers and collectibles:
BUT, I can highly recommend the Weaknees people and their services -- you might check them out here:
I was having a problem with my TiVo/Humax as it was getting stuck a screen. I called Humax and they said I must have a disc stuck in the drive and this would cause this to happen. Well, that is what it was! But I had to open the Humax unit and take apart the DVD-I had been getting burn errors and the draw was getting stuck, and I have it taken apart and we can not get the draw to close-so I am thinking it is time to replace the DVD burner-
You posted the below information-I have to replace my DVD burner and it is a Pioneer 108JA can I use any of the Humax Pioneer replacements you mentioned or do I need to use the 108JA (which I can not find) If I can, is it just a plug and play type installation into my unit or do I need to download any firmware (I would not have a clue how to do this if it is not in a PC)-any help you can give/provide would be appreciated. I miss my TiVo
Posting by Robomeister
Regarding Pioneer units and failed burns:
I've experienced some failed burns and some of the techniques I've used to restore functionality are:
1. Reboot the TiVo.
2. Try a DVD-RW disc. This kind of resets the burn process, because it is not a DVD-R. Make sure it is a max speed of 1x or 2x disc. Trying a 4x disc will not work.
3. Try a different brand of disc. The Pioneer manual states that the DVD-R discs should be a max speed of 4x. I've had success with 8x media and limited success with 16x media. I think it has to do with the manufacturing process and the dyes used.
4. Replace the DVD burner. The Humax TiVos and the Toshiba TiVos can have their DVD burner replaced with standard PC DVD burners. The Pioneer TiVos cannot, unfortunately. The burner in the Humax is a Pioneer DVR-109 variant or sometimes a DVR-108 variant. I've read on this forum of people successfully replacing the burner with a Pioneer DVR-111D or a Pioneer DVR-112D burner. My standard for success if for the replacement drive to be able to read (play) and write (burn) discs.
If you burn a bunch of discs at once, you might be overheating the laser in the DVD burner. Try not to burn too many discs at once.
Hope that helps,
A stock LG drive didn't work either. I get a message saying the the disk is unrecognized.
It's very odd that a standard IDE drive won't work. I wonder if there's a missing setup step necessary to get the system to recognize the drive. Would removing and replacing the coin battery get the system to rescan the IDE interface for device info?
I guess my options are a replacement DVD burner or an entire new Humax unit from Weakness or transferring stuff to my computer for burning, which is a royal PITA with Nero.
Hi, pls if you be so kind and share with me: did you find any solution to record Over the Air Tv program on Humax DRT400 or 800?
I have the both and I dont have TIVO subscription righ now.
(I can't find any post related to this)
Both will work with an OTA digital adapter.