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    • AnneMarie4687
    • By AnneMarie4687 4th Aug 18, 2:00 PM
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    Humax PVR 9150T
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    • 4th Aug 18, 2:00 PM
    Humax PVR 9150T 4th Aug 18 at 2:00 PM
    My Humax PVR 9150T has stopped working, I think the hard drive has packed up. This model is easy and simple. It suits me ideally as I only use it occasionally. I have seen this model advertised for sale on E Bay and Gumtree for under 20. Obviously it is second hand and apparently they are in working order, but without a remote control. I have kept the remote control from my defunct Humax PVR 9150T. Will I be able to use it to tune in to any Humax 9150T that I purchase. If so at that price it might be worth the gamble!!!
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    • NCC-1701
    • By NCC-1701 4th Aug 18, 2:45 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 2:45 PM
    Yes, we have three 9150T's and all 3 remotes work with them all.
    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 4th Aug 18, 3:37 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 3:37 PM
    If it's just the HD why not buy one of those for a few quid and try a replacement?

    There's only 4 screws on the back of the Humax holding the cover on then another 4 screws holding the HD cradle in place, then another 4 screws holding the HD to the cradle.

    Think that the drives are IDE - once you have the cover off if there's a ribbon cable about 3" wide in the back of the drive then it's IDE and these don't cost much - good used ones can be had for little money.

    BEFORE REMOVING THE COVER UNPLUG EACH AND EVERY CABLE FROM THE HUMAX AND WAIT A MINIUTE OR SO BEFORE REMOVAL.
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 4th Aug 18, 4:42 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 4:42 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 4:42 PM
    Manual, if you don't have one (in pdf)


    https://www.uktv2c.com/Tuner%20Manuals/Humax_PVR-9150T_manual.pdf


    Or try the official Humax Refurbished site, with a 12 month warranty:
    https://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/refurbished.html
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 4th Aug 18, 6:33 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 6:33 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 6:33 PM
    with a Tesco 12th month warranty only 49


    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Humax-HDR-1800T-Freeview-HD-Digital-TV-Recorder-320GB-Capacity-Twin-Tuner/352053735173?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid =p2057872.m2749.l2649


    PS SOLD OUT
    Last edited by ballyblack; 05-08-2018 at 1:02 PM.
    • GDB2222
    • By GDB2222 4th Aug 18, 7:36 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 7:36 PM
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    If it's just the HD why not buy one of those for a few quid and try a replacement?

    There's only 4 screws on the back of the Humax holding the cover on then another 4 screws holding the HD cradle in place, then another 4 screws holding the HD to the cradle.

    Think that the drives are IDE - once you have the cover off if there's a ribbon cable about 3" wide in the back of the drive then it's IDE and these don't cost much - good used ones can be had for little money.

    BEFORE REMOVING THE COVER UNPLUG EACH AND EVERY CABLE FROM THE HUMAX AND WAIT A MINIUTE OR SO BEFORE REMOVAL.
    Originally posted by D_M_E
    I had one of these and did exactly as you say. The new disc can be bigger than the original. However, I had the disc lying around. I would not have paid for it. In the OP's position I would probably buy the Tesco complete unit. If they weren't sold out!
    Last edited by GDB2222; 04-08-2018 at 7:39 PM.
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 4th Aug 18, 8:44 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 8:44 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 8:44 PM
    Are the harddiscs just blank PC-format with no operating files on?
    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 4th Aug 18, 9:44 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 9:44 PM
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    The hard drive has to be formatted with the Linux ext3 file system, I think. A google search on this matter should help...
    Last edited by John Gray; 04-08-2018 at 9:53 PM.
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 4th Aug 18, 10:02 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 10:02 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 10:02 PM
    Looking through the manual I note that this model is connected via SCART sockets. Does your TV have HDMI connections, or just SCART?


    If you have HDMI, I would recommend visiting the Humax refurbished site and choosing another device, or going with previous suggestions from Tesco. You will have a better picture and more features. This one will give you so much more:
    https://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/refurbished/hdr-1800t-320gb-5547ad.html
    • Up to 70 Digital Channels
    • 12 in Stunning HD
    • BBC iPlayer
    • YouTube
    • Record 2 Chanels At The Same Time
    • Stream Photos, Music, Video Files
    • 1 Year Warranty
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
    • psychic teabag
    • By psychic teabag 5th Aug 18, 9:55 AM
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    One note : I have a PVR9200 and have changed the disk over. It is quite particular about the disk it will accept : it has to spin up within a certain time or it is rejected (ignored).

    EDIT: But if the 9150 is newer, and uses SATA disks, they probably all spin up okay.

    I wasn't aware that old humax's use ext3 - my 9200 certainly doesn't. But it doesn't matter - the box itself should offer the option to format the disk.

    - just found a post elsewhere that says someone uses a humaxrw utility to access files from 9150 disk. That's the same util I use on 9200, and it's a proprietry format, not ext3.
    Last edited by psychic teabag; 05-08-2018 at 10:32 AM.
    • GDB2222
    • By GDB2222 5th Aug 18, 10:10 AM
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    It's a while, but ISTR the Humax has an option to format the disc. I certainlydid not format mine in Linux.
    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 5th Aug 18, 12:19 PM
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    It seems, similar to the inconsistency between the various 'up' and 'down' functions on the remote, that various Humax PVR models can use different hard drive formatting. There is certainly a 'format' function in my 9200, but what this actually does to the disk is not defined - it may do more, or less, than a Windows format...
    Last edited by John Gray; 05-08-2018 at 12:21 PM.
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 5th Aug 18, 12:42 PM
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    BT Customer

    BT Youview 1 TB box 60 delivered through your BT account .
    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 5th Aug 18, 12:59 PM
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    To use the humaxrw utility you have to remove the HD and put it in a caddy or spare slot in a PC.

    Think the disc is a FAT12 format - most, if not all - humax boxes have a disc format otion somewhere in the menu and the humaxrw utility gets the files off a lot quicker than the humax does the job itself.

    Humaxrw also does a lot more than just get the files off.
    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 5th Aug 18, 7:22 PM
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    Think the disc is a FAT12 format
    Originally posted by D_M_E
    Highly unlikely, I would say - don't forget that FAT-12 was invented for floppy disks (diskettes) and had severe restuictions on file sizes and volume sizes...
    Was your FAT-12 a typo for FAT-32?
    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 5th Aug 18, 9:14 PM
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    No, FAT-12 was not a mistype - if you stick a humax-formatted drive in a spare slot in a PC the PC will not recognise it under any version of Windows and only some versions of Linux recognise the formatting.

    EDIT - also, some of the filkes - depending on the length of the recording - on the humax disc can be over 8gig size. Don't know how it sticks big files like that on a FAT12 system.
    Last edited by D_M_E; 05-08-2018 at 9:17 PM.
    • psychic teabag
    • By psychic teabag 6th Aug 18, 10:35 AM
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    IThere is certainly a 'format' function in my 9200, but what this actually does to the disk is not defined - it may do more, or less, than a Windows format...
    Originally posted by John Gray
    It does what any format command does - it performs whatever preparation is required to allow files to be stored by that OS on the disk.

    It's pretty quick, so it's certainly not visiting every sector, or anything like that, but it doesn't take much work to simply record that all the sectors on the disk are free and available for use.

    Oh, except for the bit it sets aside for the catch-up live stuff, of course.
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