Question about Humax DRT800 TiVo 80-Hours Video Recorder
I only get a black and white picture when viewing thru my Humax Series 2 (DRT800), including TiVo menus. Terrestial transmission (not going thru the Humax) is normal. I tried changing out the cable connected to the recorder output (red/yel/white connectors) but that did not help. Also tried resetting the system.
I contacted Humax and they said they'd not heard of the problem before and could offer no help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
After the update to 1.15 I had to delete EVERY recording on the unit. After that, any new recordings would burn just fine. However, some have found that same failure even after a hard reboot (repower). Called Humax level-1 support and they suggested a replacement unit so I swapped it out. But I've since learned that TiVo "pushes" a DVD firmware patch (possible supplied by Humax) from 1.08 to 1.15 and that patch is the culprit. That patch is suppose to make the DVD burn at a higher spin rate. After talking with level-2 Humax support they heard of the problem and said "the unit is working as designed", meaning, the DVD drive manufacturer specs say the drive is capable of a faster burn rate. So now I have Humax DTR800 #2 and so-far-so-good, but TiVo hasn't pushed the patch onto the box yet!
Posted on Nov 10, 2007
Loss of sound is often a problem with the SCART connections. The SCART may not be pushed in securely, or if the SCART is old the pins may not be good. Check SCART is securely in, or try another SCART lead.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
I just had the same problem with mine and found another post that at least fixed mine.
I had a DVD in the unit as it was restarting. I took a flathead screwdriver and opened up the DVD slot by inserting at the top right corner and opening the door. On the inside, at the bottom right, is a button that ejects the DVD player (the eject button on the outside won't work while it's booting up). I ejected the DVD that was in it, unplugged the unit for 30 seconds, and then it rebooted just fine.
Hope it works out for you too...
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
Try firstname.lastname@example.org. Services SF Bay Area (Peninsula, San Jose, East Bay). They make housecalls. Can repair and upgrade all Tivo's - Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 (including your Humax)
Posted on Sep 16, 2010
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