Humax has released its latest software upgrade for the Humax PVR-9200T twin tuner digital TV recorder. The upgrade will ensure existing customers can take advantage of the latest Freeview Playback recording features.
The Freeview Playback software will be automatically installed on all PVR-9200T models via over-the-air downloads, which will take place between 14th and 21st January 2008, as long as the recorders are in stand-by mode overnight. It is also available by manually initiating an update or downloading it over the web and uploading it to the box via a null modem/serial cable.
Version 1.00.21 brings the device up to Freeview Playback Group 2 standard, offering three key features: series link, whereby it will record every episode of a series when selected; split recording, allowing users to link programmes recorded in two parts, such as where a film is interrupted for a news bulletin; and alternate instance recording, where users are alerted to other showings of programmes in the event of a recording clash.
The new version also offers several bug fixes and performance enhancements to Freeview Playback Group 1 functionality. The electronic programme guide populates and is available for use during recorded programme playback, and a bug with consecutive recordings while using the ChasePlay feature has been resolved.
All Humax PVR-9200Ts shipped into the UK from November 2007 already contain the new software.