PROBLEM WITH A HUMAX DTR-T1000 YOUVIEW TV RECORDER
I have a DTR-T1000 which is about 8 years old. Over the past few days there has been a problem which I have not seen before. When I switch on the box and the TV, startup takes me straight to the Maintenance Mode screen. The option for Software Reset (Recommended) is highlighted so I have chosen that one. However, by the time the software has updated, the box has tuned to the available TV channels and then the “finishing touches” have been completed, it is about 15 minutes before I can use the box. This happened again yesterday and then again today. I have approached Humax to ask if they have been issuing software updates on successive days or if there is likely to be a fault with my box. They have advised that they have not been issuing software updates, but they believe YouView has been doing so for this model. Can you advise how I can overcome this problem? I am hoping I do not need to use one of the options which will delete my recordings.
Unfortunately you own an older model that has developed so many problems since Youview have revamped their software back in 2017 onwards. To be honest, you would be better looking for a newer model say from cex online bt2100 or the bt4000 models with 24month warranty for around £40 to £60.
You could attempt to fix unit, but my guess it will go wrong again. The 1000 is underpowered and components inside may near replacing. Have you tried maintenance factory mode option that keeps your recordings? Worth a try, but as mentioned, you maybe wasting time. Could also be worn hard drive. If you have a spare drive, might be worth testing further, but again not guaranteed will fix problem if main board is faulty. Please let forum know if this has helped/if you need more help.