You may have decided that you wish to transfer a program that you have recorded on your Humax Satalight HD Digital Television Recorder on to either a USB Stick or perhaps an external hard disk drive of some sort...... in this blog we talk about how you can do that and what you need to have to be sucessfull at this endevor!!!
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Firstly you must appreciate that the Humax box has in it an internal hard drive or hard disk onto which the tv programs are recorded..... this allows you to play back the television program on your TV via the scart lead and provided your batteries are good in the remote control you should be ok.......
Notice : that sometimes if the Humax box seems to be dead and does not respond to you hitting buttons on the remote you can fix this by hitting the PVR button on the Humax controller and this gets things working again........ that button is right at the top on the left hand side.

The Humax box is wonderful as I am sure you know if you have one, you can set it up to record an entire series if you want to that's a useful feature.... but comming back to the point of this blog....

The Humax Faxsat - HDR has on its back a USB port and into this you may plug in USB Devices....... further more there is a menu in the menus that facilitates copying programs to an external device... we explain a bit ABOUT THAT RIGHT HERE IN THIS BLOG....

We startred off realising that digital films are quite large in terms of the gigabytes they use up so we brought or other wise obtained a Buffalo 16 Gigabyte USB Stick RUF2-R16GS
We found this on another web site ......

"Buffalo’s Super High Speed USB Flash Type R offers high performance and supports enhanced Windows Ready Boost™. Simultaneous access to four SLC chips provides super high speed data transfer. With TurboUSB in use the read speed is up to 19% faster with actual performance peaking at up to 38MB/s. Capacities of up to 16GB are ideal for all important files, music and movies. For confidential files on the USB Flash, SecureLockWare™. protects your privacy. "

Anyway the memory stick is formated FAT32 and that is good news for everyone since the Humax Box will recognise a FAT32 filing system so that good isn't it...

So here are some instructions on how to go about transfering a film from the Humax box to a USB Drive.... we intend on giving more instructions on how to get your films or tv programs onto an external hard disk drive a little latter on ..... come back to the Computer Fixer Blog the home of useful computer use / maintenance information...

When you plug in the USB Drive into the Humax box ensure your tv and Humax box are on... you will see on the screen a message saying .... USB Device has been connected.
On the Remote of the Humax box press the Media Button to reveal the programs that you have already recorded, you will see on your TV screen the programs that you have recorded....... note: press the opt+ button this is a very small button on the Humax Remote controller. Now Select the File Manager

You will see all the programs you have recored on the left hand side... i.e programs stored on the Humax FaxSAT - HDR box, on the right hand side you will see USB: /> this represents the USB Stick.
Before you can copy a program to the memory stick you need to position the cursor on the usb stick icon and get the machine to create a icon that looks like a folder, once that happens you can initiate a copy by selecting the program on the left and thenchossing copy...
Please note: you will not be able to copy to the device i.e. the USB stick until you have pressed the opt+ button and found the file manager and opened that and placed the cursor on the USB : /> icon and hit ok, to get to see the little file shaped icon with three dots after it.... once thats done, move the cursror back to the left to be on the program you want to copy. press ok and choose copy.

As a final note, whilst the copying is actually happening you will not be able to enter the media menu or the guide menu, you just need to be a little patient!! We have not tested to see what happens if you run out of space on the usb stick that something for the next blog I think!!!

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