Nigel_HD - 42 minutes ago »
Whatever the statistics of the failure rate, the fact remains that if you are in the 'HDD failure or motherboard failure club' you have LOST your recordings. In the IT world, proprietary disk recovery software will often make a success out of a disaster, and provided you have the encryption key, then encrypted files can usually be recovered. My gripe is that it seems in Humax world, if you have the 'problem' you are locked out of your old recordings. That is the problem.
I'm still crossing my fingers, but equally thinking about how I can escape this potential 'prison' into a non-Humax Freesat world.
The encryption is enforced by the Freesat licence. Ergo only way to escape is a advanced generic fta box. Some have a epg.
There is no 2nd generation freesat+ box maker other than Humax and freesat are responsible for the software. The first generation Foxsat-HDR with the Custom Firmware is much more secure recordings wise.