After getting more and more frustrated with my HDR 2000T, I decided to splash out on a new FVP-4000T.
My experience so far has been more than a little disappointing.
The first problem (despite specifically reading the instruction book instore) was to find that the unit does NOT support a 5-12v power feed to a masthead antenna, a little slip of paper in the box tells owners that this is not possible and an email from Humax confirms this. So, frustratingly, I have had to purchase an external power supply and go through the lengthy process of moving out my hifi cabinet and putting this in place, at least now I get all my channels.
TV guide, wayyyyyy too big and frustrating to navigate. If the boxes have to be that big at least put the program info in there!
Build quality just feels cheap.
Wifi regularly drops out and I have to reinstall the password.
Networking. Some aspects are fantastic, it recognises my Plex server and plays almost all the content even some of the streaming channels! But when trying to access the recordings on my HDR 2000T that I have now moved to my bedroom, it sees all the files and series folders but will not recognise/see anything inside the folders!
Apps. What a load of tripe! Surely by now someone could have written a basic browser app?
HD picture quality in general is ok but stutters occasionally but SD up-scaling is poor compared to my 2000T.
I have owned Humax since the days of the 9200T and as an installer for a major retail chain I have always recommended Humax products to any customers who have enquired but my current models are lacking. The 4000T has massive potential to be a great machine but I think it has been brought to market a little too soon.
However, now I am a member here I am confident that solutions will surface.