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It’s all gone a bit quiet

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  1. Barry


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    No news I'm testing being carried out by the closed group.


    No response to queries sent to Humax.

    | Wed 17 Nov 2021 7:52:05 #11 |
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    It feels to me as though Humax do not care about it's customers anymore, and I have been a customer since the first recordable freeview box they introduced and have 2 Auras but now considering a change in that case going forwards.

    | Wed 17 Nov 2021 8:20:22 #12 |
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    Barry - 2 hours ago  » 
    No news I'm testing being carried out by the closed group.
    No response to queries sent to Humax.

    Well, if they’re ignoring Barry that is indeed grim! It was only released (too early?) about a year ago.

    | Wed 17 Nov 2021 10:36:56 #13 |
  4. davidrew


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    Just to reassure everyone that as far as I know development is still going on.

    I have a Humax supplied Aura test unit which I'm running in parallel with my original Aura in various set-ups. I am feeding back observations to the development team mostly around the random brief pixilation events I see on HD channels and they are acknowledging them. I don't know why Barry is not receiving any feedback as he helped instigate this testing with Humax in the first place.

    There must be some more updates coming at some point as there are two different versions of the application in circulation dated Aug 05 2021 and Jul 28 2021. The later version is on the test unit but I don't know what is different to the earlier one which is on my original unit.

    The ongoing lack of official support for Netflix and Now TV is annoying for some users, I don't understand their reluctance as it would be more $$$ for them if the service is easily available on as many devices as possible.

    | Wed 17 Nov 2021 11:36:06 #14 |
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    It's quite a while since I posted a question about the likelihood of further work for the beta testers.
    And I though that it was said when the unit was first released that the reason for lack of Netflix was because Netflix had given exclusive STB use to another manufacturer. I don't know if that's true. Can anyone say which other STBs have native Netflix?

    | Mon 22 Nov 2021 18:48:59 #15 |
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    Both the 4000t and 5000t for starters. So it's not being withheld per manufacturer, it's because Humax haven't coughed up the fee to license it on the Aura.

    | Mon 22 Nov 2021 20:11:14 #16 |
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    As a multi-function, bells and whistles PVR / media player, nothing comes close.

    The lack of Netflix is I think the only weakness in the product. Yes, it has a few bugs here and there but for day-to-day media consumption e.g. live TV, Amazon, Plex, etc, the box is brilliant.

    The lack of Netflix is puzzling.

    It is either license related or technical. If technical, I expect the Aura DRM implementation may have something to do with it.

    | Mon 22 Nov 2021 20:44:14 #17 |

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