I just bought a Fox-HDR T2 PVR for my parents. Generally I am very happy with it, but the iPlayer performance on the Humax Portal is so bad that I think there must be a fault or some setting is wrong.
I can start iPlayer and navigate to choose a programme so I know the connection works after a fashion. However after pressing play, either it never starts (black screen, rotating icon and time bar at bottom of screen but never starts), or occasionally it will start after a buffering period of *literally* about 4-5 minutes.
At first I thought it might be because of the homeplugs I am useing to connect the router to the Humax, but I tried a direct connection from the router via an ethernet cable.
The broadband connection at my parents house (on O2) is what I thought would be more than sufficient - 7-8Mbps down load speeds as measured on thinkbroadband and mybroadbandspeed.co.uk speed testers.
I tried connecting my laptop and could use the iPlayer perfectly well, and also I connected a Wii and it was also fine (although I guess the Wii implementation uses a lower resolution stream as the pic quality is a bit worse).
In my own house I only get 1.7-2 Mbps ADSL and using either the Wii or PS3 I get a very good iPlayer on my TV so I was a bit disappointed in the Humax Portal iPlayer performance to say the least.
Do you think I have a fault or is this just a really poor implementation on the Humax? Do I need a 15-20 Mbps connection to make it work properly??? Surely not?