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#57238 7-Feb-2010 09:15
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Well I have been trying to work out how to transfer my recordings to my PC and after doing some research I have found a way. I got the firmware for HT8000 from the Homecast Aussie site and changed the model and software version to my HT9200DTR. The hardware is the same. It loaded and then I could FTP my files to my PC. After transferring my files, I reloaded my original firmware.

I still have few issues. Aussie is 7MHz so cannot tune the channels and when I load the aussie firmware and the front LCD does not show the messages. At the moment I can only get FTP to work but aussie site has USB software as well.

Kilaru

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  #298082 11-Feb-2010 19:48
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Here is an update:

I now can transfer my recordings to my NTFS drive directly via USB connection. This has really improved the transfer speed as via FTP I was only getting about 3.5MB/sec. I can also attach a USB drive and transfer to it but it will only allow files less than 4GB in size to be transferred.

So now I have two firmwares. One to 'convert' to aussie. and one to 'revert' to NZ once I have transferred.

Next think I want to do is to see if I can modify my PVR to utilise external shared HDD.

Kilaru





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  #299263 15-Feb-2010 20:46
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Hi there, was just wondering how you went about the USB transfer.

Has anyone else tried this?

 
 
 
 




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  #299371 16-Feb-2010 00:26
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After loading the alternate firmware, do the following:

- Load USB software on your PC - Works on Windows XP
- Connect HT9200DTR to PC via USB and put HT9200DTR on standby. Use remote to put on standby.
- You will see device appear on your PC. Then go to device manager and update the USB driver with the one in the Homecast software directory.
- Start the USB application.

After transferring put receiver back to official firmware. It working well for me.

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  #299568 16-Feb-2010 19:57
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Load USB software on your PC - Works on Windows XP"

What software is this? and where do you get both sets of firmware?



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  #299676 17-Feb-2010 08:51
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The software is here: http://www.homecastaustralia.com.au/downloads.asp?SKU=HT8000PVR
NZ software is here: http://www.dtvs.co.nz/images/firmware/ht9200dtr/01006A.zip
I see DTV Solutions has put warnings here: http://www.dtvs.co.nz/forum/index.php?topic=115.0

You will need a HexEdit the firmware file _sw_code.sgn to change the model number and firmware version. PM me with your email address if you want my copy of the firmware as I don't think I can post firmware here.

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  #299910 17-Feb-2010 19:48
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Good on you for testing and documenting this. Shame that NZ PVR users have to jump though so many hoops to do what is taken for granted in other countries.

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