Humax HD-FOX T2
Software upgrade enables transcoding from AAC to Dolby Digital 5.1

Humax has today issued its long-awaited software fix for the HD-FOX T2 Freeview HD set-top box.

Like a number of other similar devices, the Humax wasn't able to transcode the multichannel audio signal signal being broadcast by the BBC on its HD programmes.

For reasons explained in our earlier news story, the BBC uses the AAC audio codec for multichannel sound on Freeview HD and this needs to be transcoded to Dolby Digital 5.1 so your multichannel amp or receiver can understand it.

Other improvements included in the latest Humax software upgrade are:

• Resolves audio display/selection issues

More after the break

• SD/HD audio level balance (stereo output)

• Resolves reminder issues

• Resolves subtitle issues

• Interactive engine improvements

To get the update, go to the Humax download centre and follow the instructions.

A second software update will be issued in September to enable users to record from the HD-FOX T2 to an external device.

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