Digifusion FVRT100/145/150/200 Tweaking
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PVR recorders sold in the UK.
There is a great deal of useful information relating to these units
contained within the
Digital Spy Digifusion Forums
and they are a great place to visit and search if you've got a specific
question. However, the sheer amount of information can make it difficult
to digest and find what you're looking for. This site picks out some of
the most frequently asked questions and provides answers, or links into
the forums. It also hosts files relating to the boxes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can that background be changed?
The default background for the menu screens, guide and dialogue boxes is
generally regarded as pretty awful (although of course some people like it!).
Digifusion themselves say
"the intent was to make it vivid and eyecatching"
- they certainly managed that, unfortunately it's also pretty hard
to read the text over the top of it.
The default Guide background.
If you don't like it, or can't read it, then you can update your box with
one of three new themes that have been prepared by forum members,
or even design your own. Click on the images below for large versions.
(Note that these images are JPEG compressed, the real backgrounds have smooth
A guide on how to replace your backgrounds is
How can I get recordings off the PVR disk?
You need to open the PVR box, connect the hard disk to a PC and extract
the recordings using one of two utilities. Easy enough if you're familiar
with PC hardware or taking things apart™.
the Data Extraction thread for (lots) more information.
How do you archive recordings to DVD?
The general principle is to process the file produced by the data
extraction tools with ProjectX and then multiplex the output from that
into a DVD compatible video file.
I use the following tools to achieve this, there are other options:
Can I disable the there are new scenes to generate dialogue?
Yes! You can patch the software to disable automatic scene generation.
See the software patches page for more information.
How can I upgrade the hard disk?
A lot of people have successfully upgraded their hard drive to one with
a bigger capacity. The greatest success has been with Samsung drives.
The maximum disk size that the PVR can use is 128GB even
if the actual hard drive capacity is greater.
The best place for information on doing this is the
Upgrading Fusion Hard Drive
thread on Digital Spy.
Can I make it easier to regularly transfer recordings from the PVR?
A couple of people have modified their PVRs and installed a permanent
USB socket and switch on the rear panel so that they can transfer recordings
without having to remove the hard disk at all.
Links to descriptions/pictures of these modifications are here: