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just bought one and thought it was a good deal so here it is.

can play iplayer HD content via Ethernet connection. (This was the clincher for me!)

Specs:

Freeview-HD Set top box
Over 50 Digital TV Channels
8-day on screen electronic programme guide
Dolby Digital+ Audio Output
Parental Control
Subtitle and Audio description
Perfect digital transmission for picture and sound via HDMI output
Auto detection of new channels and services - no need to ever re-tune
Play media from a HDD or USB memory stick (MP3, JPG, XVID)
Receives SD programming as well as HD programming
Resolution formats: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i
Standby power: less than 1w
1 year guarantee

Weight & dimensions

Dimensions
280 x 45 x 200mm (H/W/D)
1.42kg

Technical specification

System Resource
CPU/MPU/Mainchip BCM7405
Flash memory 32MB
SDRAM 256MB(+64MB)
EEPROM 8KB
Tuner & Channel : Terrestrial
Number tuner 1 DVB-T/DVB-T2
Input Connector IEC 169-2 Female
Frequency Range 48.5MHz to 226.5MHz(VHF), 470MHz to 862MHz(UHF)
Signal Level -70 to -10 dBm
Demodulation OFDM
Mode 2K, 8K
FEC mode 1/2,2/3,3/4,5/6,7/8
Guard Intervals 1/4,1/8,1/16,1/32
MPEG Transport Stream A/V Decoding
Transport Stream MPEG-4 PART2/MPEG-2 ISO/IEC 13818
Profile Level MPEG-2 MP@HL, MPEG-4 AVC MP@L3, MP@L4, HP@L4
Input Rate 15Mbit/s Max
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Video Resolution 1080p,1080i,720p,576p,576i
Audio Decoding MPEG/MusiCam Layer I&II
Audio mode Single/Dual Mono/Stereo/Joint Stereo
Front panel interface
Display 7-Segment
LED 3
Buttons 4
CI Slot N/A
USB N/A
CAS Slot x
Rear panel interface
SCART 1 TV, 1 VCR
RF N/A
RCA 1 Video, 2 Audio
Component N/A
S/PDIF 1
HDMI 1(with HDCP)
Data port Ethernet
USB 1(PVR)
Power cord Type UK 3pin fixed
Power Supply
Input voltage AC 90-250V(Free voltage), SMPS
Type Embedded switch mode power supply unit
Power consumption Standby Under 1W
Protection Separate internal fuse & lightning protection
Physical specification
Size (W x H x D) 280 x 45 x 200 (mm)
Weight(Net) 1.42 kg
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g8spur 4 Likes #1
Good set, you can attach a USB harddrive for recording which works really well.
nightshot#2
Tempted to sell my Humax freesat box to get this.
donaldduck2#3
You can also series record with this.
thekanester#4
Looks good.
masai#5
Anyone have a clue about these custom firmwares....
http://wiki.hummy.tv/wiki/Customised_Firmware_-_Features_Available

can't make heads nor tails of it!
AdamsDaddy 1 Like #6
Got one of these last time they were this price back in October, it's excellent. Stick a USB HD on it, you get full PVR functionality (albeit single-tuner).

The custom firmware adds features like a web interface and remote web-based scheduling, but might be a bit tricky to manage for the less-technically minded.
Ellis456#7
Seems like a good buy, having had a tecknika hd box and sharp hd box which where rubbish I kind of gave up on them, now I will only buy a good quality one it's so worth it in the end.
0049ner#8
I have this model, purchased new in Maplin sale last August for £49-99. Coupled to a 1TB WD External. Really good features with Internet connection, BBC i-player, Picasa and U Tube through the Humax Web Portal as well. Highly recommended for a Single Tuner DVR
Taksim_Red#9
Can you record / watch two channels on the same MUX?
chubuking 2 Likes #10
are you not better off getting this?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/technisat-hdfv-freeview-hd-box-w-usb-recording-39-99-currys-free-del-1126891?page=1

i have one myself and for £40 it does the job. 4 Freeview hd channels and the ability to connect to your pc and record programs via usb or an external hard drive
ought#11
Is there any way to use a Virgin Cable signal with this, and record that?
Aweb#12
I've got one of these plugged into ethernet for iplayer and a 320GB USB hdd!
really is worth the money imo!

Taksim_Red
Can you record / watch two channels on the same MUX?

Yes on the same mux.

It does live pause and rewind although you do have to enable that when you've got a USB drive plugged in.
Stimpington#13
nightshot
Tempted to sell my Humax freesat box to get this.


What's up with the Freesat?
cbrpaul#14
Stimpington
nightshot
Tempted to sell my Humax freesat box to get this.


What's up with the Freesat?


i have both and switch between the 2 , its great, best both worlds !!
SmokinMonkey 1 Like #15
People mentioning recording with this, but no mention of Freeview+ or a hard drive. What am I missing?

Edit - Oh needs a separate external hard drive, god knows how I missed that first post...


Edited By: SmokinMonkey on Feb 15, 2012 14:35
jonnygrand 2 Likes #16
some glasses?
SmokinMonkey
People mentioning recording with this, but no mention of Freeview+ or a hard drive. What am I missing?
ronray#17
Good timing with the switchover happening near where I live over the next couple of weeks. Can't wait to get HD.
abfmdf 2 Likes #18
chubuking
are you not better off getting this?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/technisat-hdfv-freeview-hd-box-w-usb-recording-39-99-currys-free-del-1126891?page=1

i have one myself and for £40 it does the job. 4 Freeview hd channels and the ability to connect to your pc and record programs via usb or an external hard drive


If its used on a secondary TV go for the cheaper option, but as a primary TV I would really recommended Humax as it is a much better quality freeview box (From my experience with an Icecrypt or Phillips equivalent which both died on me within the last 6 months)

Picture quality was the best from the 3, it changes channel quicker, all text is nice and clear (including the TV guide) and generally is intuitive (with software updates). Although things like a large good quality universal remote and easy to use Iplayer app sounds like small things, its all the small touches which make this box so much better than the rest.
hodondo 1 Like #19
I got one for the same price the last time this deal was up - put a 320gb USB powered drive on it. HD channels look great. Always had Humax PVRs - this one is ultra silent, the new TV Guide is excellent. Have dabbled with i-player and DLNA streaming via a NAS and its great. Series link works well and all recordings get put into folders for ease.

you may need to upgrade the firmware via USB to get recording functionality and i-player:
http://www.humaxdigital.com/uk/support/downloadcenter_model.aspx?category_seq=181

If you are recording a HD channel you can watch any of the other 3 HD channels at the same time


Edited By: hodondo on Feb 15, 2012 14:50
Taksim_Red#20
Aweb
I've got one of these plugged into ethernet for iplayer and a 320GB USB hdd!really is worth the money imo!
Taksim_Red
Can you record / watch two channels on the same MUX?
Yes on the same mux.It does live pause and rewind although you do have to enable that when you've got a USB drive plugged in.


That's good. All I want is something to record / watch / timeshift both Corrie and Eastenders for the missus. So this fits the bill then?
abfmdf#21
ought
Is there any way to use a Virgin Cable signal with this, and record that?


I am 99% certain that there is no way of doing that on this box
VimesUK 1 Like #22
chubuking
are you not better off getting this?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/technisat-hdfv-freeview-hd-box-w-usb-recording-39-99-currys-free-del-1126891?page=1

i have one myself and for £40 it does the job. 4 Freeview hd channels and the ability to connect to your pc and record programs via usb or an external hard drive


I bought two of those for both of our TV's and they work a treat with either an external drive or a USB stick. They have both been registered also for the three years warranty.

Nice piece of kit at a good price.
RobinW#23
Great box IMO
Taksim_Red#24
ronray
Good timing with the switchover happening near where I live over the next couple of weeks. Can't wait to get HD.


God ours happened about 3 years ago. These days we can pick up perfect signals from both Granada and Wales just using an indoor aerial that doesn't even point remotely near the right direction!
CK2009 1 Like #26
masai
Anyone have a clue about these custom firmwares....
http://wiki.hummy.tv/wiki/Customised_Firmware_-_Features_Available

can't make heads nor tails of it!



Yes, I have the HDR version and stuck the customised firmware on which makes a great machine even better, with the HD version here you can add a hard drive and add the customised firmware from hummy.tv making it basically into the hdr version with extra's like sky player.
riccoley#28
Could someone please answer me this:

If i connect a usb hdd to this can i record say Corrie whilst watching Dave all at the same time?

Thanks :)
silly#29
I bought one of these last year & use it with a buffalo 1tb drive. The interface is very nice and the recording function & iplayer is excellent. I highly recommend it.
mattpreston11 5 Likes #30
riccoley
Could someone please answer me this:

If i connect a usb hdd to this can i record say Corrie whilst watching Dave all at the same time?

Thanks :)


From my limited understanding, recording coronation street is deemed a waste of time and the set will block you from wasting valuable megabytes in these times of hard drive shortages.

Also its single tuner, you need dual tuner to record + watch separate channels.
KopCity#31
I NEED a decent HD satellite receiver...cheap....technomate etc
DonDraper#32
Stimpington
nightshot
Tempted to sell my Humax freesat box to get this.


What's up with the Freesat?

I found Freesat good for HD but soft for SD. Also the clunky remote for the Foxsat HDR drove me nuts, so when we got Freeview HD last year I sold it and bought the HDR-Fox T2 (grade A from Humax - completely as new).

The HDR-Fox is a huge improvement in usability and has an excellent upmarket look and feel to its GUI (the complete opposite of the Virgin Tivo's 'mini-teens' look and feel!). Also Freeview SD is better than Freesat for me.

The Freesat recorder sold for a good price on eBay so the cost to change wasn't that great TBH
kingosticks#33
I'm desperate for some HD six nations. Thanks OP.
cols#34
riccoley
Could someone please answer me this:

If i connect a usb hdd to this can i record say Corrie whilst watching Dave all at the same time?

Thanks :)



If you record "Corrie" you can only watch other stations (via the humax) that are on the same mux.

However, provided you have a freeview TV you can record any station on the Humax and watch any other station on the TV as the humax has a single tuner and your TV has a single tuner as well.

I bought one of these recently when I last saw it posted here. I was that impressed that I went and bought another one for upstairs.
zippypants#35
Cant wait for Euro football in the summer in HD
SonicMan#36
Thanks, just ordered one.

have Sky HD downstairs, but wanted a HD box for another room
Pwanderer#37
As Col says.. you can simply use your TV remote and flick the channel while the Humax is recording.

I think its a great piece of kit although i've experienced some problems with the menu freezing. The BBC iPlayer feature is pretty decent.
Taksim_Red#38
Would you be able to record ITV1 HD and BBC1 HD (same MUX) at the same time or is it just a case of "record one and watch one" on the same MUX only?
montee#39
i've been on virgin media cable for years, i don't have a tivo but i do have a HD box and hdtv...i can't see this humax box being of any use to me at the moment....am i right?
grifz#40
Can you also get the ITVplayer . Or lovefilm streaming. Sorry for the noob questions as I have cancelled the full sky package and use my PS3 for BBC iPlayer ,ITVplayer Netflix,lovefilm

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