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Humax FOXSAT HD-G Freesat box Grade A £89 + £5 delivery @ humax direct £94.00

£94.00 @ humax direct
Nothing much to say. Freesat HD box at £94 total price. Obviously you can get the bush HD freesat box much cheaper in Argos but this box has the component cable sockets for people without HDMI on thei… Read More
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7y, 9m agoFound 7 years, 9 months ago
Nothing much to say. Freesat HD box at £94 total price. Obviously you can get the bush HD freesat box much cheaper in Argos but this box has the component cable sockets for people without HDMI on their HD ready tv's.

This A-grade, which generally means returned stock. They are fully functional and have a 1yr guarantee.

Link is here: http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/product.asp?ProdRef=10070&cat=Factory

Love it or not, it's cheaper than elsewhere. Brand new box at richersounds is £125 and everywhere else roughly £150. These boxes have gone up in price.

Website is humax direct.

This link was brought up like 8 months ago and is back again.

Still got to say that BBC HD is now poor in quality and ITV HD still needs to be sorted.

You can select non-freesat mode to pick up other channels and if you have a motorised satellite dish you can scan other channels.

Humax FOXSATHD Specification

- Receives HDTV signals (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and MPEG-2)
- Under 1Watt power consumption in standby
- HDMI digital interface for perfect transmission of picture and sound
- Simultaneous playing of transmissions over HDMI, YPbPr or Scart (2 x Scart sockets)
- Easy installation and operation automatic tuners and start-up guide
- Resolution format: 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i
- DVB-S2 and DVB-S compatible
- Ethernet support for future iPlayer and Kangaroo use
- Full colour, high resolution electronic program guide (EPG)
- Dolby digital optical audio output (S/PDIF)
- Automatic software upgrade via satellite
- Audio description / One touch subtitle
- Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 280mm x 45mm x 200mm
- Weight: 1.5kg

Final point. Many websites have giving this box a low rating due to the preview firmware. The new update sorts out this problem. This is done whilst you switch on the box.

ADD POINT:

Can people stop moaning about the A grade? People are getting mixed up with this item with others! This is not the PVR version! Arghhhhhh! NOT PVR! That is why it is only £89quid without P&P.

It's a steal. Bargasm! What else do you want? You definitely will not pick this up in the pound shop! And yes! This was posted 9 months ago but was out of stock. It is back in stock! Duhh........

Enjoy! Cheap and the grade is actually worth the buy. It comes like new! No problems. If you do have a problem, upgrade the firmware first. If it is still faulty, return it!
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#1
Link for a comparison site to show you the nearest price is £125.

http://www.joinfreesat.co.uk/index.php/digital-boxes/humax-foxsat-hd

Extra pictures:

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Humax FOXSATHD manuals

http://www.humaxdigital.com/freesat/FOXSATHD_100GB_040308_onlyref1.pdf (6.72mb – user manual)
http://www.humaxdigital.com/freesat/FOXSAT_100GB_033108.pdf (4.16mb – quick start guide)
#2
Just bought one of these boxes from Comet for £120! Wish i had known about this one.
#3
Been thinking about getting one for a while, this persuaded me, thanks!
#4
A cautionary tale, & I make no apologies for being no fan of refurbs UNLESS they are very cheap, which Humax products are definitely NOT!

As the possessor of a second-hand (ie refurb) Humax PVR, which is "not quite right" due to a number of odd bugs I know PRECISELY why it was a return. I was bought this as a gift, and to be honest, if I had bought it, it would have gone back the same day!

Looks perfect, but acts up in ways that the new one in the possession of the same purchaser doesn't, and as he didn't quite believe me, until I demonstrated the problems, it caused some degree of ill-feeling as a result!:-(

Still vastly better than some of the alternative PVRs, (some are so bad they are unusable) but like this, just not cheap enough I would expect no different of a satellite receiver, and would willingly pay the extra 30 quid for a new one! :-(
#5
jw021979
Just bought one of these boxes from Comet for £120! Wish i had known about this one.


Yours will have a 2 year guarantee Grade A come with a 1 year guarantee only
#6
I found Humax Support provide an excellent service.
(I had one of their original PVR's, which was great)
#7
nihcaj


As the possessor of a second-hand (ie refurb) Humax PVR, which is "not quite right" due to a number of odd bugs I know PRECISELY why it was a return. I was bought this as a gift, and to be honest, if I had bought it, it would have gone back the same day!

Looks perfect, but acts up in ways that the new one in the possession of the same purchaser doesn't, and as he didn't quite believe me, until I demonstrated the problems, it caused some degree of ill-feeling as a result!:-(

:-(


Silly me, & I thought that's what the warranty was for !!
#8
AuctionSniper;6213563
Silly me, & I thought that's what the warranty was for !!


It is if you want to spend time and effort sorting minor bugs - postage, or time waiting in. My time is more valuable than that, MUCH more valuable.

If it is bust, it goes back. That's easy, and no doubt WHY this one ended up as a refurb in the first place. Minor or intermittent faults are another sort of bind altogether.
#9
Geemac;6213396
Yours will have a 2 year guarantee Grade A come with a 1 year guarantee only


That alone is worth the extra
#10
nihcaj
It is if you want to spend time and effort sorting minor bugs - postage, or time waiting in. My time is more valuable than that, MUCH more valuable.

If it is bust, it goes back. That's easy, and no doubt WHY this one ended up as a refurb in the first place. Minor or intermittent faults are another sort of bind altogether.


Agreed if it was from some Fleebay Delboy outfit in Peckham or Manchester, this is from the manufacturers, so fingers crossed. If I wanted to pay shop prices I wouldn't be looking on here after all !!!
#11
I bought one immediately on seeing it on HUKD about 5 months ago. If it's a refurb I can't see any signs of previous use, it didn't look touched by human hands when it arrived, and the service from Humax was superb. No problems in using it then or since, and even now I'm on Virgin Media V+ HD I still keep it for the ITV HD football matches.

It's a great deal and people who think differently are either extremely unlucky or want too much.
#12
nihcaj
That alone is worth the extra


But why if you can't be bothered to send it back if there's a problem??
#13
Bought one for my dad to replace his sky box when he moved to cable. It didn't look like the inner bag had been opened all, looked brand new. It had a Argos item number sticker on the side so my guess is someone bought it thinking it was a HD freeview box then realised it was for satellite and took it back so they just returned it to Humax.
But I suppose its look of the draw.
As for customer service they have been great. Had an update cable and a ribbon cable (even though I broke it updating the hard disk) sent out to me for free.
#14
nihcaj
I. My time is more valuable than that, MUCH more valuable.


In which case, you probably spend the equivalent of a brand new one telling us about your woes
#15
AuctionSniper;6214102
But why if you can't be bothered to send it back if there's a problem??


I wouldn't NEED to... it would be from a SHOP and it would go straight back to them, personally: face to face!

One drawback of buying from the internet, it's deliveries all the way, and one of the big problems with deliveries (and repairs) is arranging to be in.
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[QUOTE=nihcaj] My time is more valuable than that, MUCH more valuable.
/QUOTE]

It must be, you're on HUKD on a Saturday afternoon like the rest of us.:whistling:
#17
jayok;6214177
In which case, you probably spend the equivalent of a brand new one telling us about your woes


As in seconds to type this you mean?
Not all of us use one finger!
#18
Lakeside;6214195
[quote=nihcaj;6213842]My time is more valuable than that, MUCH more valuable.
/QUOTE]

It must be, you're on HUKD on a Saturday afternoon like the rest of us.:whistling:


Yeah, but I can, and will be going out.... you can't do that when you are waiting for second-hand goods to be repaired!
#19
What's gone wrong with my quote there lol
#20
jayok
In which case, you probably spend the equivalent of a brand new one telling us about your woes


Like it !!
#21
nihcaj;6214211
[quote=Lakeside]

Yeah, but I can, and will be going out.... you can't do that when you are waiting for second-hand goods to be repaired!


Bitter & twisted?
#22
AuctionSniper;6214258
[quote=nihcaj;6214211]

Bitter & twisted?


No, just lumbered with irritatingly defective gear.

If you dont' believe me, fine, it is your prerogative, but I won't be buying any more second-hand Humax kit, or having it GIVEN!

This weeks new fault - subtitles: I had to reboot it as it was falling over too often, now since then I have subtitles on every channel until I turn them off again! Utter bind, means I dread having to reboot it again.
#23
nihcaj;6214291
[quote=AuctionSniper]

No, just lumbered with irritatingly defective gear.

If you dont' believe me, fine, it is your prerogative, but I won't be buying any more second-hand Humax kit, or having it GIVEN!

This weeks new fault - subtitles: I had to reboot it as it was falling over too often, now since then I have subtitles on every channel until I turn them off again! Utter bind, means I dread having to reboot it again.


Then send it back to be sorted pal, or just put up with it if you cant be bothered. My guess is that you're real gripe is that you're pi--ed that you were given a regrade as a present?
#24
AuctionSniper;6214575
[quote=nihcaj;6214291]

Then send it back to be sorted pal, or just put up with it if you cant be bothered. My guess is that you're real gripe is that you're pi--ed that you were given a regrade as a present?


Oh I am, you are dead right there! I made that WELL known, but that's not the reason I remain so annoyed - that's long over, it was even the wrong colour to be honest! Had it been bought at a shop, it would have gone back that day, but that was the problem, I had already waited in a day for it to come! I don't have ANY possibility of anyone taking a delivery for me, in fact I get cheesed off at others in the street relying on ME to be in. :-(
I take it as one of the biggest INSULTS of my entire life, that's another issue entirely! Take a tip, only buy second-hand kit for people you really don't like, as they won't like you if you do, and will be even madder if it is a dud like this one!

That apart, and still ongoing - it has the worst sort of defect: minor niggling & intermittent faults - if it went bang, I would be well happy about that! Years go I made the silly mistake of buying a new British Leyland car, and it had plenty of bad, even DANGEROUS faults, but even worse for me, it had many minor niggling ones, some that were intermittent, and hard to even get acknowledged as a fault, it cost me over 30 days in lost holidays at work, over a year, plus a lot of cash on car hiring, this is the same problem - it is often hard to get it to repeat the same fault in a days time only for this, I won't waste whole days on it as it isn't worth it :-)

I will eventually buy a new one when I get the spare money - but a NEW one. In the meantime, it generally records fine, and it usually saves the recording, so unlike the Thompson it replaced, I don't really lose recordings, and will struggle on with it, but it stands to reason you have a higher chance of getting a dud when it is a return, and that's why you need it to be properly cheap, say 40% of the cost of new, something more like someone at the pub would be selling it for(!), but at least then you wouldn't waste a whole day waiting for it to come.

I do agree most people seem happy with Humax returns, but I am reminding people they are not ALL good, and it is a gamble.

It will be cheaper putting it in the bin than losing days at a time waiting around for it to be returned, but the problem is it looks like it will HAVE to be a Topfield, and they are seriously overpriced, the newer model Humax ones don't allow recording to PC, and that's what I particularly use it for.
#25
nihcaj;6214817
[quote=AuctionSniper]



I will eventually buy a new one when I get the spare money - but a NEW one. In the meantime, it generally records fine, and it usually saves the recording, so unlike the Thompson it replaced, I don't really lose recordings, and will struggle on with it, but it stands to reason you have a higher chance of getting a dud when it is a return, and that's why you need it to be properly cheap, say 40% of the cost of new, something more like someone at the pub would be selling it for(!), but at least then you wouldn't waste a whole day waiting for it to come.

.

Well, this model doesn't record so what are you on about, a different bit of kit all together mate!!
#26
Excellent price for an excellent receiver!

These units are not "secondhand" but are refurbs. This means they will have been fully retested by the manufacturer and anything which is not as new will have been replaced.

Voted hot.
#27
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#28
nihcaj


Oh I am, you are dead right there! I made that WELL known, but that's not the reason I remain so annoyed - that's long over, it was even the wrong colour to be honest! Had it been bought at a shop, it would have gone back that day, but that was the problem, I had already waited in a day for it to come! I don't have ANY possibility of anyone taking a delivery for me, in fact I get cheesed off at others in the street relying on ME to be in. :-(
I take it as one of the biggest INSULTS of my entire life, that's another issue entirely! Take a tip, only buy second-hand kit for people you really don't like, as they won't like you if you do, and will be even madder if it is a dud like this one!

That apart, and still ongoing - it has the worst sort of defect: minor niggling & intermittent faults - if it went bang, I would be well happy about that! [COLOR="Red"]Years go I made the silly mistake of buying a new British Leyland car, and it had plenty of bad, even DANGEROUS faults, but even worse for me, it had many minor niggling ones, some that were intermittent, and hard to even get acknowledged as a fault, it cost me over 30 days in lost holidays at work, over a year, plus a lot of cash on car hiring, this is the same problem [/COLOR] (LOSER ;-) )- it is often hard to get it to repeat the same fault in a days time only for this, I won't waste whole days on it as it isn't worth it :-)

I will eventually buy a new one when I get the spare money - but a NEW one. In the meantime, it generally records fine, and it usually saves the recording, so unlike the Thompson it replaced, I don't really lose recordings, and will struggle on with it, but it stands to reason you have a higher chance of getting a dud when it is a return, and that's why you need it to be properly cheap, say 40% of the cost of new, something more like someone at the pub would be selling it for(!), but at least then you wouldn't waste a whole day waiting for it to come.

I do agree most people seem happy with Humax returns, but I am reminding people they are not ALL good, and it is a gamble.

It will be cheaper putting it in the bin than losing days at a time waiting around for it to be returned, but the problem is it looks like it will HAVE to be a Topfield, and they are seriously overpriced, the newer model Humax ones don't allow recording to PC, and that's what I particularly use it for.



ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ..... get a life and stop boring us with your tedious opinions and one off experiences. This is a low price for this product. IF your not satisfied complain to the relative who gave it to you NOT here :x . Seems to be a habit with your posts

HOT as it's a good price :-D
#29
Why has this post turned to an argument? LOL.

This is great! If you want something else, get something else. Stop complaining. LOL.
#30
TEDDYRUKSPIN
Why has this post turned to an argument? LOL.

This is great! If you want something else, get something else. Stop complaining. LOL.


+1 heat and rep, move on moaners :thumbsup:
#31
This deal has been about for months and posted here a few times but still a great price for a superb box.

This box is widley recognised as the best HD freesat box and Humax in general, are widely regarded as one of the better brands for satellite boxes and PVRs etc,

I had one of these before buying the Humax freesat PVR.

Dont let the Grade A issue put you off. If you want an HD freesat box you wont get a better one at a cheaper price than this.
#32
Can confirm I bought one of these from them at this deal about 6m ago when new ones were still around £150 with their 2 year warranty.

It arrived within a few days, although without the HDMI cable that s/be bundled - they posted it out same day when I moaned.

The unit I received was indistinguishable from a brand-new unit though clearly they only promise you a GRADE A unit. It has worked perfectly - in Italy, giving friends there SD/HD English TV - ever since, with a 1yr warranty as advertised.

Note: I do know Humax regard cutting off the UK 3-pin plug as voiding the warranty (for obvious reason), so they use an adapter in Italy.

The Humax box has a far neater GUI and more capable non-Freesat facilities and clever DiSEQ (spelling?) control facilities (which worked first time) than the Alba based units - eg the Goodmans HD box I have, but then I only paid £50 for mine (EmpireDirect's dying breath sale).
#33
heat as good item and price is good as well :)

scooter
#34
@nihcaj thanks for the input and agree, not worth less warranty and hassle for a little saving, not exactly a bargain.
#35
AndyToys;6215502
Excellent price for an excellent receiver!

These units are not "secondhand" but are refurbs. This means they will have been fully retested by the manufacturer and anything which is not as new will have been replaced.

Voted hot.


What are you one about? Of course they are second-hand. Owned by someone else first, "used" "pre-owned" whatever euphemism makes you feel better about it.

Worse still, they have been used, then returned. Now not many of even the most intolerant of faults will return a product that's in perfect condition. Even if they have been repaired, gold plated and reboxed in a silk lining, they are still second-hand!

Thankfully there are laws providing for describing something like this as new, at least Humax aren't pretending otherwise. Mind you, if people took the real value of this sort of thing seriously, then maybe they would have to sell them for a more realistic price, say about 55 or 60 quid, not with a trivial discount from the new price!
#36
fcuk;6216979
@nihcaj thanks for the input and agree, not worth less warranty and hassle for a little saving, not exactly a bargain.


Some of us clearly understand the value of money!
If you are that strapped to need to save 30 quid and lose a year of warranty for something that someone else has cast off, then let them get on with it! :?
#37
fcuk
@nihcaj thanks for the input and agree, not worth less warranty and hassle for a little saving, not exactly a bargain.


Personally I'd disagree. I wouldn't say 40% extra is a little saving. Turning it on it's head, if I went into a store and paid £89 for something with a standard 12 month warranty and the assistant asked if I'd like to pay an extra £36 for one years extended warranty I'd always say "you've got to kidding me - no thanks". My personal experience is if you've got a duff bit of kit chances are faults usually show up straight away anyway.

The standard warranty on the Humax PVR is only 1 year and I voided mine the day I took the back off and upgraded the Hard Drive anyway.

Link to previous 8 page 591 Degress Hot Deal thread here:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/334048/humax-foxsathd-g-freesat-satellite-/showthread.php?t=334048

As I say this is only my personal opinion. I suspect many of these units are just returns from people who bought in error thinking they'd get all the $ky HD channels for free!!
#38
kar999;6217400
Personally I'd disagree. I wouldn't say 40% extra is a little saving.


Well. you would be generally right, but putting it that way is a very odd way of looking at it - quoting something in terms of a Negative saving! Never seen anyone work out a deal this way, (eg. "Tesco sausages £1 -pay 40% extra at Asda" isn't something you see put that way very often!) of course when you are trying to make something seem better than it is, with bigger figures, then that's how it's done!

Seeing a NEW one can be had for under 130 quid delivered, and this is 94 quid, then off the top of my head, the figure is a "saving" of somewhat around 27% :-(

Hardly breathtaking.
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Update what am I talking about? It is only 123 quid new, delivered, so that's about 23 or 24% saving!
#39
word of warning hd channels wont work over component due to hdcp high definition content protection turns down signal to lower res after 5 secs however using none freesat mode bbc hd works but then you cant access itv hd. aprt from that nice unit
#40
I hadn't factored postage into it admitedly but I've never been a fan of paying for extended warranty in general directly or indirectly. I'm also not too worried about buying refurb products having purchased many in the past from Digital cameras to AV equipment without issue and saved hundreds of pounds in the process. The SOG Act is always there as back-up.

I'm not trying to make this seem a better deal than it is. It's just a very good price for a very good product with a reduced warranty being the only issue.

You pays your money (save a quarter-ish :whistling: ) and takes your choice,:thumbsup:

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