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Humax Foxsat HD - only £134.99 at Comet

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8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
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Humax Foxsat HD Freesat set top box capable of viewing both High Definition and Standard Definition channels. Features include full colour, high resolution electronic program guide, digital text, Dolby digital audio output, HDMI socket, Upscaling up to 1080i or 720p and USB connection.

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Get digital TV including high definition (HD) broadcasts for a one off payment with this Humax freesat box. In order to use this box YOU WILL NEED to have a satellite dish installed on your property. Please select the installation that suits you best from the options further down the page. If you select a multi-room installation please ensure you select the correct quantity of freesat boxes once you add to basket.
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#1
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#2
Does this work with SKY? Sounds like a good deal if it does?
Can you pop your SKY viewing card in it??
#3
Works via a sky dish.No you cannot pop your card into it.
#4
madmanfree
Does this work with SKY? Sounds like a good deal if it does?
Can you pop your SKY viewing card in it??


Although it will work with a Sky dish you cannot use your Sky card in it as it is a purely FTA (Free To Air) receiver.
#5
Does it matter if the sky dish is an old one that hasn't been used for years?
#6
guv
As long as its not that old. (ie its pointed at Astra 19E analogue) then it should be fine. (Providing its still aligned and the LNB is still ok.)


Thanks guv, although I haven't got a clue what you're talking about (astra and lnb etc), I'll find out. Cheers :thumbsup:
1 Like #7
bargainbetty
Thanks guv, although I haven't got a clue what you're talking about (astra and lnb etc), I'll find out. Cheers :thumbsup:


basically as long as the dish hasnt been moved by the wind
#8
jamstaruk1972
basically as long as the dish hasnt been moved by the wind


Thanks jamstar :thumbsup: See guv, told you I'd find out :whistling:
#9
Do you need to be in a freeview area for this to work?
3 Likes #10
If anyone doesn't have a Sky dish up yet, here is what I suggest you do. It's the cheapest option imo. Get a Sky Freesat pachage from Dixons, Comet, etc. (buy the cheapest because they are all the same, between £65-£75). This package includes the dish, the receiver and installation (you also get 4 months Sky free but must not forget to cancel your subcription in time). Now you are set up to receive BBC & ITV HD TV with any HD receiver you purchase (e.g. the one in this offer). No further installation required just plug the cable from the dish into the back of the receiver and connect the receiver to your tv. If you also want your Sky receiver connected at the same time, why not ask the friendly installer if they fit a double LNB when they install your dish (prob. need to give them some extra money) and connect both receivers. You then have Sky Freesat digital (about 200 channels) + BBC & ITV HD Freesat (just 30 channels at the moment - I think, but will be more soon) for £70 odd + the cost of the HD receiver £134 in this offer makes it £200 and never have to pay a penny (except for this outrages high TV License Fee - which is a tax imo and should be got rid off. I don't watch or want to watch the BBC and should not have to pay for their government sponserd brainwashing progs).
#11
You don't watch Top Gear?
1 Like #12
pet2000
If anyone doesn't have a Sky dish up yet, here is what I suggest you do. It's the cheapest option imo. Get a Sky Freesat pachage from Dixons, Comet, etc. (buy the cheapest because they are all the same, between £65-£75). This package includes the dish, the receiver and installation (you also get 4 months Sky free but must not forget to cancel your subcription in time). Now you are set up to receive BBC & ITV HD TV with any HD receiver you purchase (e.g. the one in this offer). No further installation required just plug the cable from the dish into the back of the receiver and connect the receiver to your tv. If you also want your Sky receiver connected at the same time, why not ask the friendly installer if they fit a double LNB when they install your dish (prob. need to give them some extra money) and connect both receivers. You then have Sky Freesat digital (about 200 channels) + BBC & ITV HD Freesat (just 30 channels at the moment - I think, but will be more soon) for £70 odd + the cost of the HD receiver £134 in this offer makes it £200 and never have to pay a penny (except for this outrages high TV License Fee - which is a tax imo and should be got rid off. I don't watch or want to watch the BBC and should not have to pay for their government sponserd brainwashing progs).

GOOD POST
banned#13
ro53ben;2867341
You don't watch Top Gear?

I thought only pensioners watched top gear ;-)
#14
Government sponsored brainwashing programmes???

Bit of a rant don't you think?:thumbsup:
#15
pet2000
If anyone doesn't have a Sky dish up yet, here is what I suggest you do. It's the cheapest option imo. Get a Sky Freesat pachage from Dixons, Comet, etc. (buy the cheapest because they are all the same, between £65-£75). This package includes the dish, the receiver and installation (you also get 4 months Sky free but must not forget to cancel your subcription in time). Now you are set up to receive BBC & ITV HD TV with any HD receiver you purchase (e.g. the one in this offer). No further installation required just plug the cable from the dish into the back of the receiver and connect the receiver to your tv. If you also want your Sky receiver connected at the same time, why not ask the friendly installer if they fit a double LNB when they install your dish (prob. need to give them some extra money) and connect both receivers. You then have Sky Freesat digital (about 200 channels) + BBC & ITV HD Freesat (just 30 channels at the moment - I think, but will be more soon) for £70 odd + the cost of the HD receiver £134 in this offer makes it £200 and never have to pay a penny (except for this outrages high TV License Fee - which is a tax imo and should be got rid off. I don't watch or want to watch the BBC and should not have to pay for their government sponserd brainwashing progs).


My local aerial fitter from the yellow pages put me a mini dish on the wall for £50 - if you are buying the Humax receiver anyway, you may not need all the hoops of free Sky and cancellation (and all the customer service problems reported in earlier Free Sky threads!) - may be worth a phone call first?
#16
dsm2512
Government sponsored brainwashing programmes???

Bit of a rant don't you think?:thumbsup:



Not really - look at BBC Breakfast 'so called news' - its an endless round of either advertising their own upcoming new programmes or advertising Joe Bloggs new book. If I want advertising I look at a commercial station, not the BBC which I am already paying tax for. However in their defence BBC4 is probably the best channel in the evenings for interesting programmes that are'nt about some chav princesses competing to find out who can best warble like the daughter of satan, Mariah Carey.
#17
Good deal, but I think I'll wait for the PVRs to come out.
#18
weiran
Good deal, but I think I'll wait for the PVRs to come out.


It is a good deal and I voted hot, but I too am waiting for a HD freesat PVR :thumbsup:
#19
Some great, knowledgable posts on here - thanks all for sharing.
#20
If you already have a working Sky dish, why not buy a Sky HD box from fleabay from around same price? This way, you'll get channel 4 HD for free too, wont you?
banned#21
Adidas Addict
It is a good deal and I voted hot, but I too am waiting for a HD freesat PVR :thumbsup:


When are the PVRs coming out?
#22
Ermm What isa PVR??? :?
#23
Dealzz;2867527
Ermm What isa PVR??? :?


PVR = Personal Video Recorder.

In 80s talk it is Betamax/VHS for freeview/freesat.
#24
Sometime before xmas

http://www.trustedreviews.com/home-cinema/news/2008/08/29/IFA-2008--Humax-Quietly-Unveils-Freesat-HD-FOXSAT-HDR-PVR/p1

If you cant wauit till then (or want to pay that price) then an alternative is to get one of the Fereesat receievers that support recording to an external HDD

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=224743&DOY=1m9

remeber to subscribe to the maplin newsletter to get £7 off the price
#25
Also a HD freesat receiver is cheaper here (B Grade)

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=B72LR&DOY=1m9
#26
i got a sky+ box here on a sky+ subscription brand new from sky about 2 months ago maybe less, compared to the standard sky box the response when you press a button on the remote to the box is very slow. Otherwise they aint bad boxes to be honest, but i'm sure i read somewhere that a sky card has to be used in it and needs to have "plus" activated on it
#27
machofairy
If you already have a working Sky dish, why not buy a Sky HD box from fleabay from around same price? This way, you'll get channel 4 HD for free too, wont you?


No, I think you may still have to pay the outrageous £10 per month to give you access to HD channels and be taking one of the Sly packages..... RIP off Merchants!

Come on Freesat HD!!!
#28
machofairy
If you already have a working Sky dish, why not buy a Sky HD box from fleabay from around same price? This way, you'll get channel 4 HD for free too, wont you?


You have to pay sky £10 for HD - and you will need to have the basic entertainment mix package as well - which has just gone up to £18 - so, you buy your HD box from fleabay for say £80-100 then you still have to pay the subscription of £28 indefinitely.

The whole concept of this Freesat service is that it's free once you have the equipment, with no subscription charges at all.

The only issue I have with it (as I was gonna get one of these and ditch Sky) is that there are limited channels available, although I'm told this is improving - I mean, you can't even get Five via these boxes at the moment.

Check out this page that shows you what channels are on Freesat.

There are only 2 HD channels available at the moment as well - not great. Personally, I'm gonna wait it out before I get one of these to see if the variety of channels improves, with more HD content.
#29
Searcher2
PVR = Personal Video Recorder.

In 80s talk it is Betamax/VHS for freeview/freesat.


In todays talk it's Sky+ for freeview/freesat. This is the only thing putting me off at the moment, knowing a PVR version is coming.
There's also not a lot on right now, just BBC's own HD channel which I beleive just shows repeats of planet earth ;-) It would have been good for the olympics + wimbledon. ITV will be showing the champion's league games in HD as well. Sky's HD service gives you a lot more as I'm pretty sure you get the BBC and ITV channels anyway as they are free to air, but you also get lots of sky one US programs like Lost, 24 + Prison Break in HD and some film channels. BUT and it's a big but you pay Sky £150 up front + £10 a month on top of what you pay for your packages just to have HD.

Another thing for people paying for a new installation, the cheap options will get you a single LNB with one cable coming into your house. Most PVRs require 2 LNBs and two cables coming into your house. This is due to the horizontal + vertical polarization of the satellite signal, so if you are recording one channel which is horizontal you must have a twin LNB to be able to watch a different channel which is vertical. Normally Sky now install quad LNBs for Sky+ so you can have multi room.

The freesat system could become much better in the future though. All freesat boxes have an ethernet connection so you can connect them to the internet so we should be able to use services like the BBC iPlayer to have all the TV from the last seven days available. The other channels are coming out with a similar service as well. So it could become amazing, but the HD part of it is quite weak for now.
#30
to be fair, there is nothing on free HD which makes this worth buying

BBC1HD mainly contains repeats or trailers.

anybody considering buying this might be better off with a £50 bush box
#31
ghinzani;2867413
Not really - look at BBC Breakfast 'so called news' - its an endless round of either advertising their own upcoming new programmes or advertising Joe Bloggs new book. If I want advertising I look at a commercial station, not the BBC which I am already paying tax for. However in their defence BBC4 is probably the best channel in the evenings for interesting programmes that are'nt about some chav princesses competing to find out who can best warble like the daughter of satan, Mariah Carey.

it is not a news program, it is a entertainment program with news, pretty much exactly the same as GMTV which also highlights and advertises ITV programs. and if you think the news that Rupert Murdoch delivers is unbiased....
#32
ITV HD is exclusive to freeSat
#33
Hah Freesat! It's obvious that digital terrestrial doesn't have the available space to broadcast even a moderate HD channel lineup. So what do they do? Go to all the trouble of branding a new product which is nothing more than Sky without a viewing card + one extra HD channel. Anyone who buys into this wants their headchecked. Just get Sky TV, its better and free if you don't want to subscribe. If you do change your mind and subscribe then its more likely you'll have the right dual or even quad LNB to start straight off on Sky+ / multiroom. The only thing your missing is ITV HD... big loss eh. ;-) If your really interested in HD telly then Sky's lineup offers much better choice. HD football is awesome.

The BBC shouldn't have been given the digital terrestrial airspace in the first place.
#34
Rich-G
Hah Freesat! It's obvious that digital terrestrial doesn't have the available space to broadcast even a moderate HD channel lineup. So what do they do? Go to all the trouble of branding a new product which is nothing more than Sky without a viewing card + one extra HD channel. Anyone who buys into this wants their headchecked. Just get Sky TV, its better and free if you don't want to subscribe. If you do change your mind and subscribe then its more likely you'll have the right dual or even quad LNB to start straight off on Sky+ / multiroom. The only thing your missing is ITV HD... big loss eh. ;-) If your really interested in HD telly then Sky's lineup offers much better choice. HD football is awesome.

The BBC shouldn't have been given the digital terrestrial airspace in the first place.


You can't get HD from Sky without a subscription, however.:roll:
#35
moob
You can't get HD from Sky without a subscription, however.:roll:


BBC HD and Channel 4 HD are both free without subscription. So like I said only one channel ITV HD... So looks like your wrong. Wanna keep rolling those eyes.;-)
#36
Rich-G
BBC HD and Channel 4 HD are both free without subscription. So like I said only one channel ITV HD... So looks like your wrong. Wanna keep rolling those eyes.;-)


I know they are, but with a SKY HD box, you can't receive HD content from SKY without the subscription - so the fact those channels are FTA is immaterial - AFAIK.

If you know a way around this, let me know.

It's been a while since you jumped in with both feet there Rich. In any case, I feel that I now deserve to use another one of these...:roll:
#37
does anyone know if you can set this up so that the video goes over HDMI, but get audio out from the optical out? i have a monitor as an HD display, and so audio over HDMI doesn't work.
#38
Stelph
Also a HD freesat receiver is cheaper here (B Grade)

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=B72LR&DOY=1m9


That is not a " Freesat " receiver, it is Free to Air only.
#39
OmniGod
does anyone know if you can set this up so that the video goes over HDMI, but get audio out from the optical out? i have a monitor as an HD display, and so audio over HDMI doesn't work.


Good question - dunno if I can help too much, but at a guess, I think you would have to put the optical out through an integrated receiver to process the audio.

Hop over to avforums and ask there - usually a genius or two lurking about.
#40
OmniGod
does anyone know if you can set this up so that the video goes over HDMI, but get audio out from the optical out? i have a monitor as an HD display, and so audio over HDMI doesn't work.


Yes you can :thumbsup:

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