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If you go instore just tell them you had the VIP email and you can get it for this price.

Are you fed up paying for SKY+HD then grab one of these.
It's a Sattelite HD PVR box that does everything SKY+HD does but it has no monthly charges.

Installed mine yesterday took less than 5 minutes and has about 170+ channels including radio ones.

It also has BBC iPlayer built in and and ITV iPlayer.
You get BBC1 HD, BBC HD and ITV HD, Channel 4 HD starts next month. When more channels become available they will be added.

Description.

Taking freesat technology one step further, freesat+ gives you the ability to record digital channels on the massive 320GB hard disc drive. Furthermore, this HDD system also lets you pause and rewind live TV! It doesn't stop there, either. Twin TV tuners mean that you can record 2 channels at the same time or watch one program whilst recording another.

As ever, freesat gives you access to over 140 digital TV and radio channels with the option of HD (High Definition) viewing.

To make the most of this latest innovation, the Humax Foxsat-HDR makes the ideal choice. As the name suggests, the Foxsat-HDR is able to receive HD TV channels and services and will therefore make the most of HD Ready TVs. With up to 5 times the picture detail, HD TV images offer stunning realism, whatever the genre.

As you'd expect from one of the leading manufacturers of set-top boxes, the Humax freesat HDR has a very high spec. The HDMI output resolves up to 1080i, whilst there's a SCART for those without an HDMI-equipped TV. An optical digital output allows you to connect the set-top box to a home cinema system and get digital sound quality to match the picture. With automatic software upgrades, a full colour on-screen programme guide and Ethernet support, the Foxsat-HDR is easy to use and comprehensively equipped for the future.

For the complete freesat experience, the Humax Foxsat-HDR makes a compelling choice.

Includes

•Humax Foxsat HDR Twin Tuner Freesat 320GB Recorder (Offical Humax)
•Remote Control & Batteries
•RCA, Scart & HDMI Cables
•HUMAX Manufacturers 24 Months UK Warranty

Features

•Freesat HD and SD channel recording
•Massive 320GB HDD
•Simultaneous viewing of one channel and recording another channel
•Record 2 channels at the same time
•Receive HDTV signals (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and MPEG-2)
•Under 1W power consumption in standby
•HDMI - digital interface for perfect transmission of picture and sound
•Simultaneous playing of transmissions over HDMI, Composite or Scart
•Easy installation and operation
•Resolution format: 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i
•DVB-S2 and DVB-S compatible
•Ethernet support
•Full colour high resolution electronic programme guide
•Dolby digital audio output (S/PDIF)
•Automatic software upgrade via satellite
•Upscaling Standard Definition channels
•Audio description / One touch subtitle
•Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 380 x 55 x 252mm
•Weight: 3.1kg
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#1
http://foxsat-hdr.wikispaces.com/file/view/foxsat-hdr.jpg/43403743/foxsat-hdr.jpg

http://www.systemsat.co.uk/images/uploads/Receiver/foxsat_hdr.jpg
#2
hey op, i have it aswell, how do i record a program series thats currently playing/broadcasting? i haven't managed to work it out!
#3
press record button if show already started? works on mine.
#4
jackvdbuk
hey op, i have it aswell, how do i record a program series thats currently playing/broadcasting? i haven't managed to work it out!

I'm not sure about that, I usually add all my shows in the guide and make them series links from there.
#5
if im watching the show, i press record it just goes start recording and doesnt allow me to series link... hmm weird
#6
jackvdbuk
if im watching the show, i press record it just goes start recording and doesnt allow me to series link... hmm weird

If I remember right the same thing happens on SKY+ as well.
#7
GREAT PRICE
#8
Batman2
jackvdbuk
if im watching the show, i press record it just goes start recording and doesnt allow me to series link... hmm weird


If I remember right the same thing happens on SKY+ as well.


You can on Sky+ HD box, if you press record while watching a program a drop down comes up, record once/record series

You get many more free HD channels on Sky, wish Freesat would add them

Edited By: deanos on Mar 03, 2011 16:19
#9
Cheers for this, need something for my mum.
#10
You get many more free HD channels on Sky, wish Freesat would add them


So do I but is never going to happen
#11
Got one of these ready to replace my Sky box when my subscription ends on 16 March.

Tried it out a couple of times and it seems a good piece of kit.

Don't forget that you can manual tune on this box and add non-freesat channels (ie. Sky News).
#12
There was a guide on YouTube telling you how to add Sky News to this box, only took 2 minutes to do, very easy.
#14
Thanks for the 2 mins Sky News. I have been doing a full manual scan and it takes 15 mins. This looks like a much easier option.
#15
BallyG
Thanks for the 2 mins Sky News. I have been doing a full manual scan and it takes 15 mins. This looks like a much easier option.

No problem.
#16
is it only instore at this price?
my closest is over 40miles away...

could you phone them and buy over phone?
#17
Small print say's instore only, 1 per customer and expires on 9th March.
#18
Ive got one and love it :D

Does anyone know how you get recordings off it tho? My HDD is nearly full up already and I want to archive some stuff.

Also anyone know how to play .avi's etc via USB?
#19
Do you just plug this into the sky dish connection?
#20
This isn't a deal as such - they've been at this price for ages.
#21
i've had mine about 15 months and think it's brilliant.
There's a new 500gb model out so these older models might start to come down in price.
http://www.joinfreesat.co.uk/index.php/humax-replace-320gb-hdr-with-500gb-hdr
#22
There is a wonderful forum dedicated to this box that will answer all your questions. It is avforums.com then click on forums then select the sub forum for satellite tv then freesat. It should answer any question u have :0)
#23
Hi, prob a very easy answer to this,
I know these come with more than one plug which goes to the lmb (dish).
I think this has 3 slots?

My dish is quad lmb but I only have one lmb cable in my room. Does this mean I can still record but would have to watch what I am recording. - I would not be able to record one ch and watch another at the same time on one lmb cable?
#24
Got one of these. They're fab. No regrets ditching Sky except ofcourse less channels, but hey, how many of you honestly watch all the channels you pay for on Sky?

I found £18 a month was a lot to pay for the few channels I did watch.

iPlayer, ITV player, it's wicked kit.

You can archive off your recordings by just plugging in a USB hard drive or pen drive into the unit. Then go into file manager and copy them from the internal HDD to the USB. You can then even play them from the USB ... so technically, you could leave a massive USB hard drive plugged in round the back of the machine and just archive stuff off to it. You can then even play the files using VLC Media Player on your computer.

Archiving HD material is possible, but don't expect to play that anywhere other than the Humax box as they're encoded / secured. Sensible, I guess.

Menus on this are in beautiful HD as well, and an update is (apparently) due soon to allow buffer recording (when you hit record half way through Corrie, it records the part of the show in the rewind buffer, not just from when you hit record as it currently does).

Humax boxes are some of the best supported Freesat equipment available and so far, if it's coming out of Freesat, the Humax boxes get it ... whereas other kit has lagged behind.

Oh, and if you can be bothered (I can't) you can get CAM modules (sp?) to go into the box so you can decrypt foreign satellite channels (assuming you want to point your dish elsewhere) ... useful, but for pro AV people really ...

Blah blah blah I'll stop now.
#25
talksr
Hi, prob a very easy answer to this,
I know these come with more than one plug which goes to the lmb (dish).
I think this has 3 slots?

My dish is quad lmb but I only have one lmb cable in my room. Does this mean I can still record but would have to watch what I am recording. - I would not be able to record one ch and watch another at the same time on one lmb cable?


Yes, you'd only be able to watch / record one "set" of channels on the same programme group. The box is clever, and greys out anything you can't watch (and highlights what you can). However, probably best to get an extra LNB cable into the back to use it properly. Would be fine if most of what you record is when you don't want to watch anything else. Would also be a pain in the bottom for recording clashes ...

But anyway, theoretically, with one LNB you could record 2 things and watch another but they'd all have to sit in the same frequency block ... unlikely :)


Edited By: storeyrich on Mar 15, 2011 21:04
#26
bought one of these 18 mths ago when I ditched $ky, never looked back...fantastic bit of kit, so much so, bought another 9 mths ago for the bedroom

It's surprising what's on just these Freesat channels, what I do is sit down for 15 mins once a week and do a search in the 8 day planner which displays ( for example) factual programmes (ie documentaries), see what I like, and mark in the planner to record ( and add a season pass to record the whole series if I want to)...I hardly watch live tv anymore as there's always stuff there waiting to be watched that I'm interested in...boths boxes have paid for themselves already with the money saved from the $ky subs....also get a 5 year warranty from richer sounds like I did, about £20 extra for the 5 years
#27
1Jim0
Ive got one and love it :D

Does anyone know how you get recordings off it tho? My HDD is nearly full up already and I want to archive some stuff.

Also anyone know how to play .avi's etc via USB?

To get recordings off it press MEDIA, then cick on the programme you want to delete, You will then get a drop down menu. Select DELETE A FILE. When it has finished deleting press EXIT.
#28
Will these allow me to watch Five USA, Five Star or the Yesterday channel?

Thanks

Mike
#29
kathsearle
1Jim0
Ive got one and love it :D

Does anyone know how you get recordings off it tho? My HDD is nearly full up already and I want to archive some stuff.

Also anyone know how to play .avi's etc via USB?


To get recordings off it press MEDIA, then cick on the programme you want to delete, You will then get a drop down menu. Select DELETE A FILE. When it has finished deleting press EXIT.


sorry I dont mean delete, I would like to copy the file/s across on to a separate hdd to archive.
#30
mikeypr
Will these allow me to watch Five USA, Five Star or the Yesterday channel?

Thanks

Mike

No
#31
1Jim0
kathsearle
1Jim0
Ive got one and love it :D

Does anyone know how you get recordings off it tho? My HDD is nearly full up already and I want to archive some stuff.

Also anyone know how to play .avi's etc via USB?

To get recordings off it press MEDIA, then cick on the programme you want to delete, You will then get a drop down menu. Select DELETE A FILE. When it has finished deleting press EXIT.

sorry I dont mean delete, I would like to copy the file/s across on to a separate hdd to archive.

you'd be better off asking over at av forums. There's plenty of info telling you how to do it.
1 Like #32
Brilliant bit of kit , though i would buy from Humax direct on managers specials for £179.99 or somewhere near that like i did ...........
#33
Ask questions here:- http://www.avforums.com/forums/pvrs-vcrs/ like others have said.
#34
r1zla
Brilliant bit of kit , though i would buy from Humax direct on managers specials for £179.99 or somewhere near that like i did ...........


Thanks, I've just done that. £188.
#35
Now showing at £199.95 on VIP deal. Tried to get one from the York store but they are all out. They do have them in Leeds though. The Humax direct deal is good and I will probably go for that but would have liked to get it from Richer Sounds with the 5 year warranty for £20.
#36
Does anyone know if is as good at playing iplayer and streaming from a pc as the humax free view hd recorder? Also, is it possible to stream the content from this to a pc?
#37
I think my earlier answer kind of answers two questions above; don't people read threads top to bottom before asking? lol

"You can archive off your recordings by just plugging in a USB hard drive or pen drive into the unit. Then go into file manager and copy them from the internal HDD to the USB. You can then even play them from the USB ... so technically, you could leave a massive USB hard drive plugged in round the back of the machine and just archive stuff off to it. You can then even play the files using VLC Media Player on your computer."

If you don't understand that, the box comes with a thick manual that explains clearly how to do the above.
#38
So no, you can't "stream from the box", but you can record shows and copy them off and play then via VLC.

iPlayer on this box is very good. Don't expect anything in HD via iPlayer though; you get "OK" quality and "Good" quality ... my 6meg ADSL connection works fine with this.
#39
Thanks storeyrich-I did read the whole thread before asking and streaming was not mentioned. You answered it in the end though - cheers. I want a box I can stream from, so may go for the 3view or the humax HD T2 (if they ever get around to enabling this feature).

Edited By: davedixson on Mar 16, 2011 22:50
#40
storeyrich
talksr
Hi, prob a very easy answer to this,
I know these come with more than one plug which goes to the lmb (dish).
I think this has 3 slots?

My dish is quad lmb but I only have one lmb cable in my room. Does this mean I can still record but would have to watch what I am recording. - I would not be able to record one ch and watch another at the same time on one lmb cable?


Yes, you'd only be able to watch / record one "set" of channels on the same programme group. The box is clever, and greys out anything you can't watch (and highlights what you can). However, probably best to get an extra LNB cable into the back to use it properly. Would be fine if most of what you record is when you don't want to watch anything else. Would also be a pain in the bottom for recording clashes ...

But anyway, theoretically, with one LNB you could record 2 things and watch another but they'd all have to sit in the same frequency block ... unlikely :)



Ah, thanks for that - very helpful!
We have spare sockets on the lmb, so I could get an extra wire put in. :)

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