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Humax Foxsat HDR - Cheapest Deal Yet - £270.03 Delivered @ Homebase

£270.03 @ Homebase
This weekend only 13th & 14th Use code DISCOUNT10 to get 10% off your order (excludes delivery charges) and it's currently in stock!! Read More
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#1
Good deal. That'll do me nicely. H&R added.
#2
wouldnt it be cheaper getting the SKY HD box =49.99? even if u add the £9.75 a month for hd pack it still works out cheaper than this box, or am i missing something :S
#3
As well as the 9.75 HD pack you still need a subscription, so around £27 per month! Not everyone wants to pay that each month in these credit crunched days.
#4
Showing as out of stock when you try and order one! These are so popular right now!
#5
Good as a PVR but I think you only get BBCHD don't you???
#6
is this not expensive?

i dont know much about freesat as i get my satellite another way (non sky), but i can get a HD pvr box that can also move my motorised dish for less than this
#7
johnnewhouse
is this not expensive?

i dont know much about freesat as i get my satellite another way (non sky), but i can get a HD pvr box that can also move my motorised dish for less than this


Looking for a good sat setup myself, whats the best to get at the moment?
#8
jroadley
Good as a PVR but I think you only get BBCHD don't you???


As well as loads of SD TV Channels you get BBC HD & ITV HD plus C4HD is coming on later in the year. Alright for free and shows of the new LCD/Plasma TV. These boxes get 5 star reviews.
#9
johnnewhouse
is this not expensive?

i dont know much about freesat as i get my satellite another way (non sky), but i can get a HD pvr box that can also move my motorised dish for less than this


It's the cheapest freesat PVR available!...it's the only one! Humax is classed as a premium brand on PVRs and these get 5 star reviews everywhere...that's why they are so difficult to get hold of, they keep selling out.

Other cheaper satellite receivers don't tend to pick up the freesat EPG, plus many don't have built in hard drives, they rely on you plugging in an external HDD. Plus a freesat PVR will be able to connect to the internet to download IPTV at some stage.
#10
Good price,
but I have had two of these go wrong on me where they cannot see the harddrive !!!::x
I am still waiting for my replacement but have given up and ordered sky HD+
Will see what the quality is like once my 12 months with sky is up.
#11
Not available when you do try and order :-(
#12
nihcaj
Not available when you do try and order :-(


I've already said that.
#13
I thought with channel 4 HD that they had signed a deal with sky

"Originally Posted by Channel 4 Press Desk
Tom,

The absence of Channel 4 HD from Freesat is connected to the deal we did with BSkyB to launch Channel 4 HD on Sky Digital last year.

We don’t have a launch date for Freesat and are unlikely to for some time.

Sorry to be vague, but hope this little helps."
#14
Info from Joinfreesat:

last two responses from Channel 4. We were told by email;

The HD Channel 4 service is currently not avaiable on Freesat, but we hope this will be added in the coming months.

We then responded to ask whether they could give anymore indication than that, which was responded to with;

We have no further information as to when Channel 4 HD will be avalable via Freesat, but hopefully it will be available at some point this year.
#15
decent price, love the design of the unit. looks very similar to the sony bluray players. cant wait to get one of these, gunna wait for the price to go down first though
#16
sorry i think i clicked expire by accident, can somebody change this? thanks
#17
johnnewhouse
is this not expensive?

i dont know much about freesat as i get my satellite another way (non sky), but i can get a HD pvr box that can also move my motorised dish for less than this


This Humax HD Freesat PVR can control motorised sytems. There are cheaper HD versions such as the Fortec Passion + from Maplins to name just one, but they wont have access to the Freesat EPG (or in this case have a built in Hard drive).

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=224742

If this deal has expired you can preorder the Humax HD PVR from Maplins for £5.07p more @ £275.10

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/334051/humax-freesat-hd-pvr-cheapest-anywh
#18
Sorry, I can't unexpire this and I already made a mistake on my first attempt to post this deal, I put the wrong year! From what I have read the one who expired it 'stezo2k' needs to mail an op to get it unexpired? It's still in stock and the deal expires tomorrow. Stock seems to depend on your post code.
#19
Strange way of running things, not available in store and mail order stock being available by postcode, if its going to be delivered you would not think it mattered what your postcode was.
#20
loopie
Strange way of running things, not available in store and mail order stock being available by postcode, if its going to be delivered you would not think it mattered what your postcode was.


I think mail order for homebase is basically just argos re-branded - stock varies due to postcode as they have different regional depots serving different areas.
#21
Quidco?!
#22
I have had my Humax HDR for just over a month now and I'm absolutely delighted with it. I previously had Sky HD for 2 years, but it is so expensive now.
The Humax upscales all SD channels to a very good standard, so I'm not sure that you even need HD when you have one of these.
#23
I've already got a Freesat From Sky installation, but if I buy the Humax Freesat PVR, does anyone know if I would require any additional installation work? I know the dish is already pointed at the right satellite, but in order to be able to watch one channel and record another with the Humax PVR, would I need to have a twin LNB fitted to my dish along with more cabling? Would it be easy to DIY? Thanks!
#24
Yes, you do need a twin LNB to be able to record a different channel to the one you are watching, but other than that, all you do is connect the sat cables to the Humax and off you go!
#25
If you want to use the Sky and Freesat boxes at the same time then yes, you will need a twin ( or quad for a few quid more) LNB on your dish. If you just want to use one or the other then you'll need to switch the cable over manually or with an in line switch or splitter.
#26
Can I ask some "stupid" questions. I have never had any form of satellite. I moved in to a new house in December. There is a "sky" dish and a single cable in to the house. To use all the faciliites of this do I just need to upgrade to a 2 or 4 LNB on the dish with the single cable, or does each LNB need a cable in to the house to the box to use all facilities on this box?

Please could someone clarify.

I have the freeview 9220t for over the air freeview, but thinking of switching to freesat for all the additional channels, including the HD ones.

Thanks.

Bunnster
:thinking:
#27
Super deal and great timing - had been wanting to get one of these in time for Mother's Day so worked out perfect.
Also 3% Quidco so even better.
One odd thing though, when going through Quidco could not seem to find this item at all on the site via the search box, even under a simple "Humax" search. Solved that by going through the HotDeals Link, adding it to my backet, then going back to the basket via the quidco page. Hopefully it will track.

Thanks again, reviews indicate this box is the bees knees so looking forward to gifting Mum-In-law with it!
#28
foxdene43
Yes, you do need a twin LNB to be able to record a different channel to the one you are watching, but other than that, all you do is connect the sat cables to the Humax and off you go!
Not entirely true as you can watch one channel and record another using just the one cable. As long as both channels are broadcasting on the same transponder. Transponders can carry quite a few channels so depending on your viewing choices you could be ok. The German equivalent of this box received a firmware update to enable the recording of four channels at the same time. Apparently the UK version has better specs so there is no reason why this may not happen here too. Personally this box wins over the Sky one due to its ability to receive both Freesat and foreign satellites. Sky make watching foreign channels a complete work up. Thats not to say this little box of tricks is perfect.
#29
Bunnster
Can I ask some "stupid" questions. I have never had any form of satellite. I moved in to a new house in December. There is a "sky" dish and a single cable in to the house. To use all the faciliites of this do I just need to upgrade to a 2 or 4 LNB on the dish with the single cable, or does each LNB need a cable in to the house to the box to use all facilities on this box?

Please could someone clarify.

I have the freeview 9220t for over the air freeview, but thinking of switching to freesat for all the additional channels, including the HD ones.

Thanks.

Bunnster
:thinking:


Each LNB needs a cable of its own; either a physically separate cable or so called 'shotgun' cable which is basically two small cables joined together.OK for short runs, not generally recommended for longer ones. If using more than one cable. is a major problem there are more complex solutions, the name of which escape me at the moment
#30
In stock for me in Swindon, thought think it is still to expensive - think I'll wait. Cheers OP - HOT!
#31
Now showing as £293.59. With delivery taking it to £299.39.

In that case it's actually £6 cheaper to pick up from Argos instore! [stock available for me] http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5321832/Trail/searchtext%3EHUMAX+FREESAT.htm
#32
Faythur
Now showing as £293.59. With delivery taking it to £299.39.

In that case it's actually £6 cheaper to pick up from Argos instore! [stock available for me] http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5321832/Trail/searchtext%3EHUMAX+FREESAT.htm


You have to enter the code DISCOUNT10 at the payment stage which makes it £264.23 + £5.80 delivery = £270.03 so no it's not cheaper at Argos instore!
#33
Faythur;4375584
Now showing as £293.59. With delivery taking it to £299.39.

In that case it's actually £6 cheaper to pick up from Argos instore!

Yes it is £293.59 but you haven't allowed for the 10% discount
#34
Thanks for this, just ordered mine and cancelled Sky.
:thumbsup:
#35
Has anybody who ordered this through Quidco had it showing up as tracked yet?
#36
Draytondood
Has anybody who ordered this through Quidco had it showing up as tracked yet?


Just checked and I have £6.75 tracked from homebase:
Date Merchant Amount Earnings Status Payment Date
14 Feb 2009 16:26:00 Homebase 224.88 6.75 tracked ~ Mar 2009
#37
I got this fitted up yesterday and my initial findings are good albeit the picture quality through the HDMI connection is a bit soft, but by using the scart connection for non HD broadcasts this improves things a bit.

How are others finding this piece of kit?
#38
Draytondood
I got this fitted up yesterday and my initial findings are good albeit the picture quality through the HDMI connection is a bit soft, but by using the scart connection for non HD broadcasts this improves things a bit.

How are others finding this piece of kit?


I plugged it in to test it and thought the picture quaility was better than my Sky box.
Subscription runs out in a few weeks so it will get a proper test then!

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