Humax FOXSAT-HDR Freesat+ 320GB HD Digital TV Twin Tuner HD Recorder £208.99 - use Discount Code 5200@Comet - HotUKDeals
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use Discount Code 5200 at Comet checkout for 5% OFF. - Best Price Delivered or Collect from Store. Enjoy hours of freesat HD and SD channel recording with the ability to simultaneously view of one channel and record another channel. The Foxsat box is easy to install and operate, with clear instructions and a full-colour high resolution electronic programme guide and audio description/One touch subtitling. Software is automatically upgraded via satellite and the built-in HDMI gives digital interface for perfect transmission of picture and sound.

Box Contains
Satellite HD Digital Television Recorder
User’s Manual
Quick Start Guide
Remote Control
SCART Cable
Batteries
HDMI Cable
RCA Cable
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1 Like #1
A lot of reviews says this works out cheaper than Sky. It's not a straight swap for Sky, not the same amount of channels but if you want HD Freesat channels and a cheap long term alternative without monthly subscription then this is the way to go. I've ordered one from Laskys at a 0.01p dearer should be with me Thursday. Don't forget if your tech minded you can upgrade the hard drive to a larger 1, 1.5 or 2TB (see AV Forums). But if you do it within 12 months of purchase your guarantee is compromised. The reviews are good, check out Amazon for 450 reviews. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Humax-FOXSAT-HDR-Freesat-Digital-Recorder/dp/B001L5YU36/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


Edited By: Wowhats on Oct 18, 2010 09:16: change
1 Like #2
This unit is highly regarded and this is a good price.

Existing Sky users will need a multi LNB (min 2x) to receive and record different channels and these are cheaply available and can be exchanged quite easily with the LNB on existing Sky dish.

I have been deliberating buying one of these and this price just MIGHT sway me in that direction tho I would have hoped by now that Humax would have brought out a similar device with DVD player/(recorder?) built in.

Perhaps (Fingers crossed) that'll happen soon.
#3
Humax products are fantastic quality, for this price it is a bargain!!
#4
"easy to install and operate" if you have a dish already that is....

Still waiting on Humax to bring out their Freeview HD PVR.
#5
Bought my dad one a few months ago, great bit of kit, quad lnd is about £7 off amazon .
#6
tallpete33
"easy to install and operate" if you have a dish already that is....

Still waiting on Humax to bring out their Freeview HD PVR.


http://www.humaxfoxsat.co.uk/HDR-FOX-T2-Freeview/?gclid=COuKm4mA3KQCFYVA4wodpA2wLQ

You mean that one?
#7
tallpete33
"easy to install and operate" if you have a dish already that is....Still waiting on Humax to bring out their Freeview HD PVR.

Are you serious, it has been out for ages, link to the 500g version here. Its not cheap though

http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/product.asp?ProdRef=10095&cat=stb
#8
Silly Question but do you have to change the aspect of the sky dish ? i.e. Move it.

Thanks
#9
pioneerlogic
Silly Question but do you have to change the aspect of the sky dish ? i.e. Move it.

Thanks


No.
#10
Thanks brookheather.
2 Likes #11
Had one of these for a while. It's good but has a few flaws:

- Booting up takes time. Sounds silly but it's a little annoying when you're missing something and the box takes half a minute to wake up.
- Only 2 HD channels (BBC HD and ITV1HD) and no news on when the next is coming.
- Silly interface bugs. If two channels start recording while you're watching another, a box pops up telling you to cancel one of the two recordings... Instead of say, giving you the option to watch one of the channels.
- The guide shows the current channel in the background but only after a minute. It's inconsistent. I can't see a good reason why it doesn't play instantly (ie why isn't the guide a standard OSD overlay like the rest of the screens?)
- A quick access now/next would have been a nice touch.
- Deleting things takes ages. I deleted 10 or so HD recordings of The X Factor last night and I swear it took half an hour.
#12
we cancelled our sky contract with the thought of getting one of these, but found that the sky hd box we already have still picks up the freesat channels and free hd channels.
We are unable to record, but can live without it.
1 Like #13
I wished someone else would produce a decent freesat hd pvr, so we have some competition and are not forced to buy these crazy over-priced humax boxes.
#14
I got this from Amazon when it was £209.00 a few weeks back.

Got to agree with the boot time is a joke and no clock ,
clock only comes on when its going to record.
Apart from that its a pretty good piece of kit.
#15
OliWarner1 person likes this
Had one of these for a while. It's good but has a few flaws:- Booting up takes time. Sounds silly but it's a little annoying when you're missing something and the box takes half a minute to wake up.- Only 2 HD channels (BBC HD and ITV1HD) and no news on when the next is coming.- Silly interface bugs. If two channels start recording while you're watching another, a box pops up telling you to cancel one of the two recordings... Instead of say, giving you the option to watch one of the channels.- The guide shows the current channel in the background but only after a minute. It's inconsistent. I can't see a good reason why it doesn't play instantly (ie why isn't the guide a standard OSD overlay like the rest of the screens?)- A quick access now/next would have been a nice touch.- Deleting things takes ages. I deleted 10 or so HD recordings of The X Factor last night and I swear it took half an hour.
Also the remote is pants. Unless you're sat directly in front of it it doesn't work. It also lags, so you end up clicking twice & it skips past the channel.
I'm waiting for the next good sky deal to come out so I can go back to it.
#16
Good price. This beats the Hauppauge, non ?
#17
You can get it for £179 grade A from Humax comes with a years warranty.
http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/product.asp?ProdRef=10076&cat=stb
suspended#18
Good price for a very good unit. I bought mine on ebay a while ago.

I just need to figure out how to change the LNB on the dish so I can view other channels whilst recording. Has anyone done this before? Do I need to run another cable from the dish to the house? any suggestions?

Also need to run the internet to the living room for the BBC Iplayer function.

Thanks!!
#19
I'm looking forward to upgade to a 2TB hard drive later on when the existing drive is full. I can then swap the 320GB HD that will come out of the HDR and use it in a drop in caddy, then I can swap and play files via the caddy and through the Humax. This will give me plenty of recording space without having to delete stuff that I haven't watched. The Humax may have a clunky interface but a top brand like the Panasonic Freesat Bluray HDR has worst reviews with a clunky interface and is a lot more expensive, so this works out a lot cheaper plus you can swap HD's which the Panasonic won't let you do. Looking forward to setting it up and using it.
#20
tallpete33
"easy to install and operate" if you have a dish already that is....

Still waiting on Humax to bring out their Freeview HD PVR.


But it's already out is the: HDR-FOX T2
Pretty much the same as this but for freeview HD. It's quite a bit more expensive though.
See here: http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/product.asp?ProdRef=10096&cat=stb
#21
Yes you need to run another cable and fit a new lnb
#22
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Edited By: spamcan61 on Oct 18, 2010 10:33: whoops wrong button
#23
PotatoHead
Good price for a very good unit. I bought mine on ebay a while ago.

I just need to figure out how to change the LNB on the dish so I can view other channels whilst recording. Has anyone done this before? Do I need to run another cable from the dish to the house? any suggestions?

Also need to run the internet to the living room for the BBC Iplayer function.

Thanks!!


There are probably better guides around but I have this bookmarked which may be some help at least:-

http://www.satcure.com/accs/quad_sky_lnb.htm
#24
Ace bit of kit, we have several Humax & whilst the remote might be a tad niggly at times, these are faster to boot up than our old sky+box, infinitely more reliable, better quality & therefore better picture.
Great value for money, stylish box design, good software..what's not to like!?
#25
rizla01

Existing Sky users will need a multi LNB (min 2x) to receive and record different channels and these are cheaply available and can be exchanged quite easily with the LNB on existing Sky dish.



That rather depends on where your dish is mounted! OK it should be fairly easy if your dish is mounted at head height in usual Sky installer fashion, bit tricky if it's bracketed off the chimney.
#26
Nice heat added
#27
Isn't a software update due for this unit soon?
#28
GQ Man
Isn't a software update due for this unit soon?

It is will allow to record from buffer among others things.
#29
Snap53 you can get the clock to always show. Its just off by default as it uses electricity instead of the EU enforced 0.1 watt in standby that AV electronics must do.

Its under one of the menu headings, and if I remember right its not named something logical / uses a acronym.
#30
OliWarner1 person likes this
Had one of these for a while. It's good but has a few flaws:

- Booting up takes time. Sounds silly but it's a little annoying when you're missing something and the box takes half a minute to wake up.
- Only 2 HD channels (BBC HD and ITV1HD) and no news on when the next is coming.
- Silly interface bugs. If two channels start recording while you're watching another, a box pops up telling you to cancel one of the two recordings... Instead of say, giving you the option to watch one of the channels.
- The guide shows the current channel in the background but only after a minute. It's inconsistent. I can't see a good reason why it doesn't play instantly (ie why isn't the guide a standard OSD overlay like the rest of the screens?)
- A quick access now/next would have been a nice touch.
- Deleting things takes ages. I deleted 10 or so HD recordings of The X Factor last night and I swear it took half an hour.


My thoughts exactly. Why this box gets such outstanding ratings I'm not too sure. I also have had 3 Humax boxes and always thought that the interface is very basic - the boxes and the controls look like OAP design, and that they're very slow at booting up. I've also found that quite often they freeze and you have to power them off at the mains and back on in order for them to work.

For me, I really don't rate Humax - completely against the general feel towards the company and I honestly don't know why! Hot deal though - these things really haven't come down in price much since they were first released - think this is about £50 off since they were released over a year ago. Good to buy something for a good price that doesn't decrease in value!
suspended#31
spamcan61
rizla01

Existing Sky users will need a multi LNB (min 2x) to receive and record different channels and these are cheaply available and can be exchanged quite easily with the LNB on existing Sky dish.



That rather depends on where your dish is mounted! OK it should be fairly easy if your dish is mounted at head height in usual Sky installer fashion, bit tricky if it's bracketed off the chimney.


Thanks spamcan61 ! Agreed, might not be as easy for me as our dish is mounted just above second floor. Will need to borrow a long ladder and drill bit!
#32
They were £300 when released i bought one :|
Sold it when the 12 months free Sky HD deal came up on here :D
#33
PotatoHead
spamcan61
rizla01

Existing Sky users will need a multi LNB (min 2x) to receive and record different channels and these are cheaply available and can be exchanged quite easily with the LNB on existing Sky dish.



That rather depends on where your dish is mounted! OK it should be fairly easy if your dish is mounted at head height in usual Sky installer fashion, bit tricky if it's bracketed off the chimney.


Thanks spamcan61 ! Agreed, might not be as easy for me as our dish is mounted just above second floor. Will need to borrow a long ladder and drill bit!


Same here, which is why I thought I'd qualify the earlier comment a bit. I really must fit a quad LNB to my dish, but I don't fancy risking the Rod Hull aerial installer award.:-/ One thing for definite, I'll cable up all 4 outputs with a fair length of cable and leave the two unused ones in the loft, so if I get another unit later and need all 4 feeds I don't have to go up the ladder again to fit more cables.
#34
BTW I have had one of these for nearly 2 years come November and can confirm it is excellent. You can record two HD progs simultaneously while watching a recording! How good is that? (Needs two aerial leads from Skydish)
#35
Fantastic piece of kit , can`t rate highly enough , and gives a superb upscaled SD picture too :)

And if you turn it into `non`freesat mode in main menu i got over 400 channels for free (although they are not in any order , but there FREE )

:)
#36
And also cheaper from Humax Direct with next day delivery ............... (Where i purchased mine)
#37
Ive had one of these for about 8 months now, VERY very pleased with it
#38
r1zla - Oct 18, 2010 12:03
And also cheaper from Humax Direct with next day delivery ............... (Where i purchased mine)

Humax Direct, the Grade A is £179 + P+P / New £279 + P+P, The Comet one is brand new £208.99 I looked at the Humax Direct Grade A when considering my purchase, but I thought for peace of mind I would pay a little bit more and go for a new machine having purchased graded and refurb electrical items before before and sorely regretted it.
#39
oops!, sorry 'before' is my favourite word of the day!
#40
Can anyone advise? - I live in a block of flats with a communal dish, i.e. only one sat. feed per flat - accepting that I can only watch/record one prog at a time, will I be able to use this Humax HDR?

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