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Humax FOXSATHDR-G Black Twin Freesat DTR with HDMI & 320GB Hard Drive (Grade A) £229 + £5 delivery @ humaxdirect £234.00

£234.00 @ humax direct
Couldn't see this deal posted before as I have been looking for this Manager's Special for quite a while. It has put a smile on my face and hopefully will put a smile on a few other faces too. I s… Read More
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7y, 10m agoFound 7 years, 10 months ago
Couldn't see this deal posted before as I have been looking for this Manager's Special for quite a while. It has put a smile on my face and hopefully will put a smile on a few other faces too.

I suppose that depends on whether you think the second year's warranty is worth the extra £16 when buying the normal retail box

# NEW Twin Freesat+ DTR
# Freesat HD and SD Channel Recording
# Record 2 channels at the same time - or watch one while recording another
# Under 1W power consumption while in standby
# Massive 320gb Hard Drive -
# HDMI Interface for perfect transmissions of picture and sound
# Dolby Digital audio output (S/PDIF)
# HDCP Compliant
# Upscaling for Standard Definition channels
# Full colour high resolution electronic programme guide
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#1
NOTE: This requires you to purchase a dish otherwise it is usless.
#2
Nice bit of kit
Hot
#3
If we're stating the obvious, you can indeed use an existing Sky dish without need to reposition it, but for this you need a twin LNB and two cables between dish and box.

I've bought 2 reconditioned standard Humax reconditioned boxes, both looked new. Very good company to deal with.
#4
[QUOTE=Lakeside;6118811
I've bought 2 reconditioned standard Humax reconditioned boxes, both looked new. Very good company to deal with.[/QUOTE]

Agreed +1:thumbsup:
#5
Remember only 1 Year Warranty with Grade A
#6
Great service, would had highly recommend Humax refurbs
#7
Crackin' price for a superb box. They are starting to sort out some of the earlier minor software glitches too as there was an OTA update earleir this week.

I've just upgraded my Hard drive to a 1TB as well so I've voided my warranty anyway. (Dead simple to do though)

I'm not going to get into the $kyHD v Freesat debate as one is free and the other you have shell out best part of £400 every year for. They are 2 different products altogether.

Freeview HD is coming - but we'll all need to buy new boxes anyway and some of us wont get the 4 HD channels till 2012.

HEAT & REP addded.
#8
dcx_badass
Nooooo, never.

Could just use a skydish.


Do you need to redirect/realign the dish? If yes, where can I find the info about this
#9
Not at all. It's pointing exactly where it needs to be pointing. Good innit :)
#10
I bought one of these...plugged it in and got it set up.....Missus came in from work, looked at it and said "Whats the Foxsat?"

:)
#11
Lotta dosh for a second user item
#12
Grade A isnt always second user. Great price for a superb box and many places only give the standard 1 year warranty anyway.
#13
£244.00 including delivery @ Dixons (plus 3% Topcashback etc)
#14
seems like a high price to me@

I already have sky+ and wouldnt mind a free option. Would i get some hd channels with this for free then?
#15
Gavin01
seems like a high price to me@

I already have sky+ and wouldnt mind a free option. Would i get some hd channels with this for free then?


[SIZE="2"]Yes indeed, the HDR stands for HD Recorder rather than Hard Drive Recorder. :thumbsup:

Not sure why so many folks think that Humax boxes are expensive when reviewers think they are the best value for money on the market?

I currently have a Humax Freeview PVR that's several years old but the picture that I get from it beats the picture from the Freeview tuner built in to my Samsung 6 series television.

IMHO with Humax, you get what you pay for and long may that continue. :-D[/SIZE]
#16
Just a thought but if you don't have a sat dish and want HD Freeview instead, it will be available from th December 2nd from the Winter Hill transmitter serving Manchester and Liverpool. Only one slight problem is that threre are no Freeview HD boxes available yet !
#17
why is this cheaper than the 320gb one? is it reconditioned.

We use this at our property in france, we also have sky (just normal sky boxes we've replayed with sky+ and sky hd at home with a free to view card), but you still have all the channels so you have to really flick to get to the ones you can view. Whereas with freesat you can see all the channels on there.

Want one of these because it's hard not to be able to rewind tv when you're used to doing so at home!!!!
#18
good that this is HD!
banned#19
MYK-IT
£244.00 including delivery @ Dixons (plus 3% Topcashback etc)


is that the same one? dixons dont mention twin pvr
#20
Brad
Just a thought but if you don't have a sat dish and want HD Freeview instead, it will be available from th December 2nd from the Winter Hill transmitter serving Manchester and Liverpool. Only one slight problem is that threre are no Freeview HD boxes available yet !


Quite!! and it will be 2012 till many of us see it even when the boxes appear that will be abl to decode it. Freeview HD is a long way off yet and only then at 720p.

jihadijulz
is that the same one? dixons dont mention twin pvr


yep.... Main suppliers and prices here:

http://www.joinfreesat.co.uk/index.php/digital-boxes/humax-foxsat-hdr
#21
OOOH that is hot - love mine
#22
I got rid of my Foxsat box and went down the Sky route. The SD pictures on the Foxsat are not as good as they should be (my Freeview picture was better!) - but i must say the HD pictures were amazing.

The trouble with freesat is that if you are getting it to be able to see HD programmes them dont bother....you get just ONE channel (and the odd thing on HD red button) - with Sky i get a ton of HD channels
#23
Lakeside
If we're stating the obvious, you can indeed use an existing Sky dish without need to reposition it, but for this you need a twin LNB and two cables between dish and box.

I've bought 2 reconditioned standard Humax reconditioned boxes, both looked new. Very good company to deal with.


:oops:

Sorry to be dense. If I have Sky+ already, do I have the twin LNB and cables required?
#24
Maffydd
:oops:

Sorry to be dense. If I have Sky+ already, do I have the twin LNB and cables required?


Is there a double cable coming into the house from the dish and 2 connectors going into the back of the Sky box?...if so then yes, you already have all you need to get Freesat and be able to record
#25
Yes check the back of your Sky+ box and see if there are two cables going in. In any case, if you can record one programme while watching another, you already have 2 cables :)
#26
From what I've read the SD picture on Freesat is very poor, in fact worse than Freesat. As there is very little HD programs on Freesat I personally wouldn't get one of these, especially if you have a large LCD/Plasma TV as the SD pictures will be awfull when blown up on a 42" TV. I don't understand why you would buy this just to watch the odd program in HD and then have to put up with a crappy SD picture for 95% of your TV viewing. If you want to watch a lot of HD then Sky has far more programs in HD. Just wording people up before they take the plunge.
#27
Judge Nutmeg
From what I've read the SD picture on Freesat is very poor, in fact worse than Freesat.


Are you sure :whistling:
#28
get a dreambox HD if you want HD channels... :whistling:
#29
If you want to watch a lot of HD then you have to pay for it. Some HD on $ky is only upscaled SD anyway.

"You pays your money and takes your choice". I personally prefer to spend my £400 a year on a holiday rather than a $ky HD subscription.

According to the AV forums SD picture quality is invariably down to incorrect user settings on the TV rather than Freesat.

I have no issues with mine on SD and HD is superb.
#30
kar999
If

According to the AV forums SD picture quality is invariably down to incorrect user settings on the TV rather than Freesat.

.


THis is incorrect information - I spend HOURS upon HOURS on mine trying to change setting after setting to get a better picture but to no avail.

I ended up ONLY switching my Freesat box on when there was something on in HD...any other time i used the inbuilt freeview tuner on my TV, the SD was a lot better.

Just search the forums and you'll see the SD picture beign poor is a very very common thing.

Some of it s down to how good your signal is in your area....if it is POOR then the Freesat SD will look better...but if you have perfect reception down your aerial then im affraid the Freesats SD picture will not look as good. You just have to look at peoples faces for instance..they are overly softened and look too pinkish - the colours sometimes look a little false and nothing seems very well defined. A lot of people probably wouldnt notice it much, but a lot of people do and hence the bad write ups the Freesat boxes have.
#31
Lakeside
Are you sure :whistling:


It's a well known fact the SD PQ on these boxes is poor compared to Sky or Freeview, just look on the various AV forums. Humax are aware of it and don't seem to be able to cure the problem. I have a 9200T Freeview PVR and I have been put off upgrading to the Foxsat for this very reason, considering 95% of what I'll be watching will be in SD I see it as a step backwards getting this box. It's also worth being remembering that Freesat HD will be launching in the Granada region this winter with other regions to follow over the next couple of years. I personally will be waiting to see how this compares to the other HD platforms available (I live in the Granada region) before I go shelling out a grand on a new TV and the other requsite equipment.

More info here on Freeview HD...

http://www.freeview.co.uk/freeview/Resolutions/About-Products/Product-types/Will-high-definition-television-HDTV-be-available-on-Freeview
#32
I'll have to wait until 2012 to get Freeview HD and there are no set-top boxes yet.

There is indeed a difference between the bit rate of Freesat/Sky and Freeview because of bandwidth so SD PQ is generally not as good. Freesat was meant to be a Free alternative to those that are unable to pick up terrestrial TV post Digital Switch Over.

If Murdo$h would free up some space on the Astra 2D beam by moving some of the encrypted channels that dont need to be there bandwidth and channel choice might improve. But he wont because he's got the satellite market by the balls.

As for this box, to improve SD Picture Quality set the output to "original" and let the TV use it's own upscaler. If your TV is half decent it should do a better job. I understand Sky HD boxes have this option set as a default.
#33
jon1000jon
NOTE: This requires you to purchase a dish otherwise it is usless.


Honestly?? :roll:
#34
do you have to run a second cable from the dish or can a single cable be put through a splitter??

As you can probably guess, not got a clue on the subject!
#35
Note for any NI folks reading this:

I was on the Managers Specials on the Humax Direct site and on the verge of buying one of these but cancelled it as once again they bog their arms in for postage to NI.

Postage to UK is £5, but they look for an additional £13.99 for NI.

Fed up getting ripped off. If I was to post one of these boxes from NI to UK mainland I could probably do it for £7 or so. Why must they continually fleece us NI folk?

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