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Humax HD-FOX T2 - £99.95 @ Richer Sounds

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5y, 9m agoFound 5 years, 9 months ago
Fantastic price and a nice (much cheaper) way to receive (limited) HD material directly through your aerial.

"Humax is currently developing a “TV Portal” service which will allow users to access services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and YouTube etc by a press of a button."

Is this now available??

Direct link - http://www.richersounds.com/product/freeview-freesat-pvr/humax/hd-fox-t2/huma-hd-fox-t2

Update for the Tv Portal is not available...but the beta may be floating about somewhere ;)

The PVR version has the update
- scudstrike
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#1
That link doesn't work...
#2
Noghar
That link doesn't work...

True.. Although looks right, But I cant edit :(

Edited By: leeparker on Mar 01, 2011 13:21
1 Like #3
Great price and don't forget that this will record TV to a USB stick !
2 Likes #4

"Humax is currently developing a “TV Portal” service which will allow users to access services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and YouTube etc by a press of a button."

Is this now available??


BBC iPlayer is available, ITV Player is on the listing but when selected has a screen "Coming soon in 2011" and no sign of Youtube as yet. Excellent manufacturer though, superb range of products. Hot from me.
#5
Humax is currently developing a “TV Portal” service which will allow users to access services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and YouTube etc by a press of a button


I heard a spokesman on Radio 4 a few weeks ago talking about this. They've had numerous delays and set-backs getting this working (it was originally scheduled for Q1 2010 I believe). The current line is that the boxes themselves are ready to receive, as Lakeside saide, but there are still some glitches in the broadcasting of these services. Apparently it could be another twelve months before it's fully operational.

Regardless, great price for a great piece of kit.

Does anyone have any info on the possibility of using these outside the UK?

Heat added.
1 Like #6
Yet another RS "deal" with very limited availability. Watch it heat up, even though very few people can actually buy one.
#7
g8ryj
Great price and don't forget that this will record TV to a USB stick !
After updating the firmware.
Also, encryption means you can only play externally recorded programmes on that Humax and not on a PC.

Edited By: Talis on Mar 01, 2011 13:41
#8
Decentbloke
Yet another RS "deal" with very limited availability. Watch it heat up, even though very few people can actually buy one.

True, Not everyone gets the deals but this is the same with ALOT of deals.
Stock as of 13:47:-
Birmingham 0333 900 0023 1
Bournemouth 0333 900 0058 2
Chester 0333 900 0063 2
Glasgow 0333 900 0038 1
London Swiss Cottage 0333 900 0031 1
Milton Keynes 0333 900 0054 1
Preston 0333 900 0080 1
Romford 0333 900 0041 1
Sheffield 0333 900 0034 1
Tunbridge Wells 0333 900 0082 2
Weybridge 0333 900 0083 1
#9
Decentbloke
Yet another RS "deal" with very limited availability. Watch it heat up, even though very few people can actually buy one.

The deal is still hot. Just because not everyone can get their hands on it doesn't make it cold.

Thats just being bitter at missing out on something you clearly think is a good deal, hence why you are unhappy at low stock levels.
#10
Bought this several weeks ago at this price from Richer Sounds Swiss Cottage. They had five in stock but they were all 'open box'. Took it anyway (+added 5yr warranty). No probs with it, but realised later it was missing the instructions. Had it set up and recording to an external had drive in just 10 mins anyway.

I think if you find any in stock they will all be 'open box' returns or ex display models.

SirHugo 8)
#11
Talis
g8ryj
Great price and don't forget that this will record TV to a USB stick !

After updating the firmware.
Also, encryption means you can only play externally recorded programmes on that Humax and not on a PC.


Can anyone expand upon this? Is there no way to get recorded files to work on a pc? This device is exactly what im after. Is there any freesat hd pvr alternatives out there that you guys recommend around similar price?

Edited By: kainekainekaine on Mar 01, 2011 15:16
#13
leeparker
"Humax is currently developing a “TV Portal” service which will allow users to access services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and YouTube etc by a press of a button."

Is this now available??


No it isn't available yet for this model. It is only available for the HDR Fox T2
#14
Phil1979
Decentbloke
Yet another RS "deal" with very limited availability. Watch it heat up, even though very few people can actually buy one.
The deal is still hot. Just because not everyone can get their hands on it doesn't make it cold.Thats just being bitter at missing out on something you clearly think is a good deal, hence why you are unhappy at low stock levels.

No, not bitter. It's been this price for weeks and I could have bought one locally but chose instead to get the Digital Stream DHP8100u from Maplin for £50 :-)
Haven't voted either way.
#15
great price we have humax pvr had 2 years no problems at all great make !
#16
Very tempting.... if i can find one near me
2 Likes #17
LOUGHBORO GUY
great price we have humax pvr had 2 years no problems at all great make !


Humax? I'm surprised you've heard of it....... ;)
#18
usb stick don't work...you can't just stick a 8gb stick in. It has to be a USB portable harddrive i'm guessing. I've got it and it's great. I've even got the portal up and running.
1 Like #19
LOUGHBORO GUY
great price we have humax pvr had 2 years no problems at all great make !


Only 2 years LG, you're not normally behind the curve? Some bought in early, 5 years ago, when they were like hen's teeth to find. It's been brilliant and Humax are, in my opinion, a company that others could do well to emulate. You know the ones I'm talking about LG, they begin with S and O. :p8)
#20
Good price but I'm surprised these devices are still around - Humax made their first PVR over 5 years ago.
#21
sorry, always wondered what a pvr was but never really found out! can this be used to record from Sky on to a DVD or a USB drive?
#22
answers to questions likely here. plenty are not too chuffed with humax customer relations.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/freeview/1362055-humax-hd-fox-t2-hd-receiver-master-thread-part-two.html
#23
emmacowley
sorry, always wondered what a pvr was but never really found out! can this be used to record from Sky on to a DVD or a USB drive?


nope this is terrestrial - sky is satellite - you can only record channels available through your tv aerial and onto a usb device not dvd

Edited By: dmm1000 on Mar 02, 2011 00:44
#24
zomg
[quote=]Does anyone have any info on the possibility of using these outside the UK?


I'll give you a clue - you can't pick up a signal in London yet!
#25
Lakeside
zomg
[quote=]Does anyone have any info on the possibility of using these outside the UK?


I'll give you a clue - you can't pick up a signal in London yet!


From Berkshire, with an aerial pointing to the Crystal Palace aerial, and have been getting HD from this for a while. Outside UK, yes that may be difficult.

Forums also on http://www.hummy.org.uk/
And yes, still waiting for the portal..
#26
I've got a Humax HDR-FOXT2 box, which is the HD record upgrade to this box and is quite simply one of the best electrical things I ever invested in. I'd pay a bit more and get this one instead personally, if you want all the features that is. Stick with this if you want a 'basic' freeview.

I canceled my £40 per month Sky in favor for this too. It does soooooo much more than a Sky+ HD box. Export recordings to USB stick or play .avi files etc from it, iPlayer etc via TV portal, use on the network via ethernet (or wireless via an adapter) to share files with PC/Mac, the TV guide is mega slick too with series link (almost like a Mac OS X interface), watch 2 channels at once and record a 3rd, so many more features...

Really is amazing and I'm normally very cautious about owning brands that I've never heard of before but trust me, they should be right up there with the big guys. 10/10.
#27
littletime
Good price but I'm surprised these devices are still around - Humax made their first PVR over 5 years ago.

Ford made cars 80 years ago so I'm not sure what your point is. We have 2 humaxs. For those without Sky+ these are a must
#28
would u choose this over freesat HD does anyone have both which do they prefur?
#29
Too late! Sold out at Preston.

Dave.
#30
iDance
I canceled my £40 per month Sky in favor for this too. It does soooooo much more than a Sky+ HD box. Export recordings to USB stick or play .avi files etc from it, iPlayer etc via TV portal, use on the network via ethernet (or wireless via an adapter) to share files with PC/Mac, the TV guide is mega slick too with series link (almost like a Mac OS X interface), watch 2 channels at once and record a 3rd, so many more features...


If you export (HD) recordings to a USB stick or HD can you play them on a Mac? I assume they're encrypted?

Cheers

SirHugo.
#31
wewontgetfooleda
would u choose this over freesat HD does anyone have both which do they prefur?

Freesat requires an satellite which not all have, Freeview HD allows the content to be received via a aerial
#32
SirHugo
If you export (HD) recordings to a USB stick or HD can you play them on a Mac? I assume they're encrypted?

HD recordings are encrypted and can only play back on the same box. Currently the HD model also encrypts the SD recordings (unlike the HDR) - this may be fixed in the next release.
#33
I get Freeview HD on my box...all the 4 channels in HD. True i have a 50db aerial. I live in East London

Edited By: scudstrike on Mar 02, 2011 17:35
#34
SirHugo

If you export (HD) recordings to a USB stick or HD can you play them on a Mac? I assume they're encrypted?

Cheers

SirHugo.


That's correct, HD recordings are encrypted but SD are not. I've exported and edited many SD exports on my mac and the quality is ace!
#35
iDance
SirHugo
If you export (HD) recordings to a USB stick or HD can you play them on a Mac? I assume they're encrypted?CheersSirHugo.
That's correct, HD recordings are encrypted but SD are not. I've exported and edited many SD exports on my mac and the quality is ace!

Well you really are the only person I've read that has done this. I think you have made shome mistake?
1 Like #36
Meathotukdeals
Well you really are the only person I've read that has done this. I think you have made shome mistake?


LOL! You're the only person I read that hasn't been able to do it! I did a lot of research prior to buying the unit and for me, it was one of the main reasons for my buying. I have friends that are regularly on TV so I record the TV shows for them and export them on to my flash drive. It obviously only works on SD though, not HD.

All I do is:

1) Select the recorded SD programme after it's finished
2) Press OPT+ and a menu will apppear
3) Click 'export' I think it says

Once on your flash drive it's a .ts file format which Quicktime on a Mac opens fine and just convert it to an .avi or whatever you need.

Dude, I have have no reason to lie, merely trying to help!

Thanks,
Mark
#37
Thanks for that info iDance. Can I ask, roughly how big the .ts file is, say for a half hour show?
#38
Lakeside
Thanks for that info iDance. Can I ask, roughly how big the .ts file is, say for a half hour show?


No worries! If I get chance tonight I'll check for you, just can't think of the top of my head. It's more on the bigger side of file sizes though!
#39
Lakeside, just checked the file size of a 30 minute episode of SD Coronation Street. File size was a big 860MB!

Ok, just to clear things up for people that want to export recordings form their
Humax HDR-FOXT2 box to USB stick. I was also slightly inaccurate on a couple of things I said earlier.

1) You don't select 'export' instead select 'copy/move' - 'export' doesn't exist.

Also 2) The .ts file WON'T play in Apple Quicktime but WILL play in most converters and VLC player for example. So just to summerize of how you export:

1) Insert USB stick
2) Select the programme you want to export and press OPT+
2) Press 'copy/move'
3) Select your USB location
4) Create a folder name and select that folder
5) Confirm

Hope this helps and clears things up for people!
#40
iDance
Meathotukdeals
Well you really are the only person I've read that has done this. I think you have made shome mistake?
LOL! You're the only person I read that hasn't been able to do it! I did a lot of research prior to buying the unit and for me, it was one of the main reasons for my buying. I have friends that are regularly on TV so I record the TV shows for them and export them on to my flash drive. It obviously only works on SD though, not HD.All I do is:1) Select the recorded SD programme after it's finished2) Press OPT+ and a menu will apppear3) Click 'export' I think it saysOnce on your flash drive it's a .ts file format which Quicktime on a Mac opens fine and just convert it to an .avi or whatever you need.Dude, I have have no reason to lie, merely trying to help!Thanks,Mark

Wasn't saying you were lying but maybe mistaken. I'm with Post #32 Brook Heather above on this.

Here is a challenge find one single person on the main AVF forum thread for this box that has managed ro replay SD on their PC and I will bow down to you.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/freeview/1362055-humax-hd-fox-t2-hd-receiver-master-thread-part-two.html

eg

http://www.avforums.com/forums/freeview/1362055-humax-hd-fox-t2-hd-receiver-master-thread-part-two-6.html#post13776371


http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1423252 specifically #13 I eventually received a reply from Humax as follows:

"All HD-FOX T2 recordings to an external drive are encrypted and it is NOT possible to playback.
This is something that we have requested to be changed in the future but have not yet had any confirmation of the schedule.

Regards

Humax Customer Support"

Here's hoping!



Edited By: Meathotukdeals on Mar 04, 2011 20:06: update

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