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Humax HD-Fox T2 Freeview HD set top box £169.99 (VIP Members) @ RicherSounds

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Humax HD-Fox T2 Freeview HD receiver £169.99 VIP members price (just subscibe to mailing list) - 1 week only price. High definition TV is coming to Freeview as part of the Digital Switch Over. It w… Read More
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Humax HD-Fox T2 Freeview HD receiver £169.99 VIP members price (just subscibe to mailing list) - 1 week only price.

High definition TV is coming to Freeview as part of the Digital Switch Over. It was launched in December last year but no one but technicians in labs had the equipment to view it. Many of us wont get it until 2012 and EVERYONE needs a new box so that nice new HD Ready Freeview TV you bought last week wont pick up HD freeview. sorry! Great isnt it?

Find out if you are in one of the areas that can pick up HD Freeview now (see here: http://www.radioandtelly.co.uk/freeviewhd.html )

This is the first box out there and I believe its the cheapest price by £10 than most retailers. You might want to try price matching against this price.

If you cant get Freeview HD there is always Freesat, which is contract free or you can shell out to $ky for a lot more HD channels if you have £400+ spare each and every year in subscription charges.

Please dont shoot me down in flames. If you dont like the choices, or lack of them talk to Ofcom!!
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1 Like #1
A 8/10 review here:

http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/4618/humax-hd-fox-t2-review

I wont be buying one as I cant get HD freeview until 2012 so I've already gone the freesat route as I'd rather spend the £400+ $ky HD subscription each and every year on a holiday.

Vote hot or cold... I dont really care, but it should be on merit of the deal not just because you prefer Sky. You pays your money and takes your choice, but if you can get it and want Freeview HD now this is one of the cheapest prices you'll pay.
#3
Well spotted !! £160 with delivery. :)

Might be worth trying a price match with Richer Sounds with that deal.

By the time I can get freeview HD 2012 they should be a lot chepaer. There are going to a lot of people thinking they can watch the world cup in HD on their HD freeview TV and find they're stuffed!
#4
Sorry but with the few HD programmes available on Freeview and the box not being a recorder it will have a very limited market.

Cold from me at that price.
#5
Hot for price (£160 that is) as rrp at most stores but might be worth checking the AV forum owners thread before you buy. :thumbsup:

Also, it would indeed be cheaper to get freesat HD and pay for installation.
#6
Seems very poor value to get two HD channels - eventually.
#7
gillian107
Sorry but with the few HD programmes available on Freeview and the box not being a recorder it will have a very limited market.


Personally I agree. I think they are aiming at the World Cup market as most people will wait till they are sub £100 or PVR's appear.

I went for the Humax Freesat PVR for HD and have never regreted it... but some people cant erect a dish in flats etc..

spamcan61
Seems very poor value to get two HD channels - eventually.


It will be 4 channels.
#8
No freeview HD near me for a while, so I went the freesat HDR route, very nice bit of kit, much better than the Sky HD box in many ways.
1 Like #9
[SIZE="2"]Why on earth are you all voting Cold? This is the latest box from a very well respected manufacturer who happens to have brought probably the first Freeview HD box to market and you appear to be voting cold because you won't have Freeview HD access until 2012 or because you happen to have a redundant satellite dish. Like so may things that happen on here, folk seem to be voting cold for personal reasons, rather than whether this is a good price for this particular item or not.[/SIZE]:? :?
#10
cibarious
[SIZE="2"] Like so may things that happen on here, folk seem to be voting cold for personal reasons, rather than whether this is a good price for this particular item or not.[/SIZE]:? :?


I agree with your general point, it's just that this box is a very expensive way of getting not much HD content at all, and is unsurprisingly priced at early adopter levels. I know there are some people out there who can't have a dish on a building, but I would think there's some sort of satellite option for many of them. There will never ( OK in the foreseeable future) be capacity for a reasonable amount of HD channels ( i.e. something like current Sky line-up) using DVB-T2 in the UK, seems like a road to nowhere to me.

i haven't personally voted cold, but really can't see any way this deal is hot.
#11
kar999
Personally I agree. I think they are aiming at the World Cup market as most people will wait till they are sub £100 or PVR's appear.

I went for the Humax Freesat PVR for HD and have never regreted it... but some people cant erect a dish in flats etc..



It will be 4 channels.


Maybe someday, the current post DSO line-up is still only two though:-

http://www.dtg.org.uk/industry/dtt_channels.html
#12
spamcan61
Maybe someday, the current post DSO line-up is still only two though:-

http://www.dtg.org.uk/industry/dtt_channels.html


Only 2 are showing on the MUX post DSO because they are already broadcasting in some regions. DSO doesn't finish until 2012 though and Offcom havent finalised the other line-ups except CH4 HD but there is only enough space for 4 channels max.

The BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have already been awarded one slot each on Freeview for simulcast of their respective HD services from later this year. The fourth slot is expected to become available in July 2010.

There will be four HD channels available: http://www.radioandtelly.co.uk/freeviewhd.html

BBC HD (now)
ITV 1 HD (now)
Channel 4 HD (early 2010) - S4C (early 2010 - Wales only)
Five HD - to be added by late 2010.


There's a possibility Flim 4 HD might get the fourth slot rather than channel 5.

Channel 4 and S4C have made a joint application for the fourth high definition channel on digital terrestrial television.

The proposed service would comprise an HD version of Film4, broadcasting 11am to 4am, and a four-hour block of children's programmes from 7am.


http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/digitaltv/a147408/channel-4-proposes-film4-hd-for-freeview.html
#13
Am still tempted to get this even though I know it makes more sense to get freesat HD. :|
#14
kar999
Only 2 are showing on the MUX post DSO because they are already broadcasting in some regions. DSO doesn't finish until 2012 though and Offcom havent finalised the other line-ups except CH4 HD but there is only enough space for 4 channels max.

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[http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/digitaltv/a147408/channel-4-proposes-film4-hd-for-freeview.html


Thanks for your comprehensive reply, I'll agree a potential four is better than two, but still very limited when compared to Freesat or Sky.
#15
Monkey nuts 2
Am still tempted to get this even though I know it makes more sense to get freesat HD. :|


Given Freesat HD recorders start at around 200 quid ( OK plus dish install cost if you haven't got one) this deal really really doesn't make much sense unless you have no way of receiving satellite.
#16
spamcan61
Given Freesat HD recorders start at around 200 quid ( OK plus dish install cost if you haven't got one) this deal really really doesn't make much sense unless you have no way of receiving satellite.


I know. I'm just a sucker for new tech. :-(
#17
Freesat only really has 2 channels (+Luxe HD) and maybe will have CH 4 hopefully this year. Sky has the most but it's £400+ each and every year.

I'm not suprised people are voting cold... it's a lot of money for freeview HD. That's the price you pay if you want to be at the front of the game as freeview HD has only just launched. I remember paying over £120 for my first freeview box in the week it was launched. years ago... just after On digital went bust.

By 2012 they'll be cheap as chips as millions of current freeview owners will need them if they want free HD TV. Fortunately old freeview SD boxes and HD TV's will still work.,,,, but only in Standard Definition.
#18
Monkey nuts 2
I know. I'm just a sucker for new tech. :-(


That's fine! carry on, the more you early adopters buy, the sooner the price will come down for cheapskates like me - probably. :whistling: :-D
#19
spamcan61
That's fine! carry on, the more you early adopters buy, the sooner the price will come down for cheapskates like me - probably. :whistling: :-D


i just wish the vastly overpriced i-phone price would do the same but people still queue up to part with their life savings for it!! :whistling:

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