Humax Manager's Specials, Freeview, Freeview HD, FreeSat PVR, DTR, STB. From £79.95 @ Humax - HotUKDeals
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What are "Manager Specials"?

These products are either older models we are attempting to clear from stock, or "Grade A" ("Grade A" units are marked with the suffix -G or -GSP at the end of the part code). Grade A's are predominantly store returns that have been tested and where appropriate repaired to an "as new" standard in our own service centre or factory. They come fully boxed with all accessories and full instructions and are all backed up by a complete 1 year on site warranty.
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#1
The humax 5120t is this price in the Loughborough park rd tesco grade A on box!! I paid £125 2 years ago no trouble since best thing i ever bought any info you want private message me cheers!!
#2
They are quite noisy though...
#3
mine very quiet in lounge but could be noisey in bedroom!!
#4
Just got a 9300T delivered for the parents.
Fan is only on for a few secs at startup, quiet after that.
7 Likes #5
LOUGHBORO GUY
mine very quiet in lounge but could be noisey in bedroom!!


what a coincidence, so is my wife :)

(the snoring is appalling)



Edited By: poisondwarf on Dec 14, 2010 19:21
#6
paolo
They are quite noisy though...

I have the Humax 9150, 9200, 9300 and Foxsat HDR NO noise from any of them.

Humax Manager's Specials only come with 1 Year Warranty

Full price ones come with, Two year on-site replacement warranty

Edited By: Geemac on Dec 14, 2010 19:26
#7
paolo
They are quite noisy though...

They fixed that with a firmware update. I have the 9300T and it's quieter than the older 9200T and makes a minimal amount of sound.
#8
Agharta
paolo
They are quite noisy though...

They fixed that with a firmware update. I have the 9300T and it's quieter than the older 9200T and makes a minimal amount of sound.


True - no noise from my 9300T either. Excellent machine. So was the 9200T, but this is better still.
#9
I had to return the first one - (PVR9150T) - prior to the firmware upgrade as it kept freezing up. The replacement arrived just as the upgrade came out. I was hoping that it would cure the noise but it didn't. Not sure if it was the hard drive constantly spinning or a noisy fan.

Glad to see the back of it!
1 Like #10
Am I missing something . In the title it says Freeview HD..... (which is what I'm looking for) but the link says freeview +

High def or not ... would someone please advise me..
Not voted either way....
cheers
#11
Thank you Hiroki :)
It is £20 more than stated in the title, but I'm happy to pay that. Unless someone can tell me I'm missing a voucher code....
#12
Just sold my Humax PVR-9300T on ebay less than an hour ago for £100, these still fetch good money second hand.
#13
The PVR9300T-G for £120 is a bargain. Though personally, I like the Fetch TV Smartbox 8320HD (£200 from Tescos) more. Humax has better build quality, but the Fetch has twin Freeview HD, wifi, iPlayer and DLNA network playback.
#14
I am thinking of a 9300T500-G - Black Twin tuner Freeview PVR with HDMI & 500GB Hard Drive .....Is it as easy as say a sky plus box or my existing Bush B250DTR for recording ...series record etc?
1 Like #15
shame there's not an HD recorder included
2 Likes #16
Humax stuff is good and backed by firmware updates but im waiting for a YouView box, due out next year with an EPG that goes back a week as well as forward a week to watch stuff in the past or record stuff in the future: http://www.youview.com/
#17
Humax... an excellant award winning brand. I wouldn't worry about the 1 year warranty as they are very relaible well build bits of kit. I deliberately invalidated my warranty on my excellant freesat+ HD PVR by installing a 1TB hard drive which took all of 5 minutes!!

Edited By: kar999 on Dec 14, 2010 22:04
3 Likes #18
Not sure why this has been listed as a Deal as these Manager's Specials have always been available from Humax with the 1 year warranty and the pricing has been like this for months?? oO
#19
Longy
Humax stuff is good and backed by firmware updates but im waiting for a YouView box, due out next year with an EPG that goes back a week as well as forward a week to watch stuff in the past or record stuff in the future: http://www.youview.com/


Personally, I will be very surprised if I discover that Humax don't have this up their sleeve.

Humax are seldom, if ever, the cheapest but the quality is faultless. I've had a PVR9200T since it arrived on the scene and it's been brilliant. Way out of warranty, the hard drive failed so I bought a brand new BT Vision box from a certain auction site and took the hard drive out of that. A £20 fix with the correct Consumer Environment hard drive - job done.
#20
Really want a HD Freeview +

I just hope they come down in price soon... Most likely not, bloody VAT increase :(
#21
hot from me
#22
Ordered the Humax FOXSATHDR-G 8)
#23
far-queue
I am thinking of a 9300T500-G - Black Twin tuner Freeview PVR with HDMI & 500GB Hard Drive .....Is it as easy as say a sky plus box or my existing Bush B250DTR for recording ...series record etc?


In a word, yes. Very simple to use & the series record works well.
#24
Delivery charge of £6
#25
Great service and for £6 its next day delivery. I've owned the 9150, 9300 and the foxsat both the HD and HDR versions. The HD freesat I got from humax direct and never had any problems with it. I did upgrade from the 9150 to the 9300 and as far as I know the 9150 is still going strong.
#26
Ordered the Humax PVR9200TBX for son for christmas, Reviews are good, 320 gig hard drive and series link.
Thanks OP
#27
cibarious
Longy
Humax stuff is good and backed by firmware updates but im waiting for a YouView box, due out next year with an EPG that goes back a week as well as forward a week to watch stuff in the past or record stuff in the future: http://www.youview.com/


Personally, I will be very surprised if I discover that Humax don't have this up their sleeve.

Humax are seldom, if ever, the cheapest but the quality is faultless. I've had a PVR9200T since it arrived on the scene and it's been brilliant. Way out of warranty, the hard drive failed so I bought a brand new BT Vision box from a certain auction site and took the hard drive out of that. A £20 fix with the correct Consumer Environment hard drive - job done.



I think they already are
http://www.youview.com/partners/

Edited By: sonygeezer on Dec 14, 2010 22:57
#28
adgloride
Great service and for £6 its next day delivery. I've owned the 9150, 9300 and the foxsat both the HD and HDR versions. The HD freesat I got from humax direct and never had any problems with it. I did upgrade from the 9150 to the 9300 and as far as I know the 9150 is still going strong.


It's £6 for both delivery options
#29
I have had a Humax Freeview Set top box, 2 Freeview PVRs and the amazing FreeSAT HDR. Great software updates / upgrades. Very reliable.

The sound quality and video even on SD is amazing. The HD and iPlayer are unbelievable. And the ability to copy SD content to a USB thumb drive or EXT3 formatted external HD is great!

Edited By: frownbreaker on Dec 15, 2010 00:42
#30
ive had a look on the website but cant find out how you upgrade a set top box?

i have a 9200T that i need to sell so just wanted to upgrade it b4 selling it, any1 know how?
1 Like #31
yus786
ive had a look on the website but cant find out how you upgrade a set top box?

i have a 9200T that i need to sell so just wanted to upgrade it b4 selling it, any1 know how?


The firmware downloads are not on their site any more not sure where they are :(
I can't remember how to upgrade manually on these early models but you might need a 9-pin D Serial connector and some PC software to reflash. They got a lot of calls from people with problems setting up the serial port!

However this version PGXTF 1.00.23 will be sent over the air 22nd of this month. Factory reset the unit and ensure the setting to allow OTA is set, the unit needs power and an aerial connection.

Wipe HD if you want.Firmware is not stored on the HD.
http://www.dtg.org.uk/industry/download_schedule.php

Check the version on the unit in case yours is already up to date.

A bit off topic but I was getting errors in recordings and lock ups about 6 months ago. Thought it was the HD.
Took it out of the PVR and popped into a PC with IDE and ran Spinrite overnight.
No problems since then, no need for a new HD in my case.


Edited By: frownbreaker on Dec 15, 2010 01:32
#32
how do the OTA updates work? the box recieves the update through the aerial?

isnt there no way of manually selecting an OTA update? mine aint set up as we have got sky now thats the reason im wanting to sell

edit: just read the website, so you gotta turn on OTA updates when the updates are being shown or something

Edited By: yus786 on Dec 15, 2010 01:38
1 Like #33
yus786
how do the OTA updates work? the box recieves the update through the aerial?

isnt there no way of manually selecting an OTA update? mine aint set up as we have got sky now thats the reason im wanting to sell

edit: just read the website, so you gotta turn on OTA updates when the updates are being shown or something


What version of the software is on the unit? Look under the system menu.
It it is version 1.00.23 or later you are fine. If not set it up and make sure you leave it on standby and connected to a TV Ariel with a good signal for the dates the OAT is planned (22nd Dec) times are on the link I provided. Hope this help. Try AVForums or Digital Spy if you need more support for the Humax firmware upgrade.
#34
moneyballs2
Really want a HD Freeview +I just hope they come down in price soon... Most likely not, bloody VAT increase :(
If it's the model that I think that you're thinking of it's now £299. With the VAT increase this will go up to £305.36 - hardly a mind blowing increase. It'll be interesting if they round that up to £309 or stomach the increase and keep it at £299.
#35
I have the Humax PVR 9200T. Worked brilliantly with my big old Toshiba TV and new roof arial.......until the digital switchover. Now have:-

BBC Wales instead of NWest BBC.
Frequent breaking up / scrambling of the picture and sound.
Remote control stops working, or partly works. (Humax tell me this can happen!)
Does not always record progs scheduled to record, or misses off some of a series

Have tried all the usual things, retuned, reloaded etc. Spent lots of time on phone helplines after the switchover but things just the same.

All I want for Xmas...is for it to all work like it did before :(

Do I need to replace the humax, or get the arial people out ?

Expense either way, so would appreciate your advice guys. :|

Edited By: iglimpse on Dec 15, 2010 05:59
#36
Highly recommended. I have a 9300 and couldn't be happier with it. There was a slight wobble when they messed about with transmitters/channel 5 etc... but Humax kept on top of it and promptly released updates.Good service!
#37
We switched from Sky to the Humax freesat HD box, Couldn't be happier..
#38
Website seems to be down....... Probably from all the HotUK dealers trying to access it!!!

Comes up with the following:

Microsoft JET Database Engine error '80004005'

Unspecified error

/inc/database_connection1.inc, line 9
#39
I own 3 Humax of different ages and types, and there's 2 more in the family. I've had no maintenance problems at all other than the issues subsequently fixed by Humax's OTA firmware upgrades.
#40
Just bought one of the cheaper ones for my parent's Xmas... An excellent deal!

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