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I realise that there won't be many around but found this in a London store (Old Kent Road) earlier today. It's marked with a 40% sticker and reduced to £89.99. It's the black version, new and boxed with a couple more still there. Have been looking around for a humax for sometime and realised that brand new versions of this model won't be round for much longer. As an alernative, the 320GB version in refurbished condition is still on the humax site:

http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/product.asp?ProdRef=10055&cat=stb


# Record 1 channel while watching another
# Record 2 channels simultaneously while playing back a previous recording
# Provides you with up to 100 hours recording on an integrated 160GB HDD
# MPEG2 Digital & Fully DVB-T Compliant
# RF modulator/Twin scarts(Scart cable included)
# Dolby digital 5.1 optical output
# Two year manufactufacturer guarantee
# Subtitle supports EBU & DVB subtitle
# Teletext supports by VBI insertion
# Dolby Digital Audio Output

NOTE: This offer is clearly limited to specific stores - best to phone before driving to the store.
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#1
There was a Black Humax (£80) and an older Grey (£60) in PC World Newcastle both on clearance but neither had remotes. I said I would have one on the spot if they could find remotes but the staff coulldnt even be botherred to check if they were out in the store room.

If they have remotes hot, if not cold. ??
#2
awesome price if you can get one, these are becoming ever more popular with sky's **** existing customer relationship. Ive been looking at getting the Humax Foxsat HD pvr buts it alot more than this H&R cheers
#3
Do any of these offer HDMI connectivity? I have ordered a PlayTV for the PS3 as it uses HDMI. I really like having Sky HD as I can watch SD through HDMI. It is so much better than Scart.
#4
We found a similar deal at the Aylesbury PC World sale. There were two on offer for 89 and had remotes etc. Didn't buy it at the time but looked at a different store but couldn't find a similar one at Watford and so we went back to the previous store a few days later and there was only one left which we got. Happier with it than a Sony DVD Freeview recorder that does have an HDMI upscaling.
There are many people who like the Topfield and Humax brands and while researching the 9200 came up time and again as a good product but couldn't find anywhere so got the Sony instead. Scart output with a digital out. No HDMI on the Humax but a very clean interface and the quality is almost as good as the Sony with the HDMI for Freeview playback. USB output also for backing up films to a PC. No Analog tuner though so NO recording Sky with the Humax.
Dual digital tuners allow the possibility of recording two channels and under certain conditions watching a third if it is on the same multiplexor.
If you can find it, it seems to be very good with no criticisms from avid TV watchers so far!
#5
aerotec
Do any of these offer HDMI connectivity? I have ordered a PlayTV for the PS3 as it uses HDMI. I really like having Sky HD as I can watch SD through HDMI. It is so much better than Scart.


Only the later PVR-9300T model which has a larger HD and the HDMI digital/upscaling interface versus its lesser brother PVR-9150T (which was less than £100 at Argos over XmasNewYear when I bagged one).

The PVR-9200T is the older model that does suffer from many specimens having rather noisy fans. The 9150T/9300T's latest firmware made their relatively quiet fans, demand controlled so usually off, whereas no such opportunity for 9200T'ers.

However the 9200T has USB memory stick opportunities etc so do checkout the Humax website to compare the three Freeview (ie aerial) models - as well as the FreeSat (ie dish fed) PVR model.
#6
Nice bit of kit but it's at least 3 years old now. I'd go for the 9150
#7
tallpete33;4012735
Nice bit of kit but it's at least 3 years old now. I'd go for the 9150


Yes I agree it's an old model but I opted for this as unlike the 9150 it has a USB connection through which you can either download recorded files to a computer or upload files (e.g. MP3). For my purposes, this was better though I agree it won't be for everyone.

The model bought was new and boxed with remote! :thumbsup:
#8
i've had this model for a while and it's really great, so great i got my sister one for her birthday last year, and she thought it was so great i got her another for christmas for the other room, all the same model. mine was about £180 from dixons when i got it (pricematched), but my sister got factory reconditioned direct from humax for about £105 including delivery, and they look identicle to brand new stock. ironically just after both times i got my sister reconditioned there were other deals online at retailers, but she's had the first for a while without problems.

i've used the usb on mine to transfer movies, but i used 3rd party software from the hummy forums instead. the trick to get it to work properly is to put the hummy into "game" mode (it has some games installed, as well as being able to host about 5gigs or so of mp3s) so it's not tuned into a channel and it transfers much faster. i literally filled mine almost full so connected the laptop and copied everything off for archiving. vlc player can play back the files and you can get software to edit out ad's and burn to dvd. that feature was a big decider for me

i'd definately recommend this to anyone who wants a freeview pvr. the topfield is supposed to be better, but it is a lot more expensive. this is very similar, but much cheaper. the toppy can be modded a bit more, but for basic recording etc they are almost similar
#9
We've had the 9200 for well over a year. Its streets ahead of some of the cheaper PVR's in terms of build quality, performance and reliability. Voted hot.
#10
Very good deal. Are the fans quiet/noisy on these?
banned#11
FYI 1 in Braehead and 1 in Kinning Park. Good for anyone near or in Glasgow :)
#12
Trickyjabs
Very good deal. Are the fans quiet/noisy on these?


I've had mine for about 2 years. If it conked out tomorrow I'd buy another straight away.

You can hear the fan when nothing is on, but as soon as the tv is on at watching level (and I don't have it very loud) it's none existent.

All in all, a superb bit of kit.
#13
For around the same price or less you can get a Technika branded 160GB twin Freeview tuner PVR from Tesco (I think I've seen it elsewhere with the Grundig brand). Caution: don't confuse with the 80GB version which is only a little cheaper.

I appreciate that the Humax is well reviewed but I've had excellent service from my Technika and it is widely available. What an improvement on trying to wrestle with a (Philips) DVD recorder! Possibly won't satisfy the real techies out there who want to do clever things with it, but for 99% of the population who just want to record, watch, archive programmes it does the job and is easy to operate (no handy 12 year old needed!) with lots of convenience features. Does all the usual stuff: records two programmes simultaneously; record while watching another; time shift; series record, etc. and the interface is very informative and easy to operate. Looks OK too. Hope this might help someone out there.

Amazing how quickly 160GB fills up though!
#14
There was one in Northampton a couple of weeks ago..
#15
I bought the 9150 from Argos just before Christmas. £110 but with a £10 back voucher. Yes it does have a noisy fan but if it's in a cabinet it's ok. Unless you are an avid Radio 3 fan (pardon the pun) then you won’t really notice it. They say they are releasing software to combat it but I haven’t seen it yet. It will be an “on demand” fan instead of “all the time”. Tell it to record Eastenders forever and it will do that no matter what time or day it is on. Programme Guide is really slow to generate when you turn but you get used to it. You can record 2 programmes at the same time and watch a third…brilliant. Pause live programmes is amazing. No HDMI but then I don’t need it. Don’t know anything about Sky recording. No USB port which would be useful as I have loads of TV programmes on my computer. Picture in Picture great.
Remote control is black and lettering is hard to see in low light. There are ones with grey handsets which are much better. The Freeview Vidoeplus equivalent is flaky and sometime misses start and end of programmes. Hopefully this will get better as time goes on. Overall very good and well worth considering.
:roll:
#16
so if its got a 40% sticker on does that not mean it will also have an extra 50% off as that is what they are doin with all sale stuff with the red stickers!
#17
Hi, I've been researching PVR's for weeks and the Humax models are definiately the ones to go for.
Ninety quid is a good price for the 9200, but perhaps you should consider buying the next model up, the HUMAX PVR 9300T. It has a far larger hard drive, and also has a HDMI port for better picture quality.
I just picked one up a few days ago for 150 quid inc. delivery and it's amazing.
#18
dee.s.g
so if its got a 40% sticker on does that not mean it will also have an extra 50% off as that is what they are doin with all sale stuff with the red stickers!


Yep picked up 2 for £44.48 each a couple of days ago. :-D

the HUMAX PVR 9300T. It has a far larger hard drive, and also has a HDMI port for better picture quality

Unlike the 9200, my understanding is the USB function on the 9150 and 9300 doesn't work so you cant archive stuff off to a PC to burn DVD's etc.
#19
kar999
Yep picked up 2 for £44.48 each a couple of days ago. :-D


cool!!!!!
#20
I bought mine last year from the £99 Argos deal, and although I haven't even got round to connecting it up to my PC or anything yet, it's still a cracking piece of kit. I'd definitely buy another one if it ever needed replaced.

The fan isn't very loud at all, and the only teeny negative I can think of is the time it takes to populate the EPG when you first switch it on. Around 10 mins I think? But that will only affect you if you’re like me and have it switched off whenever it’s not in use.
#21
To confirm that the 9200t is a superb piece of kit well ahead of many rivals. Very easy to operate and thats from an oap.
#22
dee.s.g
cool!!!!!


Even at 89.97 its well worth it.
#23
If you are lucky then you will get this for the 50% off price but it really depends on your luck as most places class it as hardware and claim that doesn't come under the offer despite the adverts saying that ALL items with red stickers have another 50% on.

I got mine from the Northampton store yesterday, went in first thing in the morning and picked up the Humax priced at £89.97 and a pair of Logitech Z-10 speakers for £75. When I got to the checkout was told by the manager that he would do the speakers with the 50% but not the Humax. Wasn't happy so walked out. Went back later at night (7:30pm) as decided I really wanted the speakers and got served by a clueless person on the till so grabbed the Humax as well at 50% off!!

Pays to pick your person at the checkout and time of day and you may get the Humax for £45 as others have!!!
#24
I bought the first Humax and a buddy bought a Topfield at the same time. In the early days, the price was near the same. He has been jealous of the ease of use and upgrade that the Humax provides and would trade with me at anytime. This is an incredible price.
#25
Vendee
We've had the 9200 for well over a year. Its streets ahead of some of the cheaper PVR's in terms of build quality, performance and reliability. Voted hot.


It is a great machine BUT I just came from a digimax PVR90 and in terms of ease of use and EPG it was actually a superior machine.

I wouldn't go back just for the twin tuner / ability to record two and watch 3rd channel but some of the quirks this machine posses are not acceptable.

Exampls...

To record all of a program you are currently watching you have to manually go back to the beginning then press the record... My 90 did this all for you but importantly asked where recording should start...
Also if you have done above and start watching the program from beginning when the PVR stops recording what you are watching suddenly you jump to the current broadcast point - funny quirk..
Starting a recording of a program about to start on a different channel means you have to change channel, select, start recording then go back to channel you were watching this happens more than I would like and is utterly bazaar!
Where are program reminders :roll:
Also moving from the digimax EPG was hard this one is not user friendly and very clunky and not as easy to navigate, yet has pretty much the same functions.

Having said all that, it is worth the money but I think the box could have been much better if they had (and hopefully will) address a few silly issues!
#26
Anyone know what has happened to the humax forums I get a malware warning
#27
Would just like to add that having bought the PVR-9300T a few days ago, I thought the fan was quite noisy. Today, I updated the software using the following link below and in under 5 mins the noise was gone. I would advise anyone with the 9150t or 9300t to do the same:

http://www.humaxdigital.com/global/support/OAD_SoftwareUpdate_9300T_9150T.asp#manual_update

In regards to the EPG taking 10 minutes to populate, this definitely hasn't been the case for me: Maybe I'm lucky, but it takes under 20 seconds for me.

I love this PVR (Although the EPG could be prettier) :)
#28
ollyk
Anyone know what has happened to the humax forums I get a malware warning


Everyone is getting a malware warning (via google) as it's a problem googles end
#29
Voted hot - I have had one for two years plus and they are great - I often hook it up to my pc to archive and convert the files for viewing later on my archos unit - I would go out of my way to buy another if it conked out tomorrow though I have faith they are reliable.:-D
#30
Bonoman27;4240161
If you are lucky then you will get this for the 50% off price but it really depends on your luck as most places class it as hardware and claim that doesn't come under the offer despite the adverts saying that ALL items with red stickers have another 50% on.

I got mine from the Northampton store yesterday, went in first thing in the morning and picked up the Humax priced at £89.97 and a pair of Logitech Z-10 speakers for £75. When I got to the checkout was told by the manager that he would do the speakers with the 50% but not the Humax. Wasn't happy so walked out. Went back later at night (7:30pm) as decided I really wanted the speakers and got served by a clueless person on the till so grabbed the Humax as well at 50% off!!

Pays to pick your person at the checkout and time of day and you may get the Humax for £45 as others have!!!


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[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]Do you know how many the Northampton store had in stock?[/FONT][/COLOR]
banned#31
perranwell;4239888
I bought the 9150 from Argos just before Christmas. £110 but with a £10 back voucher. Yes it does have a noisy fan but if it's in a cabinet it's ok. Unless you are an avid Radio 3 fan (pardon the pun) then you won’t really notice it. They say they are releasing software to combat it but I haven’t seen it yet. It will be an “on demand” fan instead of “all the time”. Tell it to record Eastenders forever and it will do that no matter what time or day it is on. Programme Guide is really slow to generate when you turn but you get used to it. You can record 2 programmes at the same time and watch a third…brilliant. Pause live programmes is amazing. No HDMI but then I don’t need it. Don’t know anything about Sky recording. No USB port which would be useful as I have loads of TV programmes on my computer. Picture in Picture great.
Remote control is black and lettering is hard to see in low light. There are ones with grey handsets which are much better. The Freeview Vidoeplus equivalent is flaky and sometime misses start and end of programmes. Hopefully this will get better as time goes on. Overall very good and well worth considering.
:roll:

The 9150 firmware fan update came out last december. you need to update it via PC link or wait for an over air update.

Mine is silent 99.5% of the time now. far too noisy before the update as its in my bedroom.
#32
There are 2 at Canal Road Bradford but they cannot find the remotes, leads or boxes and still want the £89.99
for them.
#33
Great deal, great piece of kit.
#34
Bought the 9200 before Xmas from PC world to add to my 8000t that I have had for a couple of years and can confirm thet are excellent PRVs
#35
Have just been to my local store in Leicester and they had one left! Was ex-display/pre owned with no box/manual and a few scratches but did have remote. Price sticker said £89.97, went to till and it scanned in at 69.97! told her needs 50% off and she reduced it to 34.98!! absolute bargain. Still comes with 1 year warranty and I can now ditch my awful Tevion that no longer records properly. Very Chuffed!
#36
If you miss out on this deal then the next best thing normally is a factory refurb from humax.
http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk

I've bought two and they are like new and still going strong.
I myself have a topfield tf5800 but I don't think the picture is quite as clear as on humax boxes. That said we have a huge amount of TAPs we can add to the functionality of the tf5800. I just upgraded the hdd to 1tb so that I can fit all my pictures and MP3s on it, as well as lots of films.
Please note if you have a tf5800 and a voltmeter it is wise to check the PSU outputs after 18 months or so if it is left on all the time. I just had to change 3 capacitors as my PSU was putting out 37v instead of 30v. They aren't difficult to change and only cost 37p each from maplin. See the following link.
http://forum.toppy.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10308&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=psu&start=0
#37
Does this connect to your Sky dish or cable ?
#38
csiman
The 9150 firmware fan update came out last december. you need to update it via PC link or wait for an over air update.

Mine is silent 99.5% of the time now. far too noisy before the update as its in my bedroom.


Link to download http://www.humaxdigital.com/uk/support/downloadcenter_model.aspx?category_seq=64 for update via PC [you will need a null modem cable]

I think the OTA update has been delayed for some reason as only the 9300 update has been available this way so far AFAIK http://www.dtg.org.uk/retailer/download_schedule.pl
banned#39
Faythur;4246014
Link to download http://www.humaxdigital.com/uk/support/downloadcenter_model.aspx?category_seq=64 for update via PC [you will need a null modem cable]

I think the OTA update has been delayed for some reason as only the 9300 update has been available this way so far AFAIK http://www.dtg.org.uk/retailer/download_schedule.pl

9150/9200 update was definitely done in december so probably next one in April/May as they are not very often.
#40
Ginner
There are 2 at Canal Road Bradford but they cannot find the remotes, leads or boxes and still want the £89.99
for them.


Same at Westwood Cross, Thanet. Boo.

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