Not sure how much of a "Hot Deal" this is; but anything beats paying Sky + £56 per month, Humax sent me this email today
FREESAT PVR/DTR LaunchDear Humax User
I am pleased to announce that in the next few weeks we will be launching our FOXSAT-HDR digital Freesat+ recorder.
This product continues our fine tradition of high quality, market leading terrestrial Freeview recorders (recorders that receive the broadcast signal over a TV aerial) the PVR9200 series and PVR9300 series, only this time for the Freesat satellite service (receives its broadcast signal through a satellite dish).
The unit will be available from the major retailers by the the end of November, and is bursting with Freesat+ recording features to capture the incredible colour, sound and crystal clear images of the BBC HD (High Definition) channel and ITV HD red button service.
When launched, the high specification, twin tuner Humax FOXSAT-HDR will be the only way to pause, rewind and record Freesat HD digital TV programmes, as well as accessing an expanding choice of standard definition TV, radio and interactive channels.
The FOXSAT-HDR guarantees a whole host of advanced recording features for the Freesat+ digital satellite service:
Series recording - to automatically record all the episodes of your favourite shows
Radio recording - never miss your favourite radio shows by recording individual shows, or even a whole series
Live pause and instant rewind - in case you need to answer the phone or replay that crucial scene
Schedule tracking - start and finish recordings on time, even when broadcasters change their schedule
Split recordings - record two-part programmes & films which may have a break in the middle for news bulletins
The 320GB hard drive stores approximately 60 hours of HD programming, or up to 200 hours of SD (Standard Definition) shows, while the eight day on-screen electronic programme guide makes it easy to scan the Freesat TV schedule and plan your viewing. Also since the FOXSAT-HDR comes with two digital tuners, two Freesat channels can be recorded at the same time, so you never need miss a thing. And with HD highlights including Strictly Come Dancing, Uefa Champions League, England home games, and the FA Cup, there's plenty you won't want to miss.
Other features of the FOXSAT-HDR include:
Advanced digital text and interactive services
HDMI slot for transmission of amazing high definition pictures and surround sound audio to an HD-ready TV
Low power consumption less than 1watt in standby and an automatic standby function triggered by inactivity
Parental controls access codes prevent children watching inappropriate content
Audio description services for the blind or visually impaired and one-touch subtitles
Two scart sockets for connecting other equipment such as a DVD recorder
Dolby digital audio output
Connecting leads and controls including HDMI cable, scart cable, and remote control
As already mentioned the FOXSAT-HDR will be available to buy from UK retailers from the last week in November 2008, and will be priced at around £299 (satellite installation not included). For more information, please visit http://www.humaxdigital.com/freesat
as we will be uploading full details of the specification within the next week to 10 days