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HDR-FOX T2-G Freeview HD twin tuner 500GB PVR (Grade A) from Humax Direct £135.00 Delivered
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HDR-FOX T2-G Freeview HD twin tuner 500GB PVR (Grade A) from Humax Direct £135.00 Delivered

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Posted 22nd Jun 2013

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can I simply replace sky+ box with this one as I am looking to get rid of sky but don't want loose recording facility?
heated...
littel helper

can I simply replace sky+ box with this one as I am looking to get rid of … can I simply replace sky+ box with this one as I am looking to get rid of sky but don't want loose recording facility?heated...


If your only after the freeview channels then yeah mate.
littel helper

can I simply replace sky+ box with this one as I am looking to get rid of … can I simply replace sky+ box with this one as I am looking to get rid of sky but don't want loose recording facility?heated...



this one is freeview ie through an aerial, freesat will use the feed from a sky dish.

so if you have an aerial connection to your sky box then the answer is yes, if you only have the feed from the sky dish then the answer is no

hope that helps
thanks guys... luckily I have both feed to my sky box.
mostly I am looking to use free sky channels available on sky platform.
so not for me. good deal nevertheless...
This would get all of the important free channels. Main downside compared to Freesat is lack of music channels. But this would have Dave and a few others which aren't on Freesat. And if you have SkyHD you get HD versions of free channels like ITV2/3/4, E4 and CH5 which you can only get in SD for free.
Heated - now seriously tempting.

I'm torn between this and the echostar 610, which seems well reviewed and is so slim its ridiculous
Do you need to aerials then?
SMITHCI

Do you need to aerials then?


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This is the Freesat one for connecting to a satellite dish feed and replacing a $ky+ box
humaxdirect.co.uk/pro…105

This is the Freeview one for connecting to a standard roof or loft aerial, has basic online services BBC iplayer, Youtube, Picasa etc:
humaxdirect.co.uk/pro…104

This is the YouView one for connecting to a standard roof or loft aerial, has advanced online services - above plus ITV player, 4OD etc
humaxdirect.co.uk/pro…210
Edited by: "BigAde" 23rd Jun 2013
I've got this and it's good, just connect both sky aerials and off you go.

Some of the negative points are that its slower than sky to start up, EPG isn't as good, takes longer to delete programmes.

But it's a lot cheaper.
I'll wait for youview to come down in price to replace my technica smart box 8250, but great price on this as humax is usually top of the pile in home TV recording,
mobo

I've got this and it's good, just connect both sky aerials and off you … I've got this and it's good, just connect both sky aerials and off you go. Some of the negative points are that its slower than sky to start up, EPG isn't as good, takes longer to delete programmes.But it's a lot cheaper.



You must be talking about the Freesat version, not the Freeview version which this thread is about
stevvie

I'll wait for youview to come down in price to replace my technica smart … I'll wait for youview to come down in price to replace my technica smart box 8250, but great price on this as humax is usually top of the pile in home TV recording,



humaxdirect.co.uk/pro…210

they have it pretty cheap direct from humax at the moment. i've seriously been considering buying one but i'm just not sure how much i'd use it!
Are there any Freesat HD boxes that have built in DLNA and App support for netflix/lovefilm etc

Ideally I want to ditch sky and have an all in one box BD/Freesat/DLNA

not asking much?

:o)
crazypearce

http://humaxdirect.co.uk/product.asp?ProdRef=10210they have it pretty … http://humaxdirect.co.uk/product.asp?ProdRef=10210they have it pretty cheap direct from humax at the moment. i've seriously been considering buying one but i'm just not sure how much i'd use it!



Likewise, I have this Freeview HDR-T2-G at the moment and while it's good, I'd like to change it for the Youview one just to get ITV Player and 4OD. Mind you, I find the TV portal on my present one rather flaky and unreliable a lot of the time and tend to just use BBC iplayer and YouTube off my Sony Blu-ray player, so it would have to be a significant improvement on the old TV Portal.
bradford_dr

Heated - now seriously tempting.I'm torn between this and the echostar … Heated - now seriously tempting.I'm torn between this and the echostar 610, which seems well reviewed and is so slim its ridiculous



Have they added DLNA yet or viewing Network shares yet?

Cant seem to find any data on their site
Does anyone have experience of getting "grade A" products from humax? the freesat with freetime on it looks very appealing for £179
I bought one The last time a Humax deal came up to replace a Technika box.

The technika was great for the money we paid, but the Humax Fox T2 is superb, and the custom firmware and add on packages available from hummypkg.org.uk make it unbeatable. I think they have DLNA streaming to answer one of the questions above (check on their site before buying - i'm posting from my mobile and it's too much hassle for me to confirm it for you)

Do these and the youview boxes have fans in them? My old tiscali/ homechoice box had really noisy ones.
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masai

Do these and the youview boxes have fans in them? My old tiscali/ … Do these and the youview boxes have fans in them? My old tiscali/ homechoice box had really noisy ones.


They have fans but they are quiet. The main noise is the hard drive although they aren't that noisy and I'm very fussy about noise. I still wouldn't want to use one in a bedroom ideally.
badgerrules

Does anyone have experience of getting "grade A" products from humax? the … Does anyone have experience of getting "grade A" products from humax? the freesat with freetime on it looks very appealing for £179



I got the single tuner grade A referb and can vouch that it arrives as if brand new, they even chuck in a hdmi lead :-)
The best Freeview HD box money can buy, especially when you use the hacked firmware
I got one of the Technika Smartboxes a while back but there are far too many problems with it (main one being that it won't display a picture on HD channels even though there's sound). The good thing about it though is that I can export any recording to a usb stick and edit them on my PC. Can the same be done on this box? (including exporting HD which the smartbox wouldn't do)
Talking of hacked firmware, is it possible to repurpose an old Sky+ box? We have one but no longer pay for Sky plus. Seems it should have everything necessary on the hardware front.

Any pointers?
does anyone know if I already have a recorder box (the 1 TB version of this), if this can playback content from the other box via a LAN network?
Got the Huawei Youview Freeview+ HD box yesterday from Cash Converters for £20. New in box, works brilliantly. THe youview system is easy and intuitive. Iplayer etc works fine. Plus I got that NowTV movies 3 months for £3 deal and am able to watch that via my youview box too. 320gb hard drive, twin tuners. Highly recommend as a cheaper option
kalico

Talking of hacked firmware, is it possible to repurpose an old Sky+ box? … Talking of hacked firmware, is it possible to repurpose an old Sky+ box? We have one but no longer pay for Sky plus. Seems it should have everything necessary on the hardware front.Any pointers?



Certain Pace Sky+ boxes (the white ones) can be loaded with a modified firmware to enable recording without being in contract, making them Freesat+ boxes. You do need an old Freesat from sky viewing card though.

These Humax boxes are silent. Ours, when turned up from standby makes a slight fan noise when first switched on but after that it ramps down and is silent. Its way more silent than our Technika smart box which has its fan removed.
top gear

could go for this cheaper … could go for this cheaper optionhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Humax-HD-FOX-T2-Freeview-HD-Set-Top-Box-/360679691989?lgeo=1&clk_rvr_id=493625692043&vectorid=229508


I don't think this is a recordable PVR
top gear

could go for this cheaper … could go for this cheaper optionhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Humax-HD-FOX-T2-Freeview-HD-Set-Top-Box-/360679691989?lgeo=1&clk_rvr_id=493625692043&vectorid=229508

It definitely does not record as it's only a receiver.
hantshog

It definitely does not record as it's only a receiver.



You really should be sure you know what you're talking about before making definitive statements like that!!

Actually that DOES record once you add a USB pen or HDD. I have one which is heavily hacked and got two 2.5" laptop HDD's connected to it (It does NOT need to be hacked to record and act as a PVR, you just need to add a USB pen or HDD to the units USB connection).
However if you're going to grab the single tuner than it's cheaper to grab a refurb from HUMAX.
They don't seem to have any of the single tuner FOX's at humax-direct atm but if you can wait a while there is a good chance they will get more refurbs in stock :-)



Edited by: "Leftfield_2k2" 23rd Jun 2013
carltonbp

Got the Huawei Youview Freeview+ HD box yesterday from Cash Converters … Got the Huawei Youview Freeview+ HD box yesterday from Cash Converters for £20. New in box, works brilliantly. THe youview system is easy and intuitive. Iplayer etc works fine. Plus I got that NowTV movies 3 months for £3 deal and am able to watch that via my youview box too. 320gb hard drive, twin tuners. Highly recommend as a cheaper option

Plenty of good Youview bargains at Cash Converters. I thought £20 was a typo but just had a look and see good prices. Mind you they might stink of stale beer, fags and dog hair.
Got this last time it was posted. Brilliant machine and even better with custom firmware.
so, before they run out of stock can anyone who has it confirm if you can export your SD & HD recordings to a usb stick to edit on a computer
hantshog

Plenty of good Youview bargains at Cash Converters. I thought £20 was a … Plenty of good Youview bargains at Cash Converters. I thought £20 was a typo but just had a look and see good prices. Mind you they might stink of stale beer, fags and dog hair.



Was immaculate, wrappings and everything, cords still in bags etc. Works perfectly very impressed with Youview.

On ebay they seem to be going for over £60 plus £10 postage so chuffed at the price. First thing I've ever bought from Cash Converters and the staff were really good. I got £10 off because they couldn't find it initially and I had to wait, didn't ask, I wasn't nasty, was impressed that they kept on looking and didn't just brush me off with can't find it sorry. Nice friendly staff, place didn't smell, I was pleasantly surprised. Will keep them in mind from now on. One thing I did spot was online prices are higher than in the shop. So don't buy online to collect. My box was £39.99 online, £29.99 instore before my £10 off. Looking at other items on my phone whilst waiting this mark up seemed to be a common thing. They also had Humax boxes but much more expensive. My good experience was at the Camden store and prices for things very wildly it seems between stores. I think the managers decide the price. And I overheard them offering another person who thought something was expensive a discount. Some things are priced too high.
Agharta

They have fans but they are quiet. The main noise is the hard drive … They have fans but they are quiet. The main noise is the hard drive although they aren't that noisy and I'm very fussy about noise. I still wouldn't want to use one in a bedroom ideally.



Cheers, Im fussy too! Think i'll stick with my fox2 box and usb hard drive.
hantshog

Plenty of good Youview bargains at Cash Converters. I thought £20 was a … Plenty of good Youview bargains at Cash Converters. I thought £20 was a typo but just had a look and see good prices. Mind you they might stink of stale beer, fags and dog hair.



I have just been to the Cash Converters in Walworth Road and they want £139 for the Huawei box!!! That is some difference.
ought

I have just been to the Cash Converters in Walworth Road and they want … I have just been to the Cash Converters in Walworth Road and they want £139 for the Huawei box!!! That is some difference.



Prices do seem to vary quite a bit, cheapest is currently finchley for £50 plus postage. I was in there last week and saw it for £40 but didn't get because I wanted to check out the model http://webshop.cashconverters.co.uk/auction-items?sort=2&s=Results&categoryID=&subCategoryID=&search=YOUVIEW

The most expensive Huawei box online is £90 perhaps the one in your store was a Humax which has a larger HD?
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