226°
EXPIRED
Humax Foxsat HDR - £199.99 instore @ Tesco
Humax Foxsat HDR - £199.99 instore @ Tesco

Humax Foxsat HDR - £199.99 instore @ Tesco

Buy forBuy forBuy for£199.99
GETGet dealVisit site and get deal
I was in Tescos retail park Inverness today and saw that the Humax Foxsat HDR was reduced from £249 to £199

This may just be store specific and is definitely not available online but looks like a good price.
Would have gone for one myself but still in my sky contact for another 6 months.
I've used one of the Foxsat HD box before and pic was superb
Hopefully this might be of use to some people

65 Comments

Was it the 320gb version?

Original Poster

nwo;8861281

Was it the 320gb version?



Not sure m8 but they had quiet a few on the shelf. Wasn't aware they had different hdd sizes available.

Given the price was £249 and the online price is £249 then it may well have been 320gb

I read somewhere that you can't pick up non freesat channels on this...is this true?

which one would people recommend This vs Technisat HDFS? i am not bothered about the PVR because i can hook up my hdd to the technisat.

Forest_Gump;8861476

I read somewhere that you can't pick up non freesat channels on this...is … I read somewhere that you can't pick up non freesat channels on this...is this true?



Yes you can but there's no epg and most of the channels are rubbish.

Well I've just bought the Technisat for £135 delivered from PureSat and even if I spent £50 on a 500gb portable HD it's still cheaper than the Humax & the Technisat plays avis and things ;-)

Edit: Technisat got 5 stars from what hifi & has a three year guarantee!

So the technisat is comparable is it - records 2 channels whilst watching another, plays BBC iPlayer? If not why mention?

Apples & Pears - my old pace box had 5 stars and a long warranty but it doesn't do what the Humax does - please stick with comparable products.

danrus;8861692

Well I've just bought the Technisat for £135 delivered from PureSat and … Well I've just bought the Technisat for £135 delivered from PureSat and even if I spent £50 on a 500gb portable HD it's still cheaper than the Humax & the Technisat plays avis and things ;-)Edit: Technisat got 5 stars from what hifi & has a three year guarantee!



sounds good, and it has wireless possibilities...i've seen one on ebay for £137 with 3 years warranty!

blackrat62;8861728

So the technisat is comparable is it - records 2 channels whilst watching … So the technisat is comparable is it - records 2 channels whilst watching another, plays BBC iPlayer? If not why mention?Apples & Pears



i think technisat does have BBC iplayer support.

Forest_Gump;8861755

i think technisat does have BBC iplayer support.



Records two channels whilst watching another - no? A VERY major difference. To compare a recording device with a non-recorder and quote it as cheaper seems odd - of course it is cheaper it doesn't have two receivers and can't record two channels whilst you watch another.

Oddly - blu-ray recorders cost more than players.

Hot price - hotter than the technisat.

but not twin tuner - doh!

danrus;8861772

but not twin tuner - doh!



yeh thats the whole point of comparing two things if they'r the same then i wouldn't have asked this question...so dude chillllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. You don't work for Humax do ya!! lol

sorry, the perils of trying to write too quickly. If you plug an ethernet cable or buy the £30 wireless extension you can watch iplayer and streamed stuff from the Technisat. I was "doh-ing" myself because I forgot that the big advantage of the Humax is the twin tuner, however being able to play avis and things was the big difference for me, that and the good reviews and the Technisat being half the RSP of the Humax.

danrus;8861857

sorry, the perils of trying to write too quickly. If you plug an … sorry, the perils of trying to write too quickly. If you plug an ethernet cable or buy the £30 wireless extension you can watch iplayer and streamed stuff from the Technisat. I was "doh-ing" myself because I forgot that the big advantage of the Humax is the twin tuner, however being able to play avis and things was the big difference for me, that and the good reviews and the Technisat being half the RSP of the Humax.



all good...lol correct me if im wrong i think you can stream media off your PC or NAS drive with the wireless capabilities..so that's another plus. i'm not bothered about the twin tuners, not alot of decent stuff on tv to record lol.

blackrat62;8861771

Records two channels whilst watching another - no? A VERY major … Records two channels whilst watching another - no? A VERY major difference. To compare a recording device with a non-recorder and quote it as cheaper seems odd - of course it is cheaper it doesn't have two receivers and can't record two channels whilst you watch another. Oddly - blu-ray recorders cost more than players.Hot price - hotter than the technisat.



why are you getting so offended?? i was only asking which is better...

Forest_Gump;8861887

all good...lol correct me if im wrong i think you can stream media off … all good...lol correct me if im wrong i think you can stream media off your PC or NAS drive with the wireless capabilities..so that's another plus.



Yep

I have a Humax 9200 pvr which was meant to be the DB's couple of years ago, since we have had the digital switch over the pvr constantly freezes, doesnt record properly etc etc
heres is Humaxs response:
29th April 2010
Hi there,
Unfortunately there is no confirmed date for the 9200 software. We hope to release it as soon as we can.
Many thanks
Humax Technical Support

what a load of B### S###

when you pay good money you dont expect this sort of crap. :x

There has since been an update for the 9200 et al and really you should have had it by now humaxdigital.com/glo…asp

Anyway, you can always force a manual update.

Actually, not sure whether you may have missed the recent one...dtg.org.uk/ind…php looking at the dates, though it should be repeated again soon. If you have the means [you will need a null modem cable] you can update via a pc with the downloaded software.

The latest software is 1.00.23 and so far I haven't had any problems whatsoever :thumbsup: Looks like they may just have got it right this time.

You'd be an idiot to buy the Technisat over the Humax Foxsat for only £50 more, especially if you already had a twin LNB.

well your half right - if you had a twin LNB it's a no-brainer, however if you haven't & aren't going to get one in the forseeable future, then the pros and cons are a lot more nuanced.

Fitting a new LNB is a piece of pish...

bristo1uk;8862584

I have a Humax 9200 pvr which was meant to be the DB's couple of years … I have a Humax 9200 pvr which was meant to be the DB's couple of years ago, since we have had the digital switch over the pvr constantly freezes, doesnt record properly etc etc



They have released an update now 1.00.23 - after a default setting my 9200T works perfectly again - and it now saves the EPG to the hard drive at last

humaxdigital.com/uk/…=56




[COLOR="White"].[/COLOR]

OT re the Humax 9200T (and 9150T/9300T), I had an email from Humax TODAY:

"As mentioned above you may have already received this update (version .23) as it has already been broadcast once for all the models, but if you have not yet received it we will be broadcasting it again on the following dates:-
* PVR-9150T 28th to 30th June
* PVR-9200T 23rd to 25th June
* PVR-9300T 25th to 28th June"

Personally have had a 9150T for 2yrs and while it's not 100% perfect it's pretty close.
Also have a Foxsat-HDR and very pleased with it EXCEPT a flaw that after a mains powercut it doesnt get its timer sorted afresh so doesn't record until manually taken out of standby - ie fine if you live in an area with very infrequent cuts but a bit of a risk for a 2wk holiday if you do! At least that was situation a few weeks ago - it's a hot topic in the Digital Spy humax forum - I hope Humax will find a way to fix in software!

MKD

I have this... it's brilliant. It has USB connectivity for all your media, has BBC iplayer and works great. I can also get good DD5.1 on some channels occasionally that works nice through my Onkyo set-up. I had Sky plus for a while and with this there is no going back. It looks good, has loads of features and at this price is a nice alternative.

If you have Sky plus set-up all you need to do is take the the two cables from your Sky box (LNB) and plug into the back of this baby and ring 'em up and tell them to stuff their subscription.


Hot Hot Hot

Any idea where to get a cheap dish from then to fit to use this?
Seems a good price as its the same price for a refurbed one straight from Humax.

Hi folks, only Sony and Humax boxes support BBC iplayer at the moment as it is still a beta version. I have one of these Humax boxes and they are exceptional, ditched SKY HD earlier this year and this box has a far better picture, plus you get access to ITV HD which sky does not support. 10/10 for me!

Original Poster

Just a quick update. Was back in that tesco today getting my lunch and can confirm that it is the 320gig hdd model.

They had about 15 on the shelf

also any other HD channels coming to freesat? seems to be bbc and itv only at the moment.... quite a lot of money to spend for 2 main channels [being a hd box].

so are you saying the Humax or technisat is the better deal?

NastyJim;8865961

Hi folks, only Sony and Humax boxes support BBC iplayer at the moment as … Hi folks, only Sony and Humax boxes support BBC iplayer at the moment as it is still a beta version. I have one of these Humax boxes and they are exceptional, ditched SKY HD earlier this year and this box has a far better picture, plus you get access to ITV HD which sky does not support. 10/10 for me!



Nope:
uk.cinenow.com/art…yer

NastyJim;8865961

Hi folks, only Sony and Humax boxes support BBC iplayer at the moment as … Hi folks, only Sony and Humax boxes support BBC iplayer at the moment as it is still a beta version. I have one of these Humax boxes and they are exceptional, ditched SKY HD earlier this year and this box has a far better picture, plus you get access to ITV HD which sky does not support. 10/10 for me!



Not sure if you are restricting that statement to Freesat HDD PVR's, but my Bush Freesat HD box supports BBC iPlayer (currently selling for £67 in Argos - nice bit of kit too).

its a good price but Humax are releasing a new version of this box in the autumn so I think I'll wait until then

twe;8865925

Any idea where to get a cheap dish from then to fit to use this?Seems a … Any idea where to get a cheap dish from then to fit to use this?Seems a good price as its the same price for a refurbed one straight from Humax.



Ebay for about 30 squid or so...

lord_trumpington;8866113

Not sure if you are restricting that statement to Freesat HDD PVR's, but … Not sure if you are restricting that statement to Freesat HDD PVR's, but my Bush Freesat HD box supports BBC iPlayer (currently selling for £67 in Argos - nice bit of kit too).



67 seems cheap, is the only difference the fact that it does not record?

I have had this Humax for 10 months now and it's absolutely brilliant. Apples and pears yes looking at the Technisat and this. The Humax looks 10 times better as well with a very nice display.

These are good i've been "going to buy" one of these for a few years...

"Hi sky im leaving to get a Humax box..."
"oh your give me x and x and money off Y, ok ill stay"

tooheys30;8866584

I have had this Humax for 10 months now and it's absolutely brilliant. … I have had this Humax for 10 months now and it's absolutely brilliant. Apples and pears yes looking at the Technisat and this. The Humax looks 10 times better as well with a very nice display.



+1 - had this since it was released (got mine free due to an Argos voucher glitch I found on here - cheers HUKD!) and it is rock solid. I have had one missed recording in all the time I have had it, which I think is pretty good!

Very hot from me.
Was about to purchase one this week for £259.99. But don't have a dish, even though they are only 30-50 odd quid, I couldn't be bothered to get up a ladder.
I'm having Sky HD installed this week, so will have two spare feeds from the Quad LNB, so might still go for one of these upstairs.

The 9200 has just had a update the other week which meant it resolved the remote being slow to respond and also it saves the EPG to HD

Its come back OTA later this month

Email from humax



Dear Humax user, You may have recently received a software update for your Freeview+ PVR and wondered why it had been sent. This software was developed by ourselves to resolve issues that have occurred due to the increasing complexity of the UK’s broadcast infrastructure, particularly the digital switchover, these include slow response on the remote control, PVR locking up and missed recordings.
These issues have been ongoing for some time now and we have been criticised in some quarters for not responding sooner. I would like to assure you that as mentioned above the diagnosis and remedy for these issues has been extremely complex and we have moved as quickly as we could to rectify these issues and return the units to their optimum operating condition. I would also like to put my thanks in writing to the many hundreds of you that have participated in the beta trials of these updates, your help has been invaluable (particularly with the PVR 9200 models that have been out of production for a couple of years) in ensuring that we fixed the problems encountered correctly.
We also believe that the new software will help to minimise future problems arising, but that said, the digital switchover is a moveable feast so we will closely monitor user experiences going forward to ensure we get as early a warning as possible should future problems arise. Finally as we were developing new software for the Freeview PVR's we used the opportunity to develop and introduce a new feature that has often been requested by our users, and to this end have significantly reduced the time it takes to display the on-screen electronic programme guide (EPG) from minutes to just seconds (the units now store the EPG when they are put into standby to decrease the loading time).
As mentioned above you may have already received this update (version .23) as it has already been broadcast once for all the models, but if you have not yet received it we will be broadcasting it again on the following dates:-

[LIST]
[*]PVR-9150T 28th to 30th June
[*]PVR-9200T 23rd to 25th June
[*]PVR-9300T 25th to 28th June[/LIST] NOTE: Please ensure that your PVR is in standby mode (not powered on or off) on one of the nights of these updates to receive the update automatically.






bristo1uk;8862584

I have a Humax 9200 pvr which was meant to be the DB's couple of years … I have a Humax 9200 pvr which was meant to be the DB's couple of years ago, since we have had the digital switch over the pvr constantly freezes, doesnt record properly etc etcheres is Humaxs response:29th April 2010Hi there,Unfortunately there is no confirmed date for the 9200 software. We hope to release it as soon as we can.Many thanksHumax Technical Supportwhat a load of B### S###when you pay good money you dont expect this sort of crap. :x

I have had one of these since they came out in Nov 2008. Great piece of kit HD could do with being 500Gb I know they got a updated one now coming out

Never let me down use iplayer with netgear homeplugs just switch and and it works almost straight a ay

Got rid of sky last year,but having a hd tv decided to look at feesat,freeview no good in my area.After looking and the limited amount of hd channels,I gave in and rang sky.They sent me a free hd box, two days later,fitted in minutes.I know Im paying 28.00 a month but over a dozen hd channels and a cracking picture.Good price for the foxsat,but at the moment too few hd channels.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text