Humax FOXSATHDR-G 320GB Freesat Box - £188.81 Delivered - Grade A
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Humax FOXSATHDR-G 320GB Freesat Box - £188.81 Delivered - Grade A

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Found 3rd Jun 2011
Grade A Twin tuner Freesat+ DTR
Freesat HD and SD Channel Recording
Record 2 channels at the same time - or watch one while recording another
Under 1W power consumption while in standby
Massive 320gb Hard Drive -
HDMI Interface for perfect transmissions of picture and sound
Dolby Digital audio output (S/PDIF)
HDCP Compliant
Upscaling for Standard Definition channels
Full colour high resolution electronic programme guide


This is a grade A managers special:

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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Wow great deal just what I was looking for.

Awesome unit, great quality iPlayer built in. Can copy SD programs to the a USB drive.
Great picture, sound and remote.
Good price these are seldom discounted.

Great deal & Brilliant value, however ...........
It would have been better, if richer sounds was doing this deal,
1/ Local Pick-up and delivery
2/ 5 years guarantee for 10% of the value
3/ If anything does go wrong, take to the shop & hand it in for repair & pick-up.
heat added

Second hand.... see my comments in this thread for the freeview HD box from this source.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/humax-hdr-foxt2-g-500gb-freeview-hd-digital-tv-recorder-grade-a-245-delivered/948860. Pretty much says it all for this one too.

That should save time, as no doubt jrw will simply want to repeat ad infinitum how it's really a new one, because retailers are blessed with kindness selling new stock as old like that, so it has all been said already.

The only difference this time is they don't do the 320Gb one any more, so the reduction in price is less significant as the 500Gb one is only £259 on that site, although a very quick scan shows that it can be had for about as cheap as £237. elsewhere, maybe less, I didn't spend much time looking.

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nihcaj

Second hand.... see my comments in this thread for the freeview HD box … Second hand.... see my comments in this thread for the freeview HD box from this source.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/humax-hdr-foxt2-g-500gb-freeview-hd-digital-tv-recorder-grade-a-245-delivered/948860. Pretty much says it all for this one too.That should save time, as no doubt jrw will simply want to repeat ad infinitum how it's really a new one, because retailers are blessed with kindness selling new stock as old like that, so it has all been said already.The only difference this time is they don't do the 320Gb one any more, so the reduction in price is less significant as the 500Gb one is only £259 on that site, although a very quick scan shows that it can be had for about as cheap as £237. elsewhere, maybe less, I didn't spend much time looking.



TROLL. Someone please ban this know it all.

I made it clear in the OP title and description what it was thanks.

As cheap as £237 hey which is approx £48 more than this one. hmmmm - and the difference being? 12months warranty, excellent customer service from Humax, SOGA still applies...... Reminds me of one of your previous comments which contradicts what you are saying:

nihcaj

Looking for the DEAREST place to buy something is not really what … Looking for the DEAREST place to buy something is not really what Hotukdeals is all about!




Edited by: "jrw" 3rd Jun 2011

'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'
Therefore Second Hand

Re; above comments - A lot of Friday afternoon Grumpies about a good product, fair deal but not hot or new, it's ongoing from the manufacturer. If you want to compare how smart little Humax compare to efforts from the big-guns, check out reviews & forums for the Samsung SMT-S7800 Freesat recorder - nightmare - expect these to be given away soon.

I've bought 3 Humax Grade A boxes of different types over the last few years and I've never seen anything that suggests they aren't brand spanking new. That's no guarantee of course but I would never hesitate to go for a Humax direct Grade A if I wanted one.

nihcaj

Second hand.... see my comments in this thread for the freeview HD box … Second hand.... see my comments in this thread for the freeview HD box from this source.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/humax-hdr-foxt2-g-500gb-freeview-hd-digital-tv-recorder-grade-a-245-delivered/948860.


Oh yes I remember that comment, the one where you think paying £55 more for one year of extra warranty is a good deal

Good post - been mentioned in several threads recently but not as a deal in itself. These are great machines and easily expandable up to 2TB although clearly you'll risk any warranty from Humax. A new model does seem overdue to me but no doubt we'll have to wait until next year and the launch of Youview since Humax are tied up in product development for this platfrom.

Bought this for £185 at Christmas, must have been some right manky porks who had it before me judging by the mega grease on the remote, but I guess it cleaned up ok.

(You need to include £6 delivery meaning it's more expensive than at Christmas)


Lakeside

I've bought 3 Humax Grade A boxes of different types over the last few … I've bought 3 Humax Grade A boxes of different types over the last few years and I've never seen anything that suggests they aren't brand spanking new. That's no guarantee of course but I would never hesitate to go for a Humax direct Grade A if I wanted one.


Totally agree as new and best make in my view

the foxsat hdr is old and out dated now and in desperate need of replacement so needs to be cheap, the Echostar HDS-600RS is far better but costs £299 unfortunately.

These grade A units have been this price on the humax website for at least 12 months, I know as have been tempted for so long but holding off as I know if I purchase one they'll announce the Foxsat 2 that seems to have been delayed forever, which in tuyrn will likely see these units fall to the £100 mark I suspect.

Still, it is the best deal to be fair so if you're planning to buy one I don't think you'll do better.

I'm going to carry on waiting, damn Sky and their method of disabling all the feautures of the Sky+HD box as soon as you stop subscribing!

Edited by: "Tetlee" 4th Jun 2011

For those who have gone for it - a bonus with these is that you can install a firmware addon to have it work as a DLNA media server and SAMBA fileserver to allow remote viewing on your home network connection. Look up "Media & File Server Bundle for the Foxsat HDR".

Tetlee, why not buy a hdd/DVD recorder to back up ur unwatched sky programmes and ditch it?

The 500GB version is £231 @ amazon

ajeffries

For those who have gone for it - a bonus with these is that you can … For those who have gone for it - a bonus with these is that you can install a firmware addon to have it work as a DLNA media server and SAMBA fileserver to allow remote viewing on your home network connection. Look up "Media & File Server Bundle for the Foxsat HDR".



Interesting. How good is the resulting media server? Compared to say WDTV, A C Ryan /etc?

Any news on being able to copy HD recordings to USB and then being able to watch on a PC?

barbiegirl

Interesting. How good is the resulting media server? Compared to say … Interesting. How good is the resulting media server? Compared to say WDTV, A C Ryan /etc?



I've only used it on the SD recordings to watch on laptop but works well (broadcast quality). It also hosts music fine too. Can stream to multiple devices and still operate normally on the TV side (see AVforums for tests etc).
With regards to HD content, if your box is in Freesat mode then the file is encrypted and unplayable. It does however work if you push the box into non-freesat mode and reboot before recording (although with the limited controls in non-freesat mode, probably not worth it).

Do there have a 2nd RF out like Sky+ so you can watch this in another room and change channels like with Sky Magic Eye? Or a way to control it with a hdmi extender?

Banned

1Jim0

Any news on being able to copy HD recordings to USB and then being able … Any news on being able to copy HD recordings to USB and then being able to watch on a PC?



It is possible, however two things

1) HD recordings are usually large and FAT32 has a file size limit of 4Gb so you have to format a USB drive in EXT3 (using Linux or some random windows utility) with access rights of 777. The unit won't read NTFS.

2) They're usually encryted which is the "Enc" next to the recording so it won't play on the PC even if you got it on anyway.

hope that helped..

barbiegirl

Interesting. How good is the resulting media server? Compared to say … Interesting. How good is the resulting media server? Compared to say WDTV, A C Ryan /etc?


Have just downloaded this at the moment it will not install, it is a shame that you cant ftp to this unit and remove hd recordings. Mmmm, even if you could they are encrypted. Very interesting though.

I got one of these for £6.99 in Cash Converters - obviously a misprice

A 1TB upgrade on one of these takes about 15 mins BTW. Drive costs around £35 for the right one.

I know because I did mine and I'm only semi-techie at best.

Cold. FreeSat is for poor people. Real ballers have Sky HD.

Jaspal989

Cold. FreeSat is for poor people. Real ballers have Sky HD.



you are the weakest link ...goodbye.

ajeffries

For those who have gone for it - a bonus with these is that you can … For those who have gone for it - a bonus with these is that you can install a firmware addon to have it work as a DLNA media server and SAMBA fileserver to allow remote viewing on your home network connection. Look up "Media & File Server Bundle for the Foxsat HDR".



You sir have just highlighted something I didn't know about this box, and I thought I knew it all lol heat for your comment.

Jaspal989

Cold. FreeSat is for poor people. Real ballers have Sky HD.



Perhaps some of us just don't want to pay Murdoch £30 a month+ for TV ... when (for the most part) with some clever forward planning in the programme guide, there's more than enough on Freesat... and every couple of months more becomes available (eg BBCHD, BBC1HD, ITVHD, C4HD all in place now with new channels popping up periodically).

I also like being able to delete out the pointless channels from my Humax too like shopping TV and foreign language stuff like S4C and weird Asian news channels ... Sky don't let you delete crap out of their EPG, and they delight in giving you "YOU CANNOT ACCESS THIS CHANNEL, Subscribe now on 084444444" messages on all the channels you think you have, but that you haven't paid for ... a pure pain in the ass if you don't have Sky World ...

Anyway

storeyrich

Perhaps some of us just don't want to pay Murdoch £30 a month+ for TV ... … Perhaps some of us just don't want to pay Murdoch £30 a month+ for TV ... when (for the most part) with some clever forward planning in the programme guide, there's more than enough on Freesat... and every couple of months more becomes available (eg BBCHD, BBC1HD, ITVHD, C4HD all in place now with new channels popping up periodically).I also like being able to delete out the pointless channels from my Humax too like shopping TV and foreign language stuff like S4C and weird Asian news channels ... Sky don't let you delete crap out of their EPG, and they delight in giving you "YOU CANNOT ACCESS THIS CHANNEL, Subscribe now on 084444444" messages on all the channels you think you have, but that you haven't paid for ... a pure pain in the ass if you don't have Sky World ...Anyway



That is just an excuse made for poor people. It's a fact that this is a second rate item for people who can't afford Sky. Also Murdoch is a legend.

Jaspal989

That is just an excuse made for poor people. It's a fact that this is a … That is just an excuse made for poor people. It's a fact that this is a second rate item for people who can't afford Sky. Also Murdoch is a legend.


Troll much?

http://communitiesonline.homestead.com/files/troll_2.jpg

steviecross

Have just downloaded this at the moment it will not install, it is a … Have just downloaded this at the moment it will not install, it is a shame that you cant ftp to this unit and remove hd recordings. Mmmm, even if you could they are encrypted. Very interesting though.



Try different USB flash drives to hold the firmware addon. It did not recognise one of mine, reckon its a little fussy with some makes.Once installed, it gives you ftp and telnet access. You then just need to telnet in, start the DLNA and SAMBA services and all done. You can then access the box via Windows media player or other client, or as I prefer, access it as a 'shared folder' via a wireless router.
Hope that helps.

PS: This update will allow you to download HD recordings when recorded in non-freesat mode via your network connection (hence getting around the 4Gb limit). non-freesat mode is not encrypted (after one reboot of the machine in that mode)

Original Poster

Jaspal989

Cold. FreeSat is for poor people. Real ballers have Sky HD.


There was me thinking that you could only get sky if you had a council house paid for by hard working taxpayers who can't afford sky because they have a thing called a mortgage.

Duplicate post?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/humax-foxsathdr-g-320gb-freesat-box-188-81-delivered-grade-a/951012?page=2

mateus

Duplicate post?Freesat HDR???



Yoda, I think it must be past your bed time.

Banned

Jaspal989

Cold. FreeSat is for poor people. Real ballers have Sky HD.



and pay for what is mostly free, no thanks..

ajeffries

Try different USB flash drives to hold the firmware addon. It did not … Try different USB flash drives to hold the firmware addon. It did not recognise one of mine, reckon its a little fussy with some makes.Once installed, it gives you ftp and telnet access. You then just need to telnet in, start the DLNA and SAMBA services and all done. You can then access the box via Windows media player or other client, or as I prefer, access it as a 'shared folder' via a wireless router.Hope that helps.PS: This update will allow you to download HD recordings when recorded in non-freesat mode via your network connection (hence getting around the 4Gb limit). non-freesat mode is not encrypted (after one reboot of the machine in that mode)


Thanks for that, third drive now and i see the light on drive flash so it is accessing the drive during boot up, may have to look for another file, have used ntfs and fat32 on drive so it cant be drives or formatting. I would like to say i have sky and the box uses 20 watts in standby, so in 2 months time it is going. There is no need at all for a box like sky to use 20 watts as opposed to the humax 1 watt. Just think all the sky box,s in the u.k using 20 watts on standby.
Edited by: "steviecross" 5th Jun 2011

good price but cant help feel that the £219.94 at richer sounds with a 5 year warranty is a better "deal" can always upgrade the hd on that to a 1tb too and switch back in event of any problems
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