Humax HD-FOX T2 Freeview HD Receiver (Grade A) - £65 Delivered @ Humax Direct
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Humax HD-FOX T2 Freeview HD Receiver (Grade A) - £65 Delivered @ Humax Direct

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Found 2nd Oct 2011
Nice cheap upgrade to Freeview HD for older TVs that don't have it built in, also works great if you also have the HDR-FoxT2 as you can stream recorder media between the two amogst other networking features.

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Original Poster

http://regmedia.co.uk/2010/03/26/humax_hd_fox_t2_4.jpg

Product Description
The Humax HDFOXT2 is a Freeview HD Set Top Box with HDMI '1080p' output, capable of receiving the high definition Freeview channels being rolled out during 2010. It also features impressive media playback from USB devices or over your home network. For spectacular HD images without subscription charges or a dish, there's never been an easier way to go HD, than with the Humax HDFOXT2.

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Freeview HD excites your senses with the intense images and a vibrant, immersive viewing experience on HD channels. Access up to 50 standard definition Freeview channels, digital radio stations and interactive red button services. It’s easy to set up and as always with Freeview, there’s no subscription, no contract and no fuss.

The Humax HD-FOXT2 is a Freeview HD Set Top Box with free HD channels from BBC and ITV and no subscription needed. It features a handy built-in Auto Detection function to seek and locate new channels, so there is never any need to retune. (Please be aware that Freeview HD is only available in certain areas - please check freeview.co.uk/ava…ity for more details).

The HD-FOXT2 is backward compatible with existing Freeview has an warranty 8-day on-screen electronic programme guide plus Dolby Digital+ Audio Output. For peace of mind, a Parental Control function is also included. There is also Subtitle and Audio description to further enhance your viewing experience.

Perfect digital transmission for picture and sound can be achieved via the HDMI output and additional media can be played from an HDD or USB memory stick (MP3, JPG, XVID). The HD-FOXT2 receives SD programming as well as HD programming and has an ecologically friendly standby power rating of less that 1 watt. Resolution formats are 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i.
Edited by: "Towelie" 2nd Oct 2011

They got a few good deals.

This can be converted to a single tuner HD PVR by adding a USB Hard Drive. Hot.
Edited by: "dooper" 2nd Oct 2011

Is the USB port on the back of the unit so you can hide the hard drive out of the way?

therams09

Is the USB port on the back of the unit so you can hide the hard drive … Is the USB port on the back of the unit so you can hide the hard drive out of the way?



At the back.

http://www.picvault.info/images/537129546_REVIEW-4618-45978aac503c094882251008a93ad224.jpg

are these better than the icecrypt t2200 in another thread ? would be using as a recorder, thanks

thanks for that. might just get one as works out so much cheaper than buying the hdr fox t2 and will probably only need to record every now and again. would be great to watch live sports in hd

Get this over the icecrypt.

I own both and the Humax is far superior. There are a few fairly serious bugs with the Icecrypt and poppy (the box maker) have not addressed them. Although you can record using an unofficial Beta, any official updates (if they ever come) will lose this functionality. Because total lack of support for the icecrypt, you might never see major changes which become standard on other boxes (channel 0, iplayer etc) . For the money the icecrypt is still a good box (one of the few than record), but for vitally the same price go for the Humax
Edited by: "abfmdf" 2nd Oct 2011

Thanks for the info and advice. Ordered the humax

ordered

thanks for that. might just get one as works out so much cheaper than buying the hdr fox t2 and will probably only need to record every now and again. would be great to watch live sports in hd

Can you record programs with this?

Original Poster

If you attach a USB hard drive then you can record the program that you are watching,

nice, think I'm gonna go for this. Cheers to the OP

RRP of £200 Grade A stock down to £65? HOT!
If you can record to USB as well? SUPER HOT!

Added to basket. Thanks.

Have one of these and love it. At £65 it's a steal!

Thats well good

can you playback mkv's on this?

Recording is easy with this bought one the other day it's great. HD looks crisp, EPG is great. Good device and great price

I have one of these. Picture quality is very good. I have never tried to record with it (I have a Panasonic (SD) PVR). However I do use the iPlayer function quite a lot. PQ is very good even though I only have 3 Mb/s internet. It takes a little time to load but is very useable now that the firmware has been updated (the beta firmware was deadly slow to select a programme). I bought an Edimax USB WiFi module to connect to my router.

The recording done to the hard drive or usb pen, can you play via your laptop?

No harddrive in these, I record to a USB harddrive. It formats the drive specifically to record so not sure if it could be watched on laptop, haven't tried.

I've got a really old Humax PVR 8000T (80GB) that's currently unused and collecting dust. Does anyone know if it would be possible/easy to remove the hard drive from that and put it into this? Any answers appreciated - especially humorous ones

I've still got my heart set on the HDR-T2, it just doesn't seem as good value as the 8000T which I bought back in 2005.

Paid a lot more for this a while ago. Brilliant piece of kit and with usb harddrive a great pvr.
Buy it.

thanks,
anyone know how much drive space is needed for , say , a hours HD recording ?

Had in Icecrypt for a few weeks and there is alot to like. but I'm gonna return it as it cuts out all the time, audio, video or both...Get annoying after a while watching movies and missing punch lines

Ozzie

thanks, anyone know how much drive space is needed for , say , a hours HD … thanks, anyone know how much drive space is needed for , say , a hours HD recording ?



4Gb.

Bit of a newbie question but if I connect this to my router via LAN will I be able to view material on hard drives attached to PC as I do now via XBox/Media center as well as attaching a hard drive directly to record?

Any help would be appreciated as looking to replace Sony RDR-HXD860 which has gone faulty - keeps switching on and off, a problem reported all over the net that Sony are refusing to acknowledge!!

mystery_shopper

I've got a really old Humax PVR 8000T (80GB) that's currently unused and … I've got a really old Humax PVR 8000T (80GB) that's currently unused and collecting dust. Does anyone know if it would be possible/easy to remove the hard drive from that and put it into this? Any answers appreciated - especially humorous ones



It wouldn't work. The HDD in your old PVR has an IDE interface. It'd only work if you put that hard drive in a USB enclosure, but TBH it's not wortth buying the enclosure for such a small drive. Just buy a portable 250gig USB drive for £30 or so and you've got a HD PVR for under £100.

Lucero

I have one of these. Picture quality is very good. I have never tried to … I have one of these. Picture quality is very good. I have never tried to record with it (I have a Panasonic (SD) PVR). However I do use the iPlayer function quite a lot. PQ is very good even though I only have 3 Mb/s internet. It takes a little time to load but is very useable now that the firmware has been updated (the beta firmware was deadly slow to select a programme). I bought an Edimax USB WiFi module to connect to my router.



Have been tempted by this but wanted the twin tuner capability but didn't want to pay the £200 for the extra functionality.

Can I just confirm that basically this is the same as the twin tuner model so has the portal with iplayer etc in it?

Cheers

Original Poster

Reviews on Amazon indicate that iPlayer is available on this model as well.

amazon.co.uk/rev…de=
Edited by: "Towelie" 2nd Oct 2011

Towelie

Reviews on Amazon indicate that iPlayer is available on this model as … Reviews on Amazon indicate that iPlayer is available on this model as well.



Sure does , I have this unit already , latest firmware enables HDD recording & BBC i-Player amongst others

Great peice of kit , but note *

HD recordings are enycrpted, ie you can only watch them back via the same Humax box that recorded the program in the first place !!

youcan alos record and watch another program thats braodcast onthe same MUX !!

Towelie

Reviews on Amazon indicate that iPlayer is available on this model as … Reviews on Amazon indicate that iPlayer is available on this model as well.http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R2J3U6Q10BH9SX/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0036TGN8K&nodeID=&tag=&linkCode=



Thank you thats made my mind up!! Heat added!

Fogg1969

It wouldn't work. The HDD in your old PVR has an IDE interface. It'd … It wouldn't work. The HDD in your old PVR has an IDE interface. It'd only work if you put that hard drive in a USB enclosure, but TBH it's not wortth buying the enclosure for such a small drive. Just buy a portable 250gig USB drive for £30 or so and you've got a HD PVR for under £100.



Kudos to you for answering my query - many thanks!

Hi can you set this up on a timer to record onto the external hardrive or can you only record what you are watching at the time? Thanks

Does anyone know if this supports the full Humax web portal for Flickr and Youtube etc...?

Sure does. Also you can tune it to receive sky sports 1 & 2 for free!
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