HUMAX HD-FOX T2-G Freeview HD Receiver/Recorder £65 delivered (GRADE A REFURB)
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HUMAX HD-FOX T2-G Freeview HD Receiver/Recorder £65 delivered (GRADE A REFURB)

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Found 30th Mar 2012
This has been posted before, last time by masai so thanks to them... but it's back in stock and over 1month ago so worth a repost...

Now supports iPlayer and SkyGo...

You can also flash custom firmware on for more options.


Specs:

Freeview-HD Set top box
Over 50 Digital TV Channels
8-day on screen electronic programme guide
Dolby Digital+ Audio Output
Parental Control
Subtitle and Audio description
Perfect digital transmission for picture and sound via HDMI output
Auto detection of new channels and services - no need to ever re-tune
Play media from a HDD or USB memory stick (MP3, JPG, XVID)
Receives SD programming as well as HD programming
Resolution formats: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i
Standby power: less than 1w
1 year guarantee

Weight & dimensions

Dimensions
280 x 45 x 200mm (H/W/D)
1.42kg

Technical specification

System Resource
CPU/MPU/Mainchip BCM7405
Flash memory 32MB
SDRAM 256MB(+64MB)
EEPROM 8KB
Tuner & Channel : Terrestrial
Number tuner 1 DVB-T/DVB-T2
Input Connector IEC 169-2 Female
Frequency Range 48.5MHz to 226.5MHz(VHF), 470MHz to 862MHz(UHF)
Signal Level -70 to -10 dBm
Demodulation OFDM
Mode 2K, 8K
FEC mode 1/2,2/3,3/4,5/6,7/8
Guard Intervals 1/4,1/8,1/16,1/32
MPEG Transport Stream A/V Decoding
Transport Stream MPEG-4 PART2/MPEG-2 ISO/IEC 13818
Profile Level MPEG-2 MP@HL, MPEG-4 AVC MP@L3, MP@L4, HP@L4
Input Rate 15Mbit/s Max
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Video Resolution 1080p,1080i,720p,576p,576i
Audio Decoding MPEG/MusiCam Layer I&II
Audio mode Single/Dual Mono/Stereo/Joint Stereo
Front panel interface
Display 7-Segment
LED 3
Buttons 4
CI Slot N/A
USB N/A
CAS Slot x
Rear panel interface
SCART 1 TV, 1 VCR
RF N/A
RCA 1 Video, 2 Audio
Component N/A
S/PDIF 1
HDMI 1(with HDCP)
Data port Ethernet
USB 1(PVR)
Power cord Type UK 3pin fixed
Power Supply
Input voltage AC 90-250V(Free voltage), SMPS
Type Embedded switch mode power supply unit
Power consumption Standby Under 1W
Protection Separate internal fuse & lightning protection
Physical specification
Size (W x H x D) 280 x 45 x 200 (mm)
Weight(Net) 1.42 kg
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39 Comments
Superb, thanks. Just ordered one for my parents.
How do you get sky go on these?
I have the T2 (no G) is this a lot different. T2 brilliant with attached USB drive and USB dongle thing for I player.
Correction - this is only a HD set top box, not a recorder.
You need the HDR-FOX T2-G (£199.99 from the same site) to record TV.

Both are bargains though
T2 can be a one channel recorder with a bit of work and will get I player with attachments.
you sure about skygo???
Banned
Human web site says it is possible to RECORD on to external drive - which makes it a recorder
cbray21

Correction - this is only a HD set top box, not a recorder.You need the … Correction - this is only a HD set top box, not a recorder.You need the HDR-FOX T2-G (£199.99 from the same site) to record TV.Both are bargains though


Wrong!

Attach an External USB Hard Drive and Transform This Unit Into a Single Tuner Recorder! (Software update may be required, USB hard drive sold separately)
Houstieboy

Wrong!Attach an External USB Hard Drive and Transform This Unit Into a … Wrong!Attach an External USB Hard Drive and Transform This Unit Into a Single Tuner Recorder! (Software update may be required, USB hard drive sold separately)



Now unless i'm missing something the fact it says "Transform This Unit Into a Single Tuner Recorder" would mean that the unit you buy for £65 is not a recorder.

So not wrong!
A bargain best name in hd and pvr we had ours 3 years no problems
wonneil

Now unless i'm missing something the fact it says "Transform This Unit … Now unless i'm missing something the fact it says "Transform This Unit Into a Single Tuner Recorder" would mean that the unit you buy for £65 is not a recorder.So not wrong!


You're obviously not grasping this. Plug in ANY hard drive or usb stick, and you can record to it as the unit DOES have a record feature. If I buy a DVD recorder and it doesn't come with any discs, does this mean it's not a recorder either?! All you need to do in both cases is add a storage medium. Pretty simple really.
Edited by: "Houstieboy" 30th Mar 2012
I stand corrected (by many people). I did miss that when I read the site

Even better deal than I thought
Houstieboy

You're obviously not grasping this. Plug in ANY hard drive or usb stick, … You're obviously not grasping this. Plug in ANY hard drive or usb stick, and you can record to it as the unit DOES have a record feature. If I buy a DVD recorder and it doesn't come with any discs, does this mean it's not a recorder either?! All you need to do in both cases is add a storage medium. Pretty simple really.



how does it compare to a normal freeview PVR using it like that? i presume you can only record one channel and a time, and not playback and record at the same time? still would be better than just a standard tuner though. my SD humax PVR is great. it was one of the biggest changes to television being able to record/pause live tv and start watching shows 10 minutes after they've started and catch up in real time by skipping the ads
Has anyone got a hard drive? For this? What size is good? I got one 1tb one with a USB but also power supply aswell, would this work with it? Or does it have to be USB powered only.
Any idea whether the freesat hd version of this can also be used as a pvr by adding a hard drive?
Original Poster
sancho1983

Any idea whether the freesat hd version of this can also be used as a pvr … Any idea whether the freesat hd version of this can also be used as a pvr by adding a hard drive?



Nope, I was looking at that and I don't think it can...
Original Poster
Aaron_QPR

Has anyone got a hard drive? For this? What size is good? I got one 1tb … Has anyone got a hard drive? For this? What size is good? I got one 1tb one with a USB but also power supply aswell, would this work with it? Or does it have to be USB powered only.



Any usb drive would work, I think minimum is something like 60-80gb. 1tb would be great
OUt of stock :-(
I may be selling mine soon as am getting multiroom installed instead
Banned
bez

Any usb drive would work, I think minimum is something like 60-80gb. 1tb … Any usb drive would work, I think minimum is something like 60-80gb. 1tb would be great



if 60gb is minimum then that suggests that a pen drive would be useless
I didn't have to update it, just needed to format the hard drive I connected to it and it works perfectly.
I wanted one of these because you can plug an external hard drive 1tb/2tb. that means I could record of the net & the tv & have it all on a potable hard drive that you can take with you any where without the need to lug the box with you just hook the hard drive up to your laptop any where, The down side is that its only has a single tuner
Can someone expire this please its out of stock. Great deal though
Can someone expire this please its out of stock. Great deal though
This doesn't record straight out of the box, so ought to read along the lines of upgrade to record via external Hard drive (or similar) as too many muppets who don't read beyond the first line of spec, as they expect to be spoonfed a deal..

it's clear this is freeview box with recording upgrade possible via usb & offboard hard drive connectivity carried out by the purchaser

Fot those wanting a freesat check humax own site in order to ascertain te difference amongst models, CLICKY ..There are a good few products, remote replacements are from 12-20 depending on model (our nipper keeps dropping them as well as dogs trashing them) ..support is excellent (imho) & we've saved a shedload since dropping sky+ which was dire compared to freeSAT humax boxes.

Hi, how is this compared with the I-can 2851T?
MR GUS

This doesn't record straight out of the box, so ought to read along the … This doesn't record straight out of the box, so ought to read along the lines of upgrade to record via external Hard drive (or similar) as too many muppets who don't read beyond the first line of spec, as they expect to be spoonfed a deal..it's clear this is freesat box with recording upgrade possible via usb & offboard hard drive connectivity carried out by the purchaser


Would this be the same muppets who think this is a Freesat box rather than a Freeview box.
Ray Davies

if 60gb is minimum then that suggests that a pen drive would be useless



What about a 64Gb pen drive? It's 'pointless comment' followed by 'pointless comment' round here!
oddballjamie

Would this be the same muppets who think this is a Freesat box rather … Would this be the same muppets who think this is a Freesat box rather than a Freeview box.

Ach, you got me, we've got FReesat versions in our house, thus my mind is referring to those, I considered this for my daughters room sometime ago till I realised it wouldn't match up ou current set up, thus the erroneous wording, that aside you surely get the point of making the listing clearer from the outset!?
MR GUS

Ach, you got me, we've got FReesat versions in our house, thus my mind is … Ach, you got me, we've got FReesat versions in our house, thus my mind is referring to those, I considered this for my daughters room sometime ago till I realised it wouldn't match up ou current set up, thus the erroneous wording, that aside you surely get the point of making the listing clearer from the outset!?


I agree, it has been done for heat though, I actually thought it was the higher model with the built-in hdd at first and voted hot.
I brought me about 6 months ago and it needed sofeware download from humax site for it to be record about, maybe they have upgrade the sofeware already now, it is a brillant unit and excellant piture on BBCHD and the picture on normal channel is sharper then my 42" panasonic built in tuner
bez

Any usb drive would work, I think minimum is something like 60-80gb. 1tb … Any usb drive would work, I think minimum is something like 60-80gb. 1tb would be great


Random guess by any chance?
rubbish boxes mine broke returned,broke again returned.got a third new one and broke again all in six weeks.asked for money back.got a sagem hd recorder no trouble after 2 years of use brilliant.you may have better luck than me,but my friend had troubles with a humax box he purchased.also customer service is a complete joke aswell.
Excellent bit of kit Have this in my bedroom for watching freeview, Iplayer, video on my NAS and recorded TV from my HDR Fox T2. You get plenty of functionality for your money!
Bought one about six months ago.
Out of the box looked brand new but no record to HDD function, no online services (iplayer, utube) and the HD channels had no sound.
Updated the firmware and everything works great.
It didn't recognise any of my usb sticks (4,8 & 16 GB......I think) but worked OK with a 40GB USB HDD.
If you have an old PC/laptop HDD lying around you can buy a usb caddy from amazon/ebay for a few quid and you're sorted.
I highly recommend this unit.
Latest software available here (Dt: 25-Mar-2012):

beta.humaxonline.co.uk/dow…2-1

No mention of SkyGo though :-(

So, I guess it's not there yet.

Will be update tonight, and report back.
RockStyle

Bought one about six months ago.Out of the box looked brand new but no … Bought one about six months ago.Out of the box looked brand new but no record to HDD function, no online services (iplayer, utube) and the HD channels had no sound.Updated the firmware and everything works great.It didn't recognise any of my usb sticks (4,8 & 16 GB......I think) but worked OK with a 40GB USB HDD.If you have an old PC/laptop HDD lying around you can buy a usb caddy from amazon/ebay for a few quid and you're sorted.I highly recommend this unit.



At this price, I would also recommend this unit. But, keep in mind you need to BYO HDD and this will add to the total cost. The twin tuner unit with hdd is a better buy IMO.

And, now a few negative points about this unit:

- Humax TV portal is slow to start, and youtube is a pain to use, as compared to other TV youtube apps around (and I have used many of them - on xbox, wii, sony bravia, roku/plex). BBC iPlayer on this unit is better though(supports HD content)
- One tuner can be a limitation some times, especially while scheduling recording (with programs overlapping each other for just 10-15 mins)
- DLNA is a bit of hit and miss, plays some formats but doesn't play others
They are working on a 2TB SD card and 64GB pendrive available already so watch this space.
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