Humax HDR-FOX T2 HD 1080p Recorder with Freeview £249.85 delivered at Amazon
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Humax HDR-FOX T2 HD 1080p Recorder with Freeview £249.85 delivered at Amazon

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Found 17th Aug 2011
An excellent and very well reviewed digital HD recorder - there isn't a better one on the market.

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Twin Tuner Freeview+HD Terrestrial PVR. 500Gb HDD allowing you to record 300 hours SD / 125 hours HD. Record 2 channels while playing back a recording.

Free HD channels from BBC, ITV and Channel 4. No Subscription, just plug and watch HD TV

Home Media Server, share youre recorded content with other devices around the home

HDMI output(1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i)Fully compliant to UK DVB-T2 profile as well as DVB-T

Standby power : less than 1W
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I have this Humax. It's the benchmark against which other HD PVRs are judged.

Fans of the £299 (John Lewis) 3view may argue that the 3view is the most advanced / best HD PVR on the market.

Currently available for only £170 here hotukdeals.com/dea…030

The Humax is the safe choice. The 3view is an £87 cheaper alternative. You decide.
I agree this is the best PVR out there, so would recommend it. However, I would suggest buying it from Richer Sounds as they have it for £249.95 + £25.00 for a 5-year guarantee (refunded if you don't use that guarantee and meet their T&Cs) + £6.99 P&P.
The Humax has a CI+ CAM slot so is what you need for the forthcoming Skysports CAM from Topup TV.
I have one of these, having tried a few others out in the past, and it really is the best box out there. Thank goodness the price has started to come down a bit as £299 was looking a bit hard to justify when some of its HD rivals can be had for so much less.

For what it is worth, you can still get a refurb from humaxdirect for £225 delivered (only 12 months warranty). I did and I would defy anyone to spot the difference.

humax direct link
Edited by: "sashforth" 17th Aug 2011
are these free-view hd boxes really worth the value u only get 4 or 5 hd channels i think.
Agent-006

are these free-view hd boxes really worth the value u only get 4 or 5 hd … are these free-view hd boxes really worth the value u only get 4 or 5 hd channels i think.



There are 4 HD channels. I paid £250 for my Humax HDR Fox T2 from John Lewis. I think HD PVRs are overpriced compared to SD PVRs, however, I have no regrets about buying one.

If you buy one from John Lewis, e.g. this £185 model johnlewis.com/230…spx , & decide it's not what you want, return it for full refund under the JL 'unlimited' returns policy moneysavingexpert.com/new…box
When did John Lewis sell them for £250?
I've been keeping an eye on prices for the Humax and never seen it on offer there yet. - must of missed it!
locksmith

When did John Lewis sell them for £250?I've been keeping an eye on prices … When did John Lewis sell them for £250?I've been keeping an eye on prices for the Humax and never seen it on offer there yet. - must of missed it!


Back in May - they matched a Best Buy price for anyone who asked them to. They chose not to drop their own price, though. So much for never knowingly undersold!

Best Buy is £279.99 at the moment, and this deal with Amazon looks to be the best around as of now.
Agent-006

are these free-view hd boxes really worth the value u only get 4 or 5 hd … are these free-view hd boxes really worth the value u only get 4 or 5 hd channels i think.



I know what you mean. I wondered that myself, but the difference in picture quality on a 1080p TV is very striking for the 4HD channels. For me, the main reason that I chose this box was the additional features. I regularly use the streaming capability which one tends not to find on the SD boxes. If these aren't important to you, then I would go for something like the Digitalstream which is £169.99 from Amazon or, if you are lucky enough to find one, the Toshiba in-store from Tesco at £129.99. Both of these cost little more than a decent SD box.
stephenashforth

...the difference in picture quality on a 1080p TV is very striking for … ...the difference in picture quality on a 1080p TV is very striking for the 4HD channels.



Simulation here freeview.co.uk/HD/…-HD
Now down to £249.85
£241.99 here - no idea how good this shop is, but seems a good deal...?
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