HUMAX PVR9200T Freeview twin tuner £149.99 @Comet - Bargain! :o)
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HUMAX PVR9200T Freeview twin tuner £149.99 @Comet - Bargain! :o)

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Found 12th Nov 2007Made hot 12th Nov 2007
In store price £199!!!

This is THE BEST twin tuner digital video recorder for the money! You can record two channels while watching one back you have already recorded. A new software version is due to be released soon to update it to the Freeview Playback standard, so you can record a series with a few clicks on the remote!
Twin tuner
Watch one channel while you record another
Basic scart lead included
No subscription required - just a one off payment
You may need an aerial upgrade to receive Freeview
1 audio and video inputs
Rear S-Video connection
Component Video connection
RF in connection
Remote control
Digital Co-axial connection
Freeview Playback compatible
Picture-in-Text
100 Hours recording time
Record 2 channels and watch a recorded program
Record 2 channels and watch a third live channel
Displays the EPG with a live image
Fully interactive services available
RF out connection

Black also available for £179.99
You can reserve for store pickup, or free delivery is available too.

96 Comments

Got one of these and it's the best box I have had.

You can do the update yourself from the website.

Hot and repped!

It is the TS model so has the update already.

Sorry It's the TB/s and TB/b that are the upgraded models.

You can now get the TBX 320gb one direct from Humax now.

Original Poster

S just means it's Silver... B for black!
More info on the box here: humaxdigital.com/uk/…asp
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Had one of these for a year until I finally went for Sky. In my opinion this is better than a Sky + box. Sky + may be user friendly but is a bit restrictive. My Humax never let me down and put out a very strong Freeview picture....better than the built in freeview decoder in m Samsung LCD.

Yes there are cheaper PVRs out there but you definately get what you pay for and if you buy a cheap one then miss the final episode in a series you have been watching because of a lock up then you will regret it.

Kev

Does it have PDC Programme delivery control, adjusts the start and stop time if there has been a change or overrun of the programme.
I'm forever missing the end of programmes on my Digifusion although i add a couple of minutes to the start and end.

Original Poster

There is a two year manufacturer's guarantee too.
http://www.humaxdigital.com/uk/img/UK_PVR-9200T_What-Vid-BB-02.jpg

Original Poster

timber

Does it have PDC Programme delivery control, adjusts the start and stop … Does it have PDC Programme delivery control, adjusts the start and stop time if there has been a change or overrun of the programme. I'm forever missing the end of programmes on my Digifusion although i add a couple of minutes to the start and end.


It will do when the group 2 Freeview "Playback" software is rolled out (Over the Air update) soon.

I made the mistake last week of buying a Freeview twin tuner [Sony SVR-S500] hard disk recorder.

What I really wanted was the ability to copy Setanta, etc. [I have Virgin XL tv] So I'm now stuck with a piece of useless equipment.

:x

argk342

I made the mistake last week of buying a Freeview twin tuner [Sony … I made the mistake last week of buying a Freeview twin tuner [Sony SVR-S500] hard disk recorder.What I really wanted was the ability to copy Setanta, etc. [I have Virgin XL tv] So I'm now stuck with a piece of useless equipment.:x



How much would you sell for?

Original Poster

argk342

I made the mistake last week of buying a Freeview twin tuner [Sony … I made the mistake last week of buying a Freeview twin tuner [Sony SVR-S500] hard disk recorder.


That one doesn't get very good reviews. I think it's just a re-badged Digifusion if I remember correctly. Very overpriced... :-(
Give me a Humax or Topfield any day... :thumbsup:

No discount codes available for this?

I personally have one of these beasts and think that it is a great bit of kit. I paid substantially more for this about 6 months ago.

Sorry for being dim, if this is the old model (firmware wise) and the new models are TB/s and TB/b with latest firmware (series link, etc).
How do you update the firmware on the TS or TB models that Comet are selling?

peodude

No discount codes available for this?



3.5% quidco so about another £5!

DEMONKNIGHT

Sorry for being dim, if this is the old model (firmware wise) and the new … Sorry for being dim, if this is the old model (firmware wise) and the new models are TB/s and TB/b with latest firmware (series link, etc).How do you update the firmware on the TS or TB models that Comet are selling?



When the new firmware is released (hopefully before xmas) it will be either over the air (i.e. a broadcast transmission) or a download from the website assuming you have the right connection as there is no USB on this (which the Topfield does).

Still a great box though and voted hot (although JL had it a while back for £130).

For anyone buying this, please join the community at [url]www.hummy.org.uk[/url]

No idea where my post went. I'll try again!!


I also have one of these - it's totally transformed my viewing. I rarely watch 'live' TV now. Only pre-recorded, or time-slipped - so I can ad-skip to my hearts content.

I'll warn you now, updating this yourself (from your computer) is a pain - and I say that as an IT professional of 19yrs!!

You need a 'null modem cable' to link computer to Humax, and your computer needs to have a serial port - mine didn't, so ended up having to buy a cheapo USBserial interface off ebay.

But, don't let that put you off. The updates are once in a blue-moon, and if you wait long enough they pump them out over the airwaves.

I always use my dear old mum as an indicator of whether something is successful, or not.
Would my mum be able to use this - yes.
Would she like it - yes.
Would she understand the interface - yes.

Shame she's on cable and doesn't use Freeview!!

Freeview doesnt support PDC. It does have an option to start porograms early and end later though it can be altered the time difference.

The 9200 is brilliant machine had mine for 2 years now never a problem

timber

Does it have PDC Programme delivery control, adjusts the start and stop … Does it have PDC Programme delivery control, adjusts the start and stop time if there has been a change or overrun of the programme. I'm forever missing the end of programmes on my Digifusion although i add a couple of minutes to the start and end.

social lurker

When the new firmware is released (hopefully before xmas) it will be … When the new firmware is released (hopefully before xmas) it will be either over the air (i.e. a broadcast transmission) or a download from the website assuming you have the right connection as there is no USB on this (which the Topfield does).



From the specs i have read this DOES have USB to connect to PC :?

Yes it does support usb 2 connect to pc and using supplied software you can export programs to pc its slow and the file ends with .ts so may need software to convert it

DEMONKNIGHT

Sorry for being dim, if this is the old model (firmware wise) and the new … Sorry for being dim, if this is the old model (firmware wise) and the new models are TB/s and TB/b with latest firmware (series link, etc).How do you update the firmware on the TS or TB models that Comet are selling?



The one I got from Comet is the latest firmware

PJR

The one I got from Comet is the latest firmware



Does it have the USB connection, so the one they shipped is the TB/s or TB/b?

DEMONKNIGHT

Does it have the USB connection, so the one they shipped is the TB/s or … Does it have the USB connection, so the one they shipped is the TB/s or TB/b?



Yep , USB connection is there , it's also silver .

PJR

The one I got from Comet is the latest firmware



What is the firmware release number?? as Humax website is only showing the following
humaxdigital.com/hcs…hdf

The latest update was 21 May 2007 which added freeviewplayback to the 9200t.

I would expect comet to only have the new boxes in stock as they haven't shipped the old 9200t for months.

If your not sure go to comet and look on the box as the new ones have the freeviewplayback symbol on the box and the old one doesn't.

The upgrade on mine wasn't hard to do. If you read the instructions and have the cable its quite easy. I have also done my PVR-8000t, dv-1000t and F2-foxt.

If anybody is in the Nottingham or Derby area and needs to do the upgrade I can show or do it for them just send me a PM.

Also if anybody is interested in a Humax Dv-1000t freview/DVD player let me know as I have a few left. They are brand new unopened.

Original Poster

Let's just clear this up. The various model 9200 numbers/names available from retail outlets are all exactly the same hardware under the lid. The only difference is the firmware version, and the colour. The firmware is going to be updated over the air before Christmas to the latest "Freeview Playback" standard, so nobody needs to worry about updating it with a serial lead if they don't want to (which is easy if you follow the instructions, and have the correct cable). :thumbsup:
Having said all that Humax do have a 320GB version (again the same hardware apart from the disk) available direct from their website only. My family have never filled up my disk in the two years that I've have mine though. Even the wife can work it (and that's saying something!). You can archive stuff using the USB connection too.
Anyone thinking about getting one, just do it at this price, you won't regret it... :-D

The old models will be updated with the new firmware too. I have this box too and it's the best AV kit I've ever bought - Totally changes your viewing habits i.e. the ability to pause live TV, chase play etc.

fab tuner, how did i live without it
only small issue is wont record Satanta in standby mode
but as lond as you rememebr to leave it on its fine
(records all other channels in standby mode)

Nice unit, but having had one I returned it. As software has been upgraded on them.
New software stops video transfer fro HD to PC, there is other software to allow you to do this another way but not so easy to use.
And also you can ONLY record from Freeview.

Taken from Which magazine - 06 November 07 (for the 80GB model?)

Humax PVR9200T
BEST BUY

This PVR from Humax works with Freeview only.

It stores up to 80 hours of programmes; picture and sound quality are both excellent.

It has twin tuners, this particular model enables you to record two channels and watch another at the same time. Subtitles are recordable and you can also restrict access to channels and remove listings for adult channels from the EPG (electronic programme guide). The included UHF modulator is also essential if you have a television without a Scart socket (often the case with older sets).

The TV guide is slow to load but it hits the mark in all other respects and is our favourite Freeview PVR to date. It can 'pause' live TV. If you're watching a programme and get interrupted by a phone call, say, just hit pause and the PVR will start recording. When you're ready, hit play and you can automatically start watching from where you left off. At the same time, the PVR carries on recording to the end of the programme so you don't miss anything. Recordings can also be edited later.

It also has an aerial input making it compatible with older TVs not equipped with a scart socket.

Pros: Excellent picture and sound. Can 'pause' live TV. Twin tuners. 2 channel simultaneous recording. Editing. Parental control. UHF modulator.

Cons: Slow loading TV guide.

Thrud111

Cons: Slow loading TV guide.


True.
So, I never turn mine off, or put it in standby.
Ok, so I am going to kill the planet with my additional power requirements.
But, that's a fair price to pay for an always up-to-date EPG.


Another thing - this (when on the new firmware) has a feature called 'accurate recording' - it's akin to PDC, adjusting the start/stop times to suit. But, until all the channels/transmitters start using the signal is basically useless.
I use 'padding'. 1min before, 5mins after.
Then using the ad-skip button to jump to the real start.

Original Poster

TAURUS

New software stops video transfer fro HD to PC, there is other software … New software stops video transfer fro HD to PC, there is other software to allow you to do this another way but not so easy to use.


That is not true of the current software. Maybe you had a duff one? :?

They were doing these for the same price last week but using the code HUMAX30 to bring the price down by £30.

Mines arriving next week to replace my trusty Humax 8000.

I agree with that review accept this part (for the 80GB model?) There was never a 80gb model of the 9200T it came out about August 05 with 160gb Hard drive, only the 8000T its predecessor which came with 40gb and then a later 80gb hard drive.

The tv guide is slow and wont be updated at all when you view a recording. I dont no why it is the case. I have two Samsung tv with built in freeview and they update very quickly.

I think the Topfield PVR saves the EPG to hard disk, I wish the Humax would do that.

I wouldn't say its a major pain as the 9200 has some great features like auto padding, advert skip etc

Thrud111

Taken from Which magazine - 06 November 07 (for the 80GB model?)Humax … Taken from Which magazine - 06 November 07 (for the 80GB model?)Humax PVR9200TBEST BUYThis PVR from Humax works with Freeview only. It stores up to 80 hours of programmes; picture and sound quality are both excellent.It has twin tuners, this particular model enables you to record two channels and watch another at the same time. Subtitles are recordable and you can also restrict access to channels and remove listings for adult channels from the EPG (electronic programme guide). The included UHF modulator is also essential if you have a television without a Scart socket (often the case with older sets).The TV guide is slow to load but it hits the mark in all other respects and is our favourite Freeview PVR to date. It can 'pause' live TV. If you're watching a programme and get interrupted by a phone call, say, just hit pause and the PVR will start recording. When you're ready, hit play and you can automatically start watching from where you left off. At the same time, the PVR carries on recording to the end of the programme so you don't miss anything. Recordings can also be edited later.It also has an aerial input making it compatible with older TVs not equipped with a scart socket.Pros: Excellent picture and sound. Can 'pause' live TV. Twin tuners. 2 channel simultaneous recording. Editing. Parental control. UHF modulator.Cons: Slow loading TV guide.

Is there a PVR that allows video transfer from HD to PC?

TAURUS

Nice unit, but having had one I returned it. As software has been … Nice unit, but having had one I returned it. As software has been upgraded on them. New software stops video transfer fro HD to PC, there is other software to allow you to do this another way but not so easy to use. And also you can ONLY record from Freeview.

Good deal if you live on the mainland. It's bad enough that most companies add an extra premium to deliver to Northern Ireland. Comet dont even attempt delivery to the 1.5 million UK citizens on this island.

Their loss I suppose.

Am I missing something?? If it can do this...

"Record 2 channels and watch a third live channel"

...then surely its a triple tuner unit.

I agree with that review accept this part (for the 80GB model?)

That would be me guessing which you kindly have shown to be wrong :oops:

I too am in N.Ireland and I seem to keep missing out on the deals, either I'm too slow to decide or the supplier wont deliver to me :x

neelpeel

Am I missing something?? If it can do this..."Record 2 channels and … Am I missing something?? If it can do this..."Record 2 channels and watch a third live channel"...then surely its a triple tuner unit.



I've had one of these for a year now and it's top class.

It can record two channels and it lets you watch a third, however you're limited to watching that third channel on the same MUX as one of the channels you're already recording.

neelpeel

Am I missing something?? If it can do this..."Record 2 channels and … Am I missing something?? If it can do this..."Record 2 channels and watch a third live channel"...then surely its a triple tuner unit.



It's not a triple tuner, becuase you are limited on what channel the 3rd one is (something to do with matrixes and how digital channels are broadcast).

neelpeel

Am I missing something?? If it can do this..."Record 2 channels and … Am I missing something?? If it can do this..."Record 2 channels and watch a third live channel"...then surely its a triple tuner unit.




It allows you to watch another channel which is on the same MUX.
See here:

hummy.org.uk/inv…ird
and here:

dtg.org.uk/ret…tml

Alan
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