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    Humax freesat HD recorder £299

    Not sure how much of a "Hot Deal" this is; but anything beats paying Sky + £56 per month, Humax sent me this email today


    FREESAT PVR/DTR LaunchDear Humax User
    I am pleased to announce that in the next few weeks we will be launching our FOXSAT-HDR digital Freesat+ recorder.

    This product continues our fine tradition of high quality, market leading terrestrial Freeview recorders (recorders that receive the broadcast signal over a TV aerial) the PVR9200 series and PVR9300 series, only this time for the Freesat satellite service (receives its broadcast signal through a satellite dish).

    The unit will be available from the major retailers by the the end of November, and is bursting with Freesat+ recording features to capture the incredible colour, sound and crystal clear images of the BBC HD (High Definition) channel and ITV HD red button service.

    When launched, the high specification, twin tuner Humax FOXSAT-HDR will be the only way to pause, rewind and record Freesat HD digital TV programmes, as well as accessing an expanding choice of standard definition TV, radio and interactive channels.

    The FOXSAT-HDR guarantees a whole host of advanced recording features for the Freesat+ digital satellite service:

    Series recording - to automatically record all the episodes of your favourite shows
    Radio recording - never miss your favourite radio shows by recording individual shows, or even a whole series
    Live pause and instant rewind - in case you need to answer the phone or replay that crucial scene
    Schedule tracking - start and finish recordings on time, even when broadcasters change their schedule
    Split recordings - record two-part programmes & films which may have a break in the middle for news bulletins
    The 320GB hard drive stores approximately 60 hours of HD programming, or up to 200 hours of SD (Standard Definition) shows, while the eight day on-screen electronic programme guide makes it easy to scan the Freesat TV schedule and plan your viewing. Also since the FOXSAT-HDR comes with two digital tuners, two Freesat channels can be recorded at the same time, so you never need miss a thing. And with HD highlights including Strictly Come Dancing, Uefa Champions League, England home games, and the FA Cup, there's plenty you won't want to miss.

    Other features of the FOXSAT-HDR include:

    Advanced digital text and interactive services
    HDMI slot for transmission of amazing high definition pictures and surround sound audio to an HD-ready TV
    Low power consumption less than 1watt in standby and an automatic standby function triggered by inactivity
    Parental controls access codes prevent children watching inappropriate content
    Audio description services for the blind or visually impaired and one-touch subtitles
    Two scart sockets for connecting other equipment such as a DVD recorder
    Dolby digital audio output
    Connecting leads and controls including HDMI cable, scart cable, and remote control
    As already mentioned the FOXSAT-HDR will be available to buy from UK retailers from the last week in November 2008, and will be priced at around £299 (satellite installation not included). For more information, please visit humaxdigital.com/fre…sat as we will be uploading full details of the specification within the next week to 10 days

    13 Comments

    Original Poster

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    I use a Fortec Star Passion (not PVR) for watching FreeSAT HD. I think you can get them for less than £100. Good alternative for people who don't want/need the PVR.

    I think you can also get similar HD PVR boxes from manufacturers like Technomate for around £200 which should be FreeSAT compatible.

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    PhearFactor;3359617

    I think you can also get similar HD PVR boxes from manufacturers like … I think you can also get similar HD PVR boxes from manufacturers like Technomate for around £200 which should be FreeSAT compatible.



    Not from Technomate you cant - but not far short now!

    Other half has just been looking for one of these. He has found this one:

    linuxsat.co.uk/690…tml

    Is this any good?

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    kazmcj;3360993

    Other half has just been looking for one of these. He has found this … Other half has just been looking for one of these. He has found this one:http://www.linuxsat.co.uk/6900.htmlIs this any good?



    Its what I have. However that has now been superceeded by ]this model.

    Basically the same thing but with a few extras added - that I'd love to have.... front and rear USB, e-sata and network connection (which would enable over the internet live updates to guard against ECMs - and erm something naughty I'm not going to mention)

    ie if you are going to buy - get the one Ive shown not the one you've listed!

    He is also looking at this one from Maplins

    maplin.co.uk/Mod…786

    He is wondering if he can just connect it to the pc and use the pc as the recorder?

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    kazmcj;3361324

    He is also looking at this one from … He is also looking at this one from Maplinshttp://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=224786He is wondering if he can just connect it to the pc and use the pc as the recorder?



    The one I listed is far better (and more importantly better supported)

    You wouldnt be able to connect to a PC to record... Well you could if the PC has composite in - but that defeats the object! You'd connect to your TV with the HDMI connector. With the one I mentioned, it will record in HD and playback in HD.

    If you wanted a cheaper model, there are better ones on the market than the Maplin one.

    guv;3359900

    Not from Technomate you cant - but not far short now!



    Oh, I thought there were models of the TM6800/6900 that have a PVR?

    How is the Humax listed different? Do neither of the TM models do both Freeview/Satellite recording?

    guv;3361607

    The one I listed is far better (and more importantly better supported)You … The one I listed is far better (and more importantly better supported)You wouldnt be able to connect to a PC to record... Well you could if the PC has composite in - but that defeats the object! You'd connect to your TV with the HDMI connector. With the one I mentioned, it will record in HD and playback in HD.If you wanted a cheaper model, there are better ones on the market than the Maplin one.



    Hi, I read the specs, and unless I am reading them wrong, it can't record without adding an external harddisc, therefore doesn't the Humax one make the better proposition, particularly with regards to shelf space?....In fact a lot of those listed talk about usb 2.0 with external discs...if I am wrong please correct me, because an HD PVR is what I am currently saving for and the Humax model appeals.

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    PhearFactor;3361680

    Oh, I thought there were models of the TM6800/6900 that have a PVR?



    They do have PVR - just not for £200 for the HD models from Technomate!

    How is the Humax listed different? Do neither of the TM models do both … How is the Humax listed different? Do neither of the TM models do both Freeview/Satellite recording?



    You ought to know the answer to that one PhearFactor! The TM6900 has freesat and freeview. And yes it has PVR.

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    Agent_Silver;3371942

    Hi, I read the specs, and unless I am reading them wrong, it can't record … Hi, I read the specs, and unless I am reading them wrong, it can't record without adding an external harddisc, therefore doesn't the Humax one make the better proposition, particularly with regards to shelf space?....In fact a lot of those listed talk about usb 2.0 with external discs...if I am wrong please correct me, because an HD PVR is what I am currently saving for and the Humax model appeals.



    Yes, the Humax has PVR - but is specifically for Freesat HD. The Technomate does far more - and is cheaper!

    You are correct however that it uses an external Hard drive. I just whack a 2.5" drive in mine and transfer it easily to DVD because its portable. Its a plus IMHO rather than a negative.

    But if the Humax fits the bill, I'm not knocking it. They make good gear.:thumbsup:

    guv;3372392

    Yes, the Humax has PVR - but is specifically for Freesat HD. The … Yes, the Humax has PVR - but is specifically for Freesat HD. The Technomate does far more - and is cheaper!You are correct however that it uses an external Hard drive. I just whack a 2.5" drive in mine and transfer it easily to DVD because its portable. Its a plus IMHO rather than a negative.But if the Humax fits the bill, I'm not knocking it. They make good gear.:thumbsup:



    Thanks for that, what model do you use and would you recommend it to a friend? Repped
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