Excerpt: Being the first to market with a brand new type of product is always a risky business, but in our First Test of the FOXSAT-HD, we were confident that Humax had produced a very solid first entrant into the Freesat arena. Now it has direct competition – and our confidence has been proved correct.
Pros: Exceptionally smart and well-styled EPG and menu screens, pictures are clean and stable, HD performance is very impressive
Cons: Slight softness to SD picture and thin sound performance
Summary: For the many poor souls who still can’t get Freeview (incredibly, almost a quarter of the country) the only option for digital telly has been Sky – until now. Freesat, a joint venture between the BBC and ITV, offers subscription-free access to high-definition content for virtually the whole of the UK, and the Humax FOXSAT-HD is the first box that can pick up its signals.