Summary: I would this since the house we moved into already had a SKY dish but no box. Read the reviews and agree this is an excellent box. I suggest buying the one with a HD so you can record your TV shows. Use this every day with no problems.
Summary: I bought this having read reviews of similar products, most of which commented on software problems - freezing etc. I have had this item for a month now and it has performed perfectly. The installation was simple and the quality, particularly the HD channels, is superb. The programme listings and sub menus are excellent. Value for money. The only criticism I have is that you cannot add channels manually eg if you want to watch ITV1+1.
Summary: Positives: + Lots of sockets 2 SCARTS, HDMI, Ethernet, USB, Component Out (YPbPr), Video Out, Left & Right Audio Out, SPDIF. + 3 types of connection cables included. + EPG only shows the channels you can receive, unlike Sky Freesat which swamps you with all channels! + Many screen lists to organise channels, including 5 favourite lists you can customize. + Compact box size (280mm × 200mm × 45mm).
Summary: We bought this after some careful research after some years as Sky free satellite viewers without HD. We wanted HD and continuing with Sky seemed both unduly complicated and potentially expensive. The Humax has been a great success: it docked quickly and easily with our existing dish connections and our somewhat aged plasma 32" TV via a Scart cable. Set up was straightforward and its performance is excellent, resulting in high quality pictures and sound.
Summary: I was very apprehensive ordering from the UK just in case this didn't work and returning same would be difficult if not impossible. However, I took the chance and ordered the Humax Digital Satellite Set Top Box - Freesat - Foxsat HD online on Wednesday, 10th October. Amazon announced delivery was envisaged for Saturday, 13th October. I thought to myself that is quick. To my greatest surprise the packet arrived TODAY (4 hours ago), 12th October.
Summary: My new home had a satellite dish already installed. Plugged this in and it worked. The programme guide is a bit clunky but picture quality is excellent although my TV isn't really big enough to make HD necessary. Best feature is easy access to BBC and ITV iplayers once a connection to the net is available.
Summary: With Sky bumping up its prices, I decided to try Freesat and Humax (always given good reviews) a go. Came 24 hours ago so this review is just my initial impressions. Set up in 15 minutes no problem. BBC channels HD quality very good. Other channels fine. Program guide on initial use, can be a little confusing, not quite as user friendly as the Sky EPG. However its early days and I'm sure I'll get use to it.
Summary: I already had the Humax HDR (with hard drive recorder) in the lounge, having experience with that I had no hesitation in ordering its' non-recordable stablemate for the bedroom. If you are considering "Freesat" - buy HUMAX.
Summary: I have two freesat receivers, the Echostar's Slingloaded number and this one. The quality of the Humax box is definitely superior although the Echostar is very good as well. It's easy to see why Humax is the class leader simply from the refined look and feel of the whole thing.
Summary: Thought I would give myself some extra choice with my viewing in my 'den'. Installing was a doddle. Plug in, switch on, search and off we go. However after about 2 hours the pictures started pixelating and became unviewable. I switched off and tried it later on and all seemed OK but again after a couple of hours it did exactly the same. I had obviously,and unfortueately, got the runt of the litter and returned it.