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.
Excerpt: For £130 this is an incredibly versatile and reliable model. I found it to be a touch yesteryear in appearance, but it delivers so much in terms of quality and quantity that its physical inadequacies can be easily overlooked. The FoxSat FreeSat box is ideal for HD TVs. With dimensions of 280 x 45 x 200mm it is discreet enough to conceal around your television set, too. The box has facilities for HDMI, video RCA, scart (x2), Ethernet and USB.
Summary: The Humax Foxsat HD is simply, to me, a "what is says on the tin" job. Its great, I found it very user friendly, I mean sure the manual is a bit... lacking in friendliness but its easy to get your head round. Upon using the Humax set-up with out any issues and went straight into watching television, tried HD and worked fine.
Pros: Easy set-up, BBC iPlayer integration is easy to use
Excerpt: In the back of beyond, which is the technical term for the area in which I live, television reception is a thorny issue. Well, it doesn't actually scratch my hands, but it is problematic. I moved into Nolly Towers in November 2006, and immediately saw that the existing TV aerial was not fit for purpose. Luckily the previous occupants had had satellite TV installed and I plumped for this, subscribing at first and then just picking up the free-to-view (FTV) channels.
Pros: Easy to use, easy to install, good performance
Cons: Can we have some more Freeview channels on Freesat, please?
Excerpt: Excitedly bought this when first released over a year ago for high definition. After all this time we still barely have one and a half HD channels. It seems there have been problems (perhaps with monopolistic Sky?) and there's no more free satellite HD on the horizon? Instead it seems we have to take a backward step and purchase the new HD freeview box about to be released if we want more HD?
Excerpt: I had a Touch Box 4 freesat box which, quite frankly was a waste of time. The Humax box has been a revelation. We watch our programs all the time through it now. My first impression was its small neat size, not dominant at all in the cabinet. Living in the "sticks" I was stuck with 4 channels and quite poor picture quality. I only have an SD TV but the picture quality has improved considerably. It is sharp with good colours.
Pros: ease of setting up . Good on screen info . easy to use .
Excerpt: I have been using this box now for around 9 months and have found it relatively easy to use. The EPG is not as easy or as clear as Sky's offering, but it works. I particularly like the way in which is shows how long a program has been on and the resolution of the broadcast. The box itself is actually very small and streamlined, hardly takes up any room at all - very impressive.
Excerpt: Having this product for over a year now im still unsure whether it was actually worth the money, living in an area with honestly pretty shocking analogue TV reception we were kind of forced to go digital, which definately was a good idea. The large number and variety of channels means there is always something to watch on TV.
Pros: Good quality reception, plenty of channels avalible
Excerpt: I purchased this box initially for the Euro 2008 Matches which were shown on ITV HD as well as BBC HD. Upon opening the box, the first thing I noticed was how small the foxsat is. To give an idea I'd say it's 3/4 the size of a standard Sky digibox. The unit itself is supplied with the remote control, batteries, scart cable, component cable, and a reasonable quality HDMI cable.