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Humax-foxsat-hd.3319148
7.2 out of 10

Humax Foxsat-HD

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Overall 10
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Great, free alternative to SKY

Mr G., Amazon
26 May 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Easy to set up and install

Keith - Guernsey "KBT", Amazon
15 March 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

First rate Freesat receiver

Active Pensioner, Amazon
30 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Amazon (UK) Service is fantastic!

DAS, Amazon
12 October 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Unbeatable

Retro, Amazon
12 April 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Hiccups with the installation - Extra expense

Yay!!, Amazon
1 February 2012
  • Summary: 1. The reason I bought this was that it's a direct replacement for the Sky box - without fitting new aerials etc. 2. Upon set-up it couldn't find any Sat channels. 3. It found Freeview, but then refused to accept our UK based postcode. The Humax Error was "invalid postcode" when trust me, I know my postcode!! The Humax Helpdesk said that if it doesn't recognise the UK postcode, it's because the old Sky dish isn't aligned exactly between two satellites. 4.
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Overall 10
10

No nonsense with existing dish.

Mark P., Amazon
31 December 2011
  • Summary: I received this yesterday, and walked the dog whilst it stabilised to room temperature, then plugged it all in as per the manual. I have an existing Sky dish and used the cable from that. Set-up was painless, and very quick. It found all the regular/available Freesat channels and I'm loving it! It's only let down as far as I can see, is that it is only 1080i instead of FULL HD 1080p, but who cares? For broadcast channels it is absolutely fine.
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Overall 10
10

Freesat in Portugal 'catch-up' TV for Expats!

Rtrak, Amazon
14 September 2011
  • Summary: I live in Central Portugal and receive UK TV using a 1m diameter dish with 'Konig' & 'Comag' decoders. These give acceptable (but not brilliant) reception with loss of picture in bad weather. A recent lightening strike rendered the decoders & main TV useless but also provided an opportunity to upgrade to HD. I did a little research and found that the Humax Foxsat is good in areas with weak reception.
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Overall 10
10

Surprised it is so good

Paul, Amazon
10 August 2011
  • Summary: Purchased this somewhat sceptically despite the good reviews, to use with an old satdish left on the house by the previous owners who had sky. I needed it because we are due to go digital shortly. It really was plug and go and it worked first time which quite surprised me. "Finding the satellite" took the box about 5 minutes, it then downloaded a software update which took about 10 minutes and then shortly afterwards we found we had 157 tv channels and 35 radio channels...
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Overall 10
10

A box with hidden capabilities

M. Tudor, Amazon
27 July 2011
  • Summary: I've been using one of these boxes for over a year now and thought I'd pass on a few comments about some of its other features. The initial transponder scanning is reasonably fast compared to some boxes and the tuner seems quite sensitive, i.e. it's good for those living in areas where the satellite signal is weak (as I do). One of the nicest features for me is the possibility to use the BBC's iplayer and the ITV player.
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