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: 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: 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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: At 68 years of age I don't enjoy researching what I need to get UK television in the Algarve and, having done that, going through the process of setting the thing up. I presently have SKY and so the one and a half metre dish is in place but this box was for a newly arrived second tele and as SKY think that I live in a UK property which I sold three years ago, additional cards are a bit difficult.
Summary: This was purchased to plug into an aging large Hitachi digital TV (over 10 years old) The kit arrived quickly after the order was placed. My wife !!!! plugged it in and got it going, with no input from me, so it must be good. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. All working within an hour of unwrapping the Humax box.