Summary: We love the box, its great to be able to record the programmes without having to pay monthly subscriptions, time will tell if we made the correct decision or not as it was very expensive to buy.
Excerpt: " I bought the Humax because of three main features. 1. It’s free! Once you’ve paid just over £100 for the box itself anyway. There’s no hideously expensive Sky contract or anything here. The humax lets you watch freesat channels which - funnily enough - are free. You get all the big channels that you’d ever want to watch (all the BBCs, all the channel 4s including film 4, the ITVs and so on) and countless more small channels (CBS action and Dave ...
Pros: Record/rewind is great when it works . Huge hard drive .
Cons: Software bugs can be very annoying . iPlayer doesn't always work .
Summary: For our basic TV needs this does the job very well but the Humax support site does not recognise any machine they used to or do make so checking for updates is impossible and trying to is irritating. For a Hi Tech electronics company they seem to be about ten years behind the world with WiFi. They have it now but the reviews I've read say it's flaky. Also I have the previous model and the remotes are exactly the same which means I cannot control them individually.
Excerpt: "...expenses. Therefore I purchased this Humax Foxsat –HDR for viewing a range of channels similar to those you would get with freeview but also with some extras channels added on (sky sports). It also offers HD viewing, recording and pausing/rewinding live TV without having to worry about those monthly payments. The set top box is designed well and looks modern and sleek. It has nice black glossy finish that makes it perfect for placing under the TV/DVD ...
Pros: Easy fast setup, very simple to use, pause, play, rewind, over 100 channels, records .
Humax Foxsat -HDR: Pause, Rewind, Play all your Favourite Shows :)
22 August 2013
Summary: == Price == I remember purchasing mine from eBay a couple of years ago for around £180, however it looks be more cheaper now pricing from the £109 mark. == My Experience == I remember purchasing mine when sky/Virgin prices were quite high and of course required a monthly reoccurring payment which at the time just meant more unnecessary expenses.
Pros: Easy fast setup, very simple to use, pause, play, rewind, over 100 channels, records.
Summary: Just under a rear old. Every so often froze and lived with it and from today it does not respond to any commends on remote or the actual buttons on the machine. Only the on an off from the back or the wall socket. I have emailed their support and will follow it by phone. I will update this after I had response from their support team.
Brian "Give a man a mask and he will tell you..., Amazon
1 July 2013
Summary: All the reviews are correct in saying this is a great box; if bought from Humax themselves. http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/ but the minute anything goes wrong, this company seems to take a firm line in using the amazon "three month" return policy, which simply is not correct. The box itself was good overall, but from a week in, the remote button 1 was not reacting too well and never worked after that, except when pressed hard and manipulated.
Ticks all the boxes except for the one marked 'expensive'.
2 May 2013
Summary: This is the first time I've moved away from providers like Sky and Virgin and struck out on my own, and I am so pleased to have taken the plunge. After sadly waving goodbye to my V+ box I got one of these. It isn't really £11 like it says at the top of the page - that's just for a remote! But at £240 it's about the same price as I was paying for 8 months of Virgin, so I'll be 'in profit' soon. (Note of warning - I still had the old sat-dish...
Summary: Great piece of kit, even we can use it and we are technology dunces. Great pictures on HD channels and so far all our recordings have worked OK. Will pay for itself in 9/10 months from cacelled Sky subs so well worth it.