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 .
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 .
Summary: I used to be a Sky subscriber to get satellite TV. What a waste of money! The Humax does the job far better than my Sky Box with NO monthly subscription. I've linked to the internet using Home plugs so can access i-player etc on my older "non-smart" TV.
Summary: Bought this to replace a Sky box. Turned out to be a mistake. Seems to have a mind of it's own.Misses programmed recording on a regular basis.Was difficult to set up. Has frozen on a few occasions. Typical of modern technology.......rushed onto market before problems are sorted,with little back-up.