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: Got fed up with Sky and the myriad repeating channels I never watch, so chose this. Free delivery came in about a day and a half, and it worked right out of the box. Haven't explored all the functions; prob. don't need them. Very satisfied except with the remote; very narrow aim, and don't much like the feel of the metal disc. Very happy to recommend, and yes the programming is odd if you're used to Sky, but it's not a problem.
Summary: Firstly, the good and very good points. The picture is superb, simply superb - David Attenborough and Africa, you can count the lion's whiskers and the grains of Saharan desert sand - amazing; HD really is better than SD (and to be fair to my previous set-up, and that HDMI is better than scart helps). The non-HD channels are almost as crisp, thanks to the SD upscaling. The remote and the software which it calls upon work well, with most functions being very intuitive.
Summary: This Humax is a great machine. I purchased this to update to a 1TB Hardrive unit as we already have a 320GB Humax which this is replacing. Have had no trouble with these machines The only downside I have found is software updates can be a bit of a pain.That is the reason for only 4 star rating.apart from that I would recommend Humax to any body Sound good Picture Even in Standard Def.
Summary: Having read many reviews across the internet, I decided to purchase the Humax HDR as a replacement for my ageing and increasingly unrelable Sky+ box, and to stop paying the subscription costs for channels we didn't really watch. The installation was simple. Wanting to watch both the BBC and ITV iplayers, I also took advice, and purchased a Netgear Universal Wireless Internet Adapter, to allow wireless access for the Humax, as my router is in a separate room.
Summary: Having had a freeview Humax previously, and thought it was faultless, I went straight for the freesat version. The freeview one was so intuitive I didn't need to read the instructions, not so with this one. The guide explorer is better here, you can skip days at a time for future recordings, but there is no picture in picture while you're doing it, so you can't still watch the channel you were on.
Summary: After returning the first one I received due to damage to packaging and rattling sound from the unit which looked as though it was a previously returned unit, a replacement was despatched on the same day and received three days later. Packaging was identical but arrived this time undamaged and the unit box appeared to have been unopened.
Summary: This pvr was bought at around the time of the analogue signal switched off and is mainly needed to record TV programmes. This is does well, although the instruction manual wasn't a great deal of help, as it is poorly laid out and 'recording' is mentioned in three different sections, which starts to get confusing.
Summary: I have just purchased one of these units and find it to be excellent in use and easy to set up and have now ordered a second unit. There are however 2 points that I have an issue with one is with the display on the unit which is far to bright and intrusive and with a far to large blue indicator (now has black tape over it) when in operation. Also the buttons on the remote some of which are far to small.It loses 1 star for this otherwise I cannot fault it.
Summary: This product is excellent! It does exactly what it say's it should do. Setting up for recording a programe you're watching or a future one is a piece of cake plus setting up a whole series is easy peasy!!!! I highly recommend this product plus the 1TB hard disk drive means that I have loads of room for recording everything I need to watch when I get back from say a fortnight's holiday!!!! Fabulous !!!!!