Summary: Having decided to chose freesat because of the channels unavailable on freeview, I decided to buy this model as it was the first freesat product that had the recording capabilities. When I opened the packaging, I was really pleased with the look and build quality of the box. Plugging in the box was simple and the only input needed was the postcode in order to configure regional channels correctly. The next option is clicking next to set up the box fully.
Pros: Great product with loads of additional features
Humax Foxsat -HDR: 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: 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: 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.