Mediocre SD performance, Good with HD transmissions.
T.J.Byford "TJ", Amazon
28 February 2011
Summary: I was an early adopter of Freeview HD, having purchased this unit early in 2010 prior to HD becoming available in my locale, West Midlands. At the time, and until a month ago, I didn't know you could get better, initially assuming it was my reception difficulties. But more anon.
Summary: I ordered the Humax HD-FOX T2 in order to view the World Cup on BBCHD / ITV HD - as usual delivery was prompt from Amazon - in time to test the box watching the FA Cup Final. The GOOD - very easy to set up and watching football in HD was excellent, the quality of the image was great and the fast...
Summary: Picture quality through the HDMI connection was poor in both HD and SD channels. I reported this to Humax via e-mail and they responded quickly, advising that I should perform a manual channel search instead of an automatic one.
Summary: This is the first generally available product that supports the new (December 2009 in the London and North-west areas) Freeview HD broadcast standard. So is it any good? Well, it depends what you bought it for.
Summary: The quality of picture is - without doubt, very good. I would rate it much higher if the channel sort function actually worked, let alone if it had automatically ordered the channel as local channels first - which it did not. It is quite annoying having to go to channel 805 for BBC for example.
Summary: Box is Ok for current HD coverage, however seems a little excesive for extra hardware to cover 3 channels. No doubt will be more worthwhile and more widely used as more channels and better scheduling come online.
Summary: Had a query, sent am email to customer support. No answer! Had to call in a TV expert, he rang customer support with a question, which they could not answer. They suggested he looks 'on line'! Then the box froze. Swithing off to reboot fixed it. Come on Humax, get your customer support sorted out.
Summary: I have owned the box for several weeks now. HD channels produce excellent results. The handset is of good quality and easy to navigate I am however disappointed in the image quality of the SD Freeview channels.