Summary: The Humax HDR-FOX T2 is the brand’s latest PVR, enabling you to enjoy subscription-free HD broadcasts while its Freeview+ credentials mean that you can pause and rewind live TV, or set the box to record an entire TV series for you.
Excerpt: Freeview HD receivers such as Humax's own HD-FOX T2 are great for watching subscription-free high definition TV but are no use when it comes to time shifting, as the copy protection police won't allow you to make HD recordings on to external devices such as a DVD recorder or PVR.
Pros: Cutting-edge design, Slick interface, Ease of use, Multi-media compatibility, Outputs Dolby Digital surround sound
Cons: No VoD until later in 2010, Can't trim recordings, Bit expensive
Excerpt: Over the past few years, Humax has been the king of the set-top-box, be it Freeview, Freesat, standard or high definition. Part of the appeal is that Humax products are very approachable – and we include the Fox T2 in this category. The supplied remote is simple, yet very effective.
Pros: Attractive design, BBC iPlayer and internet radio function, easy to operate, excellent picture quality, punchy sound
Excerpt: There is no better example of what can be done with Freeview HD’s new ‘+’ features than the HDR-FOX T2, a 500GB-endowed hard disk recorder with talents stretching to digital file playback and even streaming over a network.
Summary: The Humax HDR-FOX T2 is a very good Freeview HD PVR that we have no problem recommending. The only issues we have are with its low storage capacity and high price. It's a capable machine, though, that works very well indeed.
Pros: Attractive design, Good features, Excellent potential, Great picture quality, Handy media sharing
Cons: High price, No on-demand content at launch, Low storage capacity