Conclusion: Well-made, dependable and serving up great pictures, the Humax HDR-FOX T2 is the best Freeview HD box on sale at the moment. Don’t forget its media-wrangling capabilities though.
Pros: The box produces truly excellent sharp-edged HD pictures and good quality standard definition images, but its skills don’t stop there: rig it up to your Internet connection and you can stream on-demand content from iPlayer and Sky Player. You can also stream the programmes you’ve recorded on the HDR-FOX T2 to other UPnP devices on your home network – your laptop, for instance. Meanwhile, the USB connection supports not only media playback but can be used to increase r...
Cons: Flaws are notable by their absence here, but if we’re nitpicking we’d point to the fact you can’t set the box to output the source’s default resolution – in other words, for most users it’ll upscale standard def broadcasts to 1080i. You might want that job done by your TV instead.
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.