Summary: Bought this to replace an earlier Humax model. It's a great device. So versatile. Network connectivity is a major plus, able to play video and music from my NAS server. Also can play from USB stick; there's a USB socket on the front (hidden) and one on the rear. I've installed the custom firmware available from hummy (dot) tv, as this adds a whole new dimension to the device, particularly the web browser interface for managing the device and setting records, etc.
Summary: Love this machine, first time I've had a Humax. Had a few Panasonics of which the last 2 developed the same fault so thought it was time for a change. Its really easy to use, quite similar to the Panasonics. It has a find part on the programme guide too so you can just enter the name of what you're looking for. So far so good.
Summary: The recorder was not difficult to install or operate, which is more than can be said for the remote unit supplied. I like many others have found the buttons to be inoperable after a relatively short number of operations. Replacement remotes costing £37 are no different. Humax Support was diabolical, having ignored my first correspondence, then avoiding to answer the specific points put to them when they eventually replied.
Summary: This is by far the best Freeview DVR out there. I made the mistake of buying a Samsung Freesat DVR and it was awful. So slow and buggy. Although the Humax is Freeview instead of Freesat, it was worth losing the extra channels for the speed, reliability and flexibility of the Humax. Using online guides, you can add lots of extras to this box which let you control it using your ipad/iphone/android, setup recordings remotely and all sorts of other useful features.
Summary: My daughter persuaded me to buy this, saying it would be better than the DVD recorder I already had. I record A LOT of programmes due to working shifts, and I have to say that this is so much better.
Summary: Supposedly new unit arrived with a dent in the top. It had been hard to track down, so I didn't complain. BUT any recordings made (during the very first week of use) for later playback turned out to skip between one and five seconds, making it virtually impossible to view what we'd recorded. There was also a good deal of picture breakup.
Competent recorder, but not a user friendly remote.
wjt333 "Nathanbrittles", Amazon
22 December 2013
Summary: I purchased this for my father (who is in his nineties) to allow him to record and watch programmes when he wishes. It has performed well, and was straightforward to install. However, aerial connector required but not provided. Remote controller is difficult for an elderly person to use as it is not clearly marked and use of machine is made to be too complicated. Font on remote buttons is too small. With a little design work, this could have been avoided.
Summary: We did have a Humax before, but this one is a great improvement with many additional features. It is interesting to note that having bought an HD ready television, we thought we would have to invest in a separate aerial to receive HD broadcasts, but this updated Humax recorder manages to offer HD viewing via our 25-year old aerial!