Humax - great idea but slow response times frustrate
5 August 2012
Summary: From West Wales. The Humax is a good idea and worth having. Storage of programmes is well organised and clear. The buttons on the control are very small and the lettering is so small one almost needs a magnifying glass to read them.
Summary: Had some trouble first time round, managed to iron them out, picture quite good, but the sound having to be turned up full on unit is a step back, when you switch back to TV the TV set is loud, normal viewing TV on sound 20, watching a recording TV sound 25, hand set very big, unit very quiet when...
Pros: record whole series, good start up, plenty of storage
Cons: too much plumbing got to scroll through too much, hand set could have been better layout, sound.
Summary: Bought the first one about three months ago from JL (slightly cheaper at the time). Failed after a month, Humax did try and help but to no avail, so the box was replaced by JL. Second one appears to be fine and has lots of good points.
Excerpt: NEVER SAY ‘NEVER AGAIN’ It’s official. I am indeed a Freeview+ set-top box fetishist. I’m now losing count of how many I’ve written about in the past, (he tries adding up on fingers and wishes he was a Chrysalid).
Pros: Versatile PVR with HD Freeview and internet access for iPlayer etc
Cons: Will 500 gbytes be big enough . Some aspects of underachievement to be addressed