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: 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: 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!
Summary: Love the machine, easy to set-up and program. - low energy consumption in stand-by, less than 1W. - big storage and managing of data - can connect it to the internet if necessary but my TV already has WiFi, so skipped the step as the humax apps are proper rubbish - absolutely ridiculous. BBC iPlayer is useful the rest shocking!!
Summary: Is there a better one? I don't think so. - Everything is intuitive and easy to use, the guide is very nice; clear with a good search facility. - It is very quick when either rescanning or after being turned off, to pick up the program listings - older models used to take an age. - Series link is excellent and keeps them all in a folder, sorted by date - fab!