Summary: Where do I start? first off....I have 3 tivo's, two regular and this humax....when i first had the humax hooked up, i noticed the picture looked almost like it was breaking up, it was on a CRT TV and hooked up using an s-video so i blamed the problem on this. in the mean time i bought a 32" LCD, this time i hooked up the humax using the RGB component cables thinking it would work going all digital....BUT, this did no good either.
Summary: I have two of these units, bought about a year apart, set up on completely different televisions and systems. BOTH of them appear to create vertical lines on the screen, especially evident in red backgrounds. Anyone else have this issue? My old Sony Tivo never did this, and the lines aren't there at all with anything else I show on the TVs - cable or satellite direct, or DVDs with a different player (I never use the Humax DVD except to burn discs).
Summary: The tivo part still works but the first thing that broke was the dvd burning part. Then 4 months later the dvd stopped playing dvds. Get a normal Tivo. They are grea this company is very poor. I will never buy a Humax anything ever again. You can buy a 30 dollar dvd player at best buy that will last years. Humax is expensive and didn't last 5 months.
Summary: Evidently, TiVo got Humax (a Korean company) started in introducing their TiVo by manufacturing them first on the same assembly line. These are marked "Made in Mexico." On a receint visit to Circuit City, I saw four boxed examples of this TiVo on the shelf. Two were marked "Made in Mexico" and two were marked, "Made in China." All of the displays were marked "Made in Mexico." The one that I received directly from TiVo is marked "Made in Mexico.
Summary: this humax tivo has all the same functionality as a regular tivo (as far as i know). it works flawlessly. i installed a wireless usb adapter so that i could hook it up to my network and it worked without a problem. i did need a phone line to set it up initially, but this isn't usually a problem for most people. there is no noise coming from the machine and it isn't cheap at all. it appears very solid and i am really glad i bought it.
Pros: if you do not need the DRT800 dvd-r Tivo then this is next best thing. pros too many to list, lets just say, no More channel surfing, i rule my tv and what i watch. tivo togo,on line remote scheduling, can transfer shows one of my other 4 tivos, can show
Cons: wish it had dual tuner but as explained by humax they are unable to at this time. Humax TiVo units are designed to work as stand alone recorders for any type of television service. This places limits on our ability to legally decode the proprietary digita
Summary: The Humax T800 is a poor clone of the official TiVo box, and costs three times as much! It's from a no-name company that may not be around a few months from now. The machine is noisy and makes you worry about whether the hard drive will go south any second. Go with the real TiVo box which is much better and cheaper.