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Humax HDR-FOX T2 500GB Freeview + HD Digital TV Recorder

4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (550 customer reviews)

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  • 1080p Upscaling
  • Twin Tuner Freeview+HD Terrestrial PVR. 500Gb HDD allowing you to record 300 hours SD / 125 hours HD. Record 2 channels while playing back a recording.
  • Free HD channels from BBC, ITV and Channel 4. No Subscription, just plug and watch HD TV
  • Home Media Server, share youre recorded content with other devices around the home
  • HDMI output(1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i)Fully compliant to UK DVB-T2 profile as well as DVB-T
  • Standby power : less than 1W
This product is not suitable for Freesat
This product is suitable for receiving Freeview channels via a terrestrial aerial. This product is not suitable for using with satellite dishes. If you are looking for a receiver to use with your satellite dish please choose a Freesat product. Click here for more details.

Product details

FAQ Sheet [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 38 x 5.5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 4.5 Kg
  • Item model number: HDR-FOX T2
  • ASIN: B004BMB2XC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 19 Sep 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (550 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,303 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Humax HDR-FOX T2

This product will require an aerial to receive Freeview channels (this is not a satellite product).

The Humax HDR-FOX T2 is a feature-packed, Freeview+HD digital TV recorder, bursting with recording, multimedia, home-networking and on-demand services for the ultimate subscription-free TV experience. Simply plug the HDR-FOX T2 into your HD-ready TV to enjoy high definition (HD) content, as well as access to up to 50 Freeview standard definition TV channels and 24 radio channels.

Amazing High Definition Viewing

Connect the HDR-FOX T2 to your HD-ready TV to upscale to full 1080p HD and enjoy the intense images and vibrant colours of HD channels from the BBC, ITV, C4 and S4C, all subscription-free. The box will also upscale standard definition programmes, making sure every image looks as fantastic as possible. Sound is also crystal clear as the HDR-FOX T2 boasts Dolby Digital Pulse Audio Output for an unrivalled, all-round viewing experience from the comfort of your sofa.

Huge Recording Capacity

Boasting a 500GB hard drive, the HDR-FOX T2 can store up to 125 hours of HD programming or up to 300 hours of standard definition shows.

Twin Tuners for Simultaneous Recording

Twin tuners mean you can watch one programme while recording another channel at the same time. You can even record two Freeview channels simultaneously if you are watching a recording from the hard drive.

Enjoy a range of features and high definition channels with your HD-ready TV
Enjoy a range of features and high definition channels with your HD-ready TV


The Humax HDR-FOX T2 is packed with smart recording features to give you complete control over everything you want to watch:

  • Live Pause: the phone rings during the last ten minutes of a show, but don't panic. Pause a live show to pick up a call or answer the door, then simply carry on from where you left off.
  • Instant Rewind: missed that crucial goal or movie scene? Simply rewind live TV to replay the action.
  • Series Recording: now you can record an entire series at the touch of a button. When you select a show for recording, series linking will give you the option to record the whole series, so all the episodes of your favourite show will be saved automatically.
  • Chase Play: there's no need to wait until the programme you are recording has finished before you can start to watch it. With chase play you can start watching from the beginning even while the rest of the programme is being recorded.
  • Accurate Recording: there's no need to worry about missing a recording if the programme schedule changes, like a football match going into extra time or a breaking news flash. Schedule tracking starts recording your programme only when it starts being broadcast, so your recordings are always accurate.
  • Split Recording: split recording lets you record two-part programmes with a break in the middle, so you don't miss the second half.
  • Smart Recording: alerts you in an instant if a clash occurs when you try to record a programme and suggests an alternative time to catch the show if it's repeated or being shown on another channel.
  • HD Alternatives: if you are viewing or recording a programme in standard definition and the same programme is available in high definition, you will be given the option to view or record in HD.
  • Recording Recommendations: when setting a recording, the broadcaster may suggest a similar programme that you might want to record.
  • Green Button (or Trailer Booking): this feature allows you to schedule a programme to record during a trailer (or preview) of a programme without having to search through the programme Guide. A “Book Me” prompt will appear on screen and when the green button is pressed you can set the programme to record.

    Note: The above Freeview+ HD features are available on channels where the correct and accurate data is being broadcast. Some channels may not support all of the Freeview+ HD services.

    Access online content through your home Internet connection.
    Access online content through your home Internet connection.

    Humax TV Portal

    The Humax TV Portal is your gateway to a host of extra catch-up and on-demand services. Simply connect the HDR-FOX T2 to your home broadband connection, either by Ethernet cable, powerline adaptors or a Humax wireless dongle, to access services including YouTube, BBC iPlayer, and Internet Radio. Additional services to be added in the future.

    Multimedia and Home Networking

    The HDR-FOX T2 offers exciting multimedia and home networking capabilities, making it the hub of any home. Play media content including photos, videos and MP3s directly onto your TV using a memory device in the USB port, or connect it to PCs or laptops around the home through your home router, using the Ethernet port. Your friends and family will be able to see your holiday moments without having to crowd around your digital camera, so there's no chance the family can avoid that slideshow. Share your recorded programmes from the HDR-FOX T2 with other compatible devices around the home via your home network.

    Share your recorded programmes from the HDR-FOX T2 with other compatible  devices around the home
    Share your recorded programmes from the HDR-FOX T2 with other compatible devices around the home.

    Energy Saving

    This eco-friendly digital TV recorder boasts less than 1 watt power consumption in standby mode, ensuring energy efficiency. Software upgrades happen automatically when the box is in standby mode, so there's no excuse to waste more energy than necessary and you can save yourself a bit of cash on the electricity bill at the same time. The product comes with an auto-standby feature meaning that if you forget to switch it off it will automatically go into standby if inactive for 3 hours.

    Other Features

    Once you've removed the HDR-FOX T2 from its box, set up is quick and very easy. Every box comes with an HDMI cable for perfect digital transmission of HD pictures and sound. Other features include parental control for peace of mind, subtitle and audio description, and an easy find function to search for programmes in the guide.

  • Box Contains

    HDR-FOX T2
    Remote control
    Quick Start Guide
    2 x AAA Batteries
    HDMI Cable
    Scart Cable

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    421 of 436 people found the following review helpful
    Size Name:500GB
    My aged Thompson gave up the ghost four months ago so I needed a new box. We run three freeview PVRs and so I have had lots of experience with different brands and software. I already have a marvellous Toppy but its an old one without HDMI. Its as good as it gets as far as a freeview PVR is concerned and the backup from the blogs and the amazing ability to download apps which make it run so conveniently made me look to this stable again.
    Sadly, it seems that this top notch company has not moved with the times and does not currently offer a machine with HD. I looked around and there was really little choice but the Humax so I dived in and bought one. Happily I can report almost complete satisfaction. Really easy to set up, if you can call just downloading the channels, setting up. Once connected, the HD channels blew my mind, eyes and ears. I had no idea just how different the technology is between HD and regular transmissions. The box is really two in one; an HD box and a regular. I don't think you would notice the difference through your TV but through an AV amp you realise that the audio via the HDMI is a completely different stream. How great to see the dts lights come on, on the AV amp, and to hear the surround sound come to life. I'd have to say that viewing a film on HDTV is every bit as good as on Blu-Ray (except for adverts on some channels) and infinitely better than my local cinema.
    It will surely, really, come into its own when there are more than the present, four, HD channels. I think the capabilities of the Humax are set to increase as there are a number of menu items which look to be waiting. The TV Portal gives, unlimited, international radio stations and some TV catchup programs and looks to be interesting for the future.
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    95 of 98 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very Impressed 12 Sep 2011
    Size Name:500GB
    If you are looking for a freeview box with HD channels, recording capability, a very good programming guide and the CI card slot for top up TV (SKY Sports ESPN etc) then look no further, this is the box! I bought 2 other boxes before I came to this one, trying to save money. I took both back because the programming guide and recording facilities didn't cut the mustard. I was a SKY customer, when you compare most boxes to the SKY+ box, there is no competition.
    This is a close as you will get to the SKY+ box facilities without paying for SKY. The TV guide makes this box so easy to use and knocks spots off the previous HUMAX models (like the PVR9300T) and any other freeviews I have tried. You can browse through the TV guide whilst still watching the current channel in the corner of the screen

    The unit and the remote look the part and appear to be better quality than previous HUMAX models. The SKY+ remote has the slight edge on position and size of buttons but again the HUMAX is the best out there IMO as far as looks and function goes! I read reviews mentioning the fan noise, I have heard the fan come on once so its not like its always running, and even when on, it was not an issue. I also read a review about maximum recording time for a single programme being 2hrs, this is a myth! I recorded the F1 at the weekend which was 3hrs long.....tried and tested and it works a treat.

    More positives: Quick to set up, upscales the quality of all other channels.

    Overall this box has far exceeded my expectations. I loved SKY+ and was sorry to see it go.....until I bought this!

    Would definitely recommend!
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    281 of 292 people found the following review helpful
    Size Name:1TB|Verified Purchase
    I was forced into buying this because my Samsung TV in the kitchen did not have a good enough Freeview tuner to do justice to the excellent display. I am so pleased with the Humax; using the HDMI interface in 1080p mode I can make the Samsung display the whole picture without over-scan cropping the picture. The HD pictures are superb, and the up-scaler from SD in the Humax is a very good one, without any of the silly and redundant noise-reduction features of the Samsung. And the Humax is a twin-tuner recorder too!

    The EPG in the Humax is excellent, very easy to navigate, and one soon gets used to the fact that it also displays past programs as well - the time line at the top shows where we are. Normal detail navigation with the remote control uses the central four NSEW buttons around the select button; channel page jump is by using the program up-down buttons; time jump uses the >> or << buttons to go to next screen, and >>| or |<< buttons to see the same time on the next/previous day. If one is right handed the most used buttons all seem to be in just the right places for the thumb. A great feature is that while browsing the list you can still see and hear the current channel being shown in a small window on the left.

    Initially I found the assorted time-stretching, time-shifting, recording, skipping forward, etc, functions complex and disconcerting, but that is partly because one is talking to a Linux PC inside the box, and there might have to be a few steps taken before making a recording, and partly because there are so many different options available.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Perfect for recording if you don[t want to buy a TV package
    Published 9 days ago by Gungadin
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Not always perfect but it might be the aerial
    Published 10 days ago by John Lessore
    3.0 out of 5 stars Downsides are the TV Portal is virtually useless, navigating...
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    Published 12 days ago by david matthews
    4.0 out of 5 stars OK
    I had a bit of trouble with the Humax when I first installed it. It turned itself off every so often and I had to switch off plugs and restart. Read more
    Published 14 days ago by jennywren
    1.0 out of 5 stars Flaky from the start, after 2 years it has to be replaced
    I bought this a little over 2 years ago. It has always had problems cutting off the end of shows. The option to extend recordings by a few minutes has never worked. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Andrew Cuffe
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful picture and great features
    I bought this on behalf of a friend and I had recommended it to her, I wish I had bought a Humax 2 years ago and I bought a Toshiba instead. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Mr. David A. Burnley
    5.0 out of 5 stars great f/view unit
    I wanted a new f/view box surfed the web found the unit I wanted so bought it glad I did many thanks
    Published 1 month ago by Alan Higgins
    5.0 out of 5 stars Humax HDR-FOX T2 Freeview+ HD Twin Tuner with 1TB Recorder
    One of the best gadgets I have bought. Series record, gives you other programs that you might like while setting the record of one program. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Mr. Nitin B. Patel
    5.0 out of 5 stars Nice, intelligent piece of kit.
    Good all-round recorder. I especially like the automatic series recording feature and the automatic search for alternative schedules where you try to record more than 2 programs... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Tez
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