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Humax Digital Satellite Set Top Box - Freesat - Foxsat HD

4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (290 customer reviews)

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  • This is not a recordable box
  • Watch all freesat channels with no HD and SD subscription charges
  • Easy installation and operation (installation recommended)
  • Full colour, high resolution electronic program guide
  • Simultaneous playing of transmissions over HDMI, YPbPr or Scart
  • Automatic software upgrade via satellite

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm ; 1.5 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.2 Kg
  • Item model number: Humax Foxsat HD
  • ASIN: B00264GX40
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 July 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (290 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,622 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
149 of 152 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy freesat 27 Sep 2009
By vh1967 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I bought this in conjuction with the install from another site as I did not want to have to go up ladders / install the dish and it was an all in deal. I bought it over a year ago and it has performed tirelessly. It is small, reliable and fairly easy to use. One annoyance is it takes a while to start up so if you have missed the start of something you cannot switch it on right away it takes 30 seconds approx to perform the start up application from standby mode.
There are plenty of sockets in the back for your needs, the satelite aerial, HD and 2x scarts being the most important. This was I believe the first freesat on the market, and my first freesat, and as it is does what is says without problems and has lasted me longer than one year I recommend it.
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product,great price. 21 Mar 2010
Great piece of kit,had it up and running in 15 minutes.Bought this box,to replace sky subscription.Simple to set up,just plug in same sky connection,and follow easy instructions to set up,and connect to your TV.Would recommend you use HDMI cables for connection,for the added bonus of HD picture and sound.
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192 of 198 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product 4 Dec 2009
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Been thinking of getting one of these for a while now so took the plunge. We only watched the basic channels on Sky anyway so didnt think it was worth the subscription fee. Anyway, package arrived day after order was placed, well packaged as usual from Amazon and as has already been said, It took longer to remove the Sky box than set up the Humax, plugged it in, turned it on and it asked me if I wanted to check for software updates, pressed ok and it serched for any available updates which it found and dowloaded straight away. Next `Search for available channels`, pressed ok and (I think)160 odd TV and radio channels were found and saved, whole setup was totally automatic and took about ten mins, totally idiot proof, which I was glad about.
Picture quality on the normal channels is superb, probably better than Sky and the HD channel (only one available at the moment) is stunning on the supplied HDMi cable, I have ordered a better cable so look forward to even better quality.
On screen format is simlar to Sky with the what`s on today, tommorrow etc, program info,favorites in fact all that Sky has and more.
The unit itself is much smaller than it looks in the pic which is nice, about half the size of a Sky box. Some basic remote functions are available under a flap on the front of the unit and the rear has two scarts, Hdmi, Ethernet, Usb, LNB in (sat cable), component vid, SPDIF, Audio (RCA). User manual is very comperhensive with lots of little things you would never know, unless you read it..lol
Overall I`m very pleased with it (only had it a couple of hours) but first impressions are excellent, and no more bills
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130 of 134 people found the following review helpful
By amir m
this is probably the best freesat box available at the moment. just to clarify one thing. this unit comes with an hdmi cable. check out the manufacturer's site for full details under "support" and then "accessories" for confirmation.
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179 of 185 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Freesat Fantastic 25 Oct 2008
Just set this up and it was running in under fifteen minutes. This is a cable and SKY killer and well worth the investment. Will work with pre-existing satellite dish and doesn't require the extra investment of 'HD dish' installation as suggested by salesperson.
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92 of 95 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Humax HD Freesat Receiver 14 Mar 2010
We have had satellite with a free viewing (BBC) card in a sky box for the last 10 years. However the decision to buy a freesat box was triggered by endless Sky nag screens to buy a new viewing card or be cut off from several of the free channels we could currently watch. As Freeview reception in our area can be iffy we decided to stick with the satellite dish and replace the ageing sky box with a freesat HD box.

Although the warning on the box says 'installation recommended' I simply unplugged the sky box and plugged in the freesat box. It was up and running in 5 minutes a perfect drop in replacement.

A greater, although different, choice of channels than with the old BBC card in a sky box.
BBC HD can be viewed in normal definition even if you have an old normal definition TV.
Program guide opens on the channel being, or last, viewed.

Takes about 1 minute to warm up from standby.

John Gregory
West Sussex
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156 of 162 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Unit - limited choice of channels 25 Aug 2008
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Bought this great little box a couple of months ago and it does everything it says. The greens and reds are a bit vivid for me but the picture is faultless and the sound is something else using the HDMI lead (which had to be bought separate). The only problem is your limited to the number of channels you can watch. Its all very well saying there's 91, but most of them are "regional" channels showing the same program. Set-up is simplicity its self with the only question it asks is to enter your postcode. Don't forget to get the "update" after installing it. I have put mine back in its box for now and returned to "normal" SKY but only for more viewing choice.

However, if tempted I don't want to put you of and to help you save money, if you have SKY you don't need a satellite dish, just unplug your SKY unit, pop in your HD unit and connect up, the same satellite sends both signals. There, that's saved you £80 so that's another reason to consider one.. Amazon, delivery as good as ever - five stars for unit and delivery.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars freesat box
excellant so easy to set up, picture is very good better than the sky box it is replacing. It plugs straight oto the sky dish.
I will be getting another one for our 2nd tv.
Published 15 days ago by mike
4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfactory
This was what I expected and works just fine. Shame that it seems to have been rapidly superseded by a more up to date model that gets better "on demand" programmes.
Published 18 days ago by M J C Anthony
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Box, Easy to Use
This is a good Freesat box of good quality. Easy to set up and reliable, I've had no problems with it.
Published 1 month ago by Nikki MF
5.0 out of 5 stars Humax Great
Have a Humax box for our main TV which works very well so when the Goodmans box for our bedroom set burnt out \i had no hesitation in buying another Humax. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mac
5.0 out of 5 stars freesat set top box
i have found that this item has seeaved me a great deal money since i purchased i could not believe the amount of programmes i could view FREE.
Published 1 month ago by Mr Chin
5.0 out of 5 stars De-light-ed!!
I had a few friends that have the same freesat, so was delighted to find it.
Has been sitting in the box for a while, as didn't have the right set up for it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Vikki Owen
5.0 out of 5 stars humax
humax digital satelite set top box freesat hd.they are good,a lot better than sky,one payment and your done,no more paying every month.mrs s/
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. S. Craven
3.0 out of 5 stars Humax digital satellite set top box
I bought this in error but it doesn't record. My fault I fear but no doubt adequate for someone else
Published 3 months ago by Lindaray
5.0 out of 5 stars Humax Trader
Out of all the digi boxes I have set up for people Humax IS the best.....So much so I have set up a trading account with them
Published 3 months ago by John Bamford
4.0 out of 5 stars Reuse of older but good analogue TV
This digital box has enabled us to reuse a TV that good but was of no use due to being analogue only. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. M. Brooks
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