- Item Weight: 3.1 Kg
- Boxed-product Weight: 4.9 Kg
- Item model number: Foxsat HDR
- ASIN: B001L5YU36
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 July 2006
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (677 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,423 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Humax FOXSAT-HDR Freesat+ 320GB HD Digital TV Twin Tuner HD Recorder - Installation Recommended (Old model)
- FOXSAT-HDR Satellite HD Digital Television Recorder - INSTALLATION RECOMMENDED
- freesat HD and SD channel recording
- Simultaneous viewing of one channel and recording another channel
- Record 2 channels at the same time
- Receive HDTV signals (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and MPEG-2)
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The new Foxsat HDR is a freesat receiver with the ability to record your favourite freeview TV programmes on its impressive 320GB hard drive. With its sleek black design, this Humax set top box would not out of place next to any modern TV equipment. The Foxsat HDR 320GB hard drive gives you the capacity to record over 160 hours in standard definition or over 80 hours in high definition.
Dual freesat tuners allows you to pause, record and rewind live TV record one channel whilst watching another, or even record two channels whilst watching a prerecorded programme. The Foxsat HDR is DUB-S and DUB-S2 compatible and supports connectivity for HDMI, ethernet, and opitical audio as well as the ability to record MPEG-2, MPEG4 H.264 broadcasts.
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Top Customer Reviews
The validity of the many comments about how awkward it is to use depend upon your personal background. If you are a Unix computer whizz it will all seem pretty simple; on the other hand if you are uncomfortable around technical gadgets, you will struggle with some of its excellent functionality. Those are the two extremes of course, most of us fit somewhere in between.
If you are at or near the non-tecchy extreme you might want to consider paying up and sticking with $ky....
For most people I believe it is definitely worth persevering, because you get many advantages over a Sky+ box:-
* picture quality - even SD is superb on a good quality TV (noticeably better than Sky for me)
* proper support for radio programmes (EPG and point and select record functionality)
* availability of folders - highly desirable with a large disk
* ability to connect a flash drive for copying to and from external media (with a USB connector on the front of the box, so you don't have grovel round the back each time you want to connect)
* ability to store and play back mp3 and jpeg files (kept in separate areas of the disk from TV progs.)
* buttons for skip forward and back during playback (duration can be customised)
and of course - no monthly subscription to pay!
Now for some tips that may help you reduce the learning curve:-
(I take no credit for most of this info.Read more ›
When my video went on the blink, thanks to my son, I decided to take the plunge and get rid of Sky.
To get this box working I needed a new cable which was about £90 - dual cables like Sky+ for this box . I live in a tenement block and there is no way I'm going up on the roof!
Availability was poor for this in early 2009, and I had to wait 3 weeks or so after ordering it from Comet, who for once were the easiest retailer to deal with - they didn't even push their warranty!
I've been very pleased with the box so far, the initial tune was easy, once I'd realised you put in the Post Code like you were using a mobile phone, the box seems to retune when there are new channels without you doing anything.
The recording is easy and very useful, much better than a Video Recorder and the picture quality is good. Channel selection is good, and I'm watching more Film 4 and BBC 3/4, the only channel I miss is Paramount Comedy and we mostly watched 'Sex and the City' reruns on that.
The only niggle is the remote, the controls are grouped strangely and the often used buttons are frequently smaller and harder to find than the obscure ones. Also you need to point the remote right at the box. On the plus side the remote has codes to be used for your TV and DVD players (it's a universal remote). They need to let an interface expert loose on it, either that or borrow as much as they can from the Sky remote, without getting sued!
In short well worth it, great to be shot of Sky and their money grabbing ways. If you're a big sports fan you may be stuck with Sky but otherwise come on in the water's fine.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very pleased with the article I received,and the speed of delivery. Thank you. Mayfair.Published 4 months ago by mayfair
bought this over 4 years ago and it is still going strong.... easy to use remote with interactive gui. Pause live programs, record whole series and all plays back in HD. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr G
have had this for several years now and cant fault it. used for freesat HD and it also records.Published 5 months ago by LJ