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Humax HD-FOX T2 Freeview HD Set Top Box

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  • Set top box with free HD channels from BBC and ITV, no subscription needed
  • Auto detection to new channels - no need to ever retune
  • Freeview HD only available in certain areas
  • Backward compatible with existing Freeview
  • Parental Control

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm ; 8 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.2 Kg
  • Item model number: HD-FOX T2
  • ASIN: B0036TGN8K
  • Date first available at 28 Jan. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,958 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

The Humax HDFOXT2 is a Freeview HD Set Top Box with HDMI '1080p' output, capable of receiving the high definition Freeview channels being rolled out during 2010. It also features impressive media playback from USB devices or over your home network. For spectacular HD images without subscription charges or a dish, there's never been an easier way to go HD, than with the Humax HDFOXT2.

Manufacturer's Description

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Freeview HD excites your senses with the intense images and a vibrant, immersive viewing experience on HD channels. Access up to 50 standard definition Freeview channels, digital radio stations and interactive red button services. It’s easy to set up and as always with Freeview, there’s no subscription, no contract and no fuss.

The Humax HD-FOXT2 is a Freeview HD Set Top Box with free HD channels from BBC and ITV and no subscription needed. It features a handy built-in Auto Detection function to seek and locate new channels, so there is never any need to retune. (Please be aware that Freeview HD is only available in certain areas - please check for more details).

The HD-FOXT2 is backward compatible with existing Freeview has an warranty 8-day on-screen electronic programme guide plus Dolby Digital+ Audio Output. For peace of mind, a Parental Control function is also included. There is also Subtitle and Audio description to further enhance your viewing experience.

Perfect digital transmission for picture and sound can be achieved via the HDMI output and additional media can be played from an HDD or USB memory stick (MP3, JPG, XVID). The HD-FOXT2 receives SD programming as well as HD programming and has an ecologically friendly standby power rating of less that 1 watt. Resolution formats are 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i.

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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

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347 of 362 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. J. Henderson on 19 Feb. 2010
I want to divide this review into three sections, firstly about the product itself, then the technology behind it and finally whether or not it's worth your investment.

The Product:

The Humax HD-Fox T2 Freeview receiver is the first box of its kind that allows HDTV into your living room without the need for any other external equipment or an aerial upgrade (Just remember to check the coverage in your area before you buy, some areas cannot receive the new signals until 2011)
You of course need a HD Ready TV, (most people have this these days) and true enough your TV viewing experience can be greatly enhanced with this rather neat piece of kit.
First up then, don't confuse this as a TV recorder, which it isn't. The Humax is simply a HD receiver and will not allow you to record programs. That said however, Humax have included a USB socket which potentially should allow you to record to external memory sticks or other devices, it will not give you full PVR functionally but in essence it would let you record.
Also, rather confusingly, Humax include scart sockets for older TV's although connecting to a TV this way would not give you the HD function, so that rather defeats the whole selling point of the product.
Once you have avoided these little niggles with the Humax, performance wise it performs brilliantly. Connected up to my 1080p Panasonic plasma the Humax upscales standard definition images very well, BBC and ITV HD look stunning also. (Channel 4 HD is due to launch shortly but is unavailable at the time of writing)
The onboard TV guide is also very clear and well laid out, very user friendly.
On the back of the unit Humax also provide an Ethernet port, which essentially should allow an easy Firmware update in future.
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309 of 324 people found the following review helpful By D. Noades on 1 Mar. 2010
This is the first generally available product that supports the new (December 2009 in the London and North-west areas) Freeview HD broadcast standard.

So is it any good? Well, it depends what you bought it for.

If (as for most people), you just want to watch the new Freeview HD broadcasts, then yes, it is very good.

If, on the other hand, you are expecting much from some of the product's other features, then I'm afraid you are going to be disappointed.

First, the good points:

Setting the box up was a complete doddle - just hook it up to your convetional aerial cable (you'll need an additional cable if you want to keep your TV connected as well) and to your HD-ready TV via the (included) HDMI cable, power-up and the set will tune into all the conventional and the new HD channels in fairly short-order.

The picture quality on the two available HD channels (BBC and ITV1 - Channel 4 is allegedly starting its own service in the near future) was excellent on my HD-Ready (but not 'Full HD' in my case) Panasonic LCD TV, although as others have pointed out, you do need good HD source material for this to really work.

The BBC appears to be producing most of its current output in HD (ITV appears to be doing so a lot less of the time) and watching the winter olympics, the six nations rugby and the Carling cup final in HD has been a revalation.

The box also seems to 'up-scale' output from the other standard definition channels to match up with the best resolution available on your TV, resulting in a noticeably better picture (less artifacts) for these channels than from the equivalent output from my TV's built in Freeview receiver.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By S. P. on 12 April 2010
Picture quality through the HDMI connection was poor in both HD and SD channels. I reported this to Humax via e-mail and they responded quickly, advising that I should perform a manual channel search instead of an automatic one. This did not improve picture quality which I again reported to Humax but received no further response. I subsequently returned the unit to Amazon who obligingly agreed to a refund. Believing that there may have been a fault with my unit and possibly the batch with Amazon, I purchased another HD-FOX T2 from Argos. As soon as this unit was installed using the HDMI cable the picture quality was excellent in both SD and HD channels with a noticeable improvement in picture quality with HD as I had expected. Since I was now delighted with my purchase I advised Humax of my action but received no reply.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. D. Hargreaves on 19 July 2011
I am writing the review to say that I am now satisfied with the BBC iPlayer application on the Humax HD FOX-T2. When I bought the item I was impressed with the Freeview HD (and SD) picture and sound quality, but the long promised iPlayer firmware upgrade hadn't been delivered by Humax. About three months ago I downloaded the Beta version of the iPlayer firmware and copyed it to my box. The iPlayer picture quality was excellent but the user interface was almost unusably slow, especially the programme search mode. However a new firmware version 1.02.20 downloaded itself recently via freeview overnight and the responsiveness has improved considerably. There is still a short wait after selecting the TV Portal and another short wait after selecting iPlayer but programme selection is reasonably fast now. By the way I connected my Humax to my WiFi router using an Edimax Ew-7711utn 11n 150Mbps Mini-size Usb Adapter which works perfectly and is available from Amazon.
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