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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This was a great buy. It works as it says on the box. The only problems I have has are with getting my head round the ability to pause live action etc.

I am really pleased with it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 May 2011
Thought for a while about chucking Sky and getting one of these, finally I did it. It will pay for itself in less than 12 months.Picture quality is excellent. Access to BBCi player through on demand is faultless when connected to broadband. (ITV player to come later this year). Series link is a piece of cake. No problems so far. To be fair some of the functions are a bit techy when you drill down through the options for folders and deleting etc, it is easy enough to follow the book but will take time to retrain. I like the fact that I only need one remote for the Humax box and our TV as the Humax remote can control 3 devices, TV, PVR, & DVD. Sometimes there is a slight delay between pressing a button and getting the reaction but you soon get used to this. You do need line of site with the remote but this is not unusual nor any worse than many remotes. Some of the buttons are a little smaller than I personally would like but I do like the fact that many of the key functions are printed on the body of the remote not on the keys themselves so they should not wear off in a hurry. Virtually silent in operation. Make sure you take all the plastic off when you install it otherwise the plastic film/s can interefere with the infrared remote signals. Recommended 5 stars.Humax Foxsat HDR 500GB Freesat HD Satellite Receiver
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on 3 September 2014
excellent purchase, prompt delivery
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 24 December 2011
I purchased this to replace my unreliable tompson recordable freeview box. WOW why didnt I buy one sooner.
The picture quality is superb even the standard channels, the HD channels are brilliant its like having a new tv, I must drive my wife mad because I am always commenting on the great picture while we are watching.
The user menus are a breeze to go through and very user friendly. The box is very easy to set up and makes no noise at all when recording or playing back recordings (unlike my very noisy tompson)
Also it has the facility to connect to the internet using an ethernet connection (i purchased a pair of ethernet home plugs to do the job) and you can watch iplayer on demand Brill!
I have yet to find a bad word to say about it.
I would recommend this box to all. Very good.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 July 2012
The Olympics is the biggest sporting event to hit the UK in a long time.
The BBC have done their part - 24 live HD channels.
Freesat have done their part - all 24 channels are available.
Humax? They've let us all down. The Humax is the only box so far identified that can not record those 24 channnels.
The best part? The box tells you it is recording normally. Only at the end of the recording period do you get a message that a recording of less than 30 seconds can not be saved.
Humax have said a fix should be available next week. Too late Humax.

Update 01/08/2012
There was an over the air update last night that resolved the recording issue. Good news but four days too late. I've increased the star rating accordingly but it still only gets three stars due to general failings:
1. The remote control seems to have a narrow operating window and is frequently quite unresponsive.
2. Switching from a (Dolby digital) HD channel to an SD channel occasionally results in no sound on the SD channel. You then have to either turn the box off or keep switching backwards and forwards.

(The above occur on two separate units with separate TVs so I don't believe that it is a case of a faulty box)
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on 3 September 2015
Near perfect but quite expensive
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on 25 December 2012
Excellent product fast postage.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 October 2011
Not being the most up to date person with the latest technology (52) I bought this item to replace Sky plus after reading all the reviews on Amazon and a (very)little bit of advice in Currys.
I paid more for it than is on offer through Amazon (unusual for me), but I thought I might like somewhere local to return it quickly should it not deliver the goods.
Firstly, it was very easy to set up as a replacement whilst following the quick start booklet.
No change in picture (excellent) despite my TV only being 'HD ready'
It worked straight from the Sky dish without any alteration to the dish itself, I just followed the instructions and it worked.This was with the twin RFs (?).... connectors.
Apparently you can't run a second TV directly from this like Sky, 'coz there just ain't another connector at the back for it',so my man in Currys informed me. This was a bit of a downer. However, sorted my other TV downstairs with Freeview rather than buy 2 of these. The remote is fine (some people are just too picky methinks). Looks better than the Sky box and will fit better on my storage shelf.
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on 21 February 2015
great price and fast delivery.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 April 2012
It is a good value for money because there is no subscription and you get most Freeview channels plus quite a few Movie and News channels and Freeview HD channels. But some of the Freeview channels are not available at the Freesat. However, our Television is a Freeview TV therefore we also get those Freeview channels such as Yesterday, Pick TV, Dave, Challenge et., directly from the TV.
We have connected it to the TV with the supplied HDMI cable and we find the picture quality is very good, specially those from the HD channels.
After a few weeks of use the machine froze and would not respond to the remote control at all. We had to use the buttons at the box to operate the machine. At the end we turned it off from the wall socket. Fortunately, when we turned it back on, it started working again and we haven't had any problem since then.
It has 500 GB hard drive, enough for our use. We are pleased to find out that if you decide to record a programme even though you have watched it halfway through the recorder will record the programme from the beginning.
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