The Humax HDR-FOX T2 is a capable set-top-box can receive all the new HD channels through your standard roof antenna and there's no monthly subscription fee to worry about and also features either a 500GB or 1TB hard drive.
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From a fairly slow start, the number of Freeview HD recorders is growing quite quickly; but the Humax has been one that many people have been waiting for. The company has a pretty good pedigree with DVRs for other services, and expectations have been quite high for the Humax HDR Fox T2.
The Humax HDR Fox T2 a fairly large unit - standard hi-fi component width, with a front panel that has a big power switch, dot-matrix display and buttons for channel and volume. On the rear there's a Scart, analogue audio in, composite video, HDMI, Ethernet, optical output, aerial input and output plus a CI+ bay. The Humax HDR Fox T2 hard drive is available as 500GB or 1TB, which is sufficient for over 150 hours of HD content.
The Humax HDR Fox T2 remote is a fairly substantial affair. If you're used to the Humax Foxsat HDR remote, initially you'll find it infuriating, as the 'i' key has moved position. However, it can also be programmed to operate three other devices; there's a list of codes in the back of the manual. All the buttons are a decent size, and its feels comfortable in the hand.
Of note is the 'TV Portal' button which doesn't do anything yet, but will give access to an on-line video portal later this year, due to include Sky Player and perhaps other services too.
The meat of this machine, though, is Freeview HD. Setup is straightforward and simple, the box auto-tuning and finding all the channels without any problems. Picture quality is extremely good, on both SD and HD channels. Standard definition looks about as good as it's going to get and HD includes full transcoding to Dolby Digital 5.1, making this only the second Freeview DVR I've seen that gives you surround sound when it's broadcast.
Twin Tuner HD Terrestrial PVR
Integrated hard disk drive with 500 GB capacity (1 TB Optional)
Free HD channels from BBC, ITV and Channel 4
No Subscription, just plug and watch HD TV
Plus up to 50 digital TV channels and 24 radio stations
8-day on screen electronic programme guide
Interactive TV service via MHEG
Dolby Digital Pulse Audio Output
Subtitle and Audio Description
HDMI output (1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i)
Fully compliant to UK DVB-T2 profile as well as DVB-T
Standby power: less than 1W
Record 2 channels at the same time
2 hours Live TV buffering/ Delayed Recording
Series Recording and series recorded programme list
Recording up to 300 hours (Recording up to 125 hours for HD contents)
Play media contents in external HDD or memory through USB (MP3, JPG, XViD)
TV Portal (Catch-up, VOD, Internet Radio, Product support) will be ready in the future (To be upgraded)
500GB / 1TB
4:3, 16:9 Letter Box
28 Watts Max
Dimensions (HxWxD) in mm
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