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Watch your favorite TV shows and movies with the Humax Foxsat HD, which is a Freesat set top box. Connect this Humax satellite receiver to your TV using the included HDMI cabl...Read more
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Superb Humax Freesat Recorder
Having recently experienced and been impressed by Freesat, I was not prepared for the extra performance of the Humax recorder.

Setting up was effortless. I had exp...Read more
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Humax build quality at a good second user price. No brainer.
Our household has Sky digital boxes and a single Humax HD box bought at full price from John Lewis 12 months before HD was available. No Freeview in this area hence the choice...Read more

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Product Identifiers
BrandHumax
ModelFoxsat HD
UPC8809095664386

Technical Features
TypeHD
Storage CapacityNot Applicable
DiSEqC Support Level1.2
Output Resolution1080i, 576i, 576p, 720p
Hardware Decoding FormatsDolby Digital, MPEG2, MPEG4
Format CompatibleDVB-S, DVB-S2
ColorBlack

Connections
Sockets1 x Component YPbPr Output, 1 x Ethernet, 1 x HDMI, 1 x S/PDIF, 1 x USB, 2 x SCART

Dimensions
Size200 mm x 280 x mm 45 mm
Weight1.5 kg

Miscellaneous
FeaturesEPG, Manual / Automatic scan, Software and Channel List Download
Number of Channels140

eBay product ID: EPID84999569
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Humax Foxsat HD Satellite Receiver
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Superb Humax Freesat Recorder

Created: 17/10/10
Having recently experienced and been impressed by Freesat, I was not prepared for the extra performance of the Humax recorder.

Setting up was effortless. I had expected to find a display of satellite Net ID & Transport Stream because, with my previous receiver, I had been unable to get the recommended values (003b & 090b). I had been told that without these, I would be unable to use the EPG to control future requests for recording. However, without moving my satellite aerial, I find that the Humax is recording forthcoming items picked from the EPG effortlessly. So my fears were groundless.

After an initial struggle with the ways of their menu structure & editing facilities, the investment of a little time practising made most things do-able.

In its primary function as a recorder, it was simplicity itself : genuine point & click to record; and little more for playback.

This is a HD recorder but the curious feeling is that every channel, not just BBC1 HD & ITV1 HD, is HD. The quality of pictures generally is streets ahead of Freeview.

In my case, I got particular pleasure from being able to read/display good quality digital photos using a memory stick and store them on the hard drive. Their display on the screen was nothing less than stunning. Not sure if I am doing something wrong but, once imported, all photos lose their original date; they take as their date that upon which they were imported.

Perhaps asking too much but I would have liked there to be a shuffle/randomise function as is available with the Windows screensaver.

Music can be imported. Though I have yet to find out how to do it, I understand that 'playing' photos can be combined with playing music as part of a slideshow.

The remote itself is of very good quality. Mention must be made of the multi-remote feature. Fiddly to find the right codes for TV & DVD (as ever) but once set, the remote handles my three devices effortlessly.

My best ebay purchase yet.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Humax build quality at a good second user price. No brainer.

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 06/02/12
Our household has Sky digital boxes and a single Humax HD box bought at full price from John Lewis 12 months before HD was available. No Freeview in this area hence the choice is Sky or Freesat.

This purchase was driven by the disparity between the quality of picture and channel selection between the existing decoders. You get all the channels it downloads in Freesat mode where Sky is peppered with unavailable without subscription. If you want the Sky collection but not with channel numbers you’d recognise the Humax can download the Astra satellite line up. It’s interesting to browse every now and again then go back to the standard Freesat offering. It is so easy. Although the Panasonic Sky decoders are good they pale into insignificance when compared with Humax HD. The box is smaller, doesn't run so hot and has HD and I Player built in. The Ethernet cable connects to the network/router and then onto the Internet. It was a simple job of pulling the existing cables out of the Sky box and plugging them into the back of the Humax.

Set up is straight forward and you can select your regional programmes by inserting your post code or even that of friends from other regions. Although we live in Wales we find local BBC parochial and S4C a waste of bandwidth. They are still available, but stashed away with other unused regions. I Player is at the touch of the red button and dependant on Internet connect is fast or quick. Being Freesat badged also means that red button et al actually work. Some of the other boxes available don't offer the facilities as easily. I was going to say cheaper boxes but you can get Humax HD quality of build for a reasonable price in the second user market.
Our John Lewis buy was £ 150.00 but with a 2 year warranty, many years ago and this one was
£ 50.00 without comeback. Humax is rock solid with excellent build quality. We expect many years of operation. As an electrical item it has low power consumption and appears to generate little if negligible heat which is what will govern its life.

We watched for many weeks before arriving at a price delivered to the door that was acceptable. What I can't understand the willingness of bidders to take the overall cost so close to a brand new unit with an excellent manufacture’s warranty. Don't get carried away in the frenzy. Wait and buy a bargain.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Excellent quality product - undisputedly great value for money

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 20/04/12
Having played with my new toy for a couple of weeks, I have to say this is a fine piece of equipment. I love it.

Bought to replace an aging Pace Digibox DS430N (non HD), the quality is a big step forward. The EPG allows you to book programs well in advance (at least a week) and is a huge improvement, though there is a downside which I'll come to in a bit.

HD video is fantastic and audio is brilliant through a good home cinema system!

I really wanted to give it 5 stars but I think it's let down by the reserved program reminders... I'll explain - You reserve a program and just before it's due to come on it just comes up with a message something like "your reserved program is about to start - accept or cancel" but doesn't tell you the program name or channel. If you have a number of programs reserved this can be a little annoying as you're not sure what's coming. Shame really as that is something that could easily be rectified on the firmware (which is up to date - v0.028).

Nonetheless, highly recommended.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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HDTV is the way forward

Created: 28/10/10
Now superceeded by the Foxsat HDR, don't be fooled into thinking that the Foxsat HD is no longer a good buy. It is so easy to setup, has a great EPG, network support for streaming and the BBC iPlayer! Not forgetting the secret menu that allows you to add other satellites and channels, I watched a Bundesliga footy game in HiDef, live, on a german free HD channel!! Das ist gut ya! How about Eurosport for free (though it is in German!!) Lots of HD free channels on Astra 1 at 19.2e. Don't listen to those who say freesat boxes are no good, this one can now record live and scheduled HDTV to an external usb hard drive of your choosing, just needs the software update from Humax. Bargain!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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HUMAX FOXSAT Freesat Box

Created: 16/11/10
Does exactly what it says on the tin. Well made, compact and fully featured freesat box which receives over 120 free to air channels and over 600 combined (including non freesat). Set up is a doddle...just follow quick start guide, literally plug and play. Picture quality is excellent....way better than my old sky box and the HD channels are first class. Thats why its won the What HiFi and Which? recommendations and they found this box the best of the bunch. The only let downs are the volume which needs turning up quite high and the fact that this thing runs quite hot so needs plenty of ventilation (all HUMAX boxes run warm). Remote control is basic and has all you need and once you've mastered the menu and edit lists is intuitive. A niggle is that if you tune all channels in (not just the freesat ones) you lose the ability to store your favourite channels and have to spend ages running through and deleting all the ones you dont want. probably worthwhile but I found it easier to just stick with the freesat ones. Expensive by the standards of budget freesat boxes but well worth the extra for the excellent receiver quality, build, picture quality and features.
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