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Humax Foxsat-HD

Humax Foxsat-HD
alaScore 79

1408 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1408 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the Humax Foxsat-HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1408 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Humax Foxsat-HDR review


With the arrival of the Humax Foxsat-HDR there is finally a subscription-free rival to Sky+, the de facto satellite TV PVR. Previously, recording a Freesat broadcast meant resorting to antediluvian methods such as using a separate DVD recorder or VCR...

User-friendly ; Recording functionality ; Uscaling standard-def to HD ; Media hub functionality ; Classy EPG and menu system

Needs more HD channels ; Slow to boot u

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Humax Foxsat-HD review


Freesat makes a welcome addition to the airwaves

Inexensive hi-def receiver ; Easy to use ; Good interface

Only a single HD channel at the moment

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Humax Foxsat HDR Freesat HD TV Digital Recorder Review


Over Christmas I was lucky enough to receive the Humax Foxsat HDR Freesat Digital HDTV Recorder, having had chance to play with it over the last few weeks I thought I was high time it got a review.

All in all, if you’re in the market for a new DVR I think the Humax Foxsat HDR Freesat Digital HDTV Recorder is well worth a look, especially if you have a dodgy terrestrial signal and already have a satellite dish fitted. If you've got any questions...


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Humax Foxsat-HD


I have had a satellite disk for years – so long in fact it predates Sky – however the box with it has long been faulty. Humax now have a service that installs a dish and your unit, when the installer arrived my original disk position was unsuitable...

The Guide gives quite a bit of information showing the current channel as well as the next six. Around 150 minutes of information is shown at any time with a description of the current program at the top of the screen. This is the default view, but,...

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I bought this freesat box to replace an absolute rubbish bush box! After reading all the reviews for this box i decided to put in the extra money and go for it! I have not looked back since.

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Accidental Purchase


We bought this product because the feature in the Argos catalogue 'suggested' by icons at the bottom of the page that the product would allow you to watch YouTube in addition to On Demand. However, reality is that you can only watch ITvPlayer,...

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Simple to set up

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Great Little Box!!


Made my folks get this due to the digital switch over and their unwillingness to pay for Sky.

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I bought this because my old decided it didn't want to play anymore this is the first time in many years that I can watch what I would normally have missed top product get one now

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Humax freeview+


Bought as replacement under 3yr warranty. Xlnt experience with previous model which developed bugs, but happy to go again. Great experience with Argos, Ayr.

Product Specifications


1080p Upscaling:No / Yes
Built-In Modem: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
MHP (Multimedia Home Platform): No
Show View: No
Twin Tuner:No / Yes


DLNA certified: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
USB Interface:No / Yes
W-LAN Connection: No

Decoding Systems

Betacrypt: No
Conax: No
Crypto Works: No
Free-to-Air: Yes
Irdeto: No
Mediaguard / SECA: No
Nagravision: No
Skycrypt: No
Terrestrial:Not Applicable
Viaccess: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

Analogue Satellite Receiver: No
Reception Standard:Digital
Table / Portable:Table