Reviews & hands-on

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Humax HB-1000S Freesat HD box review

    By 9 April 2014

    There was a time when we didn't really understand Freesat. And in a world where increasing numbers of set-top boxes and catch-up devices are available for as little as a tenner, we weren't sure the satellite-dish-provided free TV service could ever suit...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Humax HDR-1000S freesat with freetime review

    By 6 March 2013

    Since freesat launched, it's been assaulting our eyes with its capital letter - or lack thereof - lunacy. Now, with freetime, or, as the firm calls it we've got some angled brackets thrown in for good measure. What is this, algebra? But horrors of English...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    YouView from BT review

    By 5 December 2012

    YouView comes in several flavours. You can walk into a shop on the high street and pick up the YouView box and plug it into your existing aerial and internet connection, or you can buy as part of a wider package. We've already reviewed the hardware, so...

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    YouView by BT pictures and hands-on

    By 8 October 2012

    There's a good chance you're already confused by YouView. The service is designed with simplicity in mind, making it easy to get current and catch-up TV in one box with minimal fuss, but the multiple versions on offer will leave you with a decision to...

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    Freesat Free time box by Humax pictures and hands-on

    By 4 September 2012

    Freesat's new Free time internet connected setup has just been announced and we have been lucky enough to have a play.  Initially the service will be available only on a Humax box, the one we have looked at here. But it will eventually also run on kit...

  • Home Cinema 2.5 out of 5

    Humax DTR-T1000 YouView PVR review

    By 31 July 2012

    YouView is one of the most complicated products ever to launch. It's not so much technically difficult to do what has been done here, but it involves a lot of what, in management terms, are known as "stakeholders". Namely, the people who have a vested...

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    YouView pictures and hands-on

    By 4 July 2012

    Pocket-lint first wrote about Project Canvas, YouView's orginal working title, in 2009, and Project Kangaroo, a former failed attempt by the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV to offer a unified on-demand service, in 2007, so to say that YouView has suffered a few...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Humax Tivizen TV review

    By 27 March 2012

    There are various ways to watch TV on your iOS device, or Android phone or tablet but there aren't any that match the simplicity or convenience of Freeview on a normal TV. The Humax Tivizen aims to help with that, offering a DVB-T (read Freeview) receiver...

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    Humax HD-Fox T2 TV Portal 1.02.03 Firmware Beta hands-on

    By 27 January 2011

    Pocket-lint has managed to get its hands on a pre-release (beta) version of the forthcoming firmware update for the Humax HD-Fox T2 (which will also arrive for the HDR-Fox T2) and has had a play with the company's brand spanking new TV Portal feature....

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Humax HD-Fox T2 receiver review

    By 13 February 2010

    Humax are the first company to bring Freeview HD to market with their HD-Fox T2 set-top box. The company has enjoyed success with its PVR solutions and is known for its Freesat decoders too, so it's no surprise to find them leading the pack in the Freeview...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Humax Freesat+ FOXSAT-HDR recorder review

    By 31 December 2008

    The launch of Humax’s Foxsat-HDR was probably one of the most anticipated events of the year, with more HD screens appearing in living rooms across the country, people are desperate to get access to broadcast HD content. If you don’t want to subscribe...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Humax FOXSAT-HD Freesat receiver review

    By 15 September 2008

    Sky’s subscription stranglehold on high-def broadcasting means that many people simply can’t afford to experience HD TV for themselves. But thanks to Freesat – a joint venture between the BBC and ITV which offers over 80 TV and radio channels via...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Humax PVR-9300T Freeview PVR review

    By 4 September 2008

    Humax have always pleased their followers by offering good solid solutions at an affordable price. The PVR-9300T ticks most of the boxes on the spec sheet at a price that should appeal to most shoppers. But can the box from Humax live up to its billing?...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Humax PVR-9150T Freeview PVR review

    By 20 August 2008

    Humax have established themselves in the PVR market by consistently pleasing their customers and making great steps forward in functionality with their recorders. Whilst Sky+ is accepted as the Daddy in the digital recording arena, can Humax offer a subscription...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Humax LGB-19DZT LCD television review

    By 12 May 2008

    The problem with small TVs is the sound, they just sound, well, small. Humax think they have the answer with the LGB-19DZT, a 19-inch LCD with SRS TRuSurround XT speakers attached to the bottom. We get watching – and listening – to give you the low...