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Humax FVP-4000T review: Freeview Play's first set-top box
4.0 stars

Humax FVP-4000T review: Freeview Play's first set-top box

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Freeview Play has its first set-top box, the slickly named Humax FVP-4000T. The new service - that went live in October 2015 in the UK - is designed to combine regular broadcast Freeview services with connected catch-up services.If that's sounds familiar,... >>

Humax unveils the first Freeview Play set-top box

Humax unveils the first Freeview Play set-top box

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Freeview Play is the next big thing coming to your television. The new service from Freeview aims to offer connected services on a par with YouView, Sky and Virgin Media, giving you access to catch-up services such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 and... >>

Freesat is alive and well in the Humax Freesat HDR-1100S: Wi-Fi, cheaper and more compact

Freesat is alive and well in the Humax Freesat HDR-1100S: Wi-Fi, cheaper and more compact

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As long-time users of the Humax HDR-1000S set-top box, we've been awaiting the time when a smaller, snazzier model comes to market. That wait is over, with the introduction of the Humax Freesat HDR-1100S with Freetime set-top box, complete with Wi-Fi... >>

Your first Freeview Play box could well be from Humax

Your first Freeview Play box could well be from Humax

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Humax will be the first manufacturer to get a Freeview Play set-top-box onto the market. Indeed, it will be producing at least two devices, with different options based on storage capacity and therefore at different price points.The actual boxes are yet... >>

Best soundbars 2014: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions

Best soundbars 2014: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions

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Looking for a soundbar to boost your TV audio and want a single-box solution without the fuss of a receiver and a million different wires? Then you've come to the right place in our soundbar and speaker base round-up.Over the past weeks we've been bringing... >>

Which is the best YouView box and service for you?

Which is the best YouView box and service for you?

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YouView is available via a number of different routes, in a number of different guises. The smart TV platform was launched in July 2012, offering a new approach to television viewing.YouView looks to combine live broadcast television with growing catch-up... >>

BT YouView+ Humax DTR-T2100 review
4.5 stars

BT YouView+ Humax DTR-T2100 review

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YouView isn't standing still and the YouView hardware supplied by BT isn't either. The Freeview PVR and catch-up TV service set-top box needs to keep evolving in the face of both Sky's and Virgin's formidable - albeit expensive - services, and that's... >>

Humax launches 'world's thinnest' soundbar that doubles as Bluetooth speaker

Humax launches 'world's thinnest' soundbar that doubles as Bluetooth speaker

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Humax has just announced its STA-1200 BSW soundbar, which it claims is the world's thinnest.Humax, known for its digital set-top boxes, has released the soundbar to enhance TV viewing while also creating a central speaker for Bluetooth music playing.The... >>

Humax HB-1000S Freesat HD box review
4.5 stars

Humax HB-1000S Freesat HD box review

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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... >>

Humax launches 2TB DTR-T1010 YouView set-top box for 1,200 hours of SD recording

Humax launches 2TB DTR-T1010 YouView set-top box for 1,200 hours of SD recording

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Humax has announced a new YouView set-top box that extends storage to a spacious 2TB.The Humax YouView DTR-T1010/2TB can store up to 1,200 hours of standard definition recording, or 500 hours in HD.READ: BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanlessThe... >>

BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanless

BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanless

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BT has launched a new BT YouView+ set-top box that has been substantially downsized as redesigned over the previous iteration.When we first saw BT's YouView box in October 2012 we were told there would be other boxes coming in the future, but that BT... >>

YouView starts update rollout for Humax boxes, BT and retail first, TalkTalk later

YouView starts update rollout for Humax boxes, BT and retail first, TalkTalk later

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YouView has announced an update for the Humax boxe sold retail and through BT. It will be available on a phased rollout over the next two weeks, with some owners getting it sooner than others. TalkTalk box owners will get it afterwards.Some new features... >>

Humax HDR-1000S freesat with freetime
4.0 stars

Humax HDR-1000S freesat with freetime

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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... >>

New look YouView box launched from Humax, now in silver

New look YouView box launched from Humax, now in silver

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Humax has launched a new-look set top box for YouView. The DTR-T1010 sports a much slicker looking brushed-aluminium style front, with a bright silver control dial.The rest of the box is black, but it is far more pleasing to the eye than the gloss plastic... >>

YouView update brings live TV searching, HDMI options and Dolby Surround Sound support

YouView update brings live TV searching, HDMI options and Dolby Surround Sound support

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YouView has pushed out an update to the YouView Humax set-top box that brings with it a number of tweaks and changes.From a content point of view, the update, once installed, will include live TV programmes into search results. There will be a new "On... >>

YouView from BT
3.5 stars

YouView from BT

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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... >>

YouView loses trademark case but has 'no intention of changing name'

YouView loses trademark case but has 'no intention of changing name'

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New TV service YouView has lost a high court appeal against breach of trademark and may face litigation by Total Ltd, owner of the Your View brand.Telecommunications firm Total uses Your View for its online billing services and trademarked the name in... >>

Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

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It’s that time again: start voting for your nominations for the 9th Pocket-lint awards. The best home entertainment category is always fun, being full of all sort of different kit. Whether it be docks, surround sound systems or even headphones, there... >>

YouView by BT pictures and hands-on

YouView by BT pictures and hands-on

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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... >>

Freesat Free time box by Humax pictures and hands-on

Freesat Free time box by Humax pictures and hands-on

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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... >>

Humax DTR-T1000 YouView PVR
2.5 stars

Humax DTR-T1000 YouView PVR

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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... >>

Humax working on Freesat box update fix in time for Olympic Opening ceremony

Humax working on Freesat box update fix in time for Olympic Opening ceremony

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Humax says it is in the final stages of testing an update that should ensure all 24 of BBC’s live Olympic coverage channels can be recorded with the company’s Freesat boxes.Customers had complained that the Humax Foxsat-HDR Freesat box had failed... >>

Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

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Customers who sign up to the TalkTalk Plus broadband and phone plan will now receive a free YouView set-top-box as part of their on-going subscriptions.The box, which enables users to catch-up with shows from BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well... >>

YouView pictures and hands-on

YouView pictures and hands-on

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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... >>

YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July

YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July

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YouView has announced on Wednesday that its TV set-top box will be available to buy from the end of July, bringing BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 on-demand content to UK homes, without the need for an ongoing subscription.The YouView project has been... >>