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Humax H3 Espresso media player provides aerial-free TV viewing

Humax H3 Espresso media player provides aerial-free TV viewing

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All you need to get up and running with Humax's new H3 Espresso smart media player is an HD TV and wired or wireless internet connection. It comes with three apps pre-installed: Netflix, YouTube and TV Player, the latter letting you watch live TV via... >>

Humax adds Netflix to FVP-4000T Freeview Play boxes

Humax adds Netflix to FVP-4000T Freeview Play boxes

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Humax's FVP-4000T Freeview Play recorders have just got even better, you can now play Netflix content using them.The 500GB and 1TB set-top-boxes have each received over-the-air updates to add the Netflix app. Subscribers to the paid TV and movie streaming... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Humax Tivizen TV
3.5 stars

Humax Tivizen TV

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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... >>

Humax Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver tunes in

Humax Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver tunes in

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Set top box specialist Humax has announced that it is bringing the Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver to the UK.The Tivizen, in case you're not familair, is a small device that  can fit in your pocket, or slip into your bag, and has a flexible antenna that... >>

Your old TiVo is dying: Here’s what to replace it with

Your old TiVo is dying: Here’s what to replace it with

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It’s got fans across the globe, but the programme guide feed that powers the older generation of TiVo boxes in the UK will officially cease on 1 June this year.Originally sold to BSkyB customers at the turn of the century, the clever PVR capable of... >>

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

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

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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.... >>

Humax HD-FOX T2 set top box update brings plenty of new treats

Humax HD-FOX T2 set top box update brings plenty of new treats

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Humax has confirmed that it is releasing a new Over The Air (OTA) update for its Humax HDR-Fox T2 set top box bringing with it a stack of new features and capabilities.New features include:- Record a programme while watching another if they are broadcast... >>

Humax HD-Fox T2 update allows two show recording - if you're in the know

Humax HD-Fox T2 update allows two show recording - if you're in the know

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It was a feature much discussed on the launch of the Humax HD-Fox T2 - then, the first Freeview HD set-top-box onto the market - but it's taken a good five months to come to fruition: the company is finally ready to add recording functionality, as revealed... >>

Humax turns your HD-Fox T2 into a Freeview HD recorder

Humax turns your HD-Fox T2 into a Freeview HD recorder

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Humax has announced a nice little addition to its HD-Fox T2 Freeview HD set top box - the ability to use the device as a PVR.Using an over-the-air software upgrade and your own external hard drive, you'll be able to turn your simple Freeview HD box into... >>

Freeview HD recording courtesy of the Humax HDR-FOX T2

Freeview HD recording courtesy of the Humax HDR-FOX T2

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Humax has made high definition Freeview recording possible with the launch of the HDR-FOX T2.The HDR-FOX T2 has a 500GB hard drive which is capable of storing up to 125 hours of HD content from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Obviously you'll also be able... >>

Humax offers fix for PVR-9150T, 9300T and 9200T

Humax offers fix for PVR-9150T, 9300T and 9200T

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PVR specialist Humax has issued a statement about the problems that many of its customers have been having with the Humax PVR-9150T, Humax PVR-9300T, and particularly the Humax PVR-9200T, and released a fix for the issues.Since the digital switchover,... >>

Sky Player coming to Humax set-top boxes

Sky Player coming to Humax set-top boxes

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Humax has announced a deal with Sky that'll see the broadcaster's Sky Player on-demand TV system added to the manufacturer's newest range of set-top boxes. That includes the HD-FOX T2, which is the first Freeview HD box that's available in Britain.The... >>

Freeview HD: The set-top boxes

Freeview HD: The set-top boxes

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Freeview HD is now official, although we know you Pocket-linters will have been following the move of HD into the broadcast spectrum for some time.Last month we brought you a comprehensive run down of Freeview HD-equipped TVs and today the "supply chain"... >>

BBC iPlayer now available to all Humax Freesat boxes

BBC iPlayer now available to all Humax Freesat boxes

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Freesat viewers with Humax Foxsat-HD Freesat receiver and Humax Freesat+ Foxsat-HDR recorder boxes can now access the BBC iPlayer on their Freesat service directly through the red button, the company has confirmed.The move, which follows beta testing... >>

Humax HD-Fox T2 receiver
4.0 stars

Humax HD-Fox T2 receiver

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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... >>

BBC iPlayer trial on Freesat now open to those with Humax kit

BBC iPlayer trial on Freesat now open to those with Humax kit

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Freesat's beta trial of the BBC iPlayer service has been expanded to those with a Humax-made Freesat HD or Freesat+ digital box and broadband speeds of over 1Mbps. The trial is the first time the iPlayer has been delivered on a subscription-free TV service... >>

Freesat clarifies confusing iPlayer roll-out for customers

Freesat clarifies confusing iPlayer roll-out for customers

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Freesat has issued a brief statement "clarifying" the availability of the BBC's iPlayer service on its platform. The launch of the on-demand service has been a little confusing to consumers, with the roll-out delayed, and the fact that the service would... >>

Humax FOXSAT-HD2 and HDR2 get specced

Humax FOXSAT-HD2 and HDR2 get specced

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Humax outlined on Wednesday the details of its next generation Freesat receiver boxes, the FOXSAT-HD2 and the FOXSAT-HDR2.As well as the normal satellite receiver functions, including access to free HD content, the FOXSAT-HD2 will provide access to online... >>

Humax outlines HD-FOX T2 and DVB-T2 HD Digital Recorder

Humax outlines HD-FOX T2 and DVB-T2 HD Digital Recorder

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Humax has outlined the details of the forthcoming HD-FOX T2, set to be one of the hottest Freeview HD boxes out there, but it will set you back around £170.It will receive broadcast HD signals (MPEG4 AVC/H.264 and MPEG2), which will come in via your... >>

The low down: Best Home Cinema Device 2009

The low down: Best Home Cinema Device 2009

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We're getting close to the day of reckoning that is the Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 and there's only a few of this year's nominees to take a look at before the big decision is made.Today, is a chance to take a look at the gloriously expensive... >>

Humax's new Freeview HD player pictured

Humax's new Freeview HD player pictured

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Freeview HD will roll-out in the UK next year, with 50% of the population due to see the high def upgrade in time for next June's World Cup. The bad news is that it will require the purchase of a new set-top box. We don't have much to bring you on this... >>

Humax Freesat+ FOXSAT-HDR recorder
4.5 stars

Humax Freesat+ FOXSAT-HDR recorder

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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... >>

Freesat+ to launch this weekend

Freesat+ to launch this weekend

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Humax's Freesat+ Foxsat-HDR will go on sale in the UK this weekend. The twin tuner-equipped Humax Foxsat-HDR will be the only way to pause, rewind and record Freesat HD digital TV, as well as access SD TV, radio and interactive channels. The PVR has a... >>

Humax fan fix software dated

Humax fan fix software dated

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Further to the news Pocket-lint brought you that a fix was being worked on, Humax has now confirmed the dates for the over-the-air software upgrade to minimise fan noise on its PVR-9150T and PVR-9300T digital TV recorders. Humax says the Smart Fan Control... >>