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  • A week in reviews: 7 - 11 April
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    A week in reviews: 7 - 11 April

    By 12 April 2014

    Phone season is upon us. As is the Samsung Galaxy S5 which you can go and buy in the shops right now. But is it worth it, and can it better the HTC One (M8) which also landed around the globe this very week? We've got the full review on the site for your...

  • Humax HB-1000S Freesat HD box review
    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...

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

    By 5 March 2014

    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 fanless...

  • BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanless
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    BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanless

    By 25 February 2014

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

    By 23 April 2013

    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 review
    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...

  • New look YouView box launched from Humax, now in silver
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    New look YouView box launched from Humax, now in silver

    By 14 February 2013

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

    By 9 January 2013

    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 review
    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...

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

    By 14 November 2012

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

    By 25 October 2012

    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
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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...

  • Freesat Free time box by Humax pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Humax DTR-T1000 YouView PVR review
    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...

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

    By 30 July 2012

    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
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    Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

    By 26 July 2012

    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
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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...

  • YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July
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    YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July

    By 4 July 2012

    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  review
    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...

  • Humax Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver tunes in
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    Humax Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver tunes in

    By 5 March 2012

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

    By 8 March 2011

    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
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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....

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

    By 3 November 2010

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

    By 10 September 2010

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

    By 8 September 2010

    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...