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September 11, 2012, 5:01 pm

Why should Sky be worried by a piece of hardware?
Does some new box change what channels I can watch? No.

Where in Freeview/Freesat Land would I have watched Andy Murray win the US Open for example?

People pay Sky for the content. What box they watch it on is almost inconsequential. Either way, you are still paying Sky.

If anything Sky would welcome yet more ways to market, not be worried by it

David Horn

September 11, 2012, 5:03 pm

"It also sports a very healthy 1GB of built-in recording memory."

We clearly have different ideas about what "very healthy" means when it comes to PVR storage space. 1GB is what - 10 minutes?


September 11, 2012, 6:19 pm

1GB is an extremely healthy amount of storage to have.

Infact its the most healthy amount of storage I've ever seen on a PVR.

Oh wait.


It isn't.


September 11, 2012, 7:13 pm

I assume the early start and not enough coffee is to blame for this error :) In other reports I've read it states the Humax will come in 500GB and 1TB flavours.


September 11, 2012, 7:24 pm

No, you're right, the channels are still limited on the new box, but now that Sky has Anytime, Virgin has Tivo and Freeview just got Youview we're moving towards a more Video on Demand and Catchup TV future. The old Freesat boxes were showing their age, especially with Catchup, so a new interface with Catchup integrated from the beginning is just want it needed

With over 2 million Freesat boxes shifted, I think there's a big enough appetite for a new box that has integrated VoD and a lovely new interface. For people who want more channels there'll always be Virgin and Sky.


September 12, 2012, 11:51 am

To be fair, it does say 1TB at the top of the review.

Martin Daler

September 12, 2012, 6:32 pm

You are correct. But it does irritate me that I see so many similar careless mistakes on TR. Take the Nokia 920. Even after TR has been alerted to their errors, still they remain. So now you will find screen resolution variously described as: WXGA, HD, 1200 x 800, depending on which part of the review you read. It can't take a genius to realise that if you have three different figures, at most one of them will be correct. So what is the reason for not proof reading, preferably by someone other than the author?


September 12, 2012, 9:21 pm

Just to be pedantic in response to Martin Daler, WXGA contains 1280x800 in its envelope, and HD can mean 720p which 1280x800 also incorporates (and slightly exceeds)

Martin Daler

September 13, 2012, 1:19 am

...and the correct figure is 768x1280


October 20, 2012, 9:06 pm

Shame it doesn't support multiroom. Bit of a minus to someone leaving Sky for Freesat!
Regarding wifi, you can purchase a dongle from Humax that will sort that out.


January 5, 2013, 10:00 am

Does the Freesat Freetime box support subtitles? If not, why not? Many people, my wife and both daughters are hard of hearing, rely on subtitles to enjoy and appreciate programmes

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