Humax has announced that its Freeview HD PVR, the HDR-FOX T2 will begin shipping in the UK from 9 August. It expects the long awaited product to hit retailer shelves from 16 August.
Freeview HD officially launched last December, but due to a shortage of chipsets, stand-alone set-top boxes have been in short supply. When the HDR-FOX T2 does hit the shelves will join an exclusive club along with the Philips DTR550.
The HDR-FOX T2 is available to order from online retailers now and can be had for under £300. The box gives access to 50 TV stations including all free-to air HD channels such as BBC HD, ITV HD and Channel 4 HD – though users should check the coverage in their area before they buy.
The box offers one touch recording from an 8-day EPG, and there are two tuners so one channel can be watched as another records. With its 500GB HDD up to 125 hours of HD material can be captured.
It also supports Dolby Digital Plus though there is no support for this from broadcasters as yet. Other highlights include a USB port for playback on MP3, JPEGs and Xvid content direct from a USB memory key.
Link: Humax Digital