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It is widely considered to be the best Freesat recorder on the market. Freesat is a subscription-free satellite TV service which shares the same satellite network as Sky at The handset pictured left is now much improved over earlier poor handsets supplied with Humax set to boxes like the PVRT.
The new model has an attractive gloss black finish and fairly intuitive layout as well as the capability to control up to four different devices TV, DVD and Audio Amplifier with remote codes provided for most models. The only downside are the coxsat used for the main PVR recording and playback controls, which are very small and hard to use for people with poor eyesight.
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Watching any one of the BBC’s exceptional natural history documentaries makes buying a Freesat HD set top box worthwhile. HDTV offers around 5 times the picture detail than Standard definition broadcasts, so the difference in picture quality is huge. At installation you will need a minidish correctly aligned at Incidentally the set top box does work with just one dish feed but the recording functionality is limited as is the ability to watch one FTA channel whilst recording another.
manuxl Incidentally, please remember to always disconnect set top box power before disconnecting the satellite dish F-connectors on the rear panel. If your Sky dish has only one output, it makes sense to fit a cheap Quad LNB and to then run an additional coaxial cable feed to take advantage of the extensive range of features offered by Humax Freesat boxes.
On initial power up the automatic installation process asks for your Postcode and Country and the number of dish feeds you wish to connect.
After installation the Foxsat HDR continually checks for added and deleted channels in the Freesat channel list, retuning as an when necessary. This removes the hassle associated with manual msnual.
This is then placed onto a memory toxsat and applied using the USB interface on the Foxsat’s front panel. Two set top box modes are supported fkxsat the Humax Foxsat HDR – these being “Freesat” and ” Non-Freesat “, the latter allowing you to add additional free to air channels not in the official Freesat channel list – like Sky News.
These satellite channels can be added using the Manual Tune menu left. To add Sky News the transponder frequency and information you’ll need is: Rather inconveniently, non-Freesat channels can only be accessed from the Humax set top boxes on-screen menu by selecting “Non-Freesat” in the configuration settings.
The box supports upscaling of Standard Definition foxast to i through its HDMI interface connector leading to big improvements in picture quality when watching SD programmes. One explanation for this is that Freesat HD channels incorporate copy protection, which precludes the use of HD compatible analogue video outputs like ‘Component Video’.
These channels must be on the foxsay Freesat Multiplex. To take advantage simply connect an Ethernet cable to the set top box from your Broadband Router and follow the installation instructions on the Freesat website.
All on-screen displays and menus are well designed and informative. The picture below shows the attractive channel information on-screen menu. We have read various web reports about the handset Infra Red angle of operation on Humax set top boxes like the Foxsat HDR being very narrow – meaning that the STB doesn’t respond to the handset if it’s not angled directly at the front of the box.
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We’ve not noticed any problems so far. It is possible that users suffering this problem have forgotten to peel off the protective plastic film which is present on both sides of the pull-down plastic front panel on the Humax Foxsat HDR during shipping. This more that makes up for the more restricted HD TV channel lineup, assuming of course hsr are not a big sport Sky Sports fan! The above technical reviews of the Humax Foxsat HDR are provided in good faith and are accurate to the best of our ability.
No guarantee regarding accuracy of information contained in this PVR review is provided.
Accessing Non-Freesat Channels On Humax FOXSAT-HD / HDR
Written by Steve Larkins. The work around to this being to watch your local news programmes on Freeview via your aerial. System Slow to Respond to Handset Commands – Another irritation is the noticeable delay in getting the Foxsat HDR to respond promptly to handset commands without an annoying one second delay, particularly when scrolling through the EPG, renaming recordings or programming a timer recording.
Boot Up Time – The Foxsat takes 28 seconds to boot up from standby. This can be frustrating if you’re in a hurry to start recording! Foxsat Freezes in EPG with v1.
A reboot power down is then needed to recover normal operation. A Humax Foxsat Beta Software update is available to fix this bug. Foxsat Fails to Recognise Memory Stick or Update Firmware – Read our comprehensive Foxsat software upgrade problems article to find out how to fix this issue.
Limited Functionality Available from the USB Interface – Whilst the Humax User Manual says that you can copy foxat and from’ an external memory stick or HDD using the front or rear panel USB interface, the functionality is in fact pretty much one way – in that you can copy media files to the device including JPEG images and MP3 music filesbut all attempts at archiving recording files from the Humax HDR to the external device have failed miserably.
Fortunately Windows can manage this for you.
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FAT32 Make sure the drive letter is the external drive – not the drive with your operating system or other valuable data on it! Note that all data on the disk is erased by re-formatting a drive! Recording padding – Ability to automatically add a few minutes of padding to the beginning and end times of recordings to avoid missing parts of the programme.
Record two programmes and watch a third – It’s possible to record two programmes whilst playing back a different recording or watching a different channel but this must be on the same coxsat multiplex as one of the recordings. Alternatively you can also playback an in-progress recording in time delay mabual. Intelligent recording – Split recordings are catered for by the Foxsat.
For example, where say a film is split in two mxnual by the News, the Humax PVR intelligently records both parts automatically without the unwanted News section.
Autotracking – A new feature called “Autotracking” keeps an eye on the broadcast stream for 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of a recording, waking up the Humax STB to accurately track any deviations in the scheduled programme’s start times and to cater for them accordingly. Twin Independent Satellite Tuners requiring a correctly aligned Minidish at Most loft boxes come with an optional power supply to accomplish this.
If you would like to change channels on the box from another room you will need to buy an suitable alternative product to Sky’s magic eye like a Marmitek PowerMid XL infrared extender set.
File Manager copy is disabled on copyrighted HD programmes and doesn’t seem possible even with SD recordings No recording of programmes of time delayed programmes from pause buffer.