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Bad: probably nothing
Comment: Further to my previous comment on 11th December 2012 and after reading other comments and reviews, I took my Firefox Back to my supplier. Within 12 Hours they had cleared it down for me to Reinstall. This I did ' Well it loaded in a few minutes and now carries out all of the functions absolutetly to the Letter.
I can only assume that Either Samsung TV and Humax did not hit it off first go. Hwever I am Delighted.
Bad: It downgrades my sgnal . Al chanels above nine are weak when played through this box
Comment: Bought a nice Samsung HD TV. Excellent throughout.
Bought HDRFOXT2. Easy to operate but my signal strength was reduced. The picture became washy and the sound was reduced a bit. I have checked signal strength for TV Good. But through Fox box No good. All of my cables and connections are good.
Is anybody else disapointed?.
Good: Customised Firmware, general good build quality
Bad: Expensive, limited on what video formats it will play
Comment: Great device for those not wishing to subscribe to Sky or Virgin services. Although a large initial outlay I believe the PVR is worth every penny. Particularly when you visit www.hummy.tv for the information on the customised firmware. This gives the device additional features, such as remote scheduled recording, a web interface, a bit torrent client, iPhone interface, Sky Player, News Ticker, access to network storage devices (if you have media stored on your desktop, laptop or server). I could go on but there are a great group of people working on improving the device, way beyond anything Humax could dream of offering.
Good: great hd picture
Bad: display unreadable. red recording light does not operate in standby
Comment: Somewhat disappointed after previous 9300. expected improvement to the awareness of recording as with other machines. display is unreadable unless on your knees in front of unit. Needs the red light when recording whether in standby or not.
Other than this does what its suppose too, hope its as reliable as my earlier Humax
Good: Excellent image quality, TV Guide is clear and easy to navigate, Very easy to set up, Remote control is easy to use
Bad: Volume control doesn't work on HD channels
Comment: After much research I'd shortlisted this box (Humax HDR-FOX T2) and read various forums and reviews before finally purchasing in Sept 2011. I was put off buying all the earlier PVRs because of widely reported problems/crashes with the boxes, fortunately I've not experienced one issue with the FOX T2 so far, it seems most gremlins have been ironed out.
Firstly it's absolutely simplicity itself to set-up. If you only have one aerial input/output from tv/wall you'll need to use the powered standby; if not, use the powersaving setting and it'll consume less than 1W when in standby, that's really the only decision you'll initially need to make. All the initial set-up is automatic, just press OK occasionally to confirm the tuning and choices.
It's very easy to use. The time shift recording covers the channel you watch via the box as soon as it's powered on, so you can pause and rewind live TV. But for us the recording functions are brilliant and what we purchased it for. Setting recordings are very easy from the guide (EPG), and with two tuners you can record two different channels at the same time. Highlight the programme and click ok, you then have the choice to record the programme or the entire series, it even offers other shows similar you might like to watch. You can also manually set times and add padding minutes before and after recordings if required, so far we've not needed this feature, the EPG has been spot on for all major channels.
Playback quality is superb, we are only using Standard Definition and High-Def upscaled to an older TV, but it's still impressive. The box has all the modern outputs for HD TVs along with an RGB SCART to support older TVs.
The remote control is clear and can also be programmed to control your TV, DVD and HiFi.
It has an Ethernet connection at the back to hook up to your network router for portal services including iPlayer, more of these catchup services will be supported in the future. Although with the excellent recording functions I doubt we'll use iPlayer much now.
Standard Definition recordings can be copied to USB storage (or network accessed from the box itself), but you need to use further software to access and use Hi-Def recordings on external storage/computers.
Finally, you don't have to wait for over the air (OTA) updates to firmware, as you can download these direct from the Humax digital site copy to a USB key/drive and plug into one of the USB sockets on the PVR.
For me it's a definite 5 stars, it does everything you'd want from a PVR and in the short time we've owned it, it has already revolutionised our viewing.
*Note, before you’re will buy the HDR-FOX T2, I suggest you have to compare prices before you decide at: Prices-comparison.info/HDR-FOX-T2
Good: two reciveres
Bad: can not copy on usb
Comment: It is not possible to save video on usb. witch give a very little space.
Good: Accurate Series Recording, picture quality, easy to use
Bad: Dull display in standby, brighter scrolling during playback can't be turned off
Comment: No noticeable problems so far - 2 weeks ownership.
No HD in area yet, so I was surprised that CVBS video out is better than RGB, but this is explained in another forum - nothing to do with Humax. I prefer SCART over HDMI at present because TV switches channels automatically with SCART device so I don't have to select the source on the TV. Francis C Worrall said he couldn't remove TV voice over. Not sure what he meant, but the Mute button is top left of remote. The remote is a sensible size - not too fiddly. We had a few sound dropouts (fraction of a second) on a BBC 4 recording, but nowhere else. These could be in the original programme. One oddity in Series recording - ITV3 was showing Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes and Return of Sherlock Holmes on the same day. Series Link set for the 'Return' causes both series to record.
I'm debating whether to buy the iPlayer dongle, at present I can connect a laptop to the TV and use that - just a bit more fuss to plug and I have to start Windows and the iPlayer at the laptop (could get a wireless mouse).
Generally the manual is very good and sensibly arranged but the use of the word 'Folder' to group series recordings could baffle non computer minds. An introduction on page 39 of the manual explaining the Folder concept.would help.
It would be nice to have a clearer indication that recording is in progress. 'REC' in minute dull orange letters is difficult to see. I suggest a brighter 'REC 1' or 'REC 1 2' to indicate one or two recordings in progress.
Good: record whole series, good start up, plenty of storage
Bad: too much plumbing got to scroll through too much, hand set could have been better layout, sound.
Comment: Had some trouble first time round, managed to iron them out, picture quite good, but the sound having to be turned up full on unit is a step back, when you switch back to TV the TV set is loud, normal viewing TV on sound 20, watching a recording TV sound 25, hand set very big, unit very quiet when on, the clock and message on front too small and wrong colour may as well been left off much use as a chocolate fire guard, over all pleased better than the Sony that kept braking down and sent back
Comment: Picture not what i expected, sound poor you have to turn sound up to full on unit and then turn sound up on TV (Sony full HD 1080p new model) the more the plumbing the easier it is to stuff it up menu far too long winded, set it up had to rescan 3 times missed channels, got latest software from Humax a doddle to install, not helped, picture keeps freezing or braking down says poor signal, run diagnostic on aerial strength 100% no problem with TV or my old Panasonic recorder, i can see Transmitter from front door clear view nothing obstructing signal, my Ariel is new and fitted for switch over, its back in box return to Argos
Good: Great picture, nice navigation, play to/from home network
Bad: Not a lot - in fact once it's customised nothing at all.
Comment: Without doubt a great device out of the box, but to see this thing really doing some good stuff try the Customised Functions available from the clever people at www.hummy.tv - then it does everything Humax wish they'd put on the box in the first place AND everything all the other PVR manufacturers are wishing it didn't. Web interface, iphone interface, auto EPG searching, full remote programming service (with programming and email notifications), recordings management tools, recordings download to PC, editing of recordings on the box and loads more. 5 stars for the box and for all the stuff it can be made to do.
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