Product Type: Humax set top boxes
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Humax Foxsat -HDR
Member Name: LindsayGii
Humax Foxsat -HDR
Advantages: Pause, rewind in live TV.
Disadvantages: I haven't noticed any.
This is the first time I've moved away from providers like Sky and Virgin and struck out on my own, and I am so pleased to have taken the plunge. After sadly waving goodbye to my V+ box I got one of these. It isn't really £11 like it says at the top of the page - that's just for a remote! But at £240 it's about the same price as I was paying for 8 months of Virgin, so I'll be 'in profit' soon. (Note of warning - I still had the old sat-dish...)
It was a doddle to connect up - it took me about half an hour, although to be fair most of that was pulling furniture about. Once up and running it was a great relief to discover I could still pause and rewind live TV - the main reason I clung on to subscriptions for so long was I couldn't bear to go back to the bad old days of missing something if I needed a wee! 
It looks nice and unobtrusive, and I don't pay for any extra channels, so now it's bought it's free. And that's about it.
If you want to carry on getting a lot of the usual services and channels you're used to from Sky and Virgin, but you want to stop shelling out the cash for them every months, and if like me you aren't particularly techie, just want something easy to set up and simple to use, then this ticks all the boxes. Enjoy.
Summary: Cost recouped in saved monthly subscriptions in less than a year.