Product Type: Humax set top boxes
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freeview plus with a lot of features
Member Name: truss98
Advantages: twin tuners, big hard drive, series link, looks good
Disadvantages: freezes which cancels out recording, sometimes doesn't record scheduled recordings
This is our second freeview plus box, the first one we had, had to be sent back, it was a lesser known brand. We went for Humax, as it is the big player in the freeview market at the moment. The box looks good, it's unobtrusive, with clear indicator lights for statuses. The menu's, epg, recorded programmes, etc is easy to use, but isn't entirely intuitive. For example, when you are selecting a recorded programme, you have to press play, then press exit out of the menu to watch the recording, which isn't usual. It has twin tuners, so you can watch one, and record the other which is great. The video quality is really good, but the frustrating thing is that it does occasionally freeze which stops the recording and you have to switch it off at the mains and reset. It has 160gb hard drive, which is more than enough to record a lot of programmes. It has the series link option which is enables you to set a whole series to record. Sometimes it hasn't recorded a scheduled recording which is very frustrating and we aren't entirely sure why!
Summary: this is a great designed freeview plus box, just has a few flaws that almost ruin it
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