Freesat announces new "plus" service coming mid-November; Humax offers first HD DVR

Andy Merrett HDTV, Home cinema, Satellite TV Leave a Comment

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Freesat, keen to join the likes of Freeview+ and Sky+ in offering DVR capability on its platform, has announced that Freesat+ will be available from mid-November.

When a suitably-equipped digibox is connected to the satellite feed, full DVR functionality is offered, including pausing and recording live TV, detailed channel guides, series recording, and so on.

New services need new hardware, and Humax has announced that it will be the first to market with a high definition DVR, the FOXSAT-HDR.

Humax’s unit will contain two digital tuners, allowing two programmes to be recorded simultaneously, and comes with a 320GB hard drive capable of storing around 80 hours of HD content, or 200 hours of standard definition recordings.

Other features include series recording, radio recording, schedule tracking, and split recordings. It has a single HDMI output for connecting to HDTV, plus two SCART cables for connecting older equipment such as DVD players.

Available from mid-November priced £299, it comes with all the major connecting cables and a remote control unit.

Humax Digital (via HDTVUK)

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By Andy Merrett | October 23rd, 2008