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May 09 2009

Home Cinema Choice have today announced the Humax FOXSAT-HDR Freesat+ PVR Digital Box as the “Best Digital Recorder” in their 2009 awards in association with DTS.

Humax can take pride in fending off stiff competition from the Panasonic DMR-EX98V, Sagem DTR 6416DT and Sony RDR-HXD995; although having the in-built Freesat EPG may have been significantly important in obtaining this excellent result.

You can read more about this award and many others announced on the Home Cinema Choice website.

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8 Responses to “Humax HDR Wins Home Cinema Choice Award”

  1. Wouter Says:

    Congrats to Humax.

    It would also be very nice if they could make an effort making a firmware update available, since we haven’t had one for 6 months to be exactly. In particular being able to delete recordings while it records other programs (or while watching a recording) would be a very helpful fix.


  2. Alex Says:

    My Plasma TV got an award for the best 40″ to 50″ TV, and I also have the Humax HDR, and BBC HD looks amazing with this TV & this Sat Box.


  3. Peter F Says:

    Thse awards were announced on the 11th April?


  4. admin Says:

    Ah you are right, 2nd April 2009. I guess they have just launched the online version up for all to see. Nice spot.


  5. brusselsman Says:

    Well deserved award. The Humax HDR really is a cracking box. Its software is incredibly stable and reliable for a first release. But this award does seem to highlight its main weakness – the size of the hard drive. The 320 GB disc can easily become ‘chock-a-block’ (FULL !) with HD content in about two weeks of use.

    I am sure if Humax were to release a 1TB ‘special edition’ version they would sell well. Like many others I have upgraded my disc but can see this is not something that everyone would be comfortable in carrying out.


  6. LJ Says:

    Congrats Humax! Please could you fix the ‘no delete while recording’ problem and speed up the menus a bit. Thanks :)


  7. Mark Aberfan Aerials Says:


    Well done humax ! Im glad to see this result, we have both the humax freeview & freesat pvrs, both are excelent. How about a humax 1TB combi freesat freeview receiver sounds like a dream machine to me !

    Mark Aberfan Aerials


  8. Jon Says:

    Good job – I love mine. But I’d love to see a firmware update which addresses the delete while recording problem (like so many others I imagine) as well as the promised Ethernet connection – ideally so that some genius can write an iPhone app like the Sky+ one!


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