Welcome to joinfreesat.co.uk, the unofficial Freesat news site. Find out the very latest information on the Freesat satellite television service, available throughout the UK. This site includes all the latest news, reviews and product details, plus where to buy online at the best price.
Mar 19 2013
Freesat, the UK’s free-to-air digital satellite television provider today launches its slick new white <free time> box.
Freesat’s white box, manufactured by Humax, is the latest product with the <free time> service built in. As well as offering a great choice …read more »
Mar 06 2013
Following our report that Humax would launch a new software update towards the end of March, they have pulled out all the stops to release the software today.
The software will resolve a number of major bugs that customers have experienced …read more »
Feb 13 2013
If you are a frequent visitor to sites like this and the forums, it won’t have gone unnoticed that the new Humax HDR-1000S <free time> receiver has a few glitches, mainly linked to recording and hard drive re-formats.
Having tried for weeks to get a firm …read more »
Dec 18 2012
Following the launch of the Humax HDR-1000S Freesat+HD <free time> receiver there has been an extensive number of bugs/glitches reported which Humax/freesat have been working on.
Humax have today announced that the first revision of the software (version 1.00.16) …read more »
Oct 22 2012
Launch: October 2012 | Price: £279 (rrp)
The Humax HDR-1000S is the very first of the second generation Freesat receivers with <free time>, a service designed to offer the user a more seamless experience in accessing the content you want to watch. …read more »
Oct 16 2012
The first of the next generation Freesat <free time> boxes launches this week, with Humax leading the way. The HDR-1000S will be available in-stores from tomorrow as well as available to buy online.
The new product with more focus on interactive services, including the 7 day …read more »
Jul 26 2012
It would appear from the comments on Joinfreesat and on the satellite forums that many of you are experiencing problems trying to record the 24 additional Olympic channels added on Monday.
We have contacted Freesat to find out more information on this and had the following response from Emma Scott …read more »
Oct 08 2011
After a long time of waiting (literally!) for the “please wait” issue to be fixed, it appears Humax will launch a new software version (1.00.17) on the 14th October according to DTG.
The new version will automatically download on to your receiver (usually at 3am) providing you have updates set to auto within the menu. The update is exclusively to resolve the EPG problem: …read more »
Aug 15 2011
As many of you have found owning the Humax FOXSAT-HDR, a recent software update has caused a significant delay in accessing the TV Guide (EPG), confronted by a “please wait” message usually for around 40 seconds, but in some cases minutes.
There has been some talk about whether this is a Humax or Freesat fault, and Humax have kindly responded to us today with the following: …read more »
May 27 2011
Humax have announced they will release an important software update for both the FOXSAT-HD and FOXSAT-HDR on 1st June 2011.
The update is expected to resolve a number of the bugs which have been apparant on the receivers since launch.
The software will automatically update on your receiver (if you have it set to do so from within the menu) or alternatively you can download now from the Humax website and self-install. …read more »