I’ve lived here many years and have always used my brilliant Humax (Freesat) to record anything. It has died and we’ve tried replacing hard drive but that’s not the issue. I’m not really ‘up to date’ anymore with what I should be getting next? Do I replace it with another Humax or should I be looking at something else? Would appreciate any advice!
We replaced our old faithful humax with another, new, swish one. Larger memory, better layout of schedule plus the option to delete an entire recorded series in one go rather than episode by episode. Not expensive.
What’s not to like!
Humax no longer manufacture Freesat boxes. The latest ones are made by a company called Arris and don’t seem to get very good reviews. You can still buy the Humax version but presumably only until stocks run out.
We tried to guy a humax a while ago, and they where to expensive, now freesat have brought out a freesat box, not had it long all seems good so far, helpful to be able to set the box to record remotely from an app. Time will tell.
Ooops, sorry for misleading. Shame - our newish one is good.
We replaced our old one recently with the same one you have only because I’d read poor user reviews of the Arris one. I notice the Arris version seems to be doing much better in more recent reviews.
If you check Amazon UK, there are a number of s/h and restored Humax Freesat boxes for sale.
If it were me, I’d go for one of them asap, as they’re still the best imho.
We have two Arris and four of the last generation Humax boxes. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Arris boxes, but if you want to avail oneself of the it’s features there would be a requirement to change the LNB to a wideband model.
A neighbour of ours has a Humax , a couple of years ago he said to me his had died , I said he could try a master reset that I used to do on the equipment I worked on , and also does reset my Toshiba air con , it worked , perhaps conicidence? Unplug or power off then hold the on switch on / pushed in , then power on or plug in and then unplug or power off .
The head engineer at my company said that it dumped the faults on the rams which accumulate . No idea if thats a fact , but wont cost a lot of time to try
That’s interesting Guy, I have a Humax that I haven’t used for years because it stopped working correctly (can’t remember what exactly) and only have Manhattan, which doesn’t record). Worth a try with what you suggest.
I suppose Arris is only available from UK so that is out now as far as I am concerned, but there is a Freesat agent in Paris selling internet boxes. No need for a dish but you do need a certain level of download speed.
All the info is here www.freesatinfrance.fr and there is a subscription. But details of various satellite boxes too.
I am sorry David I know nothing at all about Humax boxes
Nevertheless, it has sat there for a long time doing nothing, how can it hurt to at least try?