First Freeview HD STB

The UK’s first Freeview HD-compatible set-top box has arrived at retail in the form of the Humax HD-FOX T2. Humax’s receiver is now available from a wide variety of both online-and-offline retailers priced at £179.99.

The HD-FOX T2 is the first receiver equipped with a DVB-T2 tuner, allowing the set-top box to receive Freeview HD broadcasts – the first of which began late in 2009. Humax’s box introduces a new eight-day electronic programming guide and supports resolutions of up to 1080p over HDMI, with the ability to upscale standard-definition content.

Freeview HD is expected to become available to 50 per cent of the UK population by June 2010.

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