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Humax launches Freeview Play HD STB

Humax, the UK provider of digital set-top boxes, has launched the Humax FVP-4000T, the first STB to deliver the new Freeview Play connected TV service, which combines catch-up TV, on-demand services and live television in HD

The Humax FVP-4000T includes built-in Wi-Fi, making it easy to connect the box to any existing broadband service for instant access to all Freeview Play’s catch-up services, which include BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 and Demand 5. A recent agreement between Humax and Netflix should also see Netflix available on the FVP-4000T models in early 2016.

The FVP-4000T set-top boxes, powered by the Opera Devices SDK (software development kit), have three built-in tuners for advanced recording functionality, with a choice of 500GB or 1TB hard drives for up to 300 hours or 600 hours of programme storage space, respectively.

Priced at £199.99 for the 500GB model and £229.99 for the 1TB model, the Humax FVP-4000T is available from a range of UK retailers, including John Lewis, Tesco, Currys, PC World and Argos.

Graham North, commercial director, Humax, said: “The new FVP-4000T range for Freeview Play gives viewers the options they want from a TV service, whether that’s on-demand viewing, scrolling back the TV guide to catch up on missed shows, playing back recordings or watching live TV. By combining seamless wireless connectivity with the advanced features of the Freeview Play service into one box, Humax continues to lead the UK’s subscription-free set-top box market.”

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