Humax, the digital set-top box provider, has launched its latest Freeview +HD box, giving subscription-free access to all Freeview TV and radio channels, including HD programmes, advanced recording features and on-demand content and apps.
The Humax HDR-2000T digital TV recorder, with an RRP of £179, offers advanced TV features and apps to watch, record and catch up on over 50 Freeview channels, including the BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 HD channels, and a range of on-demand content.
Users can connect the HDR-2000T to a broadband network to launch the Humax TV Portal, giving access to BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Flickr and the Humax App Market, which offers apps from content providers such as Twitter, the Daily Express and OK! Magazine. The box also seamlessly connects to any home network so content like photos and videos can be shared from PCs and laptops to the TV screen.
The HDR-2000T provides instant pause and rewind functionality, and advanced recording features including series linking and trailer booking. Twin tuners allow two channels to be recorded at the same time and up to 300 hours of standard definition programmes or 125 hours of HD content can be recorded and stored on the built-in 500GB hard drive. The box will also give access to further Freeview HD channels, expected to go live in 2014, as well as the new Pay TV streaming service, VuTV, set to launch later this year, which provides access to channels such as Nickelodeon and Comedy Central.
Graham North, Commercial Director of Humax, commented: “TV viewers are now demanding much more from their TV experience, as HD viewing, home networking and access to on-demand services are moving to become essential, rather than nice to have, features. The HDR-2000T marks Humax’s commitment to leading the evolution of set-top boxes for subscription-free TV services in the UK, designed to deliver the best Freeview service available today, while ensuring viewers can keep pace with the exciting content developments from Freeview in the future.”