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While we’ve been getting all excited at the prospect of watching the World Cup in HD via Freeview in 2010,
we can at least be able to record England’s exit in glorious HD thanks
to Humax (while not taking out a Sky subscription). The company will be
unveiling its new HD PVR this November.

The new Humax Foxsat-HDR recorder features a 320GB hard drive that can
store up to 80 hours of HD programming or 200 hours of standard
definition content.

The HD-PVR boasts a twin-tuner and the standard features of a PVR
(pause and rewind, alongside series recording, radio recording,
schedule tracking, etc.) It can also do split recordings when
broadcaster annoyingly put a news bulletin halfway through a film.

"Humax has developed a reputation for delivering highly functional but
easy-to-use digital TV products and we have leveraged this expertise to
develop a technologically-advanced digital TV recorder that offers the
very best in recording and viewing features for Freesat," said Humax
commercial director Graham North.

Freesat+ FOXSAT-HDR will be available to buy from UK retailers from
mid-November 2008, priced at around £299 (satellite installation not
included).

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Features:

  • Advanced digital text and interactive services
  • HDMI slot for transmission of amazing high definition pictures and surround sound audio to an HD-ready TV
  •  Low power consumption – less than 1watt in standby mode and an
    automatic standby function, so the box shifts to standby mode if
    inactive
  • Parental controls – access codes prevent children watching inappropriate content
  • Audio description services for the blind or visually impaired and one-touch subtitles
  • Two scart sockets for connecting other equipment such as a DVD recorder
  • Dolby digital audio output
  • Connecting leads and controls including HDMI cable, scart cable, remote control and batteries included
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