Feeds

Humax names Freesat HD DVR debut date

Dual tuners, 320GB HDD on board

Security for virtualized datacentres

Humax is to release its long-awaited Freesat-branded HD-capable DVR next month.

The Humax Foxsat-HDR packs in a 320GB hard drive and a pair of tuners for recording one show while watching another. The manufacturer said the machine will also auto-record series and store radio broadcasts on the drive.

Humax Freesat HD DVR

Humax's Foxsat-HDR: out next month

It also said the machine can handle programmes segmented by news breaks, and there are on-board parental controls to prevent junior taking a peek at unsuitable material. It can pick up and play programmes' audio descriptions for sight-impaired users.

The box has an HDMI port for hooking it up to an HD TV, plus Dolby-compatible digital audio outputs. There are a pair of Scart connectors for older kit.

In September, Humax told Register Hardware the HD DVR would ship in the UK before the end of the year.

The Foxsat-HDR will go on sale in the middle of November for around £299, though the cost of installing a suitable satellite dish is separate. Freesat broadcasts are free to receive.

HD TV in the UK Special Report

Business security measures using SSL

More from The Register

next story
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
OECD lashes out at tax avoiding globocorps' location-flipping antics
You hear that, Amazon, Google, Microsoft et al?
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.