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Humax launch Freeview Play Recorder

First set-top-box on the platform

by Mark Hodgkinson Oct 7, 2015

  • Humax has announced it’s joining the Freeview Play party with the launch of their FVP-4000T set-top box.
    This is the first standalone product to come Freeview Play capable and comes just after Panasonic added it to some of their 2015 TVs. Freeview Play, much like YouView, is a connected TV service which combines catch-up TV, on-demand services and live television in high definition.

    The Humax FVP-4000T includes built-in Wi-Fi – unlike their YouView Boxes, so far - so it’s easy to connect 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.

    The FVP-4000T comes with a new compact design and fancy styling, with a leather-look top available in two different colours: ‘Mocha’, with a dark brown top, silver band and black base; and ‘Cappuccino’, with a brown top, gold trim and white base.

    They are priced reasonably at £199.99 for the 500GB model and £229.99 for the 1TB model. It’s on sale from today.

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