Humax HDR Fox T2

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by fa66ster, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. fa66ster

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    I have been looking to buy this PVR for some time now, my dilema is do I purchase it or continue watching HD content streamed from iplayer?

    I have a full HD plasma and HD decoder and upscale DVB signals through my Panasonic DMR EX-77 and naturally want the best sound and pic quality I can.....it just seems that daft to pay £250 when I can watch bbc content on iplayer through my Sony BDPs370 player!

    Am I missing something here?! :confused:
     
  2. grahamlthompson

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    Broadcast HD is either 1440 x 1080 or 1920 x 1080 and at a higher bitrate so offers much better pictures than the iplayer HD service which is only 1280 x 720.
     
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    iPlayer is only BBC services. HD streaming at 720p, if used a lot, must be eating up your ISP data allowance - you're lucky to have a fast enough connection, too, many people don't.

    So, you'll be missing watching programmes when you want from ITV HD and Channel 4 HD, I guess?

    Other makes of Freeview+ HD recorders are available that may be cheaper?

    You're also missing the ability to watch programmes you have recorded that are no longer available on iPlayer-type applications as they are beyond the 7-day limit that usually applies after a series has ended.

    You may also get better picture quality, as grahamlthompson suggests - although if your TV has a Freeview HD tuner (you refer to a "HD decoder"??) you should be able to check that aspect yourself.
     

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