Easy to set up and use. Easy to record. However a bit disappointed because picture is too dark and hence lacks fine detail. Maybe starting to fall behind high picture standard for example compared to the latest new Panasonic 3D TV's; unless Humax can address this issue with a software upgrade.
Beware "Monday morning" boxes from this company. If you read other forums you will see that, generally, abut 25% of these boxes begin freezing or pixillating, often within a couple of months of purchase. Mine went after 10 weeks and it took me three telephone calls and five emails to get them to agree to "allow" me to fill in a request for repair or replacement. I had to send in their own repair form and my proof of purchase by email so that they could decide whether to repair or replace my box - in which case they said they would pick it up. Eventually, after two days of silence during which I emailed them a further three times, they emailed me to say that a new box was being delivered the next day, without requesting pick up of the defective box.
It can't be called a good all rounder until they re introduce USB connection. This will allow anyone to store all import data and not worry about storage.
I've had this machine for 5 months now and am very happy with it in most areas. Picture is great and recording is easy, however I have 2 small issues:-
1. HDMI outputs - I have to use RGB Scart to connect to my Sony 32V4000 TV because HDMI 720p stretches the picture vertically so peoples heads look elongated. I can't use 576p either as the Humax menus bleed across the screen and are unreadable.
2. On occasion when using Series Link some episodes are not recorded or the ending is missed.
Humax Customer Support is atrocious - they have never responded to any of my emails regarding the above so I'm going to call them. I contacted them rather than going back to the retailer because this is what Humax requests on their warranty information.
All in all though as I said I am happy with the machine and at least with the Scart connection you get wide screen switching enabled and it allows my TV to scale the picture.
Even with the baove I do highly recommend this product and once I get the above problems sorted I'll be totally happy.
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