The update will be free for existing owners and will be built-in to the HD-FOX T2 from October. Users will be able to connect a USB hard disk drive to the box to perform the added functions.
Humax is arranging a slot for an automatic over-the-air download of the new software, which will also be available to download manually on the Humax website.
The single tuner device was the first to launch with Freeview HD and previously offered no recording functionality.
Humax has also confirmed the HD-FOX T2 will be able to access a range of on-demand and catch-up services later this year using the Ethernet port, including Sky Player and BBC iPlayer.
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