- Freesat box needed
In short – can anyone recommend me a freesat recording box, say 1GB capacity? Been over on Techradar and most seem to have lots of niggles! Anyone got a freesat box that they love? Tell me about it!
I had a lovely Mythtv server (basically a home made freesat/DTV Tivo and television network streaming device), until this evening, when I seem to have suffered simultaneous hard drive and motherboard failure i.e. probably a power supply failure. Multiple bits fried.
Anyhow, big bucks to buy a new computer and lots of hassle setting mythtv up again. I’m not time rich at the moment so I’m wanting an off the shelf solution.
(Dream device – 2GB of storage, dual freesat tuners, dual DTV tuners, 2GB storage, low power consumption, network streaming to linux, windows, kindle and android clients. Bet you my bikes it doesn’t exist off the shelf).
Thanks in anticipation……Posted 4 years agosmurfly13Member
Humax Foxsat HDR, I have one, upgraded the drive to 1TB (a lot sell on ebay like that now)
Dual tuner, HD, has a low power saving mode and I have installed custom firmware (can’t remember the name but easily google-able) that let’s me stream from a media server and copy files to computer!Posted 4 years agocranberryMember
Humax Foxsat HDR – I put a 2Tb drive in mine, but it wasn’t easy and I have never come close to filling it.
Edit: don’t forget to put Raydon’s firmware on the box, and then you can do all sorts of nice things with it, like install Twonky and stream live TV to a client via “smb://<<ip address>>/media/Video/0.ts”Posted 4 years agopaul_mSubscriber
another vote hear for Humax with Raydon’s firmware.
You can then mount a NAS drive on your home network to the box, so no need to worry about how big the internal drive is.
With the modified firmware you can access the box remotely to set up recordings etc, stream and download content, ftp access plus quote a bot more.Posted 4 years agoavdave2Member
Humax here as well – damn site more reliable than the Sky HD box which often needed a complete re-boot. Non of them seem ultra reliable so I bought mine from Richer Sounds as the extended 5 year guarantee is relatively cheap from them – overall cost was better than john Lewis as their extra guarantee on set top boxes was only 2 years at the time- that may have changed. I would never normally entertain the idea of an extended guarantee but all the boxes around come with a fair few reports of issues.Posted 4 years ago
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