Best Humax PVRs
By Martin Pratt
Humax is one of the biggest and best-loved names in the PVR market. But which Humax PVRs are worth buying?
When it comes to buying a PVR Humax is the name that immediately springs to mind for many. But just because a brand is a household name it doesn't mean that you should buy one without considering your options first.
Here at Which? we've done the legwork for you to take the effort out of choosing a great Humax device. With so many options out there, and all with such unintuitive and similar names, it can be hard to know which ones are worth your money. The table below contains all the models that have scored best in our tests, with price tags to suit all budgets.
If you'd rather simply see the best PVRs on test then click the link to see all of our PVR and set-top box Best Buys.
Best Humax PVRs
This Freesat PVR packs in twin tuners, meaning you can record two channels at once. There's a 500GB hard drive, which can hold around 300 hours of SD shows, and it's also connectable to the internet, so you can use dedicated apps or stream content from your home network. It has plenty of features, and is rewarded with a very high test score.
You can use this PVR to access more than 60 channels without a subscription - including a number in high definition - via the free TV service Freeview. You can also connect it to your home network to watch catch-up TV. When we put it through our comprehensive lab test it scored very well.
Why Which? testing is different
We buy every PVR and set-top box we test and look at models of all types, TV platforms and price, including Freesat, Freeview, BT TV, Sky TV, TalkTalk and Virgin Media boxes, costing from £50 to £300. We speak to manufacturers and scour the market to make sure we test all the most popular models that you'll find in the shops or online.
Which? doesn't only tell you about the Best Buy PVRs and set-top boxes that we recommend, we also tell you which models to avoid with our Don't Buys. If a PVR or set-top box has an issue we feel is so bad it must be a fault, then we will buy a new version and retest it. We'll also speak to the manufacturer to find out what it plans to do about the problem.
Follow the link to see all PVRs and set-top boxes currently on test.