Humax has launched a new internet connected Freeview+ HD model which also offers access to BBC iPlayer and web apps.
The Humax HDR-2000T digital TV recorder sports features and apps to watch, record and catch up on over 50 Freeview channels, including the BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 HD channels as well as a range of on-demand content.
The box can plug into your broadband connection and allows access to the Humax TV Portal, giving access to BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Flickr and the Humax App Market, which offers apps from content providers such as Twitter, the Daily Express and OK! Magazine.
Read Recombu Digital’s guide to FreeviewThe box also connects to any home network so content like photos and videos can be shared from PCs and laptops to the TV screen.
The HDR-2000T provides instant pause and rewind functionality, and recording features including series linking and trailer booking. Twin tuners allow two channels to be recorded at the same time and up to 300 hours of standard definition programmes or 125 hours of HD content can be recorded and stored on the built-in 500GB hard drive.
Humax said that the device would also be able to receive further Freeview HD channels, expected to go live in 2014, as well as the new Pay TV streaming service, VuTV, set to launch later this year, which provides access to channels such as Nickelodeon and Comedy Central.
The set-top box will be available to buy from October 18 from retailers including John Lewis, Tesco, Currys PC World, Argos and a range of independents, priced at around £179.