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Old 11.07.2008, 18:21
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Re: HD Sat receiver opinions

I also have a Humax HDCI2000. In HD quality it is excellent and the sound via the optical output to my Amp is stunning. All normal channels look much sharper than the Sky box we also have. The HDMI output is also a good thing if you have a decent HD TV.

The only downsides I can see is having to upgrade the firware all the time. They also rarely list the most up to date versions on the Humax site, so you have to search for them on other Sat sites. The other annoying thing is that you have to do this upgrade via a null modem cable or something like that, which only my oldest PC seems to have a Com output to handle it (it is also not that easy so you need some IT skills to get it to work).

Also I notice it seems to get very hot when being used for a short period of time - so make sure it has good ventilation.

For the price, the picture and sound quality it is excellent though.
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