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Humax Foxsat-HD Freesat FTA HD Receiver

Humax Foxsat HD Freesat set top box capable of viewing both High Definition and Standard Definition channels. Features include full colour, high resolution electronic program guide, digital text, Dolby digital audio output, HDMI socket, Upscaling up to 1080i or 720p and USB connection.

Get digital TV including high definition (HD) broadcasts for a one off payment with this Humax Freesat box. In order to use this box you will need to have a satellite dish installed on your property pointing at Astra2/Eurobird 1 at 28.2 degrees east.

Key features of the FOXSAT-HD include:

- Advanced digital text and interactive services
- One HDMI slot for transmission of amazing high definition pictures and surround sound audio to an HD Ready TV
- Low power consumption - less than 1 watt in standby mode and an automatic standby function, so the box shifts to standby mode if inactive
- Improved standard definition pictures on an HD Ready LCD TV
- Parental controls - so access codes can be set to prevent children watching inappropriate content
- Audio description services for the blind or visually impaired and one-touch subtitles
- Two scart sockets, for connecting other equipment such as a DVD recorder
- Dolby digital audio output


  • Receiving HDTV signals (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and MPEG-2)
  • Under 1W power consumption in standby
  • HDMI - digital interface for perfect transmission of picture and sound
  • Simultaneous playing of transmissions over HDMI, YPbPr or Scart
  • Easy installation and operation
  • Resolution format: 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i
  • DVB-S2 and DVB-S compatible
  • Ethernet support
  • Full colour, high resolution electronic program guide
  • Dolby digital audio output (S/PDIF)
  • Automatic software upgrade via satellite
  • Improving SDTV on a HD LCD TV
  • Audio description / One touch subtitle
  • Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 280 x 45 x 200mm
  • Weight: 1.5kg

Box Contents

  • Foxsat-HD Freesat Receiver
  • Foxsat-HD remote control
  • Composite AV cable (RCA)
  • Scart Cable
  • HDMI cable
  • 2 x AAA batteries
  • Foxsat-HD User Manual
  • Foxsat-HD Quick Start Guide

Set Up Guide can be found by clicking

Set Up Guide can be found by clicking HERE

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I require a satellite dish?
freesat is delivered by satellite so you will require a working Satellite dish connected to your freesat product.

Will I need an aerial?
freesat is delivered by satellite so you will require a working Satellite dish connected to your freesat product. You cannot use an aerial with freesat products

I have VirginMedia, can I use the Foxsat (or other Humax freesat products)
freesat is delivered by satellite so you will require a working Satellite dish connected to your freesat product

Can I use my current Freeview box?
No, Freeview products are Digital Terrestrial products that work off a standard aerial. Freesat products are Digital Satellite products and a require a satellite dish.

Will I get free software updates?
Humax will provide software updates for changes / improvements in there products. These will be update automatically without any user Intervention.

Why do I need to enter my postcode?
You are required to enter your postcode so the freesat products can assign the correct Regional channels for your location

My BBC channels are not for my region?
You can assign different Regional channels in the Menu> Edit Channels > Edit Customisable Channels menu; only the channels that allow changes will be available in this menu. If you require different regional channels then you can enter a different postcode.

Can I change the BBC channels to a different region?
Yes, the BBC channels can be changed in the Menu> Edit Channels > Edit Customisable Channels menu; alternatively you can enter a postcode for the region you require.

Can I rename the channels?
No, you cannot rename the channels.

Can I setup favourite's lists?
Yes, you can setup 5 different favourites' lists.

Can I receive Pay TV?
No, the freesat products are designed for FREE channels from freesat; it is not possible to receive/upgrade to Pay TV channels

Can I get Sky channels?
No, the freesat products are designed for FREE channels from freesat; it is not possible to receive/upgrade to Sky Pay TV channels

What way do I point my dish?
Astra 2 at 28.2 degrees east. Please contact a professional satellite installer for assistance.

Can I connect the FOXSAT to a recorder?
Yes, you can connect a recorder to the Foxsat-HD to record channels.

How do I get my regional BBC and ITV channels to be detected?
You need to enter your postcode and the correct regional channels should be selected for your area

I have a HD Ready TV, do I need a FOXSAT-HD?
HD-Ready TVs mean you can connect a High Definition product to receiver HD channels for superior picture quality than Standard Definition (SD) channels.

Can I use the FOXSAT-HD on a TV that is not HD Ready?
Yes, the Foxsat-HD does have scart & component connections to allow you to connect to a non HD-Ready TV

Why do I need the FOXSAT if I already have a HD TV?
HD-Ready does not mean you are actually receiving High Definition; instead it means the TV set is ready to have a Foxsat-HD connected to it for superior picture quality

What is the USB port for?
The USB connection is used for Software updates in the factory or Service Centre; customers will receive all new software updates will be broadcast OTA (Over the Air) automatically

What is the Ethernet Port for?
The Ethernet port is not yet active; as freesat release new services in the future the software on the Humax freesat products will be updated to utilise the Ethernet port.

Can I move the box to a different location?
Yes, if you move to a different location then you will still require a satellite dish to receive the channels; if you wish to receive the new regional channels then please enter your new postcode in the freesat Tune menu

I have a multi-room system, can I use the FOXSAT-HD?
If you have a satellite Multi-room system you can use the Foxsat-HD product.

Can I record and watch different channels on the FOXSAT-HD?
No, the Foxsat-HD is a single tuner satellite product so it is not possible to record and view 2 different freesat channels

I want to receive different Regional channels from those detected from my postcode?
To change the Regional channels go to the Menu> Edit Channels > Edit Customisable Channels menu or enter a postcode for the area that you wish to receive the regional channels from

Can I use my current satellite dish?
Yes, if you have a working satellite dish that you current use for UK satellite broadcasts (e.g. Sky Digital) then you can replace your existing equipment for a Foxsat-HD

Can I add channels that are not available through freesat?
Yes, the Foxsat-HD has a freesat mode and a non-freesat mode. Please visit the Advanced Section for more information.

Can I connect it to a Multi satellite system?
The Foxsat-HD product can be used with a DiSEqC 1.0 / 2.0 switch or a DiSEqC 1.2 motorised System.

I have a motorised Satellite Dish, can I use it?
Yes, you can use a Motorised dish (DiSEqC 1.2 or USALS)

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