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Humax Release New Silver YouView Broadband TV Box and Still NO WiFi

Thursday, Feb 14th, 2013 (12:14 pm) - Score 3,363

Humax has announced the retail release of its new DTR-T1010 set-top-box for the YouView (IPTV) service, which offers broadband based catch-up TV and video-on-demand services via several UK ISPs (BT, TalkTalk, KC and JT); it can also be purchased separately from £299.99. But don’t expect anything too new.

The YouView Humax DTR-T1010 set-top box, much like the DTR-T1000 that most ISPs bundle, is still black except it now comes with a “striking silver finish” on the front (can’t we just have a custom faceplate?). Plus we suspect that they may have also made a few very tiny tweaks and improvements to the hardware (PCB) inside but that’s not confirmed and wouldn’t be anything to write home about.

Otherwise the “new” box is currently available from high street retailer John Lewis, with Dixons and other independents expected to have it in-stock later this month. As before the box has an RRP of £299.99 for the 500GB model and £329.99 for 1TB. Sadly there’s no word on whether any of the supporting ISPs will be shipping this model.

It’s a shame that Humax has taken around half a year to bring out a slightly silver version of their original kit and thus missed the opportunity to add some much needed WiFi functionality, which alongside the heavy price tag has helped to hold some consumers back from a purchase (though ISPs do bundle it for free). On top of that most modern TV’s now come with increasingly strong internet connectivity and some of those cost less than the Humax box alone.

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By Mark Jackson
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