Humax to unveil Freesat HD DTR at IBC

A rival to Sky+ HD?

Humax will unveil its HD Freesat DTR at the International Broadcasting Convention event in September.

The set top box manufacturer has promised to display its IP streaming box along with a range of televisions and DTRs for both Freeview+ and Freesat.

The Freesat box is likely to prove especially popular with the option to record high definition programmes – one of the key features of the new free-to-air platform.

Recordable freesat

Humax will be the first to release a DTR for Freesat – which launched to great fanfare in the UK back in May.

With BSkyB's Sky+ service the 300 pound gorilla in the world of satellite set top boxes and their HD Sky+ beginning to pick up real traction, Humax's new arrival is well timed.

Freesat is currently the only provider with ITV's HD programming – albeit through the red button on limited occasions – and it remains ot be seen if this material can be recorded on the Humax box or the HD recordable content will be limited to the BBC.