Humax HDCI-5000 review

Humax's affordable FTA HD receiver is a great performer but we reckon that it's capable of more

By  from TechRadar Issue 276

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"The HDCI-5000 impresses with its hardware installation flexibility, ease of use and high performance standards. You'll find HD receivers with more features, but they're more expensive. However, it's disappointing to find that the USB port doesn't yet support the addition of a hard drive for PVR use, and the lack of any dedicated handset buttons doesn't augur well for this"
For
  • Fast scanning and channel-changes
  • Friendly menu design
  • Superb picture and sound
  • Excellent DiSEqC dish controls
Against
  • Basic features only
  • Restricted search capabilities
  • Ethernet and USB underused
  • No UHF modulator or loopthrough
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