Humax's affordable FTA HD receiver is a great performer
In 2006, before Humax's HDCI-5000 was born, the HDCI-2000 was one of an elite breed.
It wasn't the first FTA HD satellite receiver, but the 2000 could accommodate the cutting-edge H.264 and DVB-S2 standards.
You could use it to watch the BBC HD channel and also tune into the emerging European HD channels. The HDCI-5000 sells for about £100 less than its predecessor and is, alas, nowhere near as svelte in appearance.
However, both picture and sound quality are first-rate, hi-def channels standing out with a rich visual texture and vivid, natural colour. If you're after a reasonably priced HD receiver and aren't bothered about the bells or whistles, the HDCI- 5000 is worth considering.