As Humax picks up the What Hello-Fi? Award for the most effective non-subscription set-top field for 4 years, we have been starting to surprise if the corporate was simply kicking again and resting on its laurels. But it surely seems not – the corporate has simply launched the first-ever Android TV-powered 4K recorder with Freeview Play.
The Humax Aura might be seen as a PVR or a Chromecast with advantages. Its Android TV system means it comes chocked with all Google has to supply on the media streaming entrance, i.e. Google Assistant voice management, plus entry to greater than 20,000 apps from the Google Play retailer and the power to simply forged Chromecast-supported apps out of your cellphone, pill or laptop computer to your TV display.
On the set-top field aspect of issues are 70+ channels accessible courtesy of Freeview Play, area for as much as 1000 hours of storage, and sufficient digital tuners that you could report as much as 4 programmes directly whereas watching a fifth.
It’ll play hi-res audio as much as 24-bit/192 kHz, in addition to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D audio codecs, by means of its HDMI port.
However the massive soar for the Humax Aura, in comparison with the multi-Award-winning Humax FVP-5000T PVR, is its capacity to report 4K HDR content material. The pairing of Freeview Play and Android TV additionally signifies that there needs to be fewer app gaps with the likes of All four and, hopefully, Britbox all current and proper alongside massive hitters resembling Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and BT Sport.
One other useful addition is the Youngsters’ Zone, an space with children-safe materials – together with timed content material.
The Humax Aura is on the market from November and is available in two sizes – 1TB (£249) and 2TB (£279).
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