First DVB-T2 receivers in UK stores
Humax has announced the launch of what is thought to be the first DTT receiver capable of receiving the new UK Freeview HD platform.
The Humax HD-FOX T2 went on sale at the flagship John Lewis store in London’s Oxford Street on Saturday 13th February and will be available at other UK stores from the 15th Feb.
The DVB-T2 receiver is priced at around £179 (206 Euro), reports Broadband TV News.
Transmissions are currently taking place from Crystal Palace in South East London and Winter Hill in North West Britain. At present two channels, BBC HD and ITV1 HD are available, but these will shortly be joined by Channel 4 HD and in Wales S4C. The combination of analogue switch-off and gap-fill transmitters will bring coverage to 50% of the UK by the World Cup in June.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 15th February 2010