I am new to this forum so apologies if this has already been discussed.
Having cancelled my Sky HD+ subscription last week (long story) I was excited to stumble across Humax's FVP-5000T + H3 combo. I wanted a Freeview Recorder which was capable of live pause, recording, scheduling, multi room abilities, etc. Although this kit kind of does what I want, it is so lacking.
The FVP-5000T interface looks great and responds quickly but is very jumbled particularly when trying to search for shows and record them. The H3 is very bug ridden. Sometimes it connects straight to my wifi, and sometimes it has to be reminded to connect. The interface is ugly, not at all intuitive, and very inefficient. I would expect to be able to communicate with the FVP-5000T directly, be able to wake it up if it is in standby mode and do all the same things I would on it i.e. delete recording, use 5 On Demand, ITV Hub, etc. Correct me if I'm wrong but I can't see any way of doing any of this.
I don't understand why it is so expensive when it only delivers a hack of a solution. I do hope there are significant developments in the pipeline otherwise I may have to return the kit due to the fact it is not really fit for purpose!