Sound like a bit of a blast from the past? Yup, that’s right. The Humax T2500.
This is definitely a bit of an older unit, but it’s a pretty good one, and it’s pretty cheap. We’re selling them at $99 as our “deal of the day” today, and likely for a few days.
Just to be clear, this is a standard definition, analog unit (it has no digital tuner – for more on that see our blog post about the digital transition), with no internal DirecTV tuner. Further, many people associate Humax with the DVD burner units – we have those, too, but this isn’t one of them. This unit is basically a TCD540040 clone, branded by Humax, with a much larger capacity.
So that said, why would you want one of these? Lots of reasons:
- Perfect for a second room or bedroom without HD
- Great gateway from your computer to your home entertainment system, since it supports networking
- Large capacity for use to access shows from other units over Multi Room Viewing
- Low price – no rebate involved! $99
- Finally, we expect that many will buy these for parts, since they have a new remote, power supply, hard drive, and cables. If you need maybe two of those parts, the rest is free.